Literature is news that stays news. - Ezra Pound


Dillies Pilevsky, English and history instructor

Friday Morning Musing For Short Story Lovers

Short stories are timeless in their magical ability to help us make human connections with an author, a narrative, our own life experience and each other. What does this mean? Let’s find out! Stories are in the order to be read. 
• Alice Walker 1944 -   
Everyday Use, 1973
• Sandra Cisneros, 1954-
 Barbie-Q, 1991
• Truman Capote, 1924-1984
A Christmas Memory, 1956

Fri, Dec 3, 10, 17, 10 am -noon

Fee and Code: $49, XHUML 099

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A Charles Dickens’ Christmas

Carl Calendar, PhD, former Dean of Humanities, Brookdale
Charles Dickens Christmas stories have helped create our celebrations of modern Christmases and remain some of the best loved Yuletide stories in English. Get an early start on the Christmas season with Dr. Calendar’s discussion of how Dickens came to write A Christmas Carol and his four other great Christmas stories, how they were published and received in their time, and the momentous effect they had on Dicken’s life.
Wed, Dec 1, 10-11:30 am
Fee and Code: $24, XHUML 072

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