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Flash has gone by many monikers throughout history, beginning with "palm of hand" stories to the rather dated nickname of "smokelongs." What hasn't changed, however, is the desire of flash writers to tell the truth of themselves or their characters in new and innovative ways. From Six-Word-Stories to Twitterature, Microfiction to Drabble, this retreat is designed to expose you to a wide variety of flash styles and techniques to provide you with the skills and confidence necessary to critically analyze, thoughtfully develop, and successfully complete your own pieces of flash fiction and nonfiction.

This course will utilize a four-part approach: 

1) Reading a variety of flash fiction and nonfiction (flash, micro, twitterature, six-word-stories, etc.) in order to identify specific genres, techniques, literary devices, use of language, etc., 

2) Develop and create our own pieces of flash utilizing the techniques identified in classic and contemporary texts, 

3) thoroughly and thoughtfully workshop one another's work in an effort to support and inspire each other as writers, culminating in an online literary journal of our collective work and 

4) begin the exciting task of submitting our flash to a variety of outlets and conduct a reading of our flash in literary salon fashion!


Cost: $450.00 per person (includes 2 nights in a private suite, 5 meals, snacks, 5 workshops, and plenty of private time for writing)

Date: Friday, March 3, 2023 (Check-in: 4:00-6:00 pm) to Sunday, March 5, 2023 (Check-out: 11:00 am)

Place: Rockvale Writers’ Colony, 6994 Giles Hill Road, College Grove, TN


Please note the following due dates and refund policy:

· $100.00 non-refundable deposit due now.

· $350.00 balance due one month before retreat start date (February 3, 2023)

· If cancellation by retreater occurs 2 weeks to 1 month before retreat (February 3 to February 16, 2023)– refund is 50% of the balance owed.

· If cancellation by retreater occurs less than 2 weeks before retreat (February 17 to March 3, 2023) – no refund

· If RWC cancels the retreat for any reason, full refunds will be provided to all retreaters.

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