Walker Art Center
Class
NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD: READING THE CONTEMPORARY SHORT-SHORT STORY

THURSDAYS,
APRIL 8, 15, AND 22, 1999,
6-8 PM

$40 ($20 WALKER MEMBERS AND STUDENTS)
LECTURE ROOM
MEMBERS PAY HALF PRICE!
$



"Any life will seem dramatic if you omit mention of most of it."
--from Ann Beattie's short story Snow

It's a bit like a poem . . . or a joke, a fable, a sketch, a TV commercial, a photograph found on the street, a dream recounted over a morning cup of coffee. It's like a short story, only . . . shorter.

This three-week course examines readings of the "short-short story" and the larger questions of artistic response it raises. Through lively discussions, lectures, and activities, instructor John Capecci and participants consider "conspicuous brevity" across disciplines--in the literary, visual, and performing arts--and explore the relationships between word and image, "high and low" art, poetry and prose, cultural and aesthetic discourses, time and space. Perfect for all readers and writers--or anyone who admits they liked the preview as much as the film. The series concludes with an intimate evening of short-short performances/readings during After Hours on May 14.