Presented by Jessica Treat, Professor of English at Northwestern CT Community College
Mason Library, Great Barrington, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

How short can a story be and still be a story? What goes into crafting a good story?
What’s the difference between a prose poem and flash fiction? In this workshop we’ll look at the magic and beauty of the short-short story, from just 100 to 1,000 words. Exercises and prompts will be given for writing our own. Writers will write in the workshop and go home with lots to work from. Markets—online and print journals—for flash fiction will also be shared.

Free, but pre-registration required; workshop limited to 12 on a first come, first-served basis. E-mail

Jessica Treat has been writing short-short fiction since the 1980s. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Ms., Quarterly West, Black Warrior Review, and the American Literary Review. She is the author of the story collections: Meat Eaters & Plant Eaters and Not a Chance, and a collection of short-short fiction, A Robber in the House. She lives in Sheffield and is Professor of English at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, where she coordinates the Mad River Literary Festival, now in its 16th year. More at: