RON RASH PRESENTS NEW SHORT STORY COLLECTION *ticketed*
02/24/2013, 05:00 pm
RON RASH PRESENTS NEW SHORT STORY COLLECTION *ticketed* Start: 02/24/2013 5:00 pm We are thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite authors, Ron Rash, and to celebrate the release of his new collection of short stories, Nothing Gold Can Stay. Rash's family has lived in the southern Appalachian Mountains since the mid-1700's, and it is this region that is the primary focus of his writing. He is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling novel Serena, in addition to three other prizewinning novels, One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight; four collections of poems; and four collections of stories, among them Burning Bright, which won the 2010 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and Chemistry and Other Stories, which was a finalist for the 2007 PEN/Faulkner Award. Twice the recipient of the O. Henry Prize, he teaches at Western Carolina University. The darkness of Ron Rash’s work contrasts with its unexpected sensitivity and stark beauty in a manner that could only be accomplished by this master of the short story form. Nothing Gold Can Stay includes 14 stories, including Rash’s “The Trusty,” which first appeared in The New Yorker. This event is ticketed and seating is limited. A copy of the book comes with each ticket.