New Seminar

Flash Fiction Inspired by Art

Flash fiction is a short work of fiction. Its highly compressed form offers a strong sense of place and mood. Flash may be poetic, and it often has a vivid story line with an element of surprise at the end. In this workshop, we will write three short works inspired by paintings. Prompts will be provided. In a supportive environment, writers and artists will be encouraged to be bold and to seize the playfulness of this form.

[Coming soon to a museum.]

Past Events

Arlington Book Festival

Arlington Book Festival is a day-long event featuring local authors and their work, panel discussions on writing and publishing, and a keynote.

Panel:  New Forms: Creative Explorations in Short Fiction, Comics, and Graphic Novels
Telling good stories in different modes.

Moderator: Raman Prasad.

Panelists: Pam WolfsonA. David LewisBrett Milano

November 2016

The Spirit of Play in Short Fiction

Tim Horvath, Ron MacLean & Pam Wolfson

Short fiction is a world unto itself. These three authors share a sense of play as they take risks with objects that come to life, characters that challenge us, and narratives that twist in unexpected ways. In their stories, the unexpected teases us. Chaos may nip at order. And the imagination may tilt and spin to show us how humans make deep connections.

Come enjoy an afternoon reading and a lively discussion about how play manifests itself in short fiction. We may even engage in a high-spirited writing activity.

HyperText Bookstore in Lowell, MA

April 2016

Pamela J. Wolfson [shows] a wonderful faith in her readers to see what she sees, to share in the love of language and its ability to find beauty if only we look

Antonios Maltezos, Editor, Change Seven literary journal

“I enjoy the fact that painting, like writing, is a language, and one can become more fluent over time. Writing can inhabit places where painting can’t and vice versa.”

Jennifer Packer (Packer is a visual artist and journal writer,

“You’ve got to work with your mistakes until they look intended. Understand?”

Raymond Carver, Cathedral