Reading with Olivia at Elliott Bay Books
OLIVIA DRESHER & FRIENDS READ FRAGMENTARY WRITING
Diaries & notebooks
letters, aphorisms, short prose pieces,
Saturday, June 17 at 4:30 p.m.
Elliott Bay Books
101 South Main Street
Seattle, WA. 98104
Seattle publisher and anthologist Olivia Dresher writes in fragments—and champions its place as a literary form, arguing persuasively for its presence in literature over the centuries. She and other contributors, including Stacy Carlson, Victor Munoz and Esther Altshul Helfgott will read from their work and talk about fragments and the new anthology, In Pieces: An Anthology of Fragmentary Writing (Impassio). Among those included in the book are Phyllis Koestenbaum, Carlos V. Reyes, Yannis Ritsos, William Pitt Root, and Kim Stafford. IN PIECES celebrates the diversity of contemporary fragmentary writing, and includes a sampling of fragments by 37 contributors in the form of diaries & notebooks, letters, aphorisms, short prose pieces, and vignettes.
"In Pieces suggests that the smallest scraps of writing can be the most powerful—and how could it be otherwise? In a movie, isn't it the tiniest glimmer in an actor's eye that makes the film? In a book, doesn't a single turn of phrase capture our imaginations forever?"
- Geof Huth.
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