A part of Westport Arts Festival 2010, we invite you to an event called Six Words and Say “Cheese!” Please.
What it is: a 6-word story + a photo of you = a new work of art.
Photographer Angela Campbell will be there to assist and print the photographs on the spot and Fiona Keane will offer you a pencil sharpener. Your self-portrait and 6-word story will hang as an artwork in Blousers Pub for the duration of the Arts Festival.
Where it’s at: Blousers Pub, James Street (near Octagon), Westport, Co. Mayo.
When it launches: October 2nd, 8pm – October 9th, evenings.
Who is welcome? Everyone, young and old.
If you can’t make it? Submit your 6-word story and/or photo via our Contact Page or email email@example.com and we will put them up on your behalf. There is no entry fee and the winner will receive a E100 book token.
The most famous six-word story was written by Ernest Hemingway:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
Writer Sarah Durkee came up with a tongue-in-cheek response:
For sale: Hemingway books, never read.
The form has been gaining popularity in recent years, particularly through the efforts of SMITH Magazine who have pioneered a memoir version. They have many excellent examples online.