WordTango's Weekend Flash™ with Kathy Fish
NEW Creative Non-Fiction Class
May 20th–22nd, 2016
In this new workshop you will write a 500-word piece of creative non-fiction in one weekend. Flash legend Kathy Fish will guide you through tapping your memory and weaving words to create a fresh work of flash.
This generative class will include written "lectures" and writing prompts designed by Kathy Fish, discussion threads where you can interact with Kathy Fish and your fellow classmates, and an opportunity for you to share your work with your fellow classmates.
Our classes are great places to meet writing buddies, create new work, and get valuable feedback from your peers!
More classes coming this Fall. Join our mailing list to get a jumpstart on registration.
Kathy Fish's fourth collection of short fiction, “Rift,” co-authored with Robert Vaughan, was recently published by Unknown Press. Her stories appear or are forthcoming in Slice, Guernica, Indiana Review, Mississippi Review online, Denver Quarterly, New South, Quick Fiction, and various other journals and anthologies. She was the guest editor of Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web 2010. She is the author of three collections of short fiction: a chapbook of flash fiction in the chapbook collective, “A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women” (Rose Metal Press, 2008), “Wild Life” (Matter Press, 2011) and “Together We Can Bury It” available now from The Lit Pub.
~Biography and photograph taken from kathy-fish.com. Follow the link to learn more about Kathy.
Praise for Our Class
I can't say enough good things about the Weekend Flash class! Kathy is a joy to work with, encouraging and humble. Her lectures and prompts help you dig down to the emotional core of the story. What you find as you follow her exercises will probably surprise you; the story I wrote during this class was like nothing I've written before. Elizabeth and Jennifer of WordTango are wonderful facilitators. Not only do they manage discussions and create writing groups, they add so much to the learning experience with their kindness and enthusiasm. Whether you're new to flash or a veteran writer, you have to check out WordTango's Weekend Flash.
I am in love with WordTango's Weekend Flash with Kathy Fish. Kathy’s writing exercises are brilliant and inspire authentic, emotionally resonant work, the kind of stories that you didn’t know were always there beneath the surface. And then there’s Kathy’s teaching style. Her encouragement creates a warm, supportive learning environment—the ideal place for a writer. You will love writing tiny, beautiful stories with Kathy.
A gifted teacher and coach –who’s an acclaimed practitioner– plus strong content, on a good platform that’s well- moderated – Kathy’ s flash workshop at WordTango is great value. She offers an incredibly creative, positive, productive catalyst. Hugely freeing and fun, it’s a great chance to experiment, play in the sandpit, and generate unexpected work.
–Alex Reece Abbott
I like the challenge of flash. Its brevity means we have to capture a sliver of life so exact and targeted that reader will be impacted by every word. Trying to get at the heart of what I want to say helps me focus when I turn to other pieces that are longer. WordTango's Weekend Flash with Kathy Fish moved my writing to a new level, something that doesn't always happen with online classes.
Kathy Fish and the folks at WordTango provided all the elements for one of the most generative, productive writing weekends I've had in a long, long time. Kathy's exercises helped me to drill down to the heart of what flash really is, and got me back on track towards completion of my story collection. And what a skilled, supportive community of writers were in the class! Thank you all so much!
- Jason Shults.
The Kathy Fish flash class on WordTango was a productive weekend filled with writing and writerly camaraderie. Kathy generously shared her immense flash wisdom with us, and provided concrete prompts and process suggestions to write resonant flash. I came away with a flash piece I'm happy with, plus I've used the prompts since class to generate more work. I highly recommend this class!