A Four Week Fiction Generative Workshop
Join us for this four-week fiction workshop every Thursday evening in February! When writing short stories it is even more critical to grab readers by the collar. We will examine the parameters of the form and look at several different approaches to the short story. In this workshop, we will look specifically at the great (flash) fiction of Lydia Davis, Jamaica Kincaid, Sandra Cisneros, and many others to discover what captivates and arrests our attention, and what resonates with a reader long after the last line is read. After discussing these examples the class will be given a series of writing prompts. Come ready to write and be inspired by fiction writing exercises. Students will produce writing to start a new story or find fresh avenues into a WIP. You will receive in-class feedback from the instructor and your classmates.
Libby Flores is a 2008 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow. Her writing has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Gagosian Quarterly, American Short Fiction, Ploughshares, Post Road Magazine, McSweeney’s, Tin House /The Open Bar, The Guardian, Paper Darts, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She is the former Director of Literary Programs at PEN Center USA (now PEN America Los Angeles). She is the Associate Publisher at BOMB Magazine. Libby holds an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. She is on the board of the Housing Works Bookstore, the LitNet Steering Committee, and the Periplus Committee—where she is a mentor. She lives in Brooklyn, but will always be a Texan. She is represented by Sarah Bowlin at Aevitas Creative Management.