Mount Olive College To Host Wayne County Reads Event

MOUNT OLIVE- Tommy Hays, author of The Pleasure was Mine, will lead a creative writing workshop at University of Mount Olive on Wednesday, February, 8 at 7 PM.  He will share his knowledge and experience with writers from this area.

Hays has written two other novels—Sam’s Crossing (Atheneum) and In the Family Way (Random House), a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club and winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. He is executive director of the Great Smokies Writing Program and a lecturer in the Master of Liberal Arts program at UNC Asheville. Hays also teaches in the Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program at Murray State University. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, he received his BA in English from Furman University and graduated from the MFA program for writers at Warren Wilson College.

The workshop, sponsored by Wayne County Reads and the Goldsboro Writers Group, will feature Hays’ book, The Pleasure was Mine, as the Wayne County Reads book for 2012.  As is customary, Wayne County residents are encouraged to read the book and attend public events centered on the book.

For more information about this event at University of Mount Olive, contact Cynthia Hughes at Moye Library at 919-658-4916.

Wayne County Reads is a one book, one-community project started in Wayne County, N.C. in 2004.

University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park and Washington.