Thu 5 Apr 2018
The founder of Belt Publishing presents an assortment of essays by writers who stand on various autobiographical elevations to view America’s Rust Belt, a region of declining industry in the Midwest and Northeast.
Join us on April 5, 2018 at 6 pm for a reading/signing of Voices from the Rust Belt, edited by Anne Trubek.
Trubek, the founder of Belt Publishing, presents 24 essays by current and former residents of the Rust Belt states that explore the region’s postindustrial decline, as well as its resilience. They reflect upon happy childhoods, successful community ventures, warm refuges for outsiders, and hidden oases of natural beauty. But mainly they are stories drawn from uniquely personal experiences. These essays go a long way toward expanding the narrative about the Rust Belt in that they refute stereotypes, explore a vastly varied series of experiences, and provide a valuable history lesson on industrialism.
“Timely . . . [the collection] paints intimate portraits of neglected places that are often used as political talking points. A good companion piece to J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy.”―Booklist