I’ve been taking metalsmithing classes at the ArtsCenter for months, and I’ve learned a lot, so I’m happy to say I’ll now be a part of the ArtsCenter in a teaching capacity as well. This is a multi-genre course on short forms, very similar to my course at the Loft.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 to Wednesday, October 24, 2012
6:15 pm to 8:15 pm
Short forms of creative writing have become quite popular in the world of literary publishing. NPR even has a segment called “Three-minute Fiction,” in which writers read their very short stories in competition. These short forms, usually limited to 1,000 words or less, are inviting to busy readers, who can devour a wholly satisfying story on the bus ride to work. For beginning writing students, these forms provide an excellent opportunity for skill-sharpening because they require a great deal of restraint and precision. In this class, students will learn and practice the fundamental elements of short forms in three major genres: flash fiction, micro-memoir and prose poetry. Students will read and discuss published examples of writing in short forms, participate in weekly writing exercises and produce at least one finished piece in the genre of their choice to share during a final peer critique.