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Writers Workshops

Advanced Flash Creative Nonfiction/In-person 2024-102

Course #2024-102
Saturdays Starting January 13 9:00 am–12:00 pm running 6 weeks
Cost: $315 Instructor: Rosa Boshier González
This workshop is full


Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Sometimes big impact comes in a small container. Dinty Moore once described flash writing as a sudden storm. Author Michael Todd Cohen maintains that if flash is a sudden storm, an author’s job is to nurture the conditions to conjure it. In this advanced creative nonfiction class, we’ll conjure our flash nonfiction storms by mining our own memories, family histories, and experiences for the truths we live by. We’ll play with known forms—letters, lists, journal entries, legal documents—to figure out which ones might best illuminate the bright spots and shadowlands of our lives. We’ll cultivate emotional resonance, character development, perspective, and tone within the flash constraint of 750-words or less. We’ll also talk about revising and publishing your pieces.

Workshop will include sharing student work, in-class readings, and lots of generative prompts to get your short-form memoir and essays off the ground, using student feedback and craft essays to cinch them back into the flash form.

About the Instructor

ROSA BOSHIER GONZÁLEZ (she/her) is a Colombian-American writer whose fiction, essays, and art criticism appear in Guernica, Catapult, Literary Hub, The Believer, Joyland, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Artforum, Hyperallergic, The Rumpus, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, among others. She is the recipient of a Fulbright grant and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her essay “Rabbit Heads” was selected by Melissa Febos as runner-up in the 2023 Witness Magazine Nonfiction Contest. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Gulf Coast Journal and is an Inprint Fondren Foundation Fellowship recipient.

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