APHORISMS: A ONE-DAY CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP ON SHORT WRITINGS
Saturday April 1, 2017, 10am to 4:30pm
Hartford History Center
Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street, Hartford CT
Celebrate the art of the aphorism with James Geary: His presentation will explore the witty power of aphorisms in literature and daily life through the lively juggling of words & ideas. Geary is the foremost contemporary authority on the aphorism.
Presentations by three contemporary aphorists—
Alfred Corn: Concision, Concentration, Poetry
Sharon Dolin: Sequencing the Whole Fragment
George Murray: The Aphorist as Undertaker
Starting at 1:45 pm, James Geary will lead an interactive workshop on how to write aphorisms.
3:30 pm, conference participants will have the opportunity to read their original aphorisms. Followed by a Q&A with the contemporary aphorists.