Going Short: An Introduction to Flash Fiction with Hanan Hazime and Rebecca Sweets
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About the Event
Bring your favourite pen and notebook, and join us for a fun, virtual Flash Fiction writing workshop. The workshop, led by Hanan Hazime and Rebecca Sweets will include a brief but thorough introduction to flash fiction, which is fictional work of extreme brevity that still offers character and plot development. The various forms of flash fiction include, the 6-word story, the dribble (50-word story), the drabble (100-word story), sudden fiction (750-word story), and the nano-tale (1,000-word story). Participants will learn about the technicalities of writing flash fiction and be given useful writing tips as well as examples of well-crafted pieces of flash fiction. Participants will have the chance to choose from a selection of writing prompts to craft their own pieces of flash fiction. All skill levels are welcome; some creative writing experience would be ideal but is not necessary to participate.
Hanan Hazime is a multidisciplinary artist, creative writer, community arts educator and writing instructor living in Tkaronto/Toronto. She identifies as a Lebanese-Canadian Muslimah Feminist and Mad Pride Activist. Through her intersectional and interdisciplinary artwork, Hanan aims to push boundaries, question arbitrary binaries, dispel stigmas and shatter stereotypes. Her primary mission as an arts educator is to provide accessible arts education to marginalized communities with a special focus on crafting safe, empowered spaces for Muslims, individuals with mental health challenges, folks with disabilities and BIPOC youth to discover and enhance their writing and art skills.
Rebecca Sweets is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist, troublemaker, and doll collector. Through investigative, immersive, and dialectical processes, her mediums combine tangible, performative, and interactive storytelling. Her practice involves themes of virtual intimacy, slow web/slow art and vulnerability as power. You can find her at rebeccasweets.com.