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Mt. Diablo (In-Person): In A Flash, The Art and Craft of the Short, Short Story

April 8 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

April 8 2023 at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Discover Keys to Flash: Urgency, Conflict, and a Twist

In A Flash, The Art and Craft of the Short, Short Story

Andrea A. Firth is a writer, journalist, editor, and educator living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an Editor at Brevity Blog and the cofounder of Diablo Writers’ Workshop where she teaches and provides editorial consulting. Andrea was a finalist for The Missouri Review’s 2021 Perkoff Prize in nonfiction, and her essays are published in Dorothy Parkers’ Ashes, The Coachella Review, Motherwell, Please See Me and elsewhere. Read her work at her website and find her on Instagram

What is Flash and what can you do with it?

Attendees will:

  • Learn What Flash Is and Isn’t and How it Breaks the Rules
  • See Why and How Flash Shorts Are “Hot” From the First Sentence
  • Discover the Keys to the Flash Form: Urgency, Conflict, and a Twist
  • Debunk the Myths About Flash—Like It’s Easier to Write and that Readers Have Short Attention Spans
  • Understand How to Approach Writing and Revising Flash and Leave What’s Most Essential on the Page


  • 10:30 Check-in
  • 11:15 Writers Table
  • 12:00 Buffet Lunch
  • 1:00 Featured Speaker


  • Members $25.00*
  • Guests $30.00
  • *Member price increases to $30.00 at noon on April 5th


Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant
611 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: (925) 933-9091


April 8
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant
611 Gregory Ln
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 United States
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