The International
Women's Writing Guild

Free Write with Riham Adly

  • Friday, December 03, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Digital Village

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Free Write with Riham Adly
Flash Fiction in Depth: Voices of the Subconscious


In a world where many voices are repressed, suppressed and oppressed, flash fiction allows for the release and the reveal of that which is “not allowed” to surface. In this workshop our writing prompts will help us dig deeper into what cuts us off from the Other. We'll be exploring what lurks in the shadow of our subconscious, and what arises from hidden conflicts deep within. Although flash fiction is quite famous for its economy and precision, it never compromises the colorful dreamscape of imagination, making it a perfect medium of creative expression for the writer and the reader. Participants will learn different types of flash to craft the stories we never thought we should, or could, tell. 


Riham Adly is an award-winning flash fiction writer from Giza, Egypt. In 2013 her story “The Darker Side of the Moon” won the MAKAN award. She was short-listed several times for the Strand International Flash Fiction Contest. Her flash fiction has appeared in over fifty journals such as Litro Magazine, Lost Balloon, The Flash Flood, Bending Genres, The Citron Review, The Sunlight Press, Flash Fiction Magazine, Menacing Hedge, Flash Frontier, Flash Back, Ellipsis Zine, Okay Donkey, and New Flash Fiction Review among others. Riham is a Best of the NET and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her work is included in the “Best Micro-fiction 2020” anthology.  Riham has worked as an assistant editor in 101 words magazine and as a first reader in Vestal Review magazine. She has taught creative writing all over Cairo for over five years with the goal of mentoring and empowering aspiring writers in her region.

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