Summer Craft Intensive: Libby Flores


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This Will Only Take A Minute with Libby Flores
Sunday, July 16
3  – 6 PM PST / 6 – 9 PM EST

When writing short short stories (less than two-thousand words) it is even more critical to grab readers by the collar. What can any writer learn from flash fiction, sudden fiction, or micro-fiction? We will examine the parameters of the form and look at several different approaches to the short short. We’ll look specifically at the great flash fiction of Lydia Davis, Venita Blackburn, and many others to discover what captivates and arrests our attention, and what resonates with a reader long after the last line is read. After discussing these examples the class will be given writing prompts.

We have one scholarship available for this intensive. Scholarships are conducted through a lottery. If you are interested in submitting your name, please fill out this form.

BIO:Libby Flores is a 2008 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow. Her writing has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Gagosian Quarterly, American Short Fiction, Ploughshares, Post Road Magazine, Mc Sweeney’s, Tin House /The Open Bar, The Guardian, Paper Darts, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She is the former Director of Literary Programs at PEN Center USA (now PEN America Los Angeles). In 2018 she directed the second annual Believer Festival in Las Vegas. She is the Associate Publisher at BOMB magazine. Libby holds an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. She serves on the LitNet Steering Committee, and on the Periplus committee where she is a mentor. She lives in Brooklyn, but will always be a Texan. She is represented by Sarah Bowlin at Aevitas Creative Management.