Opening Reception, Thousand Words: Curt Richter

Join The Studios to celebrate January’s First Thursday with the opening reception of Thousand Word by Curt Richter. Doors will open at 6PM, this event is free and open to the public.


Since its inception 35 years ago, writers and lovers of language from around the world have flocked to the Key West Literary Seminar like the swallows of Capistrano. In a series of elegant black and white portraits, photographer Curt Richter has captured this fleeting yet persistent community. Famous writers are to be seen, yes – Margaret Atwood, William Gibson, Calvin Trillin, the list goes on – but also the volunteers, attendees and contract workers who play their role as well.

“We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print.” – Mararet Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale, 1985.

Curt Richter is a former Artist in Residence at The Studios. The exhibition is presented on the occasion of the Literary Seminar’s 2017 gathering, and the recent publication of Richter’s book, Thousand Words: Portraits from the Key West Literary Seminar.

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Reception 6 – 8PM

Gallery hours, Tue – Sat 10AM – 4PM


533 Eaton Street


Curt Ritcher

The Studios of Key West