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World Party! Short Story Discussion!

World Party! Short Story Discussion!

Posted July 03, 2014

We're reading and discussing short stories at the World Party! discussion group. Thursday, July 10 * 7:30 p.m.

Hit the beach with a short story this summer! World Party is a short story discussion group that focuses on authors and themes from diverse cultures. The next meeting will be on Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. The next selection is the title story in YiYun Li’s award-winning A Thousand Years of Good Prayers. All are welcome to join, and copies of the story are available at the library’s information desk.

Some of the most popular books in the library’s world language collection are short stories, which prompted the idea for the program. Stories are in English, though translations into other languages can be provided when possible.
“Short stories are a great way to get in some quality reading,” said Jill D’Amico, adult services librarian. “They’re really well-crafted, and there’s little room for background and error - so much is packed into each one.”

Whether you’re too busy to finish a novel, or just want to be transported, this a program that will speak to you. The group, which meets every other month, is off to a promising start.

“The conversations we’re having are going in some really interesting directions,” said D’Amico.
Join the discussion on Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, or to pick up a copy of this month’s selection, ask at the Information Desk or call 732-390-6772 and ask for Jill.