About the Workshop
In this session, we’ll go through every step of a flash fiction writing process. From warm up prompts to writing time and a plan for how/where to submit your stories. We’re focusing on micro and flash fiction (stories from 50-1000 words), which offer a great set of boundaries for new writers and constraints for experienced writers. This workshop is appropriate for any level of writer, whether you’re looking to try out fiction writing for the first time or just need a group to write with, but we will spend a good amount of time talking about elementary writing and submitting principles on either end of our writing time. (Please bring a notebook or computer to write on! We will provide some notebooks and writing utensils.)
About the instructor
Shelbi Polk is a writer and artist who has been embroidering since her childhood in Texas. She studied literature and actually gets to use that knowledge, both in her freelance writing career and in her fiber arts practice, where she creates works that draw on her love of ancient archetypes. Shelbi moved to North Carolina for a fellowship at the News & Observer in 2018, and she’s been haunting Durham coffee shops ever since.
About this location
This workshop will meet in the Duke Arts House: Address: 2010 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27701