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Date(s): Monday, September 10, 2018, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Lecture
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Flash, Short Stories
Micro fiction. Flash fiction. Sudden fiction. The short-short story. While the form has many different names, styles and approaches, what unifies them all is a dedication to saying something meaningful in a compact space. This course will explore many examples of short-short fiction in an effort to refine our own ability to see how small space is maximized for big expressive results.
Patrick Michael Finn is the author of the short story collection From the Darkness Right Under Our Feet and the novella A Martyr for Suzy Kosasovich, which was recently translated and published in France by Les Arenes as Ceci Est Mon Coprs (This is My Body). His fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Third Coast, and The Best American Mystery Stories, among many other magazines and journals, and he has received Distinguished Story Citations in both The Best American Short Stories and the Pushcart Prize Anthology.