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Wiley Cash & Frank X Walker
May 11, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - May 12, 2019 @ 12:30 am
Wiley Cash is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Last Ballad, A Land More Kind than Home, andThis Dark Road to Mercy. The founder of the Open Canon Book Club and co-founder of the Land More Kind Appalachian Artists Residency, he has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Weymouth Center. He serves as the writer-in-residence at the University of North Carolina-Asheville and teaches in the Mountainview Low-Residency MFA. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and their two young daughters. More about Wiley at wileycash.com
Frank X Walker (born June 11, 1961) is an African-American poet from Danville, Kentucky. Walker coined the word Affrilachia, signifying the importance of the African-American presence in Appalachia: the new word spoke to the union of Appalachian identity and the regions African-American culture and history. He is a Professor in the English department at the University of Kentucky and was the Poet Laureate of Kentucky from 2013-2015. Complete details about Frank at his website www.frankxwalker.com/