Writing Flash

Intro to Flash Writing

Wednesdays Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Dec. 5 from 1:00 to 3:00 Selkirk College Room 116

From 750 word essays to six word stories, let's play with this provocative genre of literary expression. Using examples, prompts and dialogue we will explore this perfect medium for short pieces of memoir and quick flights of fancy. In In Short Bernard Cooper suggests that short nonfiction requires "an alertness to detail, a quickening of the senses, a focusing of the literary lens...until one has magnified some small aspect of what it means to be human." Welcoming all levels of experience, this class focuses on the pleasure of writing and positive support in a non-judgemental, humorous atmosphere.

Lindy's first poem was published in The Rocky Fork Enterprise (Gahanna, Ohio weekly) when she was 8 yrs. old and she's been scribbling ever since. Lindy's passion for Flash was ignited by Rayya Liebich's classes at Oxygen Art and with neighbor Rayya's blessing, Lindy looks forward to sharing this form with you. She received an MA in Transformative Art from JFKU in Berkeley, CA and has taught art (and computers) to folks of all ages in a strange variety of venues.

Resources of All Sorts

This will be a growing list of links and resources, ideas and hopefully inspiration for myself and other writers. I suggest you check out the online journals first.

Online Journals

Brevity Magazine

Brevity Online Blog

Narrative Magazine

Riverteeth Journal


Lindy's Google Doc Notes on Writing - messy and ever growing.