Course Description

Patricia Whitehead, librarian, teacher, enthusiastic reader


Fiction is a laboratory for the refinement of the soul as stated by the South African writer J.M. Coetzee.

In that spirit, let’s tinker in our own lab to decipher a series of four contemporary short stories, journeys into the unknown souls of each of the characters.When we read a good story, we often are afforded a brief glimpse of something hidden within the inner workings of our own minds.  And when we discuss the story with a group of like-minded readers, we can expand our experience and may come away with a nugget of insight into ourselves and each other.


Here are the stories we’ll examine in the lab:

Mar 25, Dante Alighieri by Jhumpa Lahiri.

Apr 1, I Am Pizza Rat. by Han Ong.

Apr 8, The Choc-Ice Woman by Mary Costello.

Apr 15, Bravado by William Trevor.

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Section Title
What Is Going on Here? Short Stories as a Tool for Understanding
10:30AM to 12:00PM
Mar 25, 2024 to Apr 15, 2024
Schedule and Location
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $89.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 18, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 18, 2024
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