When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Lana Citron
  • Course Code W21HMSA16A

What you will learn

Explore flash fiction in this lively course, where we will experiment with writing little nuggets of narrative. We will take inspiration from contemporary examples, including stories from Lydia Davis, George Saunders and Lucia Berlin, among others.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Employ a variety of strategies to generate ideas for writing flash fiction
  • Explore various elements, including Point of View, dialogue, syntax and balance in writing flash fiction
  • Examine how concrete detail and ‘showing not telling’ can strengthen your writing
  • Read and discuss elements of various published flash fiction
  • Participate in a workshop, feeding back on others’ work with sensitivity and focus
  • Feel more confident in your own writing voice


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    There will be classroom actvities where the Tutor and Peers will give regular feedback on your writing.

    Entry requirements

    An interest in reading and writing short stories.
    Fluent use of English Language, minimum Level 2 Literacy.
    Willingness to write and share your work.
    Ability to write and read texts outside of class.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This course will be delivered online using Microsoft Teams.

    There is no formal assessment for this course. However, to monitor your learning and progress, tutors will assess your participation in classroom activities.

    What you need

    You will need access to a computer or tablet with internet access to help make notes, undertake any research for your course, and complete any work and studies outside class times.

    Notebook, pen or pencil (or digital equivalent) and folder to store materials.

    What you can do next

    Short Fiction Workshop, All other Creative Writing courses offered at Morley College