Ernest Hemingway is credited with creating the six-word story, combining poetry and drama into a short form difficult to achieve. As described at NarrativeMagazine.com, the Six-Word Story should provide a movement of conflict, action, and resolution that gives the sense of a complete story transpiring in a moment’s reading.
A suggested, but not required, story topic is water* in its many forms.
2. the white cards are also available through campus mail by contacting Wendy Sterling (firstname.lastname@example.org);
3. submitted by email to email@example.com or entered below in a blog post, and a student gallery assistant will copy the stories onto the cards.
The entries can be signed, or anonymous.
The Six-Word Story Project was initiated for the September 30-October 1, 2016 Gala and Community Open House celebrating the dedication of Buck Hall and the Williams Arts Campus.
A collaborative project of the Lafayette Art Galleries and the department of English.
The Six-Word Story Project is included in Confluence, wide ranging series of interdisciplinary programs associated with rivers, inspired by Alison Saar’s Breach, an exhibition informed by the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927.