Book Launch: 27 Views of Chapel Hill: A Southern University Town in Prose & Poetry Hosted by Daniel Wallace, novelist (and cover artist)
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Sat 9/24 2pm-3pm 27 Views of Chapel Hill: A Southern University Town in Prose & Poetry Book launch, hosted by Daniel Wallace and featuring contributors: Daniel Wallace Alan Shapiro Jock Lauterer Samia Serageldin Daphne Athas Elizabeth Spencer Lawrence Naumoff Paul Jones Erica Eisdorfer Will McInerney Charles Thompson Linnie Green D.G. Martin and possibly more... They all came to Chapel Hill--scholars, U.S. Presidents, activists, cooks, soldiers, artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, and writers--many, many writers. Even Gertrude Stein visited, despite having never before heard of the town, and found, much to her surprise, that there was indeed a there here. Now twenty-seven (and then some) of the legions of writers who call Chapel Hill home create a literary landscape of the fabled Southern college town. 27 Views of Chapel Hill casts a wide net, capturing the ethos of the town in prose and poetry. The essays, short stories, poetry, and book excerpts represent a choir of voices that reflect the social, historic, and creative fabric of Chapel Hill. The collection addresses everything from first-hand accounts of the civil-rights movement sit-ins to a paean to Battle Park to the genesis of Mama Dip’s Kitchen. Introduction & cover art by novelist Daniel Wallace This is the second book in Eno Publishers’s 27 Views series that features the literary communities of contemporary Southern towns. The series’s initial book was the award-winning 27 Views of Hillsborough, with an introduction by novelist Michael Malone.