Flash Fiction: Standing Dangerously Close to the Flame
May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Debbie Daniel
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Saturday, 5/9/20 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Flash dance. Flash fire. Flash bulb. Flash flood. Flash burn. Flash mob. Flash point. Let’s explore the genre we call flash, both the stand-alone story and the novella-in-flash. We’ll attempt to pin down what it is, and discover how to make one out of shiny words and bangles and churning clouds and unique characters you might notice sitting on a bus or in an elevator or hiding in the nooks and alcoves of our brains. We’ll examine examples, tender techniques, delve into the details of plot and scene and dialogue and character, of style and voice. We’ll take apart and put back together, read and write, marvel and realize the surprising depth of brevity. We’ll see what can happen in a flash. You’ll have the option of submitting a flash (300 word limit) for the group to discuss. If you’re new to the genre or if you’re already a flash-in-the-pan yourself, in this seminar you’ll find a new source, a new inspiration, a new direction.
Debra A. Daniel, (Woman Commits Suicide in Dishwasher, Muddy Ford Press, poetry chapbooks, The Downward Turn of August, Finishing Line Press, and As Is, Main Street Rag), is a Pushcart nominee, has been long listed for the Bath Flash Fiction Award, and has won awards in fiction from The Los Angeles Review, Bacopa, the SC Fiction Project, and was twice named SC Arts Commission Poetry Fellow, won the Guy Owen Poetry Prize, as well as awards from the Poetry Society of SC.
Work has appeared in journals and anthologies including: With One Eye on the Cows, Things Left and Found by the Side of the Road, The Los Angeles Review, Fall Lines, Smokelong Quarterly, Kakalak, Emrys Journal, Pequin, Inkwell, Southern Poetry Review, Tar River, Gargoyle. Her most recent novella-in-flash, The Roster, was a highly commended entry for the Bath Novella-in-Flash Award and was published by Ad Hoc Fiction in the UK.