Get your new year off the ground by plunging right in! January 2nd – Jan 9th I’ll be holding a one-week online intensive microfiction writing workshop in a closed Facebook group w/ new prompts every day for 7 days. Stories will be capped at 350 words. There will be group feedback as always. Maximum 12 writers. $50/£38. Private message me if you’d like to participate. Let me know if you’re interested by e-mailing me here with the subject line: January workshop.
I am so grateful to Meg for her mind bending prompts. —Melissa Goode
I’ve just completed Meg Pokrass’s micro-memoir writing workshop on Facebook. She is expert at facilitating such groups, and I found my fellow writers unbiased, knowledgeable, and careful readers. Meg usually weighed in after they did, and her comments were always thoughtful, positive, and insightful. During the four-week course, she gave participants two prompts per week based on a story or photo. Such prompts were often ingenuous—and led to such incredible breakthroughs! I suffered from writer’s block for many years. But I’ve become a much more productive writer since taking Meg’s class. I’ve also become more disciplined in submitting new work. In the ten days since completing the micro-memoir workshop, I’ve had two new stories accepted (from BlazeVOX and Beyond the Margin). Meg has turned my writing life around. Thank you so much! —Joseph Lerner
Meg Pokrass is a seriously awesome teacher. Something about her writing prompts tap directly into my writing mojo, they are creative and fun and filled with play, I never feel like I am working too hard, but at the same time produce my best work. A piece I wrote for her class was a finalist in Black Warrior Review’s inaugural flash prose contest, and another is forthcoming in Blue Five Notebook. Meg is not only brilliant, she’s supportive and encouraging. This creates a classroom vibe that’s filled with comradery. Her classes are perfect for writers at all levels, from the beginning to the experienced. I am on my fourth. —Leonora Desur
“Recently, I wrote a 200-word story… and a brilliant editor, Meg Pokrass, helped make smart, delicate cuts.” —Jane Ciabattari, BBC Culture
“I don’t write short fiction, but Meg encouraged me to try my hand. I did have a failed poem sitting around that I just couldn’t wrangle into shape, so I pulled it out of form and began to work on it like a story. I sent it to Meg and she did a fantastic job of editing the piece. It was published in SmokeLong Quarterly. Meg wrote me that the piece was later chosen by Wigleaf Top 50,long listed as one of the best shorts on the web. I thought that would be the end of it, but then she wrote again and asked for more so I went back into my files and found another failed poem. With Meg’s super fine editing skills, was also published.” —Dorianne Laux
“Meg Pokrass is a writer with a gift for mentoring, encouraging and teaching others some of the many roads into the writing world. I am indebted to her for the inspiration her writing prompts have provided me over the past several years.” —James Claffey, author, Blood a Cold Blue: Stories.