July 9 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT
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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. If you plan to attend in-person, you must show proof of vaccination to enter our physical center (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.