01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

Online Workshop: Fiery Flash Fiction with Meg Pokrass

£15.00 £10.00

Early bird offer: tickets only £10 up to 28 February

Date: Thursday 25 March at 1pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Learning to write flash fiction is like becoming a mad inventor. Experimentation is the key to success. About the allure of flash fiction, Jayne Anne Philips says: “…the realized one-page fiction must move palpably beyond the page, like a ghost self… should hang in the air of the mind like an image made of smoke.”

In this prompt-driven, work-generative workshop, we’ll discuss:

  • The necessary spring-board of strong first lines
  • Use of vivid sensory detail and why it seduces the reader
  • Bothering you characters – defining conflict in tight prose
  • Trusting the reader
  • Inventive structure
  • Where to publish flash fiction

There will be timed writing exercises. Have your writing pads to hand and get ready to write up a storm.

Meg Pokrass is the author of five flash fiction collections and two novellas-in-flash. Her work has appeared in anthologies and magazines worldwide.

This event will take place on Zoom and we will email you a link prior to the event. If you haven’t used Zoom before, don’t worry! A guide to using Zoom will be up on our website shortly, along with a date for a free Zoom training session.

Limited to 20 participants; please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Event Details

Date: March 25, 2021

Start time: 01:00 p.m.

End time: 02:30 p.m.

Venue: Online

Phone: 01484951108

Email: info@huddlitfest.org.uk

Description

Learning to write flash fiction is like becoming a mad inventor. Experimentation is the key to success. About the allure of flash fiction, Jayne Anne Philips says: “…the realized one-page fiction must move palpably beyond the page, like a ghost self… should hang in the air of the mind like an image made of smoke.”

In this prompt-driven, work-generative workshop, we’ll discuss:

  • The necessary spring-board of strong first lines
  • Use of vivid sensory detail and why it seduces the reader
  • Bothering you characters – defining conflict in tight prose
  • Trusting the reader
  • Inventive structure
  • Where to publish flash fiction.

There will be timed writing exercises. Bring your writing pads and get ready to write up a storm.

Limited to 20 participants; please book early to avoid disappointment.

Meg Pokrass is the author of five flash fiction collections, two novellas-in-flash, and is the 2016 recipient of San Francisco’s Blue Light Book Award. Her work has been internationally anthologized in two Norton Anthology ReadersBest Small Fictions 2018 and 2019, and her work has appeared in over 500 literary magazines including Electric LiteratureMcSweeney’s, Tin HousePassages NorthWigleaf and Smokelong Quarterly. She currently serves as Flash Challenge Editor at Mslexia Magazine, Festival Curator for Flash Fiction Festival, U.K. (Bristol), Series Co-Editor of Best Microfiction, 2020, and Founding/Managing Editor of New Flash Fiction Review.

 

Additional information

Date

25 March 2021

Time

1pm-2.30pm

Venue

ONLINE

Cost

£15

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