“Cinema of the Mind” — Flash Fiction Through the Camera’s Lens
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and teacher Robert Olen Butler teaches a moment-by-moment method of writing fiction that shares many similarities with the medium of film. We will learn how to take two of the most important elements of all fiction—desire and emotion—and create compelling flash fiction and short stories using Butler’s “Cinema of the Mind.” We will practice with such flash forms as Triptychs and numbered list flashes since they work well with brief, focused scenes.
“Cinema of the Mind” — Flash Fiction Through the Camera’s Lens. Teens & Adults. All experience levels welcome.Saturday, March 7, 9:00 a.m.-noon, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave. Course fee: $15 (collected at workshop). Need-based scholarships are available. Registration deadline March 1.Continue reading →
TheFlash Fictionworkshop will focus on experimentation and practice of flash fiction forms as well as the questions—what is flash fiction, how is its power achieved? During this five-week course students will examine and write stories that fall into five flash fiction categories: flash fiction (1000-1500); sudden flash fiction (750 words); microfiction (100 words); the six-word story; and the final class will be on marketing.There will be reading and writing assignments in and outside of class.Continue reading →