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Flash Fiction Fundamentals (in-person class)

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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Kristie Smeltzer

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer
$135 Members | $145 Nonmembers
Saturdays, 10/7/23 – 10/28/23 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Before signing up for this in-person class, please read the following statement about requirements to enroll:

By registering for an in-person offering, you attest that you have been vaccinated for Covid-19. WriterHouse strongly recommends any student at greater risk for contracting Covid-19 wear a mask. In the event of significant Covid-19 upticks, students must be prepared for the mask policy to change and to transition to a virtual platform if necessary. No refunds will be issued if in-person classes/seminars need to transition online.

While a picture is worth a thousand words, a well told thousand-word story may be priceless. Join this class to learn the essentials of flash fiction. Writing very short stories helps writers to hone a variety of skills, and doing so can yield powerful flash pieces as well as improved prose when writers create longer works.

Each week, we’ll learn about two types of flash fiction, read examples of them, discuss the readings, and try our hands at writing one of the two types of flash using writing prompts. The class will also include overarching advice on the dos and don’ts of writing very short fiction.

Writers will leave the class with a solid understanding of flash fiction, several pieces in progress, and stronger storytelling skills. Are you ready to challenge yourself?

Participants will need to buy Brevity: A Flash Fiction Handbook by David Galef prior to the first class.

Kristie Smeltzer’s fiction has been published by MonkeyBicycle, Atticus Review, pioneertown, 101 Words, and others. She is currently working on several novels. She earned her MFA in creative writing at the University of Central Florida. Kristie has taught at WriterHouse since 2016, and her students have gone on to publish their work in literary magazines, with small presses, and through large publishing houses. She also helps others tell their stories as a developmental editor and writing coach. WriterHouse members get a 5% discount on Kristie’s services. Learn more at www.kristiesmeltzer.com

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October 28
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Kristie Smeltzer


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Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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