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July 30 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

1 meeting
Genre: Fiction  Writers Craft 
Semester:
  • Summer 2022
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Meeting Location:
  • Hybrid
Room: Classroom 3

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Writing Flash Fiction in One Sitting

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

This six-word story, supposedly written by Ernest Hemingway, is often used to demonstrate how a whole story can be embedded in a small moment—in this case, a classified ad. In our one-time workshop, we’ll look at a number of pieces of flash fiction in order to uncover the deeper stories embedded within. Then, after considering a number of possible opening lines for our own works of flash fiction, we’ll dive in. Time will be allowed for necessary pre-writing (daydreaming, sketching, thinking and re-thinking) and drafting a 500-750 word story. Students should have some prior experience in writing short fiction, although experience in writing flash fiction is not required.

Please note: This class or event is hybrid. Some attendees will be in-person and some will attend online. Currently, you do not have to show proof of vaccination to attend events or visit our center. But, proof of vaccination is required to attend an in-person class (ages 12 and older). Please read all our re-opening guidelines and important information before you visit, and be aware that there may be a limited number of seats available. If you are participating online (using Zoom or a similar live platform), students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register. Check your spam box if you don't see it.

The MuseTeacher: Emily Pease

Prerequisite: Open to writers with some workshop experience