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Stories for our Time: a Zoom discussion group

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An apple on top of some text books.
Short stories are “Songs and cries that reveal the range and ways of human character,” says writer Lorrie Moore. If ever there were a time that produced cries and needed songs, we’re in it. So we’ve come up with a series of stories to read and talk about. They range from the shocking to the everyday to the wry, from Ursula Le Guin to Jhumpa Lahiri. All address, in some way, the issues we talk about every day.
We’ve limited the “class size” to 18, so that there will be space for everyone to speak, because we want this to be a genuine discussion. While we all have long experience with literature, none of us is an expert on these stories. We’ll do what book clubs do: learn together.
The meetings are free of charge, and will be offered on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 pm, from July 16 through August 20, 2020. (PVSC members get first option.)
Register online or call Sheila Krautkremer at 207-659-1359, or email her:

7/16 - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “The Headstrong Historian,” and “The Danger of a
          Single Story.”
7/23 - George Saunders, “Love Letter” and “The Semplica-Girls Diary.”
7/30- Kate Walbert, “Do Something” and Caitlin Horrocks, “The Sleep.”
8/6 - Karen Russell, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” and Jhumpa Lahiri,
         “Mrs. Sen’s.”
8/13 - Toni Morrison, “Recitatif” and Ursula Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from
8/20 - Alice Munro, “The Bear Came Over the Mountain.”

Once you are registered, you will be emailed the 
PDF copies of the stories. You will be emailed the link to access the discussion two days prior to class. This will be a recurring meeting, so save the link as a reminder for each class.
Come join us--hopefully for all dates.

Anita Kurth, Pat Burnes, and Kristin Langellier

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