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Flash Fiction: Making the Most of the Super Short Form

July 23, 2020 @ EST 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session. 

Member Price: $65
Deadline to Register: July 22, 5 pm
Instructor: Shoshana Akabas

Some writers can pack more into a one-page story than an entire novel. In this session, we’ll study writers who challenge our understanding of style, structure, and plot by telling a whole story in under 1,000 words. In-class writing exercises will help us try our hand at this form, practice the tools these writers use, and generate material for future stories of any length. We’ll read examples in fiction, but narrative writers of any genre are welcome to join.

Recommended Reading:

  • “Crazy Glue” from Girl on the Fridge, by Etgar Keret
  • “What Do We Have in our Pockets?” from Suddenly a Knock on the Door, by Etgar Keret
  • “Making Do” from Numbers in the Dark, by Italo Calvino
  • “Girl” & “Letter Home” from At The Bottom of the River, by Jamaica Kincaid
  • “I Can Speak” from In Persuasion Nation, by George Saunders


Shoshana Akabas is a New York-based writer and teacher. She holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University, where she taught writing for four years. She’s received artist and research fellowships from Jentel Foundation, Gladstone’s Library, and National Geographic. Most recently, her writing has been featured in The Washington Post, The Kenyon Review, The Believer, Electric Lit, and American Short Fiction. www.ShoshanaAkabas.com


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July 23, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Virtual Classroom
NY United States
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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