New Yorker Fiction Discussion Group at CPL

  • Craftsbury Public Library 12 Church Lane Craftsbury Common, VT 05827

Talk of the Porch: a New Yorker fiction discussion group at the Craftsbury Library

Every week The New Yorker publishes short fiction by both emerging and established writers. Join local writers, Stark Biddle and Julia Shipley for a facilitated discussion of the magazine's recent stories.

We'll puzzle over what makes a short story engaging (or tedious). We'll delve into the story's issues and themes. Of course we'll also speculate about how much is invented and how much is secretly autobiography. And finally, we'll delight in passages which make us reevaluate a tired idea or concept, make us see something anew. Bring your exasperation and admiration, your curiosity and enthusiasm for the only genre in the magazine that intentionally traffics in alternative facts: fiction!

Six Mondays: July 10th-August 14th
7-8pm

On July 17th we'll consider William Trevor's The Piano Teacher's Pupil from the June 26th issue. Here's the link: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/06/26/the-piano-teachers-pupil

We'll also have some photocopies available in the library the week prior.

For more information: call Julia at 587-7733

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