Local author Chris Cox will have a book reading and signing of his new book, The Way We Say Goodbye, at Haywood Community College’s Library on Wednesday, October 22 from 2 until 4 p.m. This is Cox’s second book. He has taught English at Southwestern Community College for more than 20 years and has a bi-weekly column in the Smoky Mountain News. The new book of essays is a mix of funny, heartbreaking, bittersweet, and more.

Cox is a native of Sparta, NC and now lives in Clyde. He has been writing columns since his junior year of high school. Books will be on sale at the event for $15. For more information, please visit www.chriscoxbooks.com.