Writing Short Stories and Flash Fiction
When: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m.―noon
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Exton, PA
We've all been hearing a lot about flash fiction as a trendy publishing option for the creative writer. What exactly is flash fiction? It's basically a complete story written in as few as 1,500 words or less (300 words), with the elements of the short story: characters, plot and narrative arc.
In this class, we'll explore the similarities and differences between short stories and flash (fiction and nonfiction). Topics explored include: What Makes a Good Story, Identifying Themes, Basic Story Structure, and Creative Language. The session consists of classroom instruction, writing prompts, and group discussion.
Led by Jim Breslin: Jim is the author of Shoplandia, a humorous novel about the working lives of show hosts, producers, and crew at a home shopping channel set in suburban PA. The novel was inspired by Jim's seventeen years as a television producer at QVC. His short story collection, Elephant, came out in 2011. Jim’s short fiction has appeared in Schuylkill Valley Journal, Molotov Cocktail, Turk’s Head Review, and other journals. His micro-publishing project, Oermead Press, has also published Chester County Fiction and a poetry chapbook, Exit Pursued by a Bear and Others by Virginia Beards. Jim is the founder of the West Chester and Lancaster Story Slams.
Cost: The cost of this workshop is included in membership to the Women's Writing Circle. For nonmembers, cost is $40. This workshop is open to all adults, 18 and older. Workshop includes coffee, a selection of teas, bottled water, notepads and pens.