Flash Fiction Writing Workshop — July 26-30


Tell me a story, but make it quick! That’s what flash fiction allows us to do. Within the confines of a short narrative (typically 300-800 words), flash fiction authors wield their magic by fitting all elements of strong storytelling, from setting to character description, dialogue to conflict, into a tale told with powerful brevity. In this workshop, we’ll explore how the constraints of a set word count can (perhaps surprisingly) lead to creative freedom, allowing authors to distill their story to its most important and effective message.

Meet the Workshop Facilitators below.

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Flash Fiction Virtual Writing Workshop— July 26-30  (11am-12:30pm ET)

For young writers ages 13-19

During camp, you’ll engage in interactive writing activities, connect with peers around the world, and work together to grow your writing skills.

After camp, you’ll work independently (and asynchronously) on writing prompts and activities, guided by peer and expert review, at your own pace, for a total time commitment of about three to four hours per day.

About the Instructor:

Janelle Milanes headshot, writing instructor Flash FictionJanelle Milanes is the author of the young adult novels The Victoria in My Head, listed as one of Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of 2018, and Analee, In Real Life, featured in the New York Times book review. She is originally from Miami, Florida and a graduate of Davidson College, where she studied English Literature. Her passion for books led her to New York City to work at Simon & Schuster before pursuing a Masters degree in Special Education. After working in publishing, she spent ten years as an elementary school teacher. Janelle currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.

The intersection of education and writing has always held a special place in Janelle’s heart. She is eager to support young writers at Write the World as they cultivate their talents and has previously worked with Write the World teens as Guest Judge for Flash Fiction. Read Janelle’s Q&A on the Write the World blog for a glimpse at her approach to writing, editing, and the creative process.

Victoria McGloughlin Headshot, Teacher Assistant, Virtual Writing Workshops for Teens

Victoria McGloughlin is a rising Junior at Smith College who is majoring in English with a focus in Creative Writing. She is also part of Smith’s poetry concentration. Victoria’s favorite poets are Ocean Vuong, Donika Kelley, and Camille Dungy.




Have additional questions? Reach out to us at workshops@writetheworld.com to connect!