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Workshop: The Magic of Sudden, Micro and Flash: Very Short Stories led by Pam Painter

October 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm MDT



Sunday, Oct. 23 @ 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | 
In-Person at Pitkin County Library (120 N Mill St, Aspen)

Pam will be teaching the workshop in-person. Space is limited.

AWN members receive a discount ($40 for AWN members; $90 for non-members).


This workshop will explore the elements of stories under 750 words.  To begin, we’ll discuss the concept of the unstable situation.  Plot and conflict sit like boulders on these tiny stories although the tension in an unstable situation is the only drama necessary.  And because first sentences are windows into worlds, we’ll write a lot of first sentences in a short amount of time.  Next, we’ll experience the mystery and magic of prompts and how they arrive out of nowhere and immediately will conjure up six or seven new stories.  Then we’ll discover how the words “what if” can lead to startling ways to continue and even complete a story.  Finally, we’ll ride some of these new story beginnings to satisfying ends. The class will be fast-paced and exciting and most of all productive.  I’ll send you home with a list of my favorite Flashanthologies and collections, places to submit your work, and inspiring quotes by writers to serve as future signposts.  We have a whole day to write.   A luxury.  Let’s do it.   

All attendees must upload their proof of vaccination in advance on the ReturnSafe app


October 23, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm MDT
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