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Short Story Discussions

Short Story Discussions at The Universalist ChurchShort Story Discussion Group

It doesn’t take long to read a short story,
so you can fit this into a busy schedule!

Join us for a lively discussion and analysis of one short story each month.  Come to just one session or as many as you like.  No need to sign up in advance. Newcomers are always welcome. 

This year, we're reading selections from "Women & Fiction: Short Stories by and About Women," edited by Susan Cahill (available on Amazon, new and used).  Most of these stories are available online, also.

We meet in the Parlor at 3:15 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of each month:


We will start on October 10 with "The Garden Party" by Katherine Mansfield. Then each month, through June, we will discuss each succeeding story, in the order they are presented in the book.

About the book:  This book contains twenty-six short stories by the finest women writers of the twentieth century. These well-known and well-loved authors people their stories with vibrant female characters, from all over the world and all walks of life. Separately, each of these stories bears the mark of a skilled writer. Together, they celebrate woman in her many roles. Superbly written, and at once poignant and ironic, these insightful stories capture the essence of being a woman—in all its similarity, and all its diversity.

Movie Reviews:  For those who would like to stay on after our story discusion, we'll take a little extra time to share any recommendations we may have for movies we have recently seen.