Short Stories: The Long and SHORT of It

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Bi-weekly;  Week One;  Monday; 12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Online via Zoom **NEW** **Workshop Waitlisted**

“A short story is a love affair; a novel is a marriage” Short stories are one of the oldest types of literature and are a growing and important aspect of literature.  We will learn about significant and influential classical  and contemporary short story writers, read and discuss their short stories, compare them to one another, discuss how they are written, and what they reflect about society. Each participant will present a short story from either The Worlds Greatest Short Stories (Daley ed.)  or The Best Short Stories 2022: The O. Henry Prize Winners. Everyone is expected to read the story being presented so we can engage in a lively and thoughtful discussion.

Facilitators:

Thea Herman (theaherman1@gmail.com) is a retired judge, lawyer, and senior civil servant. In addition to her activities at the Academy, she enjoys playing flute in a band and learning Spanish. Thea has co-facilitated workshops at the Academy on dance, pandemics, psychology and reading. She looks forward to exploring the world of short stories with other booklovers.

Yvette Matyas (ymatyas5351@rogers.com) studied undergraduate psychology at McGill and worked for over twenty years in healthcare administration. She has co-facilitated workshops at the Academy on architecture, ageing, birds, dance, pandemics, art, psychology and reading.  She looks forward to exploring the world of short stories with other booklovers.

Workshop Materials:

Intro Letter

The Best Short Stories of 2022

References

World’s Greatest Short Stories

To request to be added to a waiting list, email registerattheacademy@gmail.com.