Flash Fiction: Making the Most of the Super Short Form
*The event has already taken place on this date: Thu, 07/23/2020
July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Member Price: $65 / General Public: $75
Deadline to Register: July 22, 5 pm
Instructor: Shoshana Akabas
Some writers can pack more into a one-page story than an entire novel. In this session, we’ll study writers who challenge our understanding of style, structure, and plot by telling a whole story in under 1,000 words. In-class writing exercises will help us try our hand at this form, practice the tools these writers use, and generate material for future stories of any length. We’ll read examples in fiction, but narrative writers of any genre are welcome to join.
- “Crazy Glue” from Girl on the Fridge, by Etgar Keret
- “What Do We Have in our Pockets?” from Suddenly a Knock on the Door, by Etgar Keret
- “Making Do” from Numbers in the Dark, by Italo Calvino
- “Girl” & “Letter Home” from At The Bottom of the River, by Jamaica Kincaid
- “I Can Speak” from In Persuasion Nation, by George Saunders
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