MONDAYS, JULY 26 — AUG. 30 | 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 we 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 these elements by writing flash fiction (stories under 1,500 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.
Asynchronous learning materials for this class will be available online (via the Wet Ink platform). Scheduled class sessions will take place via Zoom. Registered students, please contact the instructor directly for Zoom details.
|Jenny Bitner’s fiction has been published in Mississippi Review, The Sun, Fence, The Fabulist and PANK. Her story “The Pamphleteer” was selected by Dave Eggers for Best American Nonrequired Reading and incorporated into an opera by The Paul Bailey Ensemble. Her nonfiction has appeared in Utne Reader, To-Do List, The San Francisco Bay Guardian and Men’s Health. Pine Press published a chapbook of her poetry entitled Mother. She earned an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Virginia. Her fabulist novel, Here is A Game We Could Play, was published by Acre Books.|
Number of sessions: 6
Dates: Mondays, July 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm Pacific time
Course fee: $395