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The Webinar/Workshops of A SmokeLong Summer 24

If you’re participating in A SmokeLong Summer 24 — The Works! all of these webinar/workshops are included and much, much more. Each webinar/workshop is available individually in the shop, or you can add them on to the Virtual Bookfair or A SmoekLong Summer Light. There are lots of ways to join in the fun this summer. We hope you’ll join us.

The hyperlinks below lead to the webinar leaders describing their webinars, and there is a link to the shop in the YouTube comments. If, however, you are ready to book, you can go directly to the SmokeLong Shop HERE.

All online SmokeLong events are recorded for participants unable to attend live. 



June 2, 9am NYC online — “The Shape of Things: Movement, Momentum, and Dimension in Flash CNF” with Steve Edwards

From sentence-level craft concerns to questions of overall approach, this 90-minute webinar will explore strategies for adding shape, intensity, and depth to your flash creative nonfiction.

Steve will also be offering feedback to participants for an additional charge. If you’d like feedback from Steve on work you draft in the workshop, just let us know and we’ll put you in touch with him.

Steve Edwards is author of the memoir BREAKING INTO THE BACKCOUNTRY, the story of his seven months as caretaker of a 95-acre backcountry homestead along federally protected Wild and Scenic Rogue River in Oregon. His work has appeared in Orion MagazineThe Sun MagazineLiterary HubElectric LiteratureThe Rumpus, and elsewhere. He lives outside Boston with his wife and son.

June 8, 11am NYC online — “Reading Your Work Like a Pro” with Farhana Khalique

Are you nervous about reading your work aloud, or worried that you’ll ‘flatline’ or sound monotone? Join writer and voice over artist Farhana Khalique for this workshop, which includes tips on how to deal with nerves, how to ‘mark-up’ your story so it’s easier to read and hear, how to inject more energy and emotion into your performance, and more. We’ll also do writing and reading exercises to put the above into practice.

Farhana Khalique is a writer and a freelance voiceover artist and has worked as a continuity announcer at Channel 4 Television, and she has over fifteen years of experience of teaching A Level and GCSE English in schools and colleges in inner city London.

Farhana regularly teaches creative writing workshops and masterclasses, both independently and with organisations such as Writers & Artists, SmokeLong Quarterly, Flash Fiction Festival UK, Retreat West, National Flash Fiction Day UK, The Crow Collective, Dahlia Publishing, South Asian Heritage Month UK, and more. 

If you’ve signed up for A SmokeLong Summer 24 or if you’re already in SmokeLong Fitness, this webinar is included.

June 29, 10am NYC online — “High Intensity Interval Training for Flash Writers” with Ingrid Jendrzejewski

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Bring a pen, lots of paper, and your water bottle: this is a high-intensity guided-writing work-out designed to kickstart creativity, and push you into new territory, and exercise flash muscles you didn’t even know you had.

Maybe you’re stuck in a story and looking for a way to proceed.  Maybe you’re looking to generate new ideas.  Maybe your inner editor is holding you back.  Maybe you’re in a rut or have writers’ block or are just wanting to shake things up a bit.  This session is designed to tackle all these issues and help you level up your flash fitness.  Writers of all backgrounds and experience levels warmly welcome; come along, roll up your sleeves, and trust the process.

Ingrid will also be offering feedback to participants for an additional charge. If you’d like feedback from Ingrid on work you draft in the workshop, just let us know and we’ll put you in touch with her.

Ingrid Jendrzejewski received a BFA in Creative Writing and BA in English Literature at the University of Evansville before going on to earn a BA and MSci in Natural Sciences (Physics) at the University of Cambridge. She has worked on text input tools that use probabilistic predictive language models and also as a developer for a popular mmorpg, where she wrote and coded a number of quests, minigames and in-game events. Ingrid currently serves as Co-Director of National Flash Fiction Day and Editor in Chief of FlashBack Fiction. She has published hundreds of shortform pieces and her short collection Things I Dream About When I’m Not Sleeping was a runner up for BFFA’s first Novella-in-Flash competition. You can find her at ingridj.com and on Twitter @LunchOnTuesday.


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SmokeLong Fitness--The Community Workshop

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Included in the price of SmokeLong Fitness:

The Community Workshop in small groups
One live Zoom webinar each month with killer workshop leaders (recorded for participants unable to attend).
One open-mic party each month (or other live Zoom events)
Discounts on intensive workshops
Discounts on senior editor feedback
Surprises (good ones)