Exploring Flash Nonfiction: Finding Meaning in Everyday Life
Location: The Loft at Open Book
Day of the Week: Saturday
Time: 9:00 - 3:00 pm
Class Level: Open to All Levels
Genre: Creative Nonfiction
• Regular: $105.00
• Member: $94.50
• Low-Income: $73.50
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but writers of flash nonfiction can say what they want to say in anywhere from six to 750 words. This one-day workshop will jump-start your creative nonfiction writing by exploring this short nonfiction form. By reading and examining essays that capture our attention in just a few paragraphs (or even a few lines), trying out the form with in-class prompts, and getting feedback on your drafts from peers and the teaching artist, this class will help you find the essays in your everyday life.
Essay samples by masters such as Dinty W. Moore, Abigail Thomas, and Eduardo Galeano will help us look at what works in this form and why. Writers interested in creative nonfiction but not ready for longform will learn about the possibilities—and the quirks—of the flash nonfiction essay. We will also discuss publishing and where to submit flash nonfiction. $3 copy fee. Bring a bag lunch, we'll break for lunch as needed.