In celebration of their new book, “Short Flights: Thirty-Two Modern Writers Share Aphorisms of Insight, Inspiration, and Wit,” Professor James Lough and Alex Stein along with contributing writer and poet, Eric Nelson, conversed and answered questions about aphorisms at the SCAD Museum of Art on Nov. 4 at 5:00 PM. Aphorisms, of course, are just short bursts of wisdom on the page and these writers collected an entire book full of them from many different categories and ideas.They are deep, meaningful, and often thought-provoking or humorous. The talk was kept light, entertaining, but intelligent. The writers all shared their wisdom on what platforms aphorisms are great for (like Twitter), acknowledged some of the backlash in post-modernist theory against them, and explained why they each became interested in aphorisms in the first place. Short Flights coverOn top of all the aphorisms, they also talked about just how difficult the publishing process was.They admitted it took a long time to get their book published, but it was well worth the wait.After the talk, there was a short Q&A and the three writers met in the lobby to sign copies of the book (which were also available to purchase during the event). It was a fun and informative evening for everyone who attended! Make sure to check out “Short Flights.” It’s a wonderful collection of aphorisms that can be read for fun and/or inspiration in your own work. 



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