I’m pleased to be teaching my flash fiction workshop for UCLA Extension Writers’ Program 2016 Writers’ Studio.
The 2016 Writers’ Studio takes place on February 11 – 14 (Thursday – Sunday). It brings together students from around the world to study in a small workshop setting with a Writers’ Program instructor. Students choose 1 workshop from among the 10 offered workshops, each of which is limited to 15 students. It’s an intensive program that builds a strong sense of community and allows participants to take major strides in their writing.
The goal of my flash fiction workshop is to jumpstart participants’ writing by exploring the world of flash fiction:
Sometimes the best way to jumpstart your writing is to strive for brevity. If you find the stories within you that can be told in under 1,000 words–what is commonly referred to as “flash fiction”–you can use these complete little gems to help you understand how to tell a compelling story that readers can’t put down.
The workshop involves daily writing and workshopping as well as daily craft discussions. By the end of the weekend, students will have completed at least one piece of flash fiction and will have developed a strategy about submitting their flash fiction for publication.
I’m excited to have Michelle Meyering (Franke), founding editor of The Rattling Wall and Executive Director of PEN Center USA, as my guest speaker. For a wonderful interview with Michelle, please click here.
I hope to see you there!
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