Flash Fiction – Little Stories with a Big Kick with Jenny Bitner (3/6 – 4/10)

   Instructor: Jenny Bitner

  Contact: jennybit@yahoo.com

   Number of sessions: 6

   Meeting time: Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm

   Dates: March 6 to April 10

   Course fee: $350. $100 deposit required to register

   Contact the instructor to register. All deposits are nonrefundable


Description: Do you want to write the Great American Novel but find it hard to finish a short story?  Maybe you need to ease into writing with something you can write a first draft of in a few hours. I believe that before you can tackle a longer piece of writing, it’s important to learn the elements of what make good writing, and the perfect practice ground for this is short fiction. This class will focus on learning  the elements of good writing by writing flash fiction (stories under 1500 words). We will discuss different aspects of craft and read some of the best examples of flash. I will give you daily writing prompts, and  each week the class will give you feedback on a new story. At the end of the class I will encourage you to send your finished work out into the world.

Bio: Jenny Bitner’s short stories and flash fiction have been published in Best American Nonrequired Reading, PANK, The Sun, Mississippi Review and Fence magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Virginia.