Celebrating the written word
Charles Israel, Jr., teaches creative writing at Queens University of Charlotte. His poetry chapbook, Stacking Weather, was published by Amsterdam Press. He’s also had poems and stories in Field, The Cortland Review, Crazyhorse, Nimrod International Journal, Zone 3, Pembroke Magazine, Eleven Eleven, Journal of the American Medical Association, Waccamaw Journal, and North Carolina Literary Review. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, Leslie.
What you will learn: Just like traditional short stories, flash fiction relies on character, plot, and image. In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to compress these three elements in useful, surprising, and satisfying ways. We’ll discover how to spade up deep images, construct a character, build conflict, and then let all the elements play off and nourish each other. Using a range of prompts, we’ll write flash fiction pieces and share them. Besides our own work, we’ll look at work by contemporary writers to inspire us. Time permitting, we’ll also review the growing number of publication possibilities for flash-fiction.
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