New places and new voices make up Hub City Anthology 2, a collection of creative nonfiction set in and around the city of Spartanburg, SC. Read More
From a window seat on a city bus to the hard pews of a country church, from a loading dock to a horse farm, these writers explore their relationships to the community that either gave birth to or nourished their art.
Written with humor, passion, and self-revelation, fourteen new Hub City writers take readers on a rambling tour of their hometown: a college campus at 3 a.m., a mill village in the grip of economic change, a junior high school confronting integration, a mortuary, an old-time barbershop, a retirement home, and a depot diner. Emerging from their essays is a greater story about the complexities of community life.
Writers in this volume include William Allen, David Carlton, Marshall Chapman, Benjamin Dunlap, Angela Kelly, Norman Powers, Elisabeth Robe, James Scott, Alexander Smalls, Kay Smithford, Gerald Thurmond, Mary Chapman Webster, Jeffrey R. Willis and Cynthia Reid Wills. An introduction is written by Betsy Wakefield Teter.
The book also includes a special section of artwork created for the Headwaters Environmental Arts Festival on the Lawson's Fork in April 2000. Featured artists include: Carol Augthun, Jessica Barnes, David Benson, Claire Hopkins, Linda Hudgins, Cnthia Link, Jane Nodine, Sara Dame Setzer, Doris Turner and David Zacharias. Cover art was painted by Dorothy Chapman Josey.
The work of seven photographers is also included in the book. They are: Mike Corbin, Mark Olencki, Gerry Pate, Teresa Prater, Peter Schmunk, Stephen Stinson and Thomas Tucker.