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The Art of Flash: Short-Form Writing Approaches

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The Art of Flash: Short-Form Writing Approaches
Instructor(s):
Erica Berry
Date and Time:
8/31/2020
-
8/31/2020
10:00 - 4:00
Total Cost:
$
108
Minimum Age Level:
14+
Skill Level:
All Levels
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Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Workshop Overview

In this workshop we will look to prose poems, flash fiction and micro-essays to explore the rousing potential of short-form prose. Often considered a borderline genre between poetry and prose, "flash" pieces engage all of the style and subject of longer pieces, but in a distilled form. Whether you are a beginner hoping to dip your feet into writing, a veteran looking for a new model for voice, image and plot or just a busy human intrigued by the possibilities of bite-size storytelling, this one-day workshop will offer a buffet of readings and writing prompts to stimulate your creative practice.

About the Instructor(s)

Essayist Erica Berry has taught writing at the University of Minnesota and the New York Times Student Journeys, and now leads an annual workshop in Sicily. Her recent work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and named Notable in Best American Essays 2019, and appears in publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, The Atlantic, and others. She loves teaching students of all experience levels, only curiosity is required. An Oregon-native, she is currently Writer-in-Residence with the National Writer Series in Traverse City, MI.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Notebook and writing utensil

• Laptop or other writing aid (optional)

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

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