Wednesday, March 2

i am giving a talk and then a reading on march 20, in seattle

Dear Seattle friends current and future,

I will be visiting from March 16-23. On March 20th I will be giving a talk in the afternoon (2pm). Later that evening (7pm) I will be doing a reading with poet Ted Powers. For the talk I promise to be informative and not boring. For the reading I promise to be funny and not boring and to also not go on too long.
Hope to see you all there.

A brief description of the talk:


Mini-readings and a discussion of the very short prose forms of Franz Kafka, Clarice Lispector, Thomas Bernhard, Lydia Davis, Charles Simic, Deb Olin Unferth, and others. Just because something is small doesn't mean it also can't be, at the same time, profoundly large. This talk will explore the various techniques, methods, and organizing structures that have been used to create works that operate within a very constrained space while also offering wildly expansive moments of surprise, insight, and beauty.

(length: ~60mins)

Pilot Books
Seattle, WA
Sunday, March 20, 2011
talk @ 2pm
reading @ 7pm
both are free

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