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Flash Fiction: Create a Moment, Create a World with Helen Phillips on Zoom
October 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pmFree – $124
website maker How can I evoke a world/situation/character/emotion swiftly and potently? This is a question that fiction writers are always asking, but flash fiction brings particular urgency to it. Participants will examine samples of contemporary flash fiction, and then experiment with the form themselves. We will consider questions such as: How can a piece achieve arc and resonance in such a short space? How does one attain the precision of language essential to this form? What can this form offer the reader in lieu of the satisfaction of a longer narrative? How can the lessons learned by trying our hands at flash fiction be applied to longer works?
There are two Altman POC Scholarships given on a first come, first served basis. There is one need-based scholarship for each one-day class. Please remember not to sign up for more than one scholarship seat every other month. Please tell us ASAP if your plans change and you can no longer use the seat. We will open up the scholarship to someone else. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this! Please refer to our Scholarships page before registering for Person of Color Scholarship or Need Based Scholarship. Thank you.
Helen Phillips is the author of five books, including, most recently, the novel The Need, a nominee for the 2019 National Book Award, a New York Times Notable Book of 2019, and a TIME Magazine Top 10 Book of 2019. Her collection Some Possible Solutions received the 2017 John Gardner Fiction Book Award. Her novel The Beautiful Bureaucrat, a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, was a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her book of flash fiction And Yet They Were Happy was named a notable collection by The Story Prize. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, and the Italo Calvino Prize. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Times, and Tin House, and on Selected Shorts. She is an associate professor at Brooklyn College.