Kate Chopin’s The Awakening

If you are interested in this salon you can comment below or contact us with any questions. ‘The Awakening’ –…

Anton Chekhov’s Stories and Plays

“As readers of imaginative literature, we are always seeking clues, warnings: where in life to search more assiduously; what not to overlook; what’s the origin of this sort of human calamity, that sort of joy and pleasure. . . . And to such seekers as we are, Chekhov...

William Faulkner’s The Bear

Three hour Salon Intensive; registration includes notes and critical essays. “The Bear” is not so much a long short story…

James Joyce’s The Dead

London Salon Intensive This longer short story is a rich feast through which one may taste the world of Joyce.…

Vladimir Nabokov’s Terra Incognita and The Vane Sisters

This one-meeting study is an opportunity to notice and savour the details in two of Nabokov’s short stories. We will see things and hear things; we will visualize the rooms, the clothes and the manners of the author’s people. We will read not just with our hearts, not...

Short Stories by Alice Munro and Joyce Carol Oates

This Salon Intensive offers a one-meeting study that ambitiously considers two short stories in one big, energetic gulp. Participants have described this as a wonderfully dynamic approach– we work hard and have a joyous time. Our short story study will take two of the...

Short Stories by Alice Munro and Eudora Welty

Everybody knows what a house does, how it encloses space and makes connections between one enclosed space and another and presents what is outside in a new way. This is the nearest I can come to explaining what a story does for me, and what I want my stories to do for...

Tobias Wolff’s Liar

This short study is a good way to experience the Salon for the first time: the brief study will give…
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