27 writers create a literary montage of Durham, North Carolina in essays, short stories, poetry. Book & ebook published in Aug. '12.
27 Views of Durham is a community anthology, offering a variety of perspectives of life in North Carolina's Bull City. Durham is home to a diverse population, to a vibrant downtown, to two universities--North Carolina Central University and Duke University--and it's home to many writers. Now 27 of them in a variety of genres--nonfiction, short stories & poetry--write about their hometown, its complicated past and its complicated present.
27 Views of Durham: the Bull City in prose & poetry offers readers a broad and varied picture of life in Durham, as well as a sense of the city's literary breadth and cultural flair. As Jim Wise writes, "Durham has a sidewalk fiddler who once ran for the United States Senate and we used to have a panhandler who would give you a quarter if you didn’t have one to give him. We had the Lady in White whose touch could cure the sick . . . and whose curse could bring quick death—just look at the GI who bumped her without so much as a 'Pardon me' and got run down at the next intersection. Or so the legend goes. It’s just that kind of a place."
The book will be available in September 2012. The introduction is written by Steve Schewel, an award-winning reporter, Durham city council member, and co-founder of the Durham-based Independent Weekly. Contributors include Ariel Dorfman, Pam Spaulding, Jim Wise, Jean Anderson, Sidney Cruze, Pierce Freelon, Andre Vann, Shirlette Ammons, George Yamazawa Jr., Katy Munger, Adam Sobsey, Carl Kinney, Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, and many others. The art work on the book cover is by North Carolina novelist and artist Daniel Wallace. The page design and production is by Durham's excellent Dave Wofford of Horse & Buggy Press.
The book will be over 200 pages and of high production quality. Very readable, very holdable. It will also be available in ebook formats.
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