winter-online-fiction-884-350.jpg Horizontal TabsDescription Join instructor and award-winning author Katey Schultz, for this four-week online course focused on flash fiction. Monday, February 4, 2019 to Sunday, March 3, 2019 Registration Fee: $295 This course is now closed. Join instructor and award-winning author Katey Schultz, for this four-week online course that will focus on flash fiction—short stories that range from 250-750 words—often described as “stories of the moment” or “a work of art carved on a grain of sand.” Writers who are unfamiliar with the genre will find enough challenge and support to come away with new knowledge and guided practice, as well as a very clear understanding of scene. More experienced writers will enjoy the intellectual challenges of the lectures and discussions, as well as in-depth prompts from the instructor. Each week includes guided discussion forums, assigned readings, a brief lecture, and prompts. In addition, weekly content features an “off the page” section with discussion questions drawing parallels between flash fiction and dance, painting, sculpture, film, animation, and music. Participants should plan on a minimum of two hours of work per week to review the course materials, in addition to writing time. Most participants find that an average of 4 hours per week affords them an in-depth experience, as well as leaving room for work to return to in the future. The instructor will comment on draft flash fictions shared in the discussion boards throughout the course -- a unique feature of Winter Camp that proves motivating and enriching. At the end of the month, participants will turn in one polished flash fiction to the instructor for formal critique, and participate in the optional peer-review process if desired. The course concludes with a livestream video chat. For details on course content, view the schedule tab. Students will need internet access and enough bandwidth to support watching videos and listening to music as a part of the course. Interlochen technical support will also be available to enrolled students. Faculty Katey Schultz Artistic Director of Writers Retreat, Interlochen College of Creative ArtsInstructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies Students enrolled in this online course will receive a special welcome packet by mail from Interlochen in addition to email instructions for accessing the online course approximately one week in advance of the course start date.