RCLAS is famous for its workshops — our facilitators are top-notch and their impact is phenomenal. Don’t miss out!

These sessions are aimed at both writers and fans of literature. On average, RCLAS runs a workshop a month. Costs are extremely reasonable — and even better if you’re an RCLAS members.

Karen Schauber Workshop Jan 25 2020

RCLAS Writing Workshop: “The Marvels of Flash Fiction”

Facilitator: Karen Schauber

Date: Saturday January 25, 2020

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm    

Location: Anvil Centre, 4th Floor, Rm #417

Workshop Fees: RCLAS Members $15/Non-members $25

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Workshop Description:  This dynamic 120-minute workshop introduces participants to the key elements in writing fabulous flash fiction.

As a genre, flash fiction has exploded onto the literary arts scene exciting the imagination of readers and writers alike and creating a word-wide phenomenon of followers obsessed with the form.

Flash Fiction, a brief condensed story written in under 1000 words, is a fully realized narrative, infused with sumptuous imagery, intentional word choice, and crafted to surprise, delight, and challenge the reader; all in a flash.

Workshop participants will walk away with a definitive understanding of what flash fiction is, and what it is not; will delight in crafting ‘killer sentences’, incorporating the five ‘S’s’ and the five senses, inspired by visual and text-based prompts, in two energizing creative writing exercises. Participants will conclude the workshop with the key tools to sculpt and polish a fabulous flash fiction piece

Karen Schauber is a seasoned Family Therapist practicing in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her earlier writing is non-fiction and details three decades of psychosocial and analytical cases. Flash Fiction is a new and welcome adventure for her. Karen’s flash fiction is published in 25 Literary Magazines and Anthologies including Brilliant Flash Fiction, Bending Genres, CarpeArte, Ekphrastic Review, Fiction Southeast, and Poems for the Writing: A Textbook

Recently published, her first editorial flash venture the Group of Seven Flash Fiction Commemorative Anthology is a celebration of Canadian modernist landscape painters.

In her obsession with flash fiction, Karen also runs, a critique circle and resource hub. 

She can be reached directly at

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