Flash Fiction Workshop
Taught by Joe Pfister
Joe Pfister is a writer, teacher, and Tecmo Super Bowl enthusiast living in Brooklyn. His fiction has appeared in such publications as PANK, New World Writing, Juked, and decomP, among others. He is a graduate of the MFA Writing program at Sarah Lawrence College and currently serves as an annual juror for The Scholastic Writing Awards and fiction editor of The Boiler Journal.
In this fun, friendly, open-dialogue workshop, students are invited to submit one piece of flash fiction (up to 1,000 words) to be shared with the class before we meet. You’ll receive honest, constructive feedback from both the instructor and your peers in a healthy, supportive environment with special attention paid to your specific questions and concerns. You will benefit from a robust, insightful conversation centered around your story that aims to identify your piece’s strengths—as well as its weaknesses—and provide useful suggestions for editing and revision. Most importantly, you’ll leave this two-hour class with fresh inspiration and new ideas, armed with confidence and a concrete plan for polishing your work.