In the wonderful book, Reading Like A Writer, Francine Prose wrote, "What writers know is that, ultimately, we learn to write by hard work, by repeated trial and error, success and failure, and from the books we admire."
Next Thursday evening, on October 3rd, at 6:00 pm, the Writers' Reading Group comes together again to begin a new season of reading and discussing short stories, fiction, and creative non-fiction from the point of view of the writer's craft. The books we love are our best and earliest teachers, and a close reading of these works can reveal much of the magic of these stories and the writer's art.
Please join us this Thursday for a discussion of George Saunders' masterful short story, The Bohemians. (Paper copies are avaiable at the Thayer Memorial Library, and there is an on-line version here.) George Saunders is a best selling author of short stories, essays, novels, and children's books, and his writing has appeared in many magazines, including The New Yorker, Harpers, and McSweeney's. He is a professor at Syracuse University, and has won a Pen/Hemingway award, and a MacArthur Fellowship, among other honors.