Discovering Short Stories

Wednesday, December 1st 2021

10:00 AM

The first Wednesday of every month, June 2020 - December 2021

10:00 AM

Join our discussions of short stories! The time commitment is low, enjoyment is high, and you’re sure to discover some new authors and styles to explore.

2021 Reading List

January 6

  • “Mme. Tellier’s Excursion” by Guy De Maupassant
  • “Girl” and “The Letter from Home” by Jamaica Kincaid

February 3

  • “Why Don’t You Dance?” by Raymond Carver
  • “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilmore

March 3   

  • “Minutes of Glory” by Ngugi wa Thiong’o
  • “The Company of Wolves” by Angela Carter

April 7   

  • “The Country Husband” by John Cheever
  • “A Horse and Two Goats” by RK Narayan

July 7  

  • “We Didn’t Like Him” by Akhil Sharma
  • “Six Feet of Country” by Nadine Gordimer

August 4     

  • “Extra” by Yiyun Li
  • “Werner” by Jo Ann Beard

September 1

  • “Six Feet of the Country” by Nadine Gordimer
  • “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell

 October 6: Flash Fiction   

  • Selections to include Stuart Dybek, John Cheever, Joyce Carol Oates, Lydia Davis, Mary Robison, et al.

November 3: Flash Fiction, continued

December 1: Selections from the New Yorker “Classics” series

  • Selections to include Cynthia Ozick, John Updike, George Saunders, William Trevor, Haruki Murakami et al.

For more information or to request next month’s stories, please send us an email.

We will use Zoom to host Discovering Short Stories until further notice. You will need either a computer with a microphone and webcam, or a telephone to connect.

Meeting ID: 943 4759 3307
Password: 199770

Location Details

Lancaster City Branch

Location Address

125 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA