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Flash Fiction: Creative Writing Workshops Author Dr. Beth Keefauver

This series will be held the first Wednesday of the Month at 10:30 a.m. – begins Jan. 5 on Zoom.

Flash fiction is a prose narrative that takes the form of very short, self-contained stories. Flash fiction is a dynamic genre, and though it is not new, it has become popular in contemporary literary culture. With the rise of social media and short attention span readers, as well as the form’s unique ability to double as prose poetry, publishing opportunities for flash fiction abound.

In this free workshop series, we will focus on the intensity of the short prose form as “illuminated moment.” Through prompts and exercises, we will practice writing and revising a variety of flash stories. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own flash stories for feedback, as well as read and discuss selected works as models.

The classes may be taken individually or as a series. The schedule is:

  • Intro to Flash Fiction: Wednesday, January 5 at 10:30 AM
  • Finding the Illuminated Moment: Wednesday, February 2 at 10:30 AM
  • Revising for the Iceberg Effect: Wednesday, March 2 at 10:30 AM

Beth Keefauver earned her Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing at the University of Tennessee. She has taught creative writing for the Great Smokies Writing Program as well as several colleges and universities in the region. In 2015, Beth joined the University of South Carolina Upstate Department of Languages, Literature, and Composition. Beth lives in Fairview, NC with her sons Boone & Rowan, their cat, and a flock of chickens.

This class is sponsored by Buncombe County and the Fairview Friends of the Library.  Class size is limited so register early!  Call 828-250-6484 or email to register.