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Talk of the Porch: a New Yorker fiction discussion group

Every week The New Yorker publishes short fiction by both emerging and established writers. Join local writers, Stark Biddle and Julia Shipley for a facilitated discussion of the magazine's recent stories. 


We'll puzzle over what makes a short story engaging (or tedious). We'll delve into the story's issues and themes. Of course we'll also speculate about how much is invented and how much is secretly autobiography. And finally, we'll delight in passages which make us reevaluate a tired idea or concept, make us see something anew. Bring your exasperation and admiration, your curiosity and enthusiasm for the only genre in the magazine that intentionally traffics in alternative facts: fiction!

Six Mondays: July 10th-August 14th 7-8pm

Earlier Event: July 14
Lego Club
Later Event: July 18
Story Time