This is a special opportunity designed for you. If you have submitted your short story to the Montgomery Writes! Program or other awards programs and did not win, this offer could be of interest to you. I am offering you a 3 ½ hour seminar on:

The Art of Story Telling – Short Stories

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Time: 9:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Department of Recreation
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
The cost of the session: $45.00 per person

In this 3 ½ hour seminar we will delve into a variety of award-winning short stories to discover the following:

  1. The definition of a short story. Is there such a thing
  2. Story openings – How can/should you open your short? The story rules
  3. The Elements of Story Telling – What are they? How should you use them in your
  4. What happens in the middle of your story
  5. The ending – How can/should you end your short story?

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An award winning author, her latest novel, Blessings and Curses, was in the top ten most popular novels at the Frankfurt, Sharjah, and Guadalajara International Book Fairs, 2018. Her first novel, That Ever Died So Young, was a finalist in the Somerset Literary and Contemporary Fiction Award for 2014. She has given presentations on dialogue at conferences, libraries, and meetings. She is a member of Maryland Writers’ Association, Montgomery County chapter that she organized. She is also a member of Eastern Shore Writers, and Association of Writers and Writing Programs. She teaches a workshop in fiction writing at Montgomery College, and at Frederick Community College in the Life Long Learning Institute. She is a reader for a prestigious awards program and is a Beta reader. She enjoys walking, live theater, movies, and is active in her church. Judy Kelly is an adjunct professor at Montgomery College where she teaches college reading, speech and English.

Judy Kelly,
author of Blessings and Curses,
That Ever Died So Young, and Coming Soon, The Attractiveness of Wisdom.