Flash Fiction Fun Shop led by Frances Lefkowitz · Saturday, April 5, 11am-1pm, Community Meeting Room, 3rd floor. Sign up for this playful 2-hour writing workshop for new and experienced writers. Class size limited to 25 participants and advanced registration is required by calling 510-981-6196, beginning March 17, 2014.
Flash fiction, or very short stories between 100 and 1,000 words, sits at the crossroads between the short story and the prose poem. This format can be a playful and inviting way to get into—or back into—writing. Read and discuss a variety of samples and then pen your own stories to a series of ten-minute writing exercises. Students should bring paper and pen (or a laptop) for writing.
Formerly the senior editor at Body+Soul magazine (now Whole Living), Frances is now the Good Housekeeping book reviewer and a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of, To Have Not, a memoir about growing up poor in San Francisco. A copy of her memoir may be checked out at the Berkeley Public Library.