Crafting the Postcard Story

You might call post­card sto­ry the love child of poet­ry and prose: a com­bi­na­tion of the com­pressed sym­bol­ic charge of a lyric poem with a remark­ably wide choice of nar­ra­tive tech­niques. Charles Bax­ter elo­quent­ly evokes the less is more’ prin­ci­ple of the post­card sto­ry: Some oth­er world is mak­ing its way into these brief, ret­i­cent, metic­u­lous sto­ries. Work­ing in a wel­com­ing, sup­port­ive cre­ative envi­ron­ment, par­tic­i­pants will engage with a vari­ety of prompts to craft short but intense­ly pow­er­ful flash fic­tions. Par­tic­i­pants will be invit­ed to bring pho­tographs, images and arti­facts to use as inspi­ra­tion for sto­ries. Writ­ers will devel­op between three to sev­en post­card stories.
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