Dates, Locations and Texts:
- Old Aquinnah Town Hall, September 13th (5-6:30 p.m.): Ernest Hemingway, In Our Time
- Chilmark Free Public Library, September 26th (5-6:30 p.m.): Flannery O'Connor, The Collected Stories (selections)
- Vineyard Haven Public Library, November 20th (7-8:30 p.m.): Raymond Carver, Cathedral
- Edgartown Public Library, December 5th (7-8:30 p.m.): Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kittredge
* What insights into multifaceted modern America does a study of four writers (from the 1920s into the new century) provide us?
* An encounter with nature recurs as an abiding dimension of several of our writers' work. What larger (and differing) meanings about America does this encounter take on?
* What are the strengths and limits of the short story as a literary form? In what ways do the books by Hemingway, Carver, and Strout seem to aim for novelistic form (by way of short stories)?