The Great Festival Flash Off
Saturday, June 26, 2021
11 am to 8 pm (London time)
Cake Pops: Making a Savory Micro Sequence with Nancy Stohlman: 5:00-6:30 pm (London time)
Okay, bakers. For our technical challenge we want you to craft a string of 5-10 perfect mini-flashes into a showstopping centerpiece. The sponge should be poignant, the flavor should be profound, and the texture should be compact and dense, yet expansive and memorable. Identically perfect, well-rounded, separate, but together.
Few people know that Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets actually create a sonnet sequence. While they can obviously be read and loved alone, strung together they invite a new perspective. In this class we will use all the tricks and tools of compression, as well as consider the broader scope of a larger story. Inspired by sequences in literature and the natural world, we will crack stories open and string stories together to create a savory micro sequence that is both tiny and epic.
I promise you can’t eat just one!
Going Short is feeling like a rock star today!
(*just announced) International Book Awards: Finalist
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