Chicago, IL | March 1, 2012

Episode 64: Flash Fiction: How and Why to Teach It

(Kona Morris, Jayne Anne Phillips, Tom Hazuka, Robert Shapard, Kim Chinquee) If we can accept that flash fiction is indeed its own distinct genre, then a discussion remains about how and why to teach it. Does it deserve its own course? What is the flash canon? How can the conventions of poetry and prose apply? What does the accessibility of its short form offer the classroom? In this panel, a variety of instructors, from MFA directors to adjuncts, as well as writers and editors specializing in the genre, will discuss the methodology and canon for teaching flash fiction.

Published Date: July 3, 2013

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