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The highlights of the April 10 presentation to D5 follow:
1. Creativity comes from limitation. Limits help create the tension.
2. Writing isn't declaration. It's exploration. This is found in all types of writing--prose, nonfiction, poetry.
3. Flash fiction involves the reader in making order. Don't state the implied.
4. Flash fiction may use imposed or borrowed structures such as lists, absurd contrast between form and content, a recipe, etc.
5. Flash fiction may exist as a dramatic monologue.
6. Flash fiction often distills time into a single scene or moment.
There has been some chatter about interest in setting up critique groups among D5 members or maybe on at state KAC level. If you have some ideas, would be willing to working on such a project, or are interested in participating if we get them set up, please contact D5 president Connie White.
The D5 meeting was called to order at 1:34 by president Connie White, who then welcomed a couple of new members. Vice president Gretchen Eick introduced the speaker for the meeting, Amy Sage Webb-Baza, who is a professor from Emporia State University and was a judge for the 2020 KAC Flash Fiction contest. She taught the attendees more about writing flash fiction and how it could be a useful tool for sparking ideas. She then walked the group through a guided writing prompt. Following the writing exercise, there was a brief read-around.
After the read-around, there were a few announcements. Connie White reminded everyone about the state contests, which are open from April 1-June 15. Robert Dean announced that Epistrophy 2021 will take place on October 23, although he wasn’t sure yet if it would be in-person or virtual. Following a question about it, Connie White briefly discussed the possibility of returning to in-person meetings sometime in the future.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:30.
Amy Ackerman, secretary
Attend the D5 meeting April 10 at 1:30 when Amy Sage Webb-Baza is presenting flash fiction skills that can improve your writing no matter your preferred genre. Register by slicking the link below. You will be directed to a registration page. A link for the meeting will then be emailed to you.
D5 is hosting Amy Sage Webb-Baza at the regular monthly meeting April 10 at 1:30.
Amy Sage Webb-Baza teaches at Emporia State and judged KAC’s 2020 Flash Fiction contest. She will speak about writing effective flash fiction, followed by a writing exercise for participants in writing flash fiction and sharing what they've written.
Please join us for a fun exploration of flash fiction. This form is rewarding to practice and fun to read. Writing flash fiction also offers techniques that can enhance prose of many lengths and types, including short stories, novels, nonfiction essays, and memoirs. Flash fiction even overlaps with and informs poetry. All writers will find some inspiration for their projects in this form.
Registration is required. To register for the April 10 D5 meeting at 1:30, please click the button below.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Writers in the Community is a Kansas Authors Club program that highlights member educational and outreach efforts in our communities.
SOME EXAMPLES OF PROGRAMS THAT WOULD FALL UNDER WRITERS IN THE COMMUNITY NEWS:
D5 member Robert L. Dean, Jr. has a poem in the new issue of MacQueen's Quinterly, issue 7, March 2021. The poem is titled "Borrowed Time." A link to the poem page is included here. Dean has been in every issue of MacQueen's Quinterly to date. Be sure to check out the rest of the issue also!
MacQueen’s Quinterly: Poetry & Hybrids: Robert L. Dean, Jr.: Borrowed Time
The D5 monthly meeting was called to order at 1:37 by president Connie White. The program was presented by Cindy Roupe and Eric Norris about Kansas Notable Books. The two presenters gave attendees an overview of how books are chosen, including who makes up the committee and the requirements for books to be considered for the honor.
Following the presentation, there was a brief business meeting. Information was given about the 2021 Convention in Topeka on October 8-10, and the writing contest from April 1-June 15. Next, the D5 Facebook page was discussed. Gretchen Eick and Amy Ackerman agreed to be co-administrators.
The meeting concluded with a read-around of pieces based on the prompt “A positive discovery I have made due to the COVID lockdowns.” The meeting was adjourned at 3:33
Amy Ackerman, secretary
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