Keeping It Brief: Writing Flash Fiction [Ruth Joffre]
Sudden fiction. Micro fiction. Short shorts. Generally considered anything under 1,000 words, flash fiction is an exciting, innovative art form that takes elements of a short story and compacts them, forging a gem from a lump of coal. Students will study classics of short-form fiction, from writers such as Jean Toomer, Evan S. Connell, and Maggie Nelson. They will learn how to build plot, tension, and structure in a few short words via a mixture of workshops and in-class writing exercises. Expect to produce up to six new pieces.
This class takes place at Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117