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 Barb√© 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 an award winning author with work published in Electric Literature, Washington Square Review, Waxwing, McSweeneys, The Best Small Fictions, The Wigleaf Top 50, 2 Norton Anthologies of flash fiction, and over 800 literary journals and anthologies of the form. Recipient of San Francisco’s Blue Light Book Award (twice), she is the author of the forthcoming SPINNING TO MARS (Blue Light Press, 2021) CELLULOSE PAJAMAS (Blue Light Press, 2016), THE LOSS DETECTOR (Bamboo Dart Press, 2020)  THE DOG SEATED NEXT TO ME (Pelekinesis Press, 2019) ALLIGATORS AT NIGHT (Ad Hoc Fiction, 2018), THE DOG LOOKS HAPPY UPSIDE DOWN (Etruscan Press, 2015, CELLULOSE PAJAMAS (Blue Light Press, 2016) and DAMN SURE RIGHT (Press 53, 2011). Meg judges flash fiction contests internationally, most recently Mslexia Magazine’s Flash Fiction Competition and The Bath Flash Award. She is the Founding Co-Editor of the BEST MICROFICTION anthology series, curator of Flash Fiction Festival U.K., and Co-Founder of the Flash Fiction Collective Reading Series. 


February 28 --  John Brantingham

March 28 -- Meg Pokrass

April 25 -- Stephanie Barbe Hammer

May 23 -- John Brantingham

June 27 -- Meg Pokrass

July 25 -- Stephanie Barbe Hammer

August 22 -- John Brantingham

September 26 -- Stephanie Barbe Hammer

October 24  -- John Brantingham

November 21 -- Meg Pokrass

December 19 -- Stephanie Barbe Hammer

January 23, 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: