Intro to Flash Fiction

BRIEFLY TOLD: A SHORT-SHORT INTRODUCTION TO FLASH FICTION with Betsy Finesilver Haberl

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.

  • Cost of the event is $20 for members; $30 for non-members. See Registration and payment section below.
  • Registration deadline is October 12.
  • You will receive an email with a Zoom link close to the event.

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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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.