Flash Fiction (Weekend)

This course will look at the elements that make up one of the most popular genres of fiction today: flash fiction (i.e. short stories under 1000 words). We will look at examples from the best writers in the genre (Jorge Luis Borges, Lydia Davis, Dave Eggers and Susana Medina, among others)...

Taught by: Joanna Pocock.

Description

This course will look at the elements that make up one of the most popular genres of fiction today: flash fiction (i.e. short stories under 1000 words). We will look at examples from the best writers in the genre (Jorge Luis Borges, Lydia Davis, Dave Eggers and Susana Medina, among others). Over the weekend we will read, write, and workshop stories in progress. By the end of the two days you will have a well-structured, complete piece of writing that can be sent out to flash fiction competitions.

The course is aimed at people who have done some writing but not necessarily to an advanced level. A good grasp of spoken and written English is essential.

Tutor information

Joanna Pocock graduated with an Honours degree from the Creative Writing Masters programme at Bath Spa University. She was shortlisted for the Mslexia 2012 short story competition, and the Lightship 2012 first novel prize. Her stories have appeared in zines and small press publications such as Riptide and Cooldog. In 2010 she won joint first place in the Segora Short Story Competition, which she went on to judge in 2011. She has been teaching at Central Saint Martins since 1999 and has taught Life Writing at Roehampton University and Genre Fiction at Bath Spa University. When she isn't writing she works as a copy-editor for a variety of publishers and runs writing workshops around London.

Materials

Please bring to the session:
  • Paper/ notebook
  • Pens
  • Any dazzling examples of flash fiction you would like to share
  • A book you love.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
26/11/2016 - 27/11/2016Saturday and Sunday10:00 - 16:002 Days£295Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
28/01/2017 - 29/01/2017Saturday and Sunday10:00 - 16:002 Days£295Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket