If you enjoy reading fiction and are interested in exploring the power of the short story, our study group is for you. The beauty of our group is that at every session, each member has the opportunity to be an active participant. Short stories are carefully written gems of literature. They combine compelling characters, drama, and descriptive language, which lead to lively and thought-provoking discussions. Led by a different member of our study group each week, we look closely at characterizations, plot, and themes. We may not always agree, but we always learn from each other. Our weekly discussions explore works by up and coming authors, as well as established authors. Participants will have the opportunity to lead a discussion for a story of their choice. Our books will be The O. Henry Prize Stories 2022: The O. Henry Prize Winners by Valeria Luiselli (Anchor, 2022) and Best Debut Short Stories 2022: The PEN America Dau Prize by Yuka Igarashi and Sarah Lyn Rogers (Catapult, 2022). Study group members may also share stories which are not included in the texts. We sometimes read the works of guest authors who then join us to add their insights.