Past Event: Intro to Flash Fiction


Flash fiction stories are very short stories, ranging between one sentence and three pages long. Using published examples, there will be a discussion of the characteristics of flash fiction, including an emphasis on language and imagery as well as a strong use of subtext. Writing exercises will focus on the five primary types of flash fiction: the monologue, the individual scene, the snapshot story, the tale, and the experiment. This workshop is open to writers high school aged and older. All genres and levels of experience are welcome.

Saturday, October 16, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Betsy Finesilver Haberl‘s recent fiction has appeared in Jet Fuel ReviewHypertext Review, and Barnstorm Journal. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Northwestern University, where she is also assistant director of the Summer Writers’ Conference. Teaching credits at Northwestern include the Summer Writers’ Conference and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She is also a curator for Sunday Salon Chicago, one of Chicago’s longest-running literary reading series. She grew up in northeastern Wisconsin, but now lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her family.

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Member Cost $20

Non-member Cost $30

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.