Wingate University Friends of the EKS Library host bestselling author Carrie Ryan

Contact: Jennifer Gaskins
704-507-9101 (cell)

Wingate, N.C. – The Friends of the Ethel K. Smith Library at Wingate University and the Union County Public Library Big Read Program will sponsor an Author Talk featuring Carrie Ryan, a New York Times bestselling author, on Friday, Oct. 28. Hors d’oeuvres will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the talk at 7 p.m. and book signing at 7:45 p.m. in the Ethel K. Smith Library on campus.

Ryan, who lives in Charlotte, has written a series of three novels. The first book in the series was The Forest of Hands and Teeth, the second was The Dead-Tossed Waves and in March, the third book was released The Dark and Hollow Places. General admission is $10, $5 for students. For reservations, contact Christy Inge at 704-233-8091 or Visit for more information on the author.

About Wingate University
Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a comprehensive university with more than 2,500 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. The university offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support they need to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life. The campus community offers in-class learning, out-of-class experiences, strong mentors, a competitive yet caring environment and rewarding community service opportunities for a complete educational experience.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports, and the University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past five years.