Fiction with Kelly Fordon: Online Zoom Workshops, Thursdays, April 21, 28, May 5, 12 & 19 & 26, 1 pm – 3pm. Let’s Deconstruct a Story. Examining the components of a story is the key to writing a good one. In each class, we will read and deconstruct a story by one contemporary short story writer, delving deeply into their choice of POV, plot, setting, tone, and structure. We will also spend some time writing prompts based on each week’s selection. At the end of this six-week class, participants will have gained insight into the craft of fiction and will have mapped out the beginning of one or more stories. Selections include stories by Danielle Evans, Lily King, Robin Martin, Alice Munro, Peter Orner, among others. Kelly Fordon’s latest short story collection I Have the Answer (Wayne State University Press, 2020) was chosen as a Midwest Book Award Finalist and an Eric Hoffer Finalist. Her 2016 Michigan Notable Book, Garden for the Blind, (WSUP), was an INDIEFAB Finalist, a Midwest Book Award Finalist, Eric Hoffer Finalist, and an IPPY Awards Bronze Medalist. Her first full-length poetry collection, Goodbye Toothless House, (Kattywompus Press, 2019) was an Eyelands International Prize Finalist and an Eric Hoffer Finalist and was adapted into a play, written by Robin Martin, which was published in The Kenyon Review Online.  She is the author of three award-winning poetry chapbooks and has received a Best of the Net Award and Pushcart Prize nominations in three different genres. She teaches at Springfed Arts and The InsideOut Literary Arts Project in Detroit, as well as online, where she also runs a monthly poetry and fiction blog.

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