MWPA-215x215Instructor: CB Anderson
Date & Time: Saturday, September 19 | 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: USM’s Glickman Library
Level: Open
Maximum Attendees: 15
Fee: MWPA Member $65 | Nonmember $115

At its best, flash prose seizes readers and doesn’t let go. But how do we produce work that is pared to its essence without losing the essentials of character, conflict and subtext? How do we write from the middle (or the end) rather than from the beginning?

Geared toward both fiction and creative nonfiction writers, this flash-prose workshop will offer both instructive and generative components. Together we’ll examine a variety of micro, flash, and sudden pieces (300-1,000 words) to see how other writers do it. Participants will draft two works of their own: a short-short story and a flash nonfiction piece. Bring a fully charged laptop (or pen/paper), a recent news article that sparked your interest, and a willingness to write!

*This workshop includes a one-hour lunch break.

CB Anderson HEAD SHOTCB Anderson is a cross-genre writer whose work has appeared in The Iowa Review, North American Review, Flash Fiction Forward (W.W. Norton & Co.), The Christian Science Monitor, The Miami Herald,, Boston Magazine, Down East and elsewhere. Her collection of stories River Talk (C&R Press) was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014 and a finalist for Foreword Reviews’ IndieFab Awards and the 2015 Maine Literary Award for Fiction. Anderson lives with her family in Maine and Massachusetts and teaches writing at Boston University. Visit

The MWPA is proud to offer one full scholarship to this workshop. Scholarships are awarded on a combination of need and merit.
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