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Introduction to Flash Fiction with Tara Campbell

  • Femme Fatale 4620 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20016 United States (map)

Flash fiction (a story told in 1,000 words or less) is an exciting genre attracting increasing interest in the publishing world. This two-hour course will provide an introduction to the genre, including model examples of flash, techniques of flash, and tips for writing your own. Participants will discuss where to read excellent flash, write multiple flashes from prompts, and discuss revision techniques to polish those drafts into gems.

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Tara Campbell ( is a fiction editor at Barrelhouse and an MFA candidate at American University. Prior publication credits include SmokeLong Quarterly, Masters Review, b(OINK), Booth, Spelk, Jellyfish Review, Strange Horizons, and Queen Mob's Teahouse. Her debut novel, TreeVolution, was published in 2016, and her collection, Circe's Bicycle, was released in spring 2018.

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