What makes your work “flash fiction” rather than “prose poetry”? Or how about what’s the difference between “prose poetry” and “flash non-fiction”? With the advent of the internet, the bookstore model for genre labels is not always relevant to writers. Yet we at Gigantic Sequins still ask you to pick/ a genre label for your work in one way or another. This workshop will focus on musing on what to call your work—but also learning not to worry about it. GS recently held a flash non-fiction and poetry comics contest, two genres that can be widely interpreted. Sometimes the limitation of flash is fun and motivating; other times, it can be discouraging. Learn how to figure out which box to put your work in without feeling boxed in. We’ll be especially focusing on Flash Fiction, as we have a summer contest in Flash Fiction running July-September!
Kimberly Ann Southwick is the founder and editor in chief of the biannual print literary arts journal GIGANTIC SEQUINS. She has two poetry chapbooks, EVERY SONG BY PATSY CLINE (dancing girl press, February 2014) & the forthcoming EFS & VEES (Hyacinth Girl Press, July 2015). She is moving down South this coming August to begin pursuing her PhD in English/Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She will greatly miss Philadelphia.
When: Thursday, July 9th 6:30-8:00pm
Where: 2012 Sepviva St. Philadelphia, PA 19125
Cost: $6 for nonmembers and free for workshop members