Flash nonfiction, simply put, is true-to-life writing defined by extreme compression: it's saying what you've got to say using as few words, and as much beauty, as possible. An endlessly accessible, playful, potent form, flash nonfiction is evermore popular; from Brevity to River Teeth, The Rumpus to The Sun, legions of great journals are eager to publish great flash. In this prompt-driven workshop, we'll read masters of the flash nonfiction form, including Anna Vodicka, Ross Gay, Brenda Miller, Ira Sukrungruang, Abigail Thomas, and more. We'll talk about what stories are suited for flash, how to tell them well, and where to publish them. And most of all, we'll write, and write, and write, via in-class exercises and take-home prompts. Students will leave the class with reams of new writing and ideas for where to publish. | Maximum: 12 writers
WINTER: Intro to Flash Nonfiction w Brian Benson | Jan 14 - Feb 11
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:30pm, Jan 14 - Feb 11, 5 weeks
Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, 4232 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Discounted Early Registration is due seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Discounted Early Registration: $215 (cash/check); $227 (Paypal). | Tuition Registration: $230 (cash/check); $242 (PayPal).