Hub City Anthology 2

Editor: Betsy Wakefield Teter

Softcover (ISBN: 1-891885-15-4 )
$19.95

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.

Publication Date: Nov 2000
Dimensions: 9 x 11 in.
160 pages

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.

Writing 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 introductionis 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.

Betsy Wakefield Teter

Betsy Wakefield Teter

Betsy Teter is executive director of the Hub City Writers Project, which she co-founded with John Lane and Gary Henderson in 1995. Her personal essays appear in three Hub City books. Before starting Hub City, she had a fifteen-year journalism career with newspapers in South Carolina.