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The Art & Magic of Writing Flash Fiction

Sunday, February 3, 2019

3:00PM - 6:00PM

$60 New Student | $45 Returning


Flash fiction is magic. In flash, we can do things that no other form can handle. We can find big truths by mining all the feeling within a single moment. Or we can locate the smallest, most intense beauty in the wide-ranging plot of an epic. We can render the largest landscape or examine the smallest character. All in under 1000 words. In this fast-paced, generative seminar, we’ll talk about flash fiction’s many forms; we’ll read some stellar examples; we’ll do some brainstorming exercises; we’ll get to work on a new flash fiction story; and we’ll share ideas for revising our new stories with an eye toward publication.

  • Fee: $60 or $45 for former/current students

    • Matthew Fogarty, Presenter

    • Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 3:00PM to 6:00PM

    • Seminar meets at Bamboo Detroit at 1420 Washington Blvd #301, Detroit, MI 48226

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Instructor Matthew Fogarty is the author of the story collection Maybe Mermaids & Robots Are Lonely. His work has appeared in Passages North, Fourteen Hills, PANK, The Rumpus, Midwestern Gothic, and elsewhere. He has twice been a finalist for the Write-a-House residency, and has received scholarships from the New Harmony Writers Workshop, the Wesleyan Writers Conference, and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. He earned his MFA at the University of South Carolina, where he served as the Editor of Yemassee. He is originally from Troy, Michigan, one of the square-mile suburbs of Detroit.