Our next online workshop will be taught by Jonathan Cardew on the weekend of March 23-25.

What’s it all about? Here’s the course description:


Flash: Wondrous and Weird

Stuck in the straitjacket of narrative structure (stricture)?


Bored of your characters, and the things that happen to them (or don’t)?


Let’s experiment, and inject some wonder into our readers!


Let’s surprise ourselves!


In this workshop, we will look at some authors and texts that break the mold in terms of structure, subject matter, tone, and just plain old sentences. Then we’ll jump in and do some writing exercises to release the weird and wondrous stories lurking all around and inside us. After that, we’ll draft and polish a piece or two with the support of myself and the glorious cohort of writers in our workshop.

Sound alright? Good.

Meet Your Instructor

Jonathan Cardew’s flash fiction appears in Wigleafcream city reviewPassages NorthCleaver Magazine, JMWWPeople HoldingSuperstition ReviewAtticus Review, and others. He was a finalist in the Best Small Fictions and the Bath Flash Fiction Award (twice), and his stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. In November 2017, he won the Best Small Fictions Micro Fiction Contest. In addition to his writing, he is Fiction Editor and for Connotation Press and edits the MicroViews column at Bending Genres. Jonathan teaches creative writing and literature at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Originally from the UK, he lives now in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Click the button below to register and you’ll be taken to PayPal, where you can make your secure payment of $111.00. Once that’s complete, Robert Vaughan will reach out to you with the next steps! Contact Robert if you want to make other arrangements.

What Is This?

Bending Genres is a literary empire comprising a magazine, online workshop, and several annual writing retreats.

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