Summer Craft Intensive: Sidik Fofana


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Editor's Note

Not Quite Flash with Sidik Fofana
Sunday, August 11th
10 AM – 1 PM PST/ 1 PM – 4 PM EST

Not two pages, but not twenty. It surfs between three and ten. Not as enigmatic as flash, but not as novelistic as a longer piece. Containing fully realized worlds and leaving us in short time with profound truth. How does one write a short-story of this length? What do we have to work with? What to sacrifice? What to condense? With the help of “Thank You, M’am” by Langston Hughes, “Everyday Use by Alice Walker”, and “The Leap” by Louise Erdrich, as well as color-coded annotating and thought-probing writing prompts, we will study how to use this unsung story length to yield narratives of wise insight and depth.

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: Sidik Fofana is a graduate of NYU’s MFA program and a public school teacher in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in the Sewanee Review and Granta. He was also named a fellow at the Center for Fiction in 2018. Stories from the Tenants Downstairs, his debut short story collection composed of eight narratives about residents of a fictional building in Harlem, was published by Scribner in August 2022.