Flash Fiction (Weekend)

Explore the elements that make up one of the most popular genres of fiction today: short stories under 1000 words, also called flash fiction. You will look at examples from the best writers in the genre, such as Jorge Luis Borges, Lydia Davis, Dave Eggers and Susana Medina...

Taught by: Joanna Pocock.

Description

Explore the elements that make up one of the most popular genres of fiction today: short stories under 1000 words, also called flash fiction. You will look at examples from the best writers in the genre, such as Jorge Luis Borges, Lydia Davis, Dave Eggers and Susana Medina.

Over the weekend, you will read, write and workshop stories in progress.

By the end of the two days you will have a well-structured and complete piece of writing that can be sent out to flash fiction competitions.

Who should take this course?

The course is for aspiring writers who have done some previous writing but not necessarily to an advanced level.

Entry requirements

A good grasp of spoken and written English is essential.

Read more about this course on the CSM Short Course blog! http://csmshortcourses.myblog.arts.ac.uk/


 


Tutor information

Joanna Pocock has a Masters in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. Her short story collection Blue Suburban Skies won the Peters, Fraser & Dunlop award for the best unpublished manuscript in the UK. In 2013 she was awarded an honourable mention in the Bath short story competition, and in 2012 she was shortlisted for the Mslexia short story competition and the Lightship International first novel award. Some of her stories have appeared in zines such as Riptide and Cooldog as well as in two anthologies of new writing: 'Love on the Road' and 'Good Reads'. She has been teaching creative writing at Central St Martins for fifteen years and has taught Life Writing at Roehampton University and Genre Fiction at Bath Spa University where some of her students have gone on to win substantial international awards. She also works as a freelance editor at Verso Books and her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, JSTOR Daily, Distinctly Montana, Litro and 3:AM.

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
28/01/2017 - 29/01/2017Saturday and Sunday10:00 - 16:002 Days£295Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket