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Late Summer Shorts: 12 Flash Prompts in 12 Days CLOSED

Dates: September 11 - 22
Time: Asynchronous
Instructors: Susie Meserve and Rachel Sarah
Format: Slack platform 
Genre: All
Price: $50          
Susie Meserve

This group offers writing inspiration and motivation in that wonderful time between summer and fall. “Flash" is just what it sounds like—you can write it in a flash. Some people call these "short-shorts" or "micro stories.” What about prose poems? Your choice. Come write one page a day (350 words or fewer) in a supportive online community. The class is asynchronous, so you can join from any time zone and any location!


On September 11th, you’ll come up with a concrete writing goal for the following 12 days, whether it's to draft 12 short shorts, prose poems, or hybrid forms.You could even commit to 12 paragraphs of a short story or the novel you’ve been struggling to finish. Prompts will focus on different aspects of craft and voice, and are designed to challenge and motivate—and be fun.


On Slack. Sharing is optional but encouraged!

Susie Meserve is the author of the poetry collection Little Prayers (Blue Light Press, 2018) and the chapbook Faith (Finishing Line Press, 2008).


Her work has recently appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Ecotone, The Journal, and SWWIM Everyday, and is forthcoming in West Trestle Review. In 2021, Susie was a City of Berkeley Civic Arts Grantee.

Click here to learn more about Susie.

Rachel Sarah

Rachel Sarah is an author and journalist in the East Bay. 


Her most recent books are about the climate crisis: Girl Warriors and Climate Champions (Chicago Review Press, 2021 and 2023). She’s currently writing about women farmers who are “shaking up the field,” due out with Little Bee in 2025.


Rachel also works full-time for RMI, an international nonprofit that’s helping the world transition to clean energy. 


Click here to learn more about Rachel.

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