Flashing into Fiction at Kerouac House

kerouac projectOn Saturday, October 13, The Jack Kerouac Writers-in-Residence Project of Orlando partners with MAD about Words to offer you the opportunity to learn from and write with Caitlin O’Sullivan, the current writer-in-residence at Kerouac House.

Flashing into Fiction: Getting Started with Fiction’s Shortest Stories

Flash fiction is defined by its brevity: these short stories are usually between 500 and 1,000 words long, but include vivid characters, gripping plot, lush description, and piercing insight.

In this workshop we’ll discuss how to compress these elements into fiction’s shortest form. Learning to write flash fiction can be fun, satisfying—and even helpful for longer writing. Attendees will write and have the opportunity to share one (or more!) complete stories during the workshop. No experience with short stories or flash fiction required.

Caitlin O’Sullivan has published flash fiction in Consequence, Crack the Spine, 100 Word Story, and Midnight Screaming. She is the founder and editor of The Postcard Press, which publishes flash fiction and short poetry. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, she completed her MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato in spring 2012. She is currently at work on a historical novel, The Kiss-Off. Visit Caitlin’s website.


When: Saturday, October 13, 2012 – 10 AM to 1 PM
Workshop starts promptly. Please come up to 30 minutes early to network and settle in. Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be available.

Where: Kerouac House, 1418 Clouser Avenue, Orlando FL 32804 MAP

Fee: $35. Part of your workshop fee goes to support Kerouac House

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