8-Week Online Short Form: Writing Flash Fiction & Creative Nonfiction, Starts February 15, 2021
Class Starts Monday, February 15, 2021
**This Class is Open to Fiction & Nonfiction Writers**
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Taught by Cara Benson, who has published work in the The New York Times, Electric Literature, and is currently writing a series of short works on thinking and walking for Best American Poetry called “Dispatches from a Distance.”
This ONLINE flash writing workshop is built for writers at any point in their journey (beginner through advanced) who want to focus on creating a batch of short pieces in either fiction or creative nonfiction – or both! There is an amazing abundance of short writing being published in print and online. This course is designed to take part in this conversation.
Not only will we read, discuss, write, and revise short works, but we will also consider possibilities for publishing this writing. Each participant will have the opportunity to workshop twice. This critique will be grounded on the principles of honesty, generosity, consideration, and respect. Participants will find their own writing and revising get sharper as they hone their skills at responding constructively to others' work.
REQUIRED COURSE TEXTS:
- Flash Fiction Forward
The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction: Advice and Essential Exercises from Respected Writers, Editors, and Teachers
This class is entirely asynchronous with weekly deadlines and there is plenty of interaction with Cara and your peers within Wet Ink, our dedicated online classroom. Craft materials, lectures, reading assignments, and writing prompts are all available through the online classroom. Students also post work and provide and receive feedback within the online classroom environment. You can get the work done as you see fit week-to-week, so it is perfect for any schedule. There are discussion questions each week inspired by the assigned readings and topics in the lecture notes. Students are encouraged to take these wherever is most compelling and/or useful for them. Each writer will have the opportunity to submit their work twice for workshop, receiving detailed feedback from their peers as well as Cara; follow-up questions and conversations often occur. Cara engages with these discussions throughout the week.
Instructor: Cara Benson
Class size limited to 8 writers
Class starts February 15th, 2021
Course is fully ONLINE; students can work according to their own schedule within weekly deadlines. Once you have enrolled the instructor will send you a link to our online classroom, provided via Wet Ink.
Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.
Instructor Cara Benson is an award winning writer whose stories, poems, book reviews, and essays have been published in The New York Times, Boston Review, Best American Poetry, The Brooklyn Rail, Fence, Electric Literature, Hobart, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, 3:AM, and in syndication. She has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Literature and has recently completed her second book, a novel. Of her first book, a hybrid prose collection called (made), the Huffington Post writes: “Benson does more with the two-word sentence than many poets do in two stanzas or even two poems, largely because it would be difficult to find even a single wasted word." Cara is represented by Akin Akinwumi of Willenfield Literary Agency and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She has been a Visiting Writer for The New York State Writers Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, Evergreen College, Kelly Writers House at PENN, Stonecoast MFA, and Toronto New School of Writing. Currently, she is writing a series of short works on thinking and walking for Best American Poetry called “Dispatches from a Distance.” www.carabensonwriter.com or Twitter @cbenson67.