Apartment D is a selection of the works of five past Hub City Writers-in-Residence: Emily Louise Smith, Rachel Harkai, Patrick Whitfill, Jameelah Lang, and Corinne Manning. Read More
More than just an address line, Apartment D, is a collection of poetry and fiction that celebrates five years of the Hub City Writers Project's Writer-in-Residence program. From 2005 to 2010 the Hub City became the point of intersection for five emerging writers: A poet from South Carolina, another from Michigan, and then from Texas; a fiction writer from Kansas and one from New Jersey. Apartment D pulls these writers’ work together for the first time.
The dark blue apartment on the top floor of the Hub-Bub building─a former Nash Rambler car dealership─became the breeding ground for late-night poems and stories: a mathematician solving an impossible problem, the struggle to create something new, a truck riding down a Texas road, a sun-burned arm, and a rooftop encounter. In this collection the writers explore the depths of place and home and offer a glimpse of the growth that a year can offer.
Writers in this volume include Emily Louise Smith, Rachel Harkai, Patrick Whitfill, Jameelah Lang, and Corinne Manning, with an introduction written by Hub City Writers Project Executive Director Betsy Wakefield Teter.
The book also includes a special section after each piece called “aperture,” where each writer shares the effect their time in Spartanburg had on their work.