Flash: The Art of Distillation
with Jennifer Lang
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 10:00 – 13:00
The flash form challenges the writer to create an entire universe in a compact space. There is no definitive word count for flash—under 2000, 1000, 750, 250, 100 or maximum 6. The goal, regardless of the number, is to create a narrative that feels as expansive as a novel. While most writers associate flash with fiction, it is equally present in creative nonfiction.
In this workshop, we will examine flash works in both genres and learn how to write brief, descriptive, thought-provoking and urgent prose in response to prompts. Some of the writers discussed will be Emma Sloley, Brian Doyle, and Aimee Bender, among others. The workshop is open to writers in all genres and at all levels.
Details: 380nis by October 23 and 410nis subsequently; includes light snacks and refreshments.
American-French-Israeli hybrid, Jennifer Lang writes. Three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and finalist in Crab Orchard Review’s Literary Nonfiction Contest 2017. Flash in Brevity Podcast One-Minute Memoirs, Miracle Monocle, Headway, The Tishman Review, Pithead Chapel, Gravel, The Citron Review and upcoming in CHEAP POP! Findable at https://www.facebook.com/israelwriterstudio/and @JenLangWrites.