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William Least Heat Moon featuring Edgar Ailor: Writing Blue Highways

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Date(s) - 11/11/2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Brentwood Recreation Center

Left Bank Books presents William Least Heat Moon, featuring special guest Edgar Ailor, author of “Blue Highways Revisited.”

The story behind the writing of Heat Moon’s bestselling “Blue Highways” is as fascinating as the journey that he recounted. More than thirty years later, in “Writing Blue Highways,” Heat Moon reflects on the four years after the road trip – the stops and starts in his composition process, the numerous drafts and painstaking revision, the depressing string of rejections, the strains on his personal relationships, and many other aspects of the toil that went into writing his first book.

Three decades after “Blue Highways,” Edgar Ailor III and his son, Edgar IV, retraced and photographed Heat-Moon’s route, culminating in “Blue Highways Revisited,” released for publication on the thirtieth anniversary of “Blue Highways.” Through illustrative photography and text, Ailor and his son capture once more the local color and beauty of the back roads, cafes, taverns, and people of Heat-Moon’s original trek.