In Your Own Words

Go Off the Page and into the Story with Novelist Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash ’00 came back to Western North Carolina this fall to share his story—from the pages of his New York Times best-selling novel, A Land More Kind Than Home, to his experience growing up in the area and graduating from UNC Asheville. If you missed the “Celebrating Madison County” event, you can still hear from the Goodman Endowed Visiting Artist through our video series “In Your Own Words” at

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