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Great Short Stories

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ClassGraphic As Stacy Schiff wrote in The New York Times, “A short story is by definition an odder, more eccentric creature than a novel; a trailer, a fling, a warm-up act, a bouillon cube, a championship game in one inning. Irresolution and ambiguity become it; it’s a first date rather than a marriage. When is it mightier than the novel? When its elisions speak as loudly as its lines.” If you enjoy reading fiction and want to explore the succinctness of the short story, join our study group. The brevity of the form invites discussion and differing interpretations of the material. This study group offers a brief but fascinating introduction to authors from here and around the world. Each study group member acts as discussion leader for one or two stories of their choice, and also prepares a brief biography of the story’s author. Two anthologies serve as texts. The O. Henry Prize Stories 100th Anniversary Edition 2019 edited by Laura Furman (Anchor Books, 2019) contains the best short stories from last year. The Art of the Story edited by Daniel Halpern (Penguin Books, 2000) features contemporary authors. It is the companion book to The Art of the Tale.

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Julia Katz2.Alan Goldberg 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/14/2020 - 12/14/2020 Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Alan Goldberg  ; Julia Katz