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The Sevens Pub, where member's of "Writer's Anonymous" gathered to create their latest work. (Meghna Chakrabarti/WBUR)
The Sevens Pub, where member's of "Writer's Anonymous" gathered to create their latest work. (Meghna Chakrabarti/WBUR)

There's a story about Ernest Hemingway, that he was in a bar and friends made him a bet. Could the master of pared-down fiction write a story in six words? As the story goes, he did. It went: "For sale. Baby Shoes. Never worn."

A universe of human experience in just six words. That was one of the inspirations for a group of Boston writers, who set themselves their own challenge. The group is called "Writer's Anonymous." They meet weekly at the Sevens Pub at 77 Charles Street, at 7:00 p.m. You get the picture. The members of "Writer's Anonymous" challenged each other to write as many seven word stories as they could. The result is the new book called "Seven at the Sevens: A Collection of Seven-Word Stories, Memoirs and Poems."

Guests:

  • Michael Turgin, Jenn Flynn, and Raji Edyathmangalam, members of "Writer's Anonymous" and authors of "Seven at the Sevens"

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This segment aired on July 2, 2012.

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