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Short Story Club

Book Club; Community
4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022
  • DURATION 60 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Event Description

Whether you love reading and discussing literature, but don’t have a lot of time on your hands, or you’re particularly interested in short fiction, why not join us for Short Story Club?

Like a book club – only with less to read! – this monthly social event brings literature lovers together to talk about a short story (or two): including what we like about it, what we don’t, how it was crafted, and even some of the historical context surrounding it. There will also be a chance to nominate a story for upcoming sessions.

This is an ideal event for readers, writers, and even those just in the mood for a chat.

July:

Hello everyone! Our short story for July is Edith Wharton’s ‘Roman Fever’, which you can find online.

For this session, I’d like to try something slightly new. If you feel comfortable, it would be great if people could come with a talking point or two.

This could be anything from an interpretation of the overall meaning of the story, a fact about the context surrounding it, an idea about certain themes or structural devices used, or even a little close analysis of a certain passage. If you can/have time, you could even print out the story and mark it up as you read – making some highlights or jotting notes in the margins

We can try it and see how it goes, but I think it might enhance our discussion.

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Sam

Sam McLoughlin is a Lifestyle Writer at Rest Less. He joined the editorial team in 2021 after completing his Master’s degree in English Literature, Culture, and Theory at The University of Sussex. Some of his favourite authors include Zadie Smith, George Saunders, and James Baldwin.

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What if I can’t make the event?

If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.

Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?

Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.

How do I watch the live event?

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How do I sign-up for and access the recording? (Recorded events only)

Book the event as normal (as if you are attending live). After the event ends you will automatically receive a post-event email with a link to the recording, as long as the event was recorded. You do not need to do anything else and there is no separate booking process for recordings only. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for Zoom to process recordings.

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