Let’s Deconstruct a Story Workshop:

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, and Rion Amilcar Scott among others.

Workshops upcoming. Sign up for the newsletter and check the store page for more information!




Updated bookclub flyer


AWP 2022

March 25, 2022, 2 pm: AWP Panel Reading: Wayne State University Press table.

March 26th from 9-10:15 am 120AB, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level

Not Just for Scholars: How to Publish Fiction & Memoir with University Presses

( Sharon Harrigan, Kelly Fordon, Dennis Lloyd, Yang Huang)
As the number of big commercial publishers contracts, university presses offer an essential alternative. Almost ninety universities are actively acquiring creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and translations, but information on their interests and procedures is not always easy to find. This diverse panel features one university press director and four acclaimed writers of multiple genres, published by a range of university presses. They guide you through the publishing process, from submission to distribution.

October 6-9, 2022nd: 5th Annual Lost Lake Writers Retreat: For more information visit Springfed Arts.

October 20-22nd: Lit Youngstown Fall Literary Festival: For more information visit Lit Youngstown here.

Videos from Past Events:

Lit Youngstown Reading August 2020.

The Inner Loop Readings Series February 16, 2021.