Can you tell a story in under 1,000 words? As flash fiction and CNF have grown in popularity, it's taught us that a fully immersive story can be told quickly, without much space.
In this one-day intensive, we'll read very short fiction and nonfiction, including award-winning work, in literary journals that publish flash prose.Through these readings and writing prompts, we'll see how the limited parameters give us an opportunity to focus on each and every line, and to be intentional in our choices when it comes to raising the stakes.
Natalie Lima is a Cuban-Puerto Rican writer, and a graduate of the MFA program in creative nonfiction at the University of Arizona. Her essays and fiction have been published or are forthcoming in Longreads, Guernica, Brevity, The Offing, Catapult and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from PEN America Emerging Voices, the Tin House Workshops, the VONA/Voices Workshop, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, and a residency from Hedgebrook in 2020. Her work has been included in Best Small Fictions, Best American Essays (Notable), and Best Online Essays by Entropy Magazine. Currently, Natalie is working on a collection of essays about sex and dating, and life as plus-size millennial woman. Find her on Instagram and Twitter @NatalieLima09.
Natalie's workshop reflected who she is as a person! Full of knowledge, darkness + light, with tons of humor and patience with the process. I'm so glad I attended. I cannot wait to watch her journey unfold! THANK YOU.
Natalie Lima was wonderful. She brought a real warmth and humor and showed us ways we could take difficult and traumatic moments in our lives and bring levity and humor into our writing.
I honestly would attend ANY workshop on ANY subject matter if Natalie was teaching.