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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Red-Hot Flash Nonfiction

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  • $85.00 Non-Member
  • $75.00 Member

Class Description

What is a flash essay? It’s not just a shorter essay; there's a formula to a flash essay, and the secret sauce is heat. Heat is the part of your piece that makes readers pay attention. It’s the part that answers the question “what is this essay about?” If you are interested in finding out the 3-ingredient recipe and writing an essay that is guaranteed to surprise even you, this class is one you cannot miss. You will leave with an understanding of what flash writing is all about, and the draft of an essay that packs a punch in under 800 words.

In this seminar, we’ll poke around the websites of literary magazines such as Brevity Magazine, and others. Based on class interest and spontaneity we’ll read a few aloud. This majority of class will be craft discussion on flash essays, writing via prompts, and sharing.

This class is for all levels of creative nonfiction and personal essay writers.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!