Tuesday, March 13, 2007

"In Celebration of the Short Story": March 24th Lecture

Re-scheduled! Join Humanities Council scholar Joan Dempsey on Saturday afternoon, March 24th at the Lane Memorial Library for a fascinating exploration into the art of the short story. In as few as two pages, a short story can leave you feeling as if you've inhabited an entire world, met real people, and experienced complex emotions. What makes for compelling short fiction? You'll hear and/or read a story or two and explore why it does or doesn't work; talk about masters of the genre like Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, and Andre Dubus; browse current contemporary masters like Alice Munro, Ron Carlson, and John Cheever; and discuss the status of the short story in today's fast-paced world. For those who are budding short story writers, Joan will offer tips and ideas on structuring a great story.

This free lecture and discussion will begin at 3:00 PM in the downstairs Lane Room, and is open to the public. For more information, contact Darrell Eifert, head of Adult Services, at (603) 926-3368.


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