The World in a Flash: Flash Prose with Kate Maruyama

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Flash fiction, flash prose, sudden fiction, microfiction. The definitions vary: “work under 1500 words” or “work under 1000 words,” and sometimes, “work under 500 words.” The good news is these small spaces can be quite dynamic and the creative possibilities within this form are endless.

Journals are looking for flash prose, and, as the pieces are so short, they can fit more in each issue, which ups your chances of publication. In this course we will do exercises which will generate your own flash prose and look at different ways in which various forms of flash prose work. We will workshop through revisions and you should come away with a few solid pieces, and, most important, the tools to keep generating flash prose that resonates.

4-Week Course 

May 16 - June 13, 2015 

About Kate Maruyama: 

Kate Maruyama coached screenwriters for years in Hollywood, working for Jon Peters, Sylvester Stallone and Universal and has coached several notable authors’ books, most of which have been published. Her first novel, Harrowgate was published by 47North and her short work has appeared in Arcadia Magazine, The Stoneboat Journal and Controlled Burn as well as on Salon.com, The Rumpus, The Citron Review and Gemini Magazine. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and lives, writes, teaches and eats in Los Angeles where she lives with her husband and two kids. More about Kate: katemaruyama.com