Six-Word Story Challenge / Six-Word Selfie

Six-Word Selfie is back at this year’s Westival!

Where: This Must Be The Place (remember the Talking Heads song?)
When: Sat. Oct 27th 2-5pm
What: A pop-up exhibition of stories and images created in situ by you (using our camera and materials). Originated by Fiona Keane of SixPens Writing + Angela Campbell of The Kodak  Shop, Castlebar.

In our last incarnation we exhibited all six-word stories at a community installation in Walsh’s Pub (Blousers) during the Westport Arts Festival, held in 2010 from October 1st to 10th. The most famous six-word story was written by Ernest Hemingway:

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

The form reached (near) peak popularity in recent years, particularly through the efforts of SMITH Magazine who have pioneered a memoir version. They have many excellent examples online.

Keep an eye on the programme for the 2018 Westival (formerly Westport Arts Festival).