Thursday, May 4, 2017

SU17 IMF 54107 Writing Flash Fiction - Zachary Vickers

Online Class
IMF 54107 Writing Flash Fiction

Instructor:  Zachary Vickers

Class Type:  Craft & Workshop

Course Description:
The Art of Suddenness: Flash Fiction
In this workshop, we will examine the constrictive, yet artistically expansive, form: flash fiction. We will read a variety of examples of flash fiction and discuss efficiency of prose, economy of language, white space/subtext, structure, sentence beauty, and debate the importance (or unimportance) of narrative to determine how flash fiction is sometimes story, and other times, perhaps, a reflection of an idea, a thought, a feeling, or stressing the complexity of an experience. Additionally, students will generate new works of flash fiction at a variety of lengths in order to further flex their aesthetics so that they may operate effectively within only a few hundred words up to one thousand. Stories will be workshopped by peers, and the class will culminate in a final project of revised flash fiction.

First Assignment Info is available HERE.

Textbook info for SP QTR 17 is available HERE (textbook info is also available in the student portal registration function and LU's bookstore website)

Start DateMonday, July 10

Class Preview Date: June 26 (do not post in class until start date of 7/10; available early for review purposes only--email Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends on 7/3)

Canvas Login & Navigation Instructions

NOTE: If you decide to drop the class, email Beth at and note whether or not you have posted on Canvas (which counts as attendance). Tuition refund/charges (based on attendance and the date the drop form is processed) are listed HERE.

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