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Writers Workshops

Advanced Flash Creative Nonfiction Online 2020-302

Course #2020-302
Tuesdays Starting November 10 6:30 pm–8:30 pm running 4 weeks skipping Tuesday, November 24
Cost: $185 Instructor: Cait Weiss Orcutt
This workshop is full

Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions.


This workshop for individuals who have taken a previous Personal Essay, Creative Nonfiction, Flash Creative Nonfiction, or related writing workshop with Inprint or elsewhere. 

For the first time, Inprint is offering an advanced-level creative writing workshop specifically geared towards writers familiar with the sub-genre of Flash Nonfiction and Micro Memoir. In the span of four meetings, one per week, we will dive even deeper into the small but mighty form, building on previously covered craft topics, exploring specialized prompts, and revising the pieces we’ve created in previous FNF courses. This specific course in FNF aims to help writers refine, amplify, deepen and interrogate the skills they already bring to the table, while also covering common Creative Nonfiction concerns like pacing, sensory description, setting, dialogue, character and stakes. Looking at work by Joy Castro, Brenda Miller, Kiese Laymon, Lia Purpura, Xu Xi, and Claudia Rankine, we’ll expand our conception of all the micro-macro flash offers. Our discussions will include both in-class writing and revision prompts, ensuring that, no matter how busy your life is outside of Inprint, you will be writing (and revising!) this month, no matter what. This course is a great fit for those looking to expand and deepen their understanding of flash, to jumpstart the revision process, and to build an insightful and generous writing community. Previous FNF students are highly encouraged to attend, though any prose or poetry-writer will quickly find their footing here – the material covered in this class will feel fresh and focused, but the basic tenets of successful short-form prose are always reviewed. The course will include a discussion of the submission process, literary journals, cover letters, and publication. Be prepared to find the world in a paragraph and yourself the author of it.

About the instructor

CAIT WEISS ORCUTT’s essays and poems have appeared in Boston ReviewBust Magazine, Chautauqua, FIELDThe Pinch, The Academy of American Poets online, and more. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets and Best of the Net, and her manuscript VALLEYSPEAK (Zone 3, 2017) won Zone 3 Press’ First Book Award, judged by Douglas Kearney. Cait has an MFA from The Ohio State University and is currently a PhD candidate in Poetry at the UH Creative Writing Program, where she received an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor/MD Anderson Foundation Fellowship.

Please note that online workshops are nonrefundable. By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration  policies. If this workshop is full when you try to register, please sign up on the waiting list here so you receive priority registration the next time this class is offered. For details and a schedule of all the current workshop offerings click here