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Short Story Discussion Group – December 10, 2019, 10 a.m.

Would you like to read and discuss a stunning short story?  Do you enjoy the company of a small group of enthusiastic, like-minded readers who want to stay focused and “dig in?”  If so, read on and consider signing up for a different kind of book group that will take place on December 10th at the Monterey Community Center.

Monterey resident Ellen Coburn is a retired English teacher and an avid reader of short stories.  She has organized short story discussions in New Jersey and Massachusetts for small groups of no more than eight participants who read a single short story carefully and gather to do a “close reading.”  Unlike book clubs that use the book as a springboard for conversations of a more personal nature, these groups stay focused on the work itself and enjoy talking about all aspects of the author’s creative process.

Sound intriguing?  If so, please register and take part. The story is “The Tenth of December” by George Saunders, which is available here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/10/31/tenth-of-december. We will meet Monday, the 10th of December (of course!) at 10:00 a.m. at the MCC. Registration is required but there is no charge to attend.  Contributions to the Monterey Community Center are optional but always welcome. For more information or to register, contact Ellen Coburn at 413-528-0627 or by email:  nonniejc@gmail.com



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