Writefest kicks off with a series of four-day, genre-specific writing workshops. Held in beautiful artists' studios in Silver Street Studios, the Writefest Weekday Workshops will run Monday, May 27th - Thursday, May 30th, from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Today we're highlighting this year's Flash Fiction workshop, taught by writer Kathryn Kulpa!
Flash fiction is a unique literary form. Half poetry, half short fiction, it's characterized by its extremely short length (anything under 2000 words typically qualifies) and requires the writer to consider every word with extreme care. Check out Kathryn's flash piece "The Last Thing She Wore," published on Monkeybicycle, to see a flash master in action!
About the Writefest 19 Flash Fiction Workshop
What is flash fiction? It is not simply vignette, or a long story cut short, but its own unique genre that walks the border between poetry and prose.
This generative workshop will focus on creating new flash fiction pieces. Bring a notebook and come ready to write! We will play with prompts, experiment with style and voice, and find the structure that gives each story its perfect form. The workshop will include close reading of published works that exemplify all the different things flash can be, from 50-word gems to experimental works that push the boundaries of text and image.
At the end of the week, we should all have written at least four new stories, plus revisions. I hope that each writer will leave feeling energized, ready to continue the practice of writing flash fiction, and encouraged to explore the many publishing opportunities available for these shortest of stories.
To read more about the Writefest 19 Weekday Workshops, as well as the rest of the events planned for this year's festival, please visit our site.