Presenter: Amy Sage Webb-Baza
The Power and Surprise of Flash Fiction
How does a writer achieve impact and surprise in as few as 500 words? Amy Sage Webb-Baza will introduce you to some of the ways flash fiction works, as well as resources for reading and writing in the form. The presentation will also share some growth of the form in nonfiction, or flash-CNF. Attendees can participate in a short, guided, flash-fiction writing prompt.
Amy Sage Webb-Baza is Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Emporia State University, where she was named Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor and directs the Donald Reichardt Center for Publishing and Literary Arts. She is managing editor for Bluestem Press and Flint Hills Review. She publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, and is author of Your Own Life: Kansas Stories (Woodley Press, 2012).