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Fiction in a Flash
Facilitator: Erin McKnight
Are you ready to plunge into the pool of flash fiction? Be prepared to hold your breath! Although the water appears shallow, the emotional impact of this writing form boasts depths rivaling the high seas of longer fiction.
Flash fiction, when crafted with care, works on the periphery of traditional storytelling, yet within the boundaries of the genre. In the world of flash, a compelling story can be told in fewer than a hundred words!
Experienced writers looking to fine-tune their skills in brevity and control, and aspiring writers interested in experimenting with this cutting-edge mode, will have the opportunity to explore this in-demand form of writing during the workshop.
Each work will be critiqued in a supportive environment that is intended to celebrate the writerís voice and vision, and will provide the feedback essential for the reviewing and editing stages of writing.
Rise of The Form - What is Flash Fiction?
Components of Flash
The Use of Active Writing Voice and its Cross-Genre
4: From Here . . . to Publication!
About the Facilitator:
Erin McKnight is a literary writer, editor, and reviewer. Her writing -- including multiple pieces of flash fiction -- has been widely published in print and online, in venues that include: flashquake, PRECIPICe, Ginsoko Literary Journal, Siren: A Literary & Art Journal, Diddledog, CRIT Journal, and The Flask Review. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, The Best of the Web Anthology, and W.W. Norton's The Best of Creative Nonfiction, Volume 3. Erinís short nonfiction is held by the Scottish Mining Museum. She holds a BA in English, an MFA in creative writing with a specialization in fiction, and is currently at work on an MA in literary linguistics. Erin is a reviewer for Bookslut, the fiction editor for Prick of the Spindle: A Quarterly Online Journal of the Literary Arts, and works as a certified tutor for students ranging from the first grade to college level and beyond in English and essay writing.
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Scheduled Sessions for 2010:
2010 Sessions on Hold until Further Notice
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The following books are not required purchases for this course, but are highly recommended by the facilitator.