Introduction to Writing Flash


"What you will find is that the only thing you really want from life is to feel enthusiasm, joy and love."
Michael Singer, The Untethered Soul

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.

Below are the handouts from the class I taught Fall 2018 for Learning in Retirement, Selkirk College, Nelson, BC

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