Flash fiction, otherwise known as nano fiction or microfiction, compresses the elements of storytelling into its most compact form. Typically no longer than 2000 words, flash will tighten your narrative skills and sharpen your language with its short sprints. Whether you’re more comfortable with longer narrative or have a background in poetry or simply looking to expand your writing by contracting it, this class will add a snap to your writing practice. We’ll concentrate on generative prompts and workshop with an eye for publication tips and tricks.
Josie Mitchell teaches creative writing at the University of Houston, with Inprint, Grackle & Grackle and WITS. Her work can be found in Flyway: Journal or Writing and Environment, Boneshaker, Vancouver Contemporary Museum and elsewhere. Recipient of the Houston Arts Alliance Support for Artists and Creative Individual 2020 grant, she is from San Diego, California, and is at work on a novel-in-stories set there.