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Barrie Tullett, Four-Second Fairy Stories
Four-Second Fairy Stories: a talk by Barrie Tullett
Saturday 10.02.24. 3.15pm–3.45pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
A series of familiar tales, turned into unfamiliar puzzles…
The 1960s saw a variety of text experiments, both in prose and poetry. This series of Minimalist Stories was inspired in part by the writing experiments of OuLiPo (Ouvroir de littérature potentielle), the One Word poems of poets such as jw curry, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Stuart Mills, as well as Flash Fiction, which can trace its beginnings back to the 19th century in works by authors such as Walt Whitman, Ambrose Bierce, and Kate Chopin.
The tales here are not stories as such, but distillations of Fairy Stories, and the narratives only reveal themselves by suggestion and familiarity.