Micro Madness: Writing Small & Strange
Dates: July 2nd- August 1st
Description: In this 4-week workshop, we will write microfiction with a focus on the idiosyncratic, the ethereal, the slightly off-kilter. Each Each week, you will write one micro, comment on at least 3 other micros by your peers, and receive feedback from the instructors. At least one of the instructors will comment on every Micro each week. Note: Following Best Microfiction's 400 word limit, we will be defining a micro as anything 400 words or less.
Instructors: Erik Fuhrer and Cathy Ulrich
Erik Fuhrer is the author of not human enough for the census, forthcoming from Vegetarian Alcoholic Press. He has over over 3 years experience designing and conducting workshops at both The University of Iowa and the University of Notre Dame, and 6 years experience teaching writing at multiple universities. For his full bio, please visit erik-fuhrer.com
Cathy Ulrich is the founding editor of Milk Candy Review, a journal of flash fiction. Her writing has been published in various journals, and can be found in Best Microfiction 2019, Best Small Fiction 2019 and Wigleaf's Top 50 Very Short Fictions.
After completing this workshop, you will (be able to):
Develop familiarity with writing micros.
Explore the aesthetics of the strange and slightly off-kilter.
Write four drafts of micros.
Comment thoughtfully on the micros of other writers in the class.