Flash Fiction Inspired by Art
Flash fiction is a short work of fiction. Its highly compressed form offers a strong sense of place and mood. Flash may be poetic, and it often has a vivid story line with an element of surprise at the end. In this workshop, we will write three short works inspired by paintings. Prompts will be provided. In a supportive environment, writers and artists will be encouraged to be bold and to seize the playfulness of this form.
[Coming soon to a museum.]
Arlington Book Festival
Arlington Book Festival is a day-long event featuring local authors and their work, panel discussions on writing and publishing, and a keynote.
Panel: New Forms: Creative Explorations in Short Fiction, Comics, and Graphic Novels
Telling good stories in different modes.
Moderator: Raman Prasad.
Panelists: Pam Wolfson, A. David Lewis & Brett Milano
The Spirit of Play in Short Fiction
Tim Horvath, Ron MacLean & Pam Wolfson
Short fiction is a world unto itself. These three authors share a sense of play as they take risks with objects that come to life, characters that challenge us, and narratives that twist in unexpected ways. In their stories, the unexpected teases us. Chaos may nip at order. And the imagination may tilt and spin to show us how humans make deep connections.
Come enjoy an afternoon reading and a lively discussion about how play manifests itself in short fiction. We may even engage in a high-spirited writing activity.
HyperText Bookstore in Lowell, MA