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Crafting Flash Fiction: The Power of Brevity with Lauren Davis
July 10 - August 11$50 – $250
Can you get to the heart of your story in under 1,000 words? How about 500? What about one sentence? Davis will go over the craft elements of flash fiction, and then she will provide a handful of writing prompts to get your pen moving. She will provide personalized feedback on two of your drafts. Explore the world of flash, where the only rule is brevity.
Lauren Davis is the author of the short story collection The Milk of Dead Mothers (YesYes Books, forthcoming) and the poetry collections Home Beneath the Church (Fernwood Press) and When I Drowned (Aldrich Press). She holds an MFA from the Bennington College Writing Seminars. Davis is a former Editor in Residence at The Puritan’s Town Crier, and she is the winner of the Landing Zone Magazine’s Flash Fiction Contest. Her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in numerous literary publications and anthologies including Prairie Schooner, Spillway, Poet Lore, Ibbetson Street, Ninth Letter and elsewhere.
NOTE ABOUT ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE CLASSES: This class is asynchronous, meaning there are no required live meeting times. Students can access course materials, complete assignments, message the instructor, interact with other students via message boards, posts, and comments, at any time during the 5-week class duration. New materials are uploaded to the online class space (Google Classroom) each week. Questions? Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.