Flash of Lightning: A Generative Flash Lab

with Ruth Joffre

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Short Story, Essay

Online

Introductory

2 Sessions

Start Date: December 2, 2023
End Date: December 9, 2023
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 1:10pm - 4:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
4 seats left!
Member Price: $162.00
General Price: $180.00

Flash is the shortest form of storytelling in creative writing—and one of the most exciting. In fewer than 1,000 words, one must write a piece that feels complete, resonant, and satisfying. This class will introduce students to the form and provide space to generate and share new work. In-class writing prompts and exercises will allow students to experiment with flash and its sub-genres, including six-word stories, dribbles, drabbles, and hermit crab forms.

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Ruth Joffre

Ruth Joffre

she/her

Ruth Joffre is the author of the story collection Night Beast, which was longlisted for The Story Prize. Her fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Lightspeed, Pleiades, khōréō, The Florida Review Online, Reckoning, Wigleaf, Baffling Magazine, and the anthologies Best Microfiction 2021 & 2022, Unfettered Hexes: Queer Tales of Insatiable Darkness, and Evergreen: Grim Tales & Verses from the Gloomy Northwest. A graduate of Cornell University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Ruth served as the 2020-2022 Prose Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House and co-organized the Fight for Our Lives performance series. In 2023, she will be a visiting writer at University of Washington Bothell. 

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