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Spooky, existential-terror critical reading is tonight!

Did you get a chance to read Stephen King’s The Jaunt yet? If you haven’t, there’s still (boundless, infinite, terrifying, insanity-inducing) time. Tonight’s meet up (10/18) will be at 7pm at the restaurant of the Double Tree Suites downtown. Here’s this … Continue reading

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October Critical Reading

Happy October! To celebrate the spookiest month, we will be reading The Jaunt by the king of spooky–Stephen King. A blend of Sci-Fi and horror, this story is about a family in the future going on holiday to Mars. It … Continue reading

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September Critical Reading Questions

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday Sept. 13, at 7 PM we’ll be gathering at the restaurant of the Double Tree Suites Downtown to discuss T.C. Boyle’s Chicxulub. This month we’re focusing on a story that makes heavy use of narrative technique. A story … Continue reading

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September Critical Reading

Do you like dinosaurs? Well an asteroid named Chicxulub certainly did not. Join us for this month’s Critical Reading Workshop where we’ll focus on T.C. Boyle’s Chicxulub, a story that explores annihilation through the heavy use of literary technique.  The full text of … Continue reading

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August critical reading is tonight!

Tonight is the night! Come join us for a discussion of Nadine Gordimer’s City Lovers, depicting an interracial relationship in apartheid South Africa. There are no official questions this week, so give it a second read (or third or forth) and … Continue reading

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August critical reading

The end of summer is quickly approaching. Why not spend a few of these dwindling hours with us discussing complex, compelling literature? This month, the critical reading workshop will be reading Nadine Gordimer’s City Lovers, a story of an interracial … Continue reading

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Critical reading is tonight

Our critical reading workshop happens tonight! We’ll be discussing the merits of Deborah Eisenberg’s Some Other, Better Otto at the Columbus Capital Club at 7PM. Some questions for you to mull over before the meet up: This is another story that … Continue reading

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July Critical Reading

Do you find yourself contemplating family get togethers with dread? If so, then you’ll likely enjoy discussing Deborah Eisenberg’s Some Other, Better Otto with us at this month’s critical reading workshop. This story can be found in numerous short story … Continue reading

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Critical reading has arrived!

Critical reading is tomorrow night! (I’m early this week.) Join us to discuss Painted Ocean, Painted Ship by Rebecca Makkai, a story of slain albatrosses, passive racism, and soiled shoes. Also, my last blog post indicated that this story was about … Continue reading

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June critical reading

As always, the critical reading group will be getting together to discuss/inspect/dissect/pick apart an amazing short story. This month we will be reading Painted Ocean, Painted Ship by Rebecca Makkai. This story can be found in either the Best American Short … Continue reading

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