MCC to Host 'Mad Skills' Flash Fiction Writing Workshop

"credit" freedigitalphotos.netHOPKINS COUNTY, KY (10/1/13) – If you enjoy short fiction by the likes of Anton Chekhov, Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemingway, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., maybe you’ve often thought you might like to try your hand at it. Who knows? You might just be the next H.P. Lovecraft!

Grasp this exciting opportunity and find out if writing could become a lifelong passion. The English Department at Madisonville Community College (MCC) will be hosting Mad Skills I, a flash fiction writing workshop on November 1st and 2nd.

Constance Alexander, independent producer and columnist for The Murray Ledger & Times, will be kicking off the event on Friday, November 1st at 5 pm with a reading presentation. Alexander is being supported by the Kentucky Humanities Council. Alexander is on the board of the Kentucky Oral History Commission and The Carson Center in Paducah, KY. Alexander is also the co-founder and artistic director of the West Kentucky Playwrights Festival, as well as an alumni of Leadership Kentucky.

Then, on Saturday, November 2nd at 9 a.m., published authors Normandi Ellis and Steven Cope will lead registered participants through two separate flash fiction workshop sessions.

Normandi Ellis is a certified medium missionary through the Indiana Association of Spiritualists. Not only does Ellis run the PenHouse Retreat Center in Frankfort, KY, but she offers tarot, astrology, and clairvoyance consultations.

Steven Cope published his first poem in 1973 and has since been featured/published in more than 250 magazines, journals, anthologies, and newspapers around the country. Cope has won awards from The Kentucky Arts Council, The Academy of American Poets, Borestone Mountain, and others.

Mad Skills I schedule
November 1 – Kick-off with Constance Alexander
5 p.m. at the Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce
(15 East Center Street, Madisonville, KY)

November 2 – Saturday Sessions with Normandi Ellis and Steve Cope
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Madisonville Community College
(2000 College Drive, Madisonville, KY)

If you are interested in attending Mad Skills I, contact Greg Hagan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 270-824-8606. Friday’s session is free and open to the public. Registration is $25 for both flash fiction sessions.

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Written by Jessica Dockrey

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