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An Evening with Tommy Hays

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June 22, 2006
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Tommy Hays' latest novel is "The Pleasure Was Mine". He lives in Asheville and is Executive Director of the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He is Director of Creative Writing for the Academy at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. He received his BA in English from Furman University and his MFA in Creative Writing from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Set in Greenville and Western North Carolina, "The Pleasure Was Mine" is the story of three men: Prate, his grown son Newell, and his nine-year-old grandson Jackson-as they come to terms with the fading of Irene, heart and center of the family. "So many of us have experienced the slow loss of a family member to Alzheimer's. We've yearned for help in preserving the dignity of our afflicted loved one. We've needed a book that tells our story with respect and love. Tommy Hays has written that book for us in "The Pleasure Was Mine". -D.G.Martin, Bookwatch, UNC-TV.
Join us as Tommy Hays reads from his book and autographs your personal copy (available for purchase). There is no charge to attend; donations to the Alzheimer's Association will be accepted and greatly appreciated. Seating is limited - RSVP by June 12 to 467-0031

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