Thursday, January 21, 2021

Flash Fiction Monthly Class


The California Imagism Gallery is proud to offer our new class Flash Fiction Monthly. On the fourth Sunday (except for holidays when they will be rescheduled) at 11am PST of each month a rotating group of professional teachers will teach a two hour session about writing flash fiction. This is an ongoing subscription-based class that costs $25 a year, plus the cost of the books assigned by each teacher. These books are from Bamboo Dart Press and will be low cost, usually less than $10. Most sessions will include a craft talk, workshop, and/or generative exercises, but these classes will vary based on the instructor.

The core faculty are John Brantingham, Stephanie Barbe Hammer, and Meg Pokrass,

John Brantingham was the first poet laureate of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, and his work has been featured in hundreds of magazines and in Writer’s Almanac and The Best Small Fictions 2016. He has eleven books of poetry and fiction including Crossing the High Sierra and California Continuum: Volume One. He teaches at Mt. San Antonio College.

Stephanie BarbĂ© Hammer is a 6-time Pushcart Prize nominee in fiction, nonfiction and poetry with work published in The Bellevue Literary Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Pearl, the James Franco Review, Isthmus, Cafe Irreal, and the Gold Man Review. She is the author of the prose poem chapbook SEX WITH BUILDINGS (dancing girl press), the full-length collection HOW FORMAL? (Spout Hill Press), the fabulist novel THE PUPPET TURNERS OF NARROW INTERIOR (Urban Farmhouse Press) and the magical realism craft book DELICIOUS STRANGENESS (Spout Hill Press). Her novelette RESCUE PLAN is forthcoming with Bamboo Dart Press in February 2021.  She is managing editor of SHARK REEF Literary Magazine. 

Meg Pokrass is the author of six fiction collections, two novellas-in-flash and a collection of prose poetry. She is the recipient of the Blue Light Book Award for two collections: Cellulose Pajamas (Blue Light Books, 2016) and Spinning to Mars (Blue Light Books, 2021). Meg's microfictions have appeared in hundreds of journals, most recently Washington Square Review and Electric Literature. She recently moved from San Francisco to a tiny market town in England near the Scottish border. 


February 28 --  John Brantingham

March 28 -- Meg Pokrass

April 25 -- Stephanie Barbe Hammer

May 30 -- John Brantingham

June 27 -- Meg Pokrass

July 25 -- Stephanie Barbe Hammer

August 29 -- John Brantingham

September 26 -- Stephanie Barbe Hammer

October 24  -- John Brantingham

November 21 -- Meg Pokrass

December 19 -- Stephanie Barbe Hammer

January 30, 2022 -- John Brantingham

Register through Eventbrite here

The first three books to be purchased are

Life: Orange to Pear by John Brantingham

The Loss Detector by Meg Pokrass

Rescue Plan by Stephanie Barbe Hammer

These books can all be purchased through this link: