Generating Flash Fiction: Writing Toward Compression

Instructor: Sherrie Flick
Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time:  6:30-9 p.m.
Location: IUPUI, Cavanaugh Hall/Room #508. Cavanaugh Hall is located at 425 University Blvd.
Cost: Free for students of IUPUI$63 nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

Sometimes writing small can be intimidating. What does it take to write a good story under 500 words? How do you get everything in there? This session will walk participants through a series of generative writing exercises that explore what makes a piece of flash fiction pop to life. We will look at the importance of voice, dialogue, sentence-level writing, finding an ending, and influence as we write, read aloud, and write again.

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 Sherrie Flick is the author of the novel Reconsidering Happiness and two short story collections Whiskey, Etc., and Thank Your Lucky Stars(Autumn House Press, 2018). Her fiction has appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Flash Fiction ForwardNew Sudden Fiction, and New Micro, as well as Ploughshares, SmokeLong Quarterly, and Booth. She has received fellowships from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Ucross, and Atlantic Center for the Arts. She serves as series editor for The Best Small Fictions 2018 and teaches in the MFA and Food Studies programs at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. 


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