Course Description

Works of extreme brevity go to the heart of human experience with intensity and clarity. Learn to distill language to create urgency and depth—with elements of the unexpected. Acquire narrative skills to compress stories to moments, transform fragments to tales, and shape the impressionistic to a lyrical landscape. Compressed prose forms include Flash and Sudden Fiction (less than 1000 words), Micro-memoir (200 – 250 words), Drabble (100 words), Mini-saga (50 words), Vignettes, Hint Fiction (25 words), and 6 word stories (made famous by Ernest Hemingway). Poetry forms include Haiku, Tanka, Acrostic, Lune (American Haiku), and Nonet (Disappearing Poem). This course serves as a perfect introduction to Creative Writing or an ideal way for Intermediate/Advanced students to learn to whittle their long form writing for more powerful effect.

- This course does not provide certificate credit.

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Section Title
Micro Stories & Poems: Macro Impact
7:00PM to 10:00PM
Mar 29, 2022 to May 03, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • On-Line Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $330.00
Materials List
Section Notes
  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
  • Course teaching method:  Combined Asynchronous/Synchronous                       
    • Asynchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for flexibility with scheduling of the student's participation in activities. Includes organized discussions, posts and replies to messages, and uploaded multimedia and resources.
    • Synchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for the instructor and students to meet during scheduled times. Includes lectures, demos and discussions via Zoom.
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