"Local writers Tina Firesheets, Logie Meachum and Jeri Rowe will take the stage at the Greensboro Historical Museum on Sat., Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. to share their contributions to 27 Views of Greensboro: The Gate City in Prose & Poetry and sign books.
27 Views of Greensboro is an anthology about the city once known for textile mills and as a train hub, now known for diversity, education and sports. Twenty- seven journalists, novelists, poets and essayists offer a broad and varied picture of the Southern city—from the city's brief stint as capital of the Confederacy to stories of its famous and less well-known civil rights protests, from reflections on Greensboro's overwhelming growth to a profile of the man who created Vicks VapoRub.
The authors appreciate Greensboro's cultural richness and vitality, yet do not shy away from its ongoing struggles: cultural, political and economic. 27 Views is "part personal history, part fact, part fiction, part reminiscence, part advocacy, part deconstruction, part inquisition, part celebration," says Marianne Ginger, the novelist and almost-lifelong resident who writes the book's introduction. "In delightfully variant voices, these 27 writers deliver a chorus of resonant impressions, insights and clear-eyed truths about Greensboro as they have known it."
27 Views of Greensboro is one of eight books in Eno Publishers' award- winning "27 Views" series that features the literary communities of contemporary North Carolina towns and cities.
- A Press Release