Craft Talk

A Sentence as Clean as a Bone: Refining Your Flash Fiction

Denne Michele Norris

Amy Hempel says, "I do feel that if you can write one good sentence, then another good sentence, and then another, you end up with a good story." James Baldwin says, "You want to write a sentence as clean as a bone. That is the goal." Refine the building blocks for your own brief writing in this two-hour course with editor-in-chief of Electric Literature and winner of the 2022 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize Denne Michele Norris, in which she will guide you through writing cleaner sentences for more skillful and affecting flash fiction.


Details: A Sentence as Clean as a Bone: Refining Your Flash Fiction takes place Tuesday February 27 from 6:30-8:30 PM remotely online via Zoom.

Prerequisite: None

Genre: Fiction

Level: All levels

Format: Craft talk

Location: This class takes place remotely online via Zoom.

Size: Limited to 35 participants

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by December 11.

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
6:30 pm
8:30 PM
Class Level:
All Levels
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Denne Michele Norris

Denne Michele Norris is the editor-in-chief of Electric Literature, winner of the 2022 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize. She is the first Black, openly trans woman to helm a major literary publication. A 2021 Out100 Honoree, her writing has been supported by MacDowell, Tin House, and Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction, and appears in McSweeney's, ZORA, and more. Her debut novel, When the Harvest Comes, is forthcoming from Random House.

This class takes place online via Zoom

Cleveland OH 44120

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