Flash fiction has earned its place in the wider world of literature. It is an agile, innovative form with a richness that brings benefits to both reader and writer.
This hands-on workshop will engage you in weekly writing and critique. You will hone your technique, develop skills, and make a robust start in creating a portfolio of new work.
You may be entirely new to writing – in which case flash fiction is an excellent place to begin. Those who are already writing regularly will likely find that learning to write flash fiction benefits their craft as poets, novelists, memoirists or writers of short stories.
Prerecorded weekly lectures will explore fundamentals – such as narrative style, word choice, structure, point of view and editing - and introduce weekly writing exercises, along with close readings of published works, guided explorations into different styles and structures, and new techniques to try.
Our weekly live-time sessions will be used primarily for group discussion and workshopping of students' written works.