Classes/Critiques

SPRINGFED ARTS CLASSES, WINTER 2020:

How to Write Poetry with Kelly Fordon: Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. Eleven Mile Road, Royal Oak, 48067, Wednesdays, February 12, (skip February 19), February 26, March 4, 11, 18 & 25, 10am – 12pm. We will study the fundamentals of poetry (rhyme, meter, imagery) and some of the most common forms of poetry (sonnets, villanelles, etc). This is a great class for beginners, as well as all those who are interested in exploring the world of contemporary poetry. We will read and study selections of work by many well-known poets. Your own poems will be workshopped, but depending on the size of the class, this may happen only every other week. The primary focus of this class is to learn more about what makes a poem work. Ten students max. 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. http://www.kellyfordon.com. REGISTER HERE

Poetry Workshop with Kelly Fordon: Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. Eleven Mile Road, Royal Oak, 48067, Wednesdays, February 12, (skip February 19), February 26, March 4, 11, 18 & 25, 1pm – 3pm. This poetry class is for poets who are primarily interested in workshopping their own work and is geared towards those who have works-in-progress. We will provide workshop time for your work every week. This class is limited to eight poets to provide enough time for in-depth critique.  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. http://www.kellyfordon.com. REGISTER HERE

 

CONSULTATIONS:

For poetry, fiction, and personal essays, I charge $40 per hour. Please use Times New Roman formatting with 12-point font and double-spaced pages when submitting your work. Normally, I am able to read and comment on up to 1200 words or three poems in a one-hour session. I’ll read your work and provide line edits and comments in the document. We’ll meet via Facetime or Skype to discuss the goals of your piece, as well as what is working or shows room for improvement. 
TO GET STARTED: 

Email me at kfordon450@gmail.com. I’ll send you a PayPal invoice. Once paid, you can send me your work.