For Teens

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): Writing Flash Fiction: Stories in 1000 Words or Less

Saturday, March 20th 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Teens
Teen (13-18)
This class is full

This class will be hosted remotely! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

Class Description: In this class, we will read and write stories that fit into the subgenre of fiction known as flash. We will read flash, or micro, pieces by Joyce Carol Oates ("Where Are You?), George Saunders ("Sticks"), Jamaica Kincaid ("Girl"), and John Smolens ("Possessions"). We will discuss craft elements such as character, setting, and voice and how they shape flash pieces.

Takeaways: Students will complete the course having written two 100 word stories and the beginning of a longer flash piece (3-5 pages). 

Who Should Register?
For writers ages 13 - 18 ONLY. Writing notebooks are available, but feel free to bring your own.

Remember, parents/guardians must also complete this permission form online before the start of the class. Otherwise, registrations could be voided and the cancellation policy will apply. If the student is 18, simply let us know at [email protected]

*If you are registering on behalf of your teen, add their email information in the “For a Friend or Child?” field on the right-hand side of the screen before you check out. This will send them a direct link and reminder to create their own profile with GrubStreet. 

(After adding the class to your cart, click “Checkout” and click “Add” next to “For a Friend or Child?” on the right-hand side to fill in their email. This is an easy way of linking the class to your child and encourages them to create their own account.)

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Nihal Mubarak
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  • Short Fiction

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