Thursday, July 15, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flash nonfiction calls our attention to detail. In this class, we will read, analyze, write, edit, polish, and submit flash nonfiction pieces. We can focus on quality over quantity, pouring over word choice and raising our own standard of excellence at the sentence level. We will work on drafting and editing, knowing when a piece is ready to submit. We will read from easily accessible online flash nonfiction venues including 100 Word Stories, River Teeth’s Beautiful Things, Brevity Magazine, NYT Magazine’s Lives, The New Yorker’s Shouts & Murmurs, and O Magazine. These venues regularly accept open submissions. Writing prompts will help hone in on a true moment or follow a thread through time and space to write beautiful and brief prose. We will workshop pieces and students will receive ample feedback and encouragement from the instructor. Students will receive a list of venues to submit to and be supported in moving pieces from draft to submission.