Yes, it’s true! Valentine’s Day is sidling up to us! This quirky workshop is designed for funny/strange/beautiful/ micro-sized love story truffles!
In my popular 3 day microfiction workshop, participants will be using the 100 word story constraint. We’ll be using story models and prompts. My prompts are designed to help all writers break through creative barriers. There will be feedback from me directly on every story, as well as peer feedback. The workshop will be held in a private Facebook group. Cost for the workshop is $100 USD per student.
Numbers of students are limited. For enrollment info, please email me directly here.
You have transformed so many people’s writing lives, mine included! -Frances Gapper
Any micro I have ever published was born in your workshops! Eternal gratitude. – Jenny Stalter
You are such an inspiring teacher. -Nadia Jacobsen
I fell in love with flash in your workshops, Meg! -Karen Schauber
-I’ve ahad many stories published that originated in your workshops or from your prompts, not to mention your skillful editing suggestions. So grateful for all you do for the micro community. -Kathryn Harjo Silver
Meg has inspired many of us to have our writing dreams come into fruition. -Annie Bien
You have a big shout out in the Acknowlegements of my new book. Couldn’t have written it without you. -Jayne Martin
I am inspired by the prompts and the other students and your marvelous, generous, generative energy. I live with the prompts for a few days, and then start writing (and I’ve been using your newsletter prompts as part of my daily writing practice, too). As a writing teacher, I’m also feeling renewed just by reading your comments to everyone and appreciating the way you work descriptively to help writers see what they have. It’s a technique I teach to undergraduates, and it’s hard for them!, so it helps me enormously to be in the middle of that kind of workshop to feel how it works when I’m not the orchestrator. In the middle of a very lonely pandemic, and sabbatical where I really can’t go anywhere, you’ve created these small, at home residencies that I love. Thank you. –Susan Morehouse
You are the best and one of a kind! – Andrea Disario Marcusa
This was grand, as are all your workshops, Meg. Super subject, terrific feedback, incredibly jaw-dropping talent. Stimulation PLUS fun! – Tracey Meloni
I learned so much from you two fabulous writers/teachers. You opened doors to rooms and worlds I didn’t know existed. Look forward to another workshop – Michelle Morris
Pamela Painter and Meg Pokrass: Saturday August 28th, 2021, 4.00 pm BST
We were honoured that eminent writer and teacher from the US, Pamela Painter, was able to join us at the inaugural flash fiction festival in Bath, 2017. And it is wonderful to have her back to read from her new and selected stories Fabrications
and talk about flash fiction in our Legends spot. She is joined by
inspirational writer, editor and teacher, Meg Pokrass, an American
expat, living in the UK. Meg, a flash fiction writer of many years
standing, is also our Flash Fiction Festival Curator. She is running a workshop in April in our Festival Series.
Pamela PainterPamela Painter is the author of five story collections, and co-author, with Anne Bernays, of What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers. Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, Five Points, Ploughshares, SmokeLong Quarterly, New Flash Fiction Review, among others, and in numerous Flash Anthologies such as Sudden Fiction, Flash Fiction, Micro Fiction, and New Micro.
Painter’s flash stories have been presented on National Public Radio,
and staged by WordTheatre in Los Angeles, London and New York. Painter’s
newest collection of stories is Fabrications: New and Selected Stories from Johns Hopkins University Press.
Festival Curator, is the author of seven flash fiction collections, two
novellas-in-flash, and an award-winning book of prose poetry. A
recipient of San Francisco’s Blue Light Book Award, her work has been
internationally anthologized in two recent Norton Anthologies, Best Small Fictions 2018, 2019, Wigleaf Top 50 (multiple times) and has been published in over 500 literary magazines including Electric Literature, Craft, Tin House, Passages North, Wigleaf and McSweeney’s. Meg serves as Flash Challenge Judge for Mslexia, Co-Editor of Best Microfiction, 2020, Co-Founder Flash Fiction Collective Reading Series (SF), & Founding/Managing Editor of New Flash Fiction Review.