Flash prose is a deceptively simple art. How does one cut to the heart of powerful human experiences in under 1,000 words? Writers like George Saunders, Joy Castro, and Lydia Davis prove it is possible. In this three-hour crash course, we’ll challenge ourselves to do the same, examining successful instances of flash fiction/ nonfiction and mining them for technical and aesthetic wisdoms. We’ll also discuss what material is most appropriate for the form, and practice writing our own pieces. This class is for all writers of all levels. Class time will be spent reading, discussing, writing, and providing feedback. You will walk away from class with a finished first draft.
Carla Diaz is a writer from New York City. Her work appears in The Kenyon Review, Joyland Magazine, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere, and has been supported by scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference. In 2019 she received her MFA in Fiction Writing from Vanderbilt University, where she taught literature and creative writing. She is currently at work on a novel.
Carla Diaz is new to The Porch. Welcome!