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Great Short Stories

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ClassGraphic As Stacy Schiff wrote in The New 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 marriage. When is it mightier than a 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 very brevity of the form invites lively discussion and differing interpretations of the material. Each study group participant acts as discussion leader for two stories of their choice, and also prepares a brief biography of the story’s author. As texts, we will use 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories, edited by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015); and The Best American Short Stories 2015 edited by T. C. Boyle Moore and Heidi Pitlor (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015). Note: No class on 05/28/18

Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Steve Meiss2.Laura Friedland 



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Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 05/28/2018)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/5/2018 - 6/4/2018 Weekly - Mon 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Laura Friedland  ; Steve Meiss