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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Appalachian Author, Ron Rash, speaks to students about his book Burning Bright

Ron Rash is a well known writer in our region of the world. He is from Appalachia and writes about Appalachia. His novel, Serena, is a real page turner that I enjoyed. The movie made from his book was changed a good bit. That, of course, was not his fault. Once a writer sells the rights to his book for a film, the film makers can do what they want with it.


Terry Kay, author of  To Dance with the White Dog, says once he sells his rights to his books, he forgets about them because they are no longer his. The new owner can do what he wants. Kay concentrates on his next book.

I subscribe to https://authorsroundthesouth.com/lady-banks. 
Lady-Banks is a devoted reader of books and in her newsletter, she gives us a glimpse of Ron Rash in which he is with students at Washington High School.

The students had the opportunity to talk with Rash, author of “Burning Bright,” which is this year’s National Endowment for the Arts Big Read. 

His remarks and answers to questions are here.