Castle Rock Writers Launches FREE Monthly Workshops!

February Workshop – Nancy Stohlman from ACC!

Nancy Nancy Stohlman’s books include The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories (forthcoming 2014), The Monster Opera (2013), Searching for Suzi: a flash novel (2009), Live From Palestine (2003), and three anthologies of flash fiction including Fast Forward: The Mix Tape (2010), which was a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. Her work is widely published in journals such as McSweeney’s, Boston Literary Magazine, and NanoFiction, and she is the creator and curator of The F-Bomb Flash Fiction Reading Series in Denver. She is presently teaching Introduction to Creative Writing online as an adjunct at ACC.

Workshop Description: “Writing Flash Fiction” 

Flash fiction is a style of fictional literature which focuses around extreme brevity.  In this workshop, flash fiction writer, Nancy Stohlman will help participants generate original flash pieces, examine what makes successful flash fiction, and try to differentiate flash from its cousin, the prose poem.  Flash forms have arrived as a backlash to genre boundaries and flash fiction is leading the pack, redefining how we tell stories.  By embracing the compressed form, all writers – from poets to novelists – are cultivating a new set of skills and creating an entirely new kind of story.  This workshop is open to writers with all levels of experience in the form.

Please RSVP to CastleRockWriters@gmail.com (although walk-ins are welcome). Date is February 2nd, 2015.  Time: 6:30-8:30 pm.  Location: Arapahoe Community College, Room 1050, 4700 Castleton Way, 80108 in Castle Rock.  Please contact Alice Aldridge-Dennis for questions at alicea-d@mho.com

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Photographs from Castle Rock Writers Conference 2013: Write Around the Rock!