English department offers dinner, Ron Rash reading

Dinner for four and a private reading by Western Carolina University author Ron Rash await the winner of a raffle being sponsored by WCU’s Department of English.

Ron Rash

Ron Rash

A maximum of 200 tickets, priced at $15 each, are being sold for the dinner and reading, which will be hosted by English department faculty members Catherine Carter and Brian Gastle, said Laura Wright, head of the department. The drawing will take place on the last day of WCU’s Spring Literary Festival, which is set for Monday, April 13, through Thursday, April 16. The holder of the drawn ticket does not have to be present to win, Wright said.

The raffle winner will need to arrange details for the dinner and reading with the hosts and Rash, WCU’s Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture. The dinner will have to be redeemed by Monday, June 15.

Tickets may be purchased via check and made out to the English department and mailed to 305 Coulter Building, WCU, Cullowhee, N.C. 28723. Tickets also are available at Harry Alter Books on W. Main Street in Sylva and from Plant Restaurant on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville, and will be sold during the literary festival. Payment options will include cash when ticket purchases are made in person at those locations.

Proceeds from the raffle will be used to support the festival, Wright said. More information about that event is online at www.litfestival.org. For more information about the raffle, contact the English department at 828-227-7264.