27 Views of Asheville: A book, an event, a celebration
Can Asheville’s diversity become its strength without the region becoming a reality show?
A new book, “27 Views of Asheville,” featuring that many great authors of this region, gives voice to the diversity with both joy and caution.
Charles Frazier writes about playing fox-and-hounds in 1960s downtown. Pam Duncan celebrates the wisdom of a mountain man living with his newly married nephew. Michael McFee sings a long poem about McCormick Field.
Other writers show where divisions exist.
A dozen of the view-givers gather at Malaprop’s Bookstore, May 12, for a cavalcade of readings, an entertainment composed by Eno Publishers, also the publishers of “27 Views of Hillsborough.”
27 Views of Asheville: A Southern Mountain Town in Prose & Poetry (Eno Publishers trade paper, 204 pages, $15.95)
A dozen authors and introducer Rob Neufeld present a string of flash readings from their new book, “27 Views of Asheville,” at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 67 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m., Sat., May 12. It is a ticketed event. Call 254-6734.