If you’re not in LA at the end of the month, check out the Honolulu Academy of Arts first annual Art in a Thousand Words or Less, Sunday April 27 at 2 p.m at the Doris Duke Theatre.

Launched by Academy film curator Gina Caruso, the event features seven writers, most of them local, reading their shorter fiction and poetry (between 700-1000 words) inspired from a work of art housed in the Academy. Caruso wants the Doris Duke Theatre to be a venue for writers too, calling it “a form of art” that is also very visual.

Participants in Art in a Thousand Words or Less are Peter Britos, Marie Carvalho, Chi-Wai Au, Lee Cataluna, Kathleen Norris, Mary Lou Sanelli, and Susan M. Schultz.

Your $8 admission to Art in a Thousand Words or Less includes a booklet featuring the writers’ poems and short fiction, and an image of the work that inspired them. Advance releases tells us that Lee Cataluna wrote about Antoine Bourdelle’s statue La Grand Penelope, which resides in the Academy’s Central Court.

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