In Person: Talking About Books with Dr. Mark Schenker

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Stories by North American Writers You May Not Know—But Should

This fall Mark Schenker joins us for another discussion series on the short story, focusing on a work by each of these four women writers: Mavis Gallant (1922-2014), Sandra Cisneros (b. 1954), Edith Pearlman (b. 1936), and Lucia Berlin (1936-2004). Born respectively in Montreal, Canada; Chicago, Illinois; Providence, Rhode Island; and Juneau, Alaska, these writers present a variety of narrative styles that again illustrate the remarkable range of the contemporary short story. What one critic said of Lucia Berlin might be said of most of these fiction writers: “she’s one of America’s best-kept secrets.”

September 23     The Ice Wagon Going Down the Street by  Mavis Gallant

October 7            Excerpts from The House on Mango Street (1984), by Sandra Cisneros

October 21          Honeydew  by Edith Pearlman

November 4       A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin

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