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Event by Pat Conroy Literary Center


Thursday May 27, 2021; 6:00-8:00 p.m. EDT on Zoom.
Limited to 15 participants

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”―Ernest Hemingway

This workshop will explore ways of telling our stories in 700 words or less. The class will be writing intensive, using exercises and prompts to help us from one sentence to the next in order to build a story from beginning to end. While not required for this class, having read Micro Fiction by Jerome Stern would be beneficial to participants.

Copies of a few short-shorts from this flash fiction collection will be shared in advance as examples in preparation for writing our own short-short pieces. This workshop is an opportunity for short story writers, novelists, memoirists, essayists, and poets interested in practicing the art of brevity and exploring how concise narrative enhances our writing.

This workshop will be held as an online video conference call through Zoom. Details for joining the video call will be provided to all participating writers after registering.

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About our instructor:

Brooke McKinneyBrooke McKinney is a poet and writer from South Georgia where she grew up on a farm and was raised by bulldogs. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Valdosta State University and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. Brooke’s work was a finalist in the Key West Emerging Writer’s Contest and the World’s the Best Short-Short Story. Her nonfiction has received scholarships to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and Writers in Paradise. She is the recipient of two Academy of American Poets Awards. Recently, her poetry was shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Florida Review, New South, Salt Hill Journal, Potomac Review, The Southeast Review, Columbia Poetry Review, RHINO Poetry, Artemis and Kestrel. Brooke joined the Pat Conroy Literary Center Staff in March 2020 as the Communications and Events Coordinator. She lives in Beaufort, South Carolina, with two dogs, Jane and Arlo, and a cat named Blue.

This program and others like this would not be possible without your financial help for which, as always, Pat Conroy Literary Center gratefully thanks you.
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