NEWARK, Ohio, Feb. 8, 2018—Members of the community are invited to participate in One Book, One Community, a free community book club hosted by The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) in partnership with the public library systems of Licking County. Participants will read "The Last Ballad" by bestselling author Wiley Cash, and then meet for a discussion and book-signing with the author to kick off National Library Week on Sunday, April 8, 1-3 p.m. in the Ohio State Newark/COTC John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, 1219 University Drive, Newark. Complimentary copies of the book will be available to the first 100 registrants. Books may be picked up at the Warner Library or any of the public libraries in Licking County. A limited number of free e-Books and e-Audio books are available to download through any of the public libraries in Licking County. Copies of "The Last Ballad" as well as Cash's previous works will be available for purchase at the Newark campus Barnes & Noble bookstore. Register to attend this event at any public library in Licking County, at Ohio State Newark/COTC's Warner Library, or contact Laura Walsh at 740-364-9514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cash is a "New York Times" bestselling author of "A Land More Kind Than Home" and "This Dark Road to Mercy." "The Last Ballad," set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina, is inspired by the actual events surrounding an ordinary woman's struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill. This moving tale demonstrates courage in the face of oppression and injustice.
One Book, One Community is made possible through the Russell G. and Melissa Warner Bow endowed fund.
Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that's inclusive of diversity, challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State's more than 200 majors.