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Speculative Flash Fiction

Introductory | Worldbuilding in its most compact form, speculative flash fiction introduces fantastical ideas and explores them in less than 1,000 words. In this two-day course, we will read contemporary examples of the speculative short-short to understand their precision and craft. In-class exercises will help students jumpstart their own speculative flashes.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

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If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Ruth Joffre

Class Type: 2 Sessions

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Start Date: 03/01/2021

End Date: 03/08/2021

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Ruth Joffre

Ruth Joffre is the author of the story collection Night Beast (Grove Atlantic 2018). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review, The Masters Review, Prairie Schooner, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Copper Nickel. Her book reviews have been published in The Rumpus, The Millions, Kenyon Review Online, and Colorado Review. Ruth is the 2020-2021 Prose Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House. She lives in Seattle.

Writers I return to: Kelly Link, N. K. Jemisin, Ted Chiang, Jeff VanderMeer, Alexander Chee, Mary Gaitskill, Lydia Davis, Annie Proulx, Kathy Fish

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