Visiting Author Series: Brevity with David ShieldsDescription:
Lecture. Exegesis. In-class writing/critique. A sustained argument for the excitement and urgency of literary brevity in a hyper-digital, post-religious age; a rally for compression, concision, and velocity; and a meditation on the brevity of human existence. We are mortal beings. There is no god. We live in a digital culture. Art is related to the body and to the culture. Art should reflect these things. Brevity rules.
Shields' books will be for sale on-site, thanks to Tattered Cover, and he'll be available for a brief signing. A reading will follow at 7:00 PM at Tattered Cover LoDo (1628 16th Street).
Discounted tickets are available as part of our Spring Break Five-Pack (including Jim Shepard, Elif Batuman, and Aleksandar Hemon).
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