February 25, 2023
Kevin Fitton in conversation with Kelly Fordon
Please help us welcome two Michigan authors, Kevin Fitton and Kelly Fordon to 2 Dandelions!
Kevin is a storyteller and the types of stories he is most interested in are those that show how people can grow and change – what George Saunders calls “higher order” stories. He is also very interested in history, especially small-scale history– the stories that are largely unnoticed and yet shape a community. You can learn more about him at www.kevinfittonwriting.com
Kelly’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. www.kellyfordon.com