Wednesday, April 23 | 7:30 PM | FREE
If you've attended a previous edition of Other People's Stories at La Paloma Sabanera or the Hartford Public Library, you know the drill. Here's how it works: people tell stories that someone else told them.
Other People's Stories celebrates the way that our favorite tales evolve with every telling, whether they're stories our parents told us about their parents, stories our friends told us about ourselves from when we were too drunk to remember, or the far-fetched boasting of a neighborhood raconteur.
There are only two rules for Other People's Stories: (1) No notes! Tell it as you remember it; make up the parts you forget. (2) No first-hand knowledge! Tell something that someone else told you.
Who will be telling these stories? A revolving crowd of Hartford area regulars, first timers, and maybe YOU!
If you've got someone else's story that you love to tell, the organizers would love to hear from you.
Thursday, April 24 | 7:30 PM | FREE
Flash Fiction Funny is a collection of 82 very short (750 words maximum) humorous stories, edited by Tom Hazuka. It's a unique anthology with contributions from well-known authors such as Ron Carlson, Julianna Baggot and Stuart Dybek, as well as up and coming writers.
Six Connecticut writers whose work appears in the anthology will perform their pieces at Real Art Ways for this Flash Fiction Funny event!
Those folks are: Rand Richards Cooper, Tom Hazuka, Colin McEnroe, Steven Ostrowski, Charles Rafferty and Ravi Shankar.
Next: Wednesday, May 14 | 7 PM
Welcome to poetry reading and open mic night Edgings & Inchings! This gathering takes place on the second Wednesday, and features new guest readers and audience participants each month. The name comes from the Wallace Stevens poem "An Ordinary Evening in New Haven."