Character in Fiction

Ellen Birkett Morris

Ellen Birkett Morris’s fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, Antioch Review, Notre Dame Review, South Carolina Review, wigleaf, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Upstreet, among other journals. She is the 2015 winner of the Bevel Summers Prize for her story “May Apples.” Her story “Like I Miss Being a Ballerina” was selected as an honorable mention in the Glimmer Train Press Family Matters short story competition. She is a recipient of a 2013 Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council in support of her fiction.


  • Meets On:
        Saturday, November 11
  • Address:
    257 West Second St.
    Lexington, KY, 40507
  • Cost:
    $30 for this class only; $75 for package

With Ellen Birkett Morris

Ebenezer Scrooge, Elizabeth Bennett, Humbert Humbert, Olive Kitteridge, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom. . . great stories begin with great characters. We’ll look at how to build memorable characters with distinct desires and talk about how to use these characters to build a strong story. Come ready to write. Leave with the tools to create your next story. [ALL LEVELS]