An Exploration of Flash Fiction & Flash Memoir
June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Flash takes everything we love about compelling stories – the complexity, nuance, characters, emotion, tension, stakes – and delivers it all in an impossibly short high-wire act that leaves us deeply affected and that resonates long after. But how do we go about writing, crafting, and editing down our stories into these sparkling fictional (or memoiristic) gems? In this short workshop, we’ll attempt to answer that question. Through a short craft lecture, exploration and discussion of two example texts, and several in-class exercises, we’ll pry open the door to this exciting form that rewards the playful experimenters and the meticulous crafters and challenges the rest of us to become more like them. Writers will leave with a better understanding of the flash form, how it differs from longer fiction, and the beginnings of two new pieces.
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Bio: Joy Baglio is a fiction writer, editor, and founder of Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop, a Northampton MA-based (now virtual) writing center, offering a wide-array of one-day and multi-week workshops in all genres. Her short stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Tin House, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. She’s received fellowships/awards from Yaddo, Bread Loaf, The Elizabeth George Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Ploughshares Emerging Writers Contest (Runner-Up), among others. Joy holds an MFA from The New School and lives in Florence MA. F ind her at: joybaglio.com.