Hickory – Join Hickory’s own Cassidy Collins for a book launch event on Monday, November 28th at 6:00pm at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library. Cassidy will talk about her inspiration for writing her new book “The Aria” and the process of getting her work published. “The Aria” centers around a young woman living in a police state where the only chance of escape is winning an international music contest. The prize…a new life in another country. Can she trust a young officer to help or will he betray her and her dream of freedom? Registration is not required for this event.

Cassidy Collins is a Hickory native who began telling stories and writing as a young child. Her interest in writing and publishing a book became more serious during college. Cassidy holds a BA in Communication Studies, a BEA in Creative Writing, and a MA in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Cassidy currently works as a marketing specialist at Catawba Valley Community College.

The Book Launch Event with Author Cassidy Collins is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, however there is a limit of 45 people, first come, first served. For more information, please call 828-304-0500. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block.