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Jayne Anne Phillips’s ‘flash’ or short-short fictions were included in her landmark short story collection, Black Tickets, published in the late ’70s. In this workshop on compression, rhythm, language, and the “spiral construction” of successful short-shorts, students will receive copies of her essay, “Cheers, (or) How I Taught Myself To Write,” as well as other examples of the form. Students will need to send in work in advance of the class. Staff will provide more information following registration.
Jayne Anne Phillips is the award-winning author of the short story collections Black Tickets and Fast Lanes, and the novels Machine Dreams, Shelter, MotherKind, Lark and Termite, and Quiet Dell. Machine Dreams was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and chosen by the New York Times Book Review as one of twelve Best Books of the Year.