March 25: Presenting at Arapahoe Community College Annual Spring Lit Fest: Back in Person!

Back In Person! ACC’s Annual Spring Literary Festival.

The Writers Studio at ACC provides a full-day writing conference for students and community members that is the most affordable, quality-laden literary festival you’ll find, for writers of all levels and ages.

Included with the registration fee:

  • One complimentary copy of the “Progenitor Art and Literary Journal”, v. 57, 2022
  • Continental Breakfast, including coffee and tea
  • Lunch
  • Author reading and book signing during lunch
  • Open Mic opportunity for registrants at the end of the day (approximately 5 minutes per person)

Registration fees:
$25 student rate*
$30 CCCS employee rate
$40 Senior rate
$55 community member rate 
*Students of any college or high school. Please show Student ID at check-in.


8:30-9:15 Sign-in and continental breakfast
9:30-10:45 Session 1 (registrants choose from 2)  
11:00-12:15 Session 2 (registrants choose from 2) 
12:30-1:30 Lunch and author reading (I WILL READ FROM AFTER THE RAPTURE)
2:00-3:15 Session 3 (registrants choose from 2** I WILL BE PRESENTING IN SESSION 3
3:30-4:15 Festival concludes with an Open Mic reading for registrants—time limit of five minutes per reader 
4:30 campus closes

SESSION 3: 2:00-3:15 pm

Write a Flash Novel: All Meat and No Fat
Workshop Description:  
Do you have a Big Story Idea brewing but you don’t know where to begin? Have you been working on a traditional novel/creative nonfiction book, but you find yourself hitting a wall? Maybe you need a total perspective shift, a radical re-visioning of how to write a book?
Meet the “Flash Novel”, a breakout genre that draws on the skills of flash fiction to tell a large-scale story in a compact space. Existing at the intersection of the novel and flash fiction, the flash novel has both the scope and complexity of a novel and the ingenuity of flash fiction, delivering a sophisticated reading experience to a contemporary audience. 
In this workshop, we will envision, draft, collage, and create momentum on your Big Idea. We’ll begin breaking it apart and making friends with the scope of it. For 90 minutes, we’ll get out of our own way, and you will discover the bones of your project as well as the enthusiasm and insight to know where to go next. Open to all writers, whether you have already started writing or the idea still lives in your head and heart. Come ready to play and rethink what you know about writing a book.

Register here!