Flash Fiction Distillery (four-week webinar)

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • 8:30 PM
  • On your computer!


Flash Fiction Distillery
For readers in a busy world where so many things compete for our attention, flash fiction has a clear advantage: it’s short, short enough that you can read a complete story in a brief burst of time between other tasks. It’s also attractive for busy writers, knowing that a finished draft of a story can be completed in 30, 20, sometimes even as little as 10-15 minutes. But quick doesn’t mean easy. Flash fiction is not fast food. It’s a rich, complex, fully seasoned mix of fictional elements, distilled down to a powerful punch.
"In cooking, it would be the equivalent of making a reduction sauce, paring down each tale to its essence, giving it time to simmer, until you have an explosion of taste in just a tiny amount that lingers on the tongue leaving you wanting for more." – Jayne Martin on flash
Wondering if this Flash Fiction Distillery is right for you?
This generative workshop will meet for four, 90-minute, live videoconference sessions. This experience is designed for writers who have tried flash fiction as well as those who have no experience with the form. We will learn about what flash fiction is and can be, look at examples of the seven forms of flash fiction, do some deep reading and analysis of exemplary flash stories, and create new work – playing with different forms and styles and taking our fiction to places we may not have expected it to go.

Kathryn Kulpa (@KathrynKulpa) is a flash fiction editor at Cleaver magazine. She was a winner of the Vella Chapbook Contest for her flash collection Girls on Film (Paper Nautilus) and a finalist in the Black River Chapbook Competition. She has published work in more than 50 magazines, journals, and anthologies, including the Six-Word Memoir series (Harper), Up, Do: Flash Fiction by Women Writers (Spider Road Press), Monkeybicycle, 100 Word StorySmokelong Quarterly, and Superstition Review. Find out more at kathrynkulpa.com or read her interview here.

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Please watch for your confirmation email, which will contain the link to participate by phone or Zoom videoconference.

Register even if you can't attend "live," because we will promptly email all registrants the recording of each session.