We ask that registrants plan to attend all sessions. Sessions are scheduled for October 5, 12, 19, and 26, and November 2, 9, 16, and 23.
The stories, by writers such as Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid and Raymond Carver, show the best qualities of enduring literature: They are rich in poetic language and concerned with life's complications, discoveries and missing pieces.
Participants will receive a copy of the story via e-mail just before each session, which will be held on Zoom. After hearing the story read aloud, we will discuss the story's tensions and contrasts, language and characters, and how the themes touch all of us at this difficult time.
Teens and adults of all backgrounds are welcome; no preparation is required. Click here to register.
Anndee Hochman, a longtime People & Stories coordinator, will lead the discussions. Anndee is also a journalist, essayist, storyteller and teaching artist. Her column, "The Parent Trip," appears weekly in The Philadelphia Inquirer, and her work has also been published in Poets & Writers magazine, Broad Street Review and other venues. Anndee is the author of Anatomies: A Novella and Stories and an essay collection, Everyday Acts & Small Subversions: Women Reinventing Family, Community and Home.
This program is presented in partnership with People & Stories.
Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.