by aE Issue 30.2: Yarnspinners
June 25, 2008
Featuring an original short story by miniStories winner David Bengtson, the new MNfashion FLASH fashion photos, Northography, and much more
The variety of work highlighted in this issue attests to the fact that compelling storytelling happens in any medium: strong visual narrative is a central element running through all the winning fashion photography for this round of MNfashion FLASH
. The innovative online creative endeavor, Northography, pairs visual art with poetry for the sake of finding a good story. And the centerpiece of this issue, an original tale by our miniStories Grand Prize-winning author David Bengtson, offers haunting, graceful testimony to the potency of a well-told yarn.
* STORY: The Easter Rabbits by miniStories winner David Bengtson
, with links to the new June collection of winning flash fiction from mnartists.org's newest literary series and the new call for writers
* MnArts magazine
features include: an essay on Rosalux Gallery's group show, Open Door
; commentary on the recent "state of the arts in Minneapolis" panel, penned by critic and arts administrator Michael Fallon; a review of the circus-themed, all-female rendition of Shakespeare's bloodthirstiest play, Titus Andronicus
; and a revealing profile of acclaimed author, Marya Hornbacher (Madness: A Bipolar Life
* A new crop of artist opportunities handpicked from our daily updated list of postings on mnartists.org
* An abundance of classes, art festivals, lectures, theater, music and gallery openings going on around the state—all drawn from mnartists.org's DIY, member-driven arts calendar
A look at the virtual writers' workshop, Northography, and the MN writers who find their inspiration there
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