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The Best American Short Stories Reading Group is back for 2021. Group members read two short stories each month and discuss them in an informal setting led by English Professor (Emerita) Susan Nuernberg, Ph.D. The stories are featured in the book, Best American Short Stories of 2020, edited by noted author Curtis Sittenfeld. We discuss each story in depth, focusing on point of view, use of language, emotional impact, ambiguity, plot and characterization. Group members receive a detailed discussion guide as well as a list of dates and the stories to be read for those dates.
Required book: The Best American Short Stories of 2020. The paperback volume is widely available at bookstores and online for about $15.
Dates: The first Tuesday of each month. The group currently meets via Zoom, beginning at 4:30 and ending at 6:00 p.m.
Registration: Our group is limited to 25 members, but we have a few openings. If interested in joining, please contact Jan Rowley at and include your contact information.