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FLASH! Writing Short Forms

with Sally Ashton

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story


Intermediate, Advanced

1 Session

Start Date: July 16, 2023
End Date: July 16, 2023
Day of Week: Sunday
Time: 1:10pm - 4:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $81.00
General Price: $90.00

Recharge your summer writing in this generative workshop. If you've been curious about the differences between the prose poem, brief essay, and flash fiction, or just looking for a place to start, this class is for you. We'll take a comparative look before working with a flash prompt in each genre. Sort of like speed-dating, and everyone goes home with three flash starts. See which clicks for you. You're welcome to jump in if you're new to writing, but we'll be moving fast!

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

Sally Ashton

Sally Ashton


Sally Ashton is a poet, writer, teacher, and editor-in-chief of DMQ Review, an online journal featuring poetry and art. Publishing in three genres, she is the author of five books of poems including the just-released Listening to Mars (Cornerstone Press, 2024) and The Behaviour of Clocks (WordFarm, 2019). She lives in California where she taught writing at San José State University for ten years and continues to teach workshops locally, Zoom, and currently online through Hugo House. Her prose poem “4.6 Billion Years” will go to the Moon as part of the Lunar Codex project via the Griffin/VIPER mission in 2024. Learn more at 

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