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
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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