WRITE 393 B1: Intermediate Fiction

T. Wharton

"Flash Fiction"

Write 393 is an intermediate workshop course in the writing of short prose fiction. We will focus on the art of brevity in fiction, by working on so-called "flash" fiction of between 500 - 1500 words. Students will workshop two story drafts during the term and revise one of these stories as a final draft. There will be additional in-class or take-home exercises designed to help students deepen their engagement with the writing craft and further explore the possibilities in their own stories. The final draft will be accompanied by a short essay on your writing process.\


Students cannot register for this course online and must contact the instructor for permission to join the class. Preference will be given to students with previous workshop experience. Students who have successfully completed a University of Alberta WRITE course with a final grade of B+ or higher will be automatically admitted on a first-come-first-serve basis. To inquire or apply, contact the instructor, Prof. T Wharton, at twharton@ualberta.ca. Provide a summary of your writing/workshop experience, as well as your student ID number. You may be asked to supply a writing sample; if so, the sample should be 10 to 15 double-spaced pages of your recent work. Fiction is preferred, but non-fiction may be included as part of a writing sample.