Visiting Author Series: Brevity with David Shields


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).  

Upcoming Sessions:
  • March 2017
    Instructor: David Shields
    Starts: 03/20/2017
    Time(s): 4:00 to 6:00 PM

    Cost: $65.00 members / $75.00 non-members
    Location: RM. 001 (The Grotto) - Lighthouse Writers Workshop
    1515 Race Street, Denver, CO 80206
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