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February 22

Fiction in a Flash

Seeing Metaphor: How specific details become lasting images (metaphors) in flash fiction and creative nonfiction. In this lecture/ writing workshop, participants will take a close look at several selected professional models of flash fiction/creative nonfiction (100-500 words). We will see how quickly setting, characters, action, specific details create a narrative that stays with us long after our first reading.

Every word counts in the “flash” fiction and creative nonfiction. We will discuss this and write something of our own, with opportunity to share our writing with each other.

Brief Bio:
M.J. Iuppa is the Director of the Visual and Performing Arts Minor Program and Lecturer in Creative Writing at St. John Fisher College; and since 2000 to present, is a part time lecturer in Creative Writing at The College at Brockport. Since 1986, she has been a teaching artist, working with students, K-12, in Rochester, NY, and surrounding area. Most recently, she was awarded the New York State Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching, 2017. She has four full length poetry collections, This Thirst (Kelsay Books, 2017), Small Worlds Floating (2016) as well as Within Reach (2010) both from Cherry Grove Collections; Night Traveler (Foothills Publishing, 2003); and 5 chapbooks. She lives on a small farm in Hamlin NY.

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March 22

Critique Session

LCRW will present the first of three critique sessions.  Works of up to 2500 words in any genre will be reviewed by group members with feedback and comments.  Start time for critique sessions is 9:30.  Facilitator: Steve Yates.

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  • January 25: Annual meeting and Hit Me With Your Best Tip
  • February 22: Fiction in a Flash - M.J. Iuppa
  • March 22: Critique session
  • April 25: Poetry - Pat Gore
  • July 26: Critique session
  • November 22: Critique session
  • December: Holiday Party


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