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The Magic of Micro Prose: Find Your Story in 300 Words or Less

August 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT

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Unlock your storytelling potential and share your words with captivating brevity.

Micro prose — stories told in 300 words or less — provides an opportunity for more, not less. Learn how this short but versatile form can amplify your creative nonfiction work (memoir, personal essay), even poetry and fiction. 

We’ll look at examples of micro in the world, how you can begin writing micro right away, and submission opportunities as you ready your work for the world. Darien will share her methods for drafting, crafting, and revising micro prose.

If you’ve ever been curious about micro, now’s a great time to add this powerful form to your writer’s toolbox.

In this webinar, you will:

  • LEARN about micro prose and its storytelling superpowers
  • EXPLORE micro prose possibilities for creative nonfiction, fiction or poetry projects
  • CONSIDER submission and publication options for your own micro prose work 

This webinar is for 

  • Writers who want to explore new ways to generate material
  • Writers interested in learning more about short-form writing
  • Writers who are ready to experiment with different ways of telling a story
  • Writers who want to publish short work as they write toward longer projects
  • Writers who want to deepen their literary craft

Closed captioning is available. ✔
All registrants receive the recording. ✔



DARIEN HSU GEE is the author of five novels published by Penguin Random House that have been translated into eleven languages. She recently served as Executive Editor for Nonwhite and Woman: 131 Micro Essays on Being in the World, which won the 2023 Silver IPPY award for Multicultural Nonfiction. Her collection of micro essays, Allegiance, won the 2021 Bronze IPPY award in the Essays category. Other awards include a 2019 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship award for Other Small Histories and the 2015 Hawai’i Book Publishers’ Ka Palapala Po’okela Award of Excellence for her craft book, Writing the Hawai’i Memoir. Darien is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant and a Vermont Studio Center fellowship. She teaches at (home of Micro Mondays and the Micro Memoir Workshop), as well as Hugo House and UCLA Extension. 



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August 16, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
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Darien Hsu Gee
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