Writing Flash Fiction starts Monday

MARCH 6-26, 2017

WRITING FLASH FICTION

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Flash fiction is redefining how we tell stories, and by embracing this compressed form, all writers–from poets to novelists to nonfiction writers–are cultivating a new set of skills and creating an entirely new kind of story.

In this workshop we will generate original flash pieces, examine what makes successful flash fiction, and try to differentiate flash from its cousins, the prose poem and the vignette.

This workshop is open to writers with all levels of experience in the form, whether you are brand new to flash fiction or a veteran flasher looking to hone your craft.Each participant will generate 3-6 new flash pieces in an encouraging and motivating environment.

This will be a 3-week online workshop format class with limited availability.

Tuition: $109

Contact me with questions at nancystohlman@gmail.com

Two Spring Flash Fiction Workshops

MARCH 6-26, 2017

WRITING FLASH FICTION

So you want to write flash fiction? OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

In this workshop we will generate original flash pieces, examine what makes successful flash fiction, and try to differentiate flash from its cousins, the prose poem and the vignette.

This workshop is open to writers with all levels of experience in the form, whether you are brand new to flash fiction or a veteran flasher looking to hone your craft.

Click here for more information or to register.

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APRIL 3-23, 2017

SCULPTING FLASH FICTION

Editing is the most important part of the writing process. But just as writing flash fiction requires a different set of skills, so does editing flash fiction.

article-2337449-1a32cffb000005dc-882_634x439In this workshop we will learn how to achieve the specific needs of flash fiction as I guide you and other participants to edit your real works in progress.

Participants should have a basic understanding of flash fiction and come to the class with flash pieces already in progress.

Click here for more information or to register.

AWP Panel on Flash Fiction this Friday

Friday, February 10, 1:30-2:45

WASHINGTON D.C.
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F202. From Flash Fiction to Microfiction: How Many Words Are Enough?. (,  ,  ,  ,  ) The introduction to Flash Fiction asks: How short can a story be and still be a short story? The answer was 750 words, but recently we have seen microfiction of 300 and 200 words, and the emergence of the 100-word story. How can such compression address character development, narrative arc, and tension? Does prose poetry show us indirectly how to accommodate narrative size? These panelists discuss the limitations and rewards of writing short with urgency and artistic integrity.
Come say hi!

Podcast: Blink Ink Dance Party Vol II at Rocky Mountain Revival

What we have here is our annual dance party featuring 8 authors reading microfiction works featured in Blink Ink.

Our authors are: Nancy Stohlman, Doug Matthewson (reading for Sally Reno), Rob Geisen, Lynn Mundell, Kathryn Knudson, Gay Degani, Katie Yates, and Catfish McDaris.

And we are graced with musical accompaniment from Nick Busheff.

Blink Ink publishes the finest in very short fiction. all stories are in the ballpark of about 50 words. Their issues come out four times a year, and if you are a subscriber, they are delivered to your door in a beautiful, compact book that can fit right in your back pocket. Go to www.blink-ink.org and subscribe now. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s cheap, so let’s go. Operators are standing by.

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AWP Panel: “From Flash Fiction to Microfiction: How Many Words are Enough?”

Friday, February 10, 1:30-2:45

WASHINGTON D.C.
F202. From Flash Fiction to Microfiction: How Many Words Are Enough?. (,  ,  ,  ,  ) The introduction to Flash Fiction asks: How short can a story be and still be a short story? The answer was 750 words, but recently we have seen microfiction of 300 and 200 words, and the emergence of the 100-word story. How can such compression address character development, narrative arc, and tension? Does prose poetry show us indirectly how to accommodate narrative size? These panelists discuss the limitations and rewards of writing short with urgency and artistic integrity.
Come say hi!
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Fbomb 2017: Jan 17 is Fantasy Island

Find out more about Fbomb Flash Fiction Reading Series here:

All shows start at 7:30 at The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver

JANUARY 17, 2017:

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Welcome to Fantasy Island Fbomb, where all your fantasies for 2017 can come true!
Featuring the amazingly talented Monique Antonette Lewis, founder of At The Inkwell.

Book swap/ open mic sign up begin at 7, reading begins at 7:30.
Open mic slots are first come and 4 mins or less.
Hosted by Nancy Stohlman, Mr Roarke, and Tattoo~

AND BOOK SWAP! Bring a book, take a book!

Join Facebook Event here

nancy-headshotHost Nancy Stohlman! Nancy Stohlman’s books include The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories, The Monster Opera,  Searching for Suzi: a flash novel, and four anthologies including Fast Forward: The Mix Tape, a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. She is the creator and curator of the Fbomb Flash Fiction Reading Series in Denver, the impetus behind FlashNano, and her work was nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize. Find out more about her atwww.nancystohlman.com

moniqueFeaturing Monique Antonette Lewis! Monique Antonette Lewis is the founder of At The Inkwell, a New York City-based organization that supports published authors through book reviews, author interviews and readings. The reading series is hosted across Denver, New York, Richmond, San Francisco, Seattle and London.She is also an annual reader for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship. Monique has more than a decade of journalism experience and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University, and a B.A. in Journalism from Colorado State University. Monique lives in Denver.

“My Father is Trying to Set the World Record for Days Spent Petting a Shark” is a FINALIST for The Vera Flash Fiction award: I need your vote!

I just found out that Blink Ink nominated me for the Vera Flash Fiction prize and I’m a FINALIST! (And in good company, I might add). Right now the crowd is voting and it would be the BEST holiday gift ever if you would take literally 30 seconds and vote for my story, “My Father is Trying to Set the World Record for Days Spent Petting a Shark.” Pretty please and thank you!!
Please vote and thank you so much!
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