THE SHORT STORY AND ITS DEVELOPMENT
10.00 am- Third Wednesday of the month
Venue : a memberís home in Bloomfield Road.

This small group started in October 2015 with the idea of reading selected stories and following the development of the short story over the last two hundred years. From November 2016 we shall be moving on to the early 20th Century and the modernist short story : James Joyce, Virginia Woolf etc. Eventually we shall arrive at contemporary writers such as Alice Munro and Hilary Mantel.

Our chosen authors so far have been Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Bret Harte, Mark Twain, Hamlin Garland and Ambrose Bierce from America ; Chekhov and Guy de Maupassant in translation as well as Dickens, Hardy and Kipling from closer to home.

There have been surprises en route, with unexpected stories from familiar authors as well as authors previously unknown to us. There is room for another interested member.

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