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
We'll on July 10th begin with Andrew Sean Greer's It's a Summer Day from the June 19th, 2017 issue. It's available here:
photocopies available in the library the week prior.
For more information: call Julia at 587-7733
Visit Craftsbury Public Library for more information