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Flash Memoir

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Memories are more like snapshots than movies; apply the techniques of flash fiction to capture your own life stories. "Going small" allows us to focus on the moments in which life is truly lived, absorbing lessons that would be hard to find in a larger narrative sweep. In writing a flash memoir, a story under 1000 words, the challenge is to develop a story concisely, concretely, with crisp precision, and to work within the boundaries of emotional and factual truth. Short, sharp, and true, no other rules apply. In the first session, we will discuss an aspect of flash memoir, followed by quiet time writing together. We will finish by sharing what we wrote or talking about our process. In the second session each participant reads a flash memoir story for group feedback.

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