- Great American StoriesCourse start date: Mon 9 Jan 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Julian BirkettThe short story is America’s outstanding literary form. The explosion of magazines in the 19th century led to a huge market in stories “to be taken down with a gulp.” Many of its greatest writers specialised in the form – including Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, James Baldwin, John Cheever, William Faulkner and Lorrie Moore – and made it a vivid barometer of American life.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
- What's the Big Idea?: classic and contemporary short storiesCourse start date: Mon 13 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Richard NilandRead and discuss celebrated short stories over six weeks – discuss and explore what we understand might be the
writers’ intentions, and what it means for us as readers – which can be quite different. Join us in sharing feelings
about, and reactions to, a selection of classic and contemporary short stories and how they withstand the shifting context of readers, and time.
- The Golden Age of the British Short Story 1890-1914Course start date: Mon 26 Sep 2022
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Julian BirkettThe years 1890 to 1914 were a golden age for British writers of short stories. As the country moved from Victorian certainties to an unknown, possibly exciting, possibly frightening future, writers found the short story form perfectly suited to their concerns. The roll call is an impressive one: from Kipling, Hardy, HG Wells and Conan Doyle through Chesterton and Conrad to Katherine Mansfield and DH Lawrence.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
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