A Hummingbird of Words: The Micro Memoir [Beth Ann Fennelly]
All Levels | The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly forward, backward, sideways, and even upside down — all because they are so small. In this class, we’ll look at tiny texts and learn what can be accomplished in a small space that can’t in a bigger one. What can we learn by shifting scale? How can attention to the tiniest literary creations challenge and inspire us? We’ll look at the monostich, the six-word memoir, the aphorism, the ten-second essay, and the American Sentence. We’ll end with the micro-memoir, including a prompt so students can write their own.