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Short Story Discussions

Short Story Discussions at The Universalist ChurchShort Story Discussion Group

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. Visitors and newcomers are always welcome! 

Our source book continues to be "Women & Fiction: Short Stories by and About Women," edited by Susan Cahill (available on Amazon, new and used).  

It doesn’t take long to read a short story, so you can fit this into a busy schedule. We meet in the Parlor on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:30 PM. 


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.

Nov 13    An Interest in Life by Grace Paley
Dec 11    Revelation by Flannery O'Connor
Jan 8       Cousin Lewis by Jean Stubbs
Feb 12     A Journey by Edna O'Brien
Mar 12    The Office by Alice Munro
Apr  9       In the Region of Ice by Joyce Carol Oates
May14     The Gifts of War by Margaret Drabble
Jun 11      Day-Old Baby Rats by Julie Hayden
Jul y 9       Everyday Use by Alice Walker