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Cut to the Quick: Flash Nonfiction

Through reading, discussion, and workshop, we will explore short prose-poems, concise lyrical essays, and micro-narratives. Writers at every level will put together and take apart the structure and language of nonfiction miniatures, poem/essay hybrids, and personal essays that can fit into the palm of a hand. Prompts will elicit sharp-toothed truths, winged lyricism, and mini-memoirs. Finally, we will consider how some of the best contemporary flash nonfiction writers have made use of history, honesty, and memory.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Erin Gilbert

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 05/04/2015

No Class On: 5/25/15

End Date: 06/15/2015

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Erin Gilbert

Erin Gilbert holds an MFA from Bennington College, teaches at local colleges, and is currently at work on a novel and a set of linked personal essays. Her short stories, poetry, and essays appear regularly in a variety of publications.

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