6-week Advanced Flash Fiction Workshop (with Joy Baglio) - ONLINE - FOR ACCEPTED STUDENTS ONLY
This workshop is designed to give experienced flash fiction writers the opportunity to give and receive feedback on multiple pieces in progress. Each writer will receive feedback from the group and instructor on at least two pieces (up to 1000 words each), through a Workshop Google Doc (for written comments), followed by a discussion in class on the piece. Instead of remaining silent, writers will be an active part in the conversation about their work, with a focus on concrete revision options. Each week, we will also cover relevant craft topics, though this will be informed by the pieces we workshop that week. In addition to workshopping, we'll look at published flash fiction with an eye toward key craft elements such as language, detail, narrative time, sentence-level craft, among others. We'll also spend time talking about literary magazines and where to send polished flash pieces after revision, and participants will also engage in a literary magazine research and sharing activity. Throughout the six weeks, each writer will have the opportunity to conference one-on-one with the instructor after their final workshop, to talk more in depth about their work and next steps. For experienced flash fiction (or memoir) writers. Admission by application, or permission of the instructor. Limited to 8 writers.
WHEN: 6 Weeks: Mondays, April 19 - May 24 (6 - 8pm EST)
WHERE: Online, via Zoom video conference
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
JOY BAGLIO is the founder/director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop. Her short fiction has appeared in Tin House, American Short Fiction, The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, Gulf Coast, PANK, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. She's the recipient of fellowships and awards from from Yaddo, The Elizabeth George Foundation, Bread Loaf, Vermont Studio Center, The Speculative Literature Foundation, among others, and her flash fiction has been recognized by the Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions.
RECEIVING THE ZOOM LINK: For one-day workshops, we send out the link to attend the Zoom session 1 - 2 days before the event, via email. For multi-week workshops, you should receive info and the link about 3 - 5 days before. Please mark your calendars when you first register and look for our emails. If you don't see the email in your inbox on the day before the class, please check your spam and junk mail folders (and search all folders) for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org before contacting us. We have found that very often our emails end up in those folders. This is based on your own email settings, and you can prevent this by adding our email as a contact.
ONLINE SESSIONS happen remotely, via Zoom video conference. All you need is a laptop, computer, or phone with functioning audio and a webcam. Those who RSVP receive directions and a link to "join" the session via email (please see above note about receiving the Zoom link). All online instructors will log on to the video conference a few minutes before the start of the session, so please plan to log on early if you'd like assistance! We'll do everything in our power to help you get comfortable with the Zoom format, though we are not able to offer technical assistance beyond basic Zoom orientation.
REFUND & CREDIT POLICIES AT PVWW
Because of non-refundable fees that we, PVWW, must pay for every transaction that happens, we are not able to give full refunds to those who register then withdraw from a workshop or class. If you withdraw from a workshop ten days or more before the start of the class: You'll receive full credit toward another workshop or class of equal value OR a refund minus 10%. If you withdraw from a workshop nine days before the start of the class up until 48 hours before: You'll receive full credit toward another class OR a refund minus 30%. If you withdraw from a workshop less than 48 hours before the start of a class or after the class has begun: We are not able to offer you credit toward another class or a partial refund, unless in the case of a medical emergency. If we have to cancel a class for any reason, you will receive a full refund, or if you choose, a credit in the amount of your payment, to be used for any future PVWW class. Anyone who does not specify whether they would like a refund or a credit for a cancelled class within 3 months will automatically be refunded. Please contact Joy (email@example.com) for all matters concerning credit and refunds.