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“Flash Fiction: The Art of the Very Short Story” ONLINE with Katharine Duckett

February 24, 2021 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CST

$49.00 – $109.00
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All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week.

Can you tell a story in only 1500 words? How about six?

Flash fiction is both an engagingly efficient literary form in itself and an effective tool for enhancing the quality and impact of your storytelling skills. By playing with the enabling constraints of flash fiction, writers can hone their craft and learn to create unforgettable stories in the space of a few paragraphs. As an increasingly popular form of short fiction, flash fiction also offers many paths to publication, which will be discussed in this class in addition to the form’s craft aspects.

TAKE THIS CLASS IF

  • You are writing or are interested in writing flash fiction.
  • You are curious about where to publish flash fiction.
  • You are interested in sharpening your prose and plotting.
  • You want to learn about the various forms of flash fiction and how the structures of flash fiction vary across genre.

Instructor

Katharine DuckettKatharine Duckett is the award-winning author of Miranda in Milan, a Shakespearean fantasy novella debut that NPR calls "intriguing, adept, inventive, and sexy." Her short fiction has appeared in UncannyApexPseudoPod, Interzone, and Tor.com, as well as various anthologies including Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction and Wilde Stories 2015: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction. She served as the guest fiction editor for Uncanny's Disabled People Destroy Fantasy issue, and is an advisory board member for The Octavia Project, a free program that empowers girls and non-binary youth in New York City to imagine and engineer new futures.

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HOW WLT CLASSES WORK:

Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven’t taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to email WLT Program Director Sam Babiak at sam@writersleague.org if you’d like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.

HOW ONLINE CLASSES WORK:

Once you register for the class, you’ll receive an email with detailed instructions no later than 48 hours before the class date. You should expect 2-2.5 hours of direct teaching and 30 minutes of Q&A (for three hours total). If you need to leave the class early or can’t attend the class on that date, all registrants will have access to the recording for one month after the class date. No microphone or camera required, just an Internet connection capable of streaming video. All online classes are hosted on Zoom. To learn more about how Zoom works, click HERE. 

Plan to log in to the online platform several hours before the class so that you can update your software or any other settings required to access the platform. (Updates usually only take a few minutes, but you don’t want to wait until the beginning of class.) Questions? Email us at wlt@writersleague.org.

Cultural Arts City of Austin

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

Texas Commission on the Arts

Writers’ League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts – Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.

National Endowment for the Arts

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

This project is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. For more information, go to www.maaa.org.

Details

Date:
February 24, 2021
Time:
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CST
Cost:
$49.00 – $109.00
Event Categories:
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Venue

Online via Zoom