Course Schedule – Fall 2023 / Literature / CONTEMPORARY SHORT STORIES

Coordinators: Nancy Richardson, Mary Buchwald, Frieda Lipp

This long-running class discusses short stories from all over the world.

At each class, two members volunteer to choose and present a story, copies of which are made available to everyone. The presenters give a brief background about the author, an even briefer background of the story and then open the class for discussion.

A WEEK / THURSDAY / 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Sep 07 Larry Shapiro
Arlynn Greenbaum
How I Became a Vet by Rivka Galchen
Evensong by Laurie Colwin
Sep 21Donna Basile

Ellen Ritberg

The Night: Face Up and
The Continuity of Parks by Julio Cortazar
Do You Love Me by Hila Baum
Oct 05 Bobbie Gold
Susannah Lewis
The Kitchen God by Hiromi Kwakami
The Country in the Woman and The Gilded Six Bits by Zora Neale Hurston
Oct 19David Bernard
Anita Hunter
A Real Durwan by Jhumpa Lahiri
P’s Parties by Jhumpa Lahiri
Nov 02 Steven Allen
Mark Altschuler
Witch’s Money by John Collier
Nov 16Rica Fuji
Ted Cohen
I See You, Bianca by Maeve Brennan
The Writer in the Family by E.L. Doctorow
Dec 07Frieda Lipp
Gloria Peropat
The Little King by Salman Rushdie
The Good Samaritan by Joyce Carol Oates


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