Learn How to Write Fiction by Reading It with Kelly Fordon: Grosse Pointe Park Library, 15175 East Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park, 48230, Tuesdays, February 4, 11, (skip Feb 18), Feb 25, March 4, 11 & 18, 6:45 pm - 8:45 p.m. The best way to learn to write is to read good books. Every week we will read a contemporary short story or novel excerpt provided by the instructor, who will choose fiction from all genres (literary, science fiction, young adult), from well-known writers like George Saunders, Alice Munro and Raymond Carver to lesser known emerging writers. If you are a writer, or simply interested in writing, this class will help you hone your craft through reading, writing from prompts and critical review. Each person will be allowed to turn in up to 10 pages of their own stories or novels-in-progress for review as well. All levels welcome. Kelly Fordon’s work has appeared in The Kenyon Review (KRO), The Montreal Review, The Florida Review, Rattle and various other journals. In 2011, she contributed to Ghost Writers: Us Haunting Them, a Michigan Notable Book. Her latest poetry chapbook, Tell Me When It Starts to Hurt was published by Kattywompus Press in April, 2013. She received her MFA in fiction writing from Queens University.
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