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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 write and publish in this genre. This workshop will focus both on how to create flash fiction stories and how to find publication for them.
Flash fiction can be lyrical, fantastic, realistic, experimental, or anything in between. Just be yourself, and keep it short (750 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.
About the instructor
KAJ TANAKA is a PhD candidate in fiction at the UH Creative Writing Program and recipient of the Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Fiction and an Inprint Mary Gibbs and Jesse H. Jones/MD Anderson Foundation Fellowship. He helped to found and teaches in the Inprint creative writing workshops for men at the Harris County Jail, in partnership with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Reentry Services. His stories have appeared in Tin House and The New Ohio Review and have been collected in Best Small Fictions 2018 and Best Microfiction 2019.
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 Winter/Spring 2020 workshop schedule click here.
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