Shorts: Night One in Pictures

01/08/2016  by Cara Cannella  1 Comment

Shorts: Stories, Essays & Other Briefs kicked off last night with a celebration of James Baldwin, the short form, and Arlo Haskell’s inaugural year as Executive Director of the Key West Literary Seminar. All photos by Nick Doll.

Stage design by Cayman Smith-Martin.
Hilton Als inherited a love of language from his mother, who was also his first reader. As a young writer, he left drafts for her in the kitchen late at night. By morning, she would leave comments.
Podium and stage design by Cayman Smith-Martin.
“How do we find a home?” Díaz asked. “One has to journey far to find a place you can call home—[a place] to rest your head and your heart.”
Hilton Als signs one of his books for KWLS attendee.
Arlo Haskell, celebrating his inaugural year as Executive Director of KWLS.
Jono Helmerich and Matthew Helmerich, patrons of KWLS.
KWLS Technical Director Ian Rowan and Dan Simpson of Private Ear Recording Studio.
Craft cocktail service provided by Aimee McNally, Nic Talbot-Richards, Jason Rowan of Embury Cocktails, and Daniel Shoemaker of Teardrop Lounge and The Commissary in Portland, Oregon.
KWLS Board Member Nancy Klingener, Mark Hedden, and Nick Vagnoni.

One Response

  1. Kevin Foley says:

    Great photos and have a great 2016 seminar!! Loved the stage and backdrop and the cover of the program was great!!

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