Exploring Dialogue and Point of View in Fiction and Nonfiction with Kelly Fordon: at Fordon Writing Studio, Grosse Pointe (location privy to registrants), Tuesdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7 & 14, 1pm – 3pm. This class is designed to explore and practice dialogue, voice, and point-of-view in fiction and creative nonfiction. Each week, we will read sample fiction and creative nonfiction to identify how content is shaped by narrative choices. How does dialogue bring characters to life? Who is the best person/character to tell this story? What are the benefits and drawbacks of first, second, and third-person point-of-view? We’ll discuss narrative distance as well. Every class will include time for feedback on individual participants’ writing. All levels welcome. Kelly Fordon is the author of three award-winning poetry chapbooks and a novel-in-stories, Garden for the Blind, which was chosen as a Michigan Notable Book, a Midwest Book Award Finalist, an IPPY award finalist, an INDIEFAB finalist and an Eric Hoffer Finalist. www.kellyfordon.com. Limited to 8 participants. Register here: http://www.springfed.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=62:writing-classes&catid=1:latest-news
COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES: classes available on CCS website.
ONLINE COURSE! Fiction with Kelly Fordon: *REGISTER ANYTIME. Send in up to 5 pages of work each week for in-depth review. You are free to send a work in progress i.e. a novel excerpt or short story or you can send in your responses to my weekly writing prompts. Each week we will read and deconstruct a short story by a well-known writer as well and I will provide lessons based on the reading. Phone consultations available on request. This six-week course is available for 3 months from the time that you register so you can go at your own pace. $90.
ONLINE COURSE! Creative Writing with Kelly Fordon: *REGISTER ANYTIME You’ll be introduced to the practice of creative writing. Each week we will use prompts to create new work. We will discuss different genres of creative writing: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and various combinations including prose poems and lyric essays. We will also read work from established writers in order to learn techniques that inspire our own creativity. This six-week class is for anyone who wants to explore creative writing in all of its wondrous forms. $90.
INDIVIDUAL EDITING: Contact me for rates. I work on short stories, poetry, and novels. Occasionally, I also edit college essays. My clients have been accepted to Yale University, West Point, the University of Michigan, and various other colleges and universities. I only take on five college applicants per year on a first come first serve basis starting August 1st. Please contact me for references, if needed.