13 September, Free CRW Saturday Workshop–“Size Matters: Flash Fiction Rules!”

September 13 — Saturday Workshop Series

Gary Lawrence, GCC CRW/English Faculty, says, “Size Matters: Flash Fiction Rules!” — and he says he can prove it! Come and judge for yourself Saturday, Sept. 13 in LA 141 from 9:00 – 11:30 am. You’ll define “flash fiction” (short stories 1000 words or less), talk about the “rules” of flash fiction, then read and analyze at least three of Gary’s favorite flash fiction pieces — and apply what you learn to your own writing.

Free and open to the public.

Light refreshments provided.

Gary Lawrence has taught at GCC as an adjunct English instructor since 2011. He has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA). In previous lives, he taught management courses at Cardinal Stritch University, played a wicked first base, managed a technical publications and training department in a Fortune 100 company, and built pole barns (ask some Midwestern farmer what THOSE are). He grew up (well, got older, anyway) in Rockford, IL, the setting of most of the stories in his 2013 collection, Baffled — a copy of which is in the GCC library. His last appearance in the GCC CRW Second Saturday Series dealt with “Managing Time in Fiction.” Gary teaches CRW170/270, Introduction to Fiction/Intermediate Fiction Writing, and composition courses at GCC.


2 thoughts on “13 September, Free CRW Saturday Workshop–“Size Matters: Flash Fiction Rules!”

  1. Erika Hayes September 8, 2014 / 1:43 am

    Would have loved to come, however I am out of town this weekend.. Anyway to get the lecture? I know the last time I signed up on the sheet every time but never got any links or information on where to get the ones I had attended/missed

    • gccazcrw September 12, 2014 / 7:46 pm

      hey Erika

      good to hear from you!

      sorry for the late reply, your comment from 9/8 got buried here.

      Go to GCC CRW website page “Second Saturday Series,” click on the link for the 2013/2014 “Managing Time” presentation I did last Sept/Oct. To my knowledge, that was the only one handed in for 2013/2014 school/series year? We will create a new/other page there for the 2014/2015 series as well — I’ll put my presentation there a week or two after I give it, so end of September latest..

      Sorry I won’t see you this Saturday. Maybe next time?


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