WRITING SURREAL FLASH FICTION
–Workshop #1: It’s time for another Surreal Flash Fiction Workshop, so here we go! June 15 – July 15th. Cost is $90 for new workshop participants (if you’ve never taken a class with me before) or $80 for returning participants. Let me know if you’d like to be in. This is going to fill up quickly. As usual, this course will be held in 2 private Facebook groups. If interested, email me.
WRITING FLASH FICTION FROM SELECTED VISUAL PROMPTS
A one-month online flash workshop. June 15 – July 15TH. The cost is $90 for new students, $80 for returning. The goal will be to write 8 flash fiction stories from the many visual prompts I’ll be offering! As usual, this course will be held in 2 private Facebook groups. If interested, email me.
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“I am so grateful to Meg for her mind bending prompts.”
“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. Basically all my recently published stories have been ones I’ve written for or have been inspired by Meg’s workshops. She’s the best, as are my classmates, who have given such great feedback. 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.”
More than half my published flash stories originated in Meg Pokrass workshops or writing groups. Her online workshops become genuine writing communities. I’ve learned to trust myself, to write out of corners I’d written myself into, and to find inspiration when none seemed available. Meg helped me find my voice. —Epiphany Ferrell
“I’ve just completed Meg Pokrass’s micro writing workshop. She is expert at facilitating such groups, and I found my fellow writers unbiased, knowledgeable, and careful readers. 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. Her prompts were often ingenuous—and led to such incredible breakthroughs!”—Joseph Lerner
“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.”
“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.
“Lets see: She takes personal interest in her students. Sticks her neck out for them. Hints and nudges them forward gently without aggressive editing. Gets excited on reading their work. Drops too many “wowzers”. Doesn’t talk about herself and her own writing. Gets them critiquing each others’ work. Yes. Meg Pokrass is a terrible mentor.”
—Jamal H. Iqubal, Writer, Producer, Designer
“Meg Pokrass is a creative force. Her prompts get you writing–and excited to write–and her editorial suggestions are first rate. After taking her flash fiction workshop, I published three stories in prominent flash journals within months. Work with Meg. You’ll get results.”
—Beth Keefauver, author
—Ashley Nissler, author
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For more information on workshops, courses, and private tutoring, please send an e-mail to Meg at megpokrass(at)gmail(dot)com
Not sure yet? You may want to read some of Meg’s craft essays for free online:
At Talking Writing: Flash Novella Writing