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Open Enrollment Class Registration - Henning

Attention to style and structure is very important to the writer of tiny fictions, just as it is to poets. That's why flash fiction and prose poetry are often described as borderline genres (between poetry and prose). In this class, you will write five poetic stories or narrative prose poems. Instead of working with the line, we will be working with the sentence and the paragraph. There will be assignments and examples from published writing and some theory. Assignments may include: auto-flash fiction, camera eye, long sentence, day dream story, sestina story, retelling and telling, story as list, etc. We will read tiny stories from writers such as: Lydia Davis, Fielding Dawson, Marcel Proust, Roberto Bolano, Gisèle Prassinos, Richard Brautigan, Laura Riding, Robert Walser, Julio Cortazar, Dale Herd, Clarice Lispector, and Jamaica Kincaid. We will enter into the writing through technique, constraints and forms typically used for writing poetry. In this way, perhaps the unexpected will occur: a story you didn’t know you were going to write. Most of the class will be spent as a workshop responding to your writing.

Class enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Since many classes fill quickly; we encourage you to enroll early. Your enrollment is complete when full payment for tuition has been received.

Full and Partial Refunds

  • Requests for refunds must be received in writing. To request a refund, email Program Assistant Gia Gonzales at gabriella@poetshouse.org.
  • Poets House retains a $60 processing fee on any refund.
    • Tuition (less processing fee) is refundable until the second class meeting.
    • Six registrants are required in order for a class to run. If a course fails to meet the minimum registration, it will be cancelled and full tuition will be refunded to all registrants.
    • Tuition will not be pro-rated for missed classes.

      
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