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Writers Workshops


Course #2018-402
Thursdays Starting September 6 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 10 weeks
Cost: $395 Instructor: Kaj Tanaka


Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Made popular by writers like Stuart Dybek, Lydia Davis, and Amy Hempel, very short fiction or “flash fiction” is one of the newest and fastest growing literary genres. With many new writers leaving their mark on flash fiction every year, it’s an exciting time to get involved. Walking the line between fiction and poetry, writers of all genres will find themselves on equal footing since flash fiction has elements of both, but is neither.

Flash fiction can be poetic, fantastic, realistic, experimental, or anything in between. There’s only one rule: keep it short (1000 words or fewer). Learn how to create fully realized, complex stories in a single page or two that compress, skip, hint, tease, surprise, and amaze.

Writers of flash fiction frequently find their longer work refreshed and inspired by practicing this form. It is a playground for risk taking, wild ideas, and innovation. Write whatever you want, so long as you keep it short and memorable.

About the instructor

KAJ TANAKA’S stories have been featured in Longform, selected for Wigleaf’s Best (Very) Short Fictions, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He is the nonfiction editor for BULL Magazine. Kaj is a PhD candidate in fiction at the UH Creative Writing Program and the recipient of an Inprint Mary Gibbs and Jesse H. Jones/M. D. Anderson Fellowship.

By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration policies. Remember to sign up for the waiting list if the workshop you would like to take is full. To see the full Fall 2018 workshop schedule click here.