Farewell Stories by Alice Munro

Facilitator:       Dale Hein, 484-7730, mkd.hein@bajabb.com                                         Dates:              Thursdays, March 23 – May 11, 2017 Time:                1:30 PM - 3:30 PM                        Text:                 Family Furnishings by Alice Munro Presentations:    None required

Alice Munro is the premier writer of short fiction in our time. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013 for her life's work of writing short stories. After retirement, Munro selected her favorite stories from 1995-2014 for our text, Family Furnishings.

Each week, we shall read and discuss two Munro stories. We often will compare a third short, short story classic from a famous author, e.g., Poe, Twain, Chekhov, Steinbeck, whose story will be handed out in advance.

No formal presentations are planned. Some class members may volunteer to read aloud pre-assigned short selections. Or, a participant may be asked to summarize a class discussion for final evaluation of a story. The facilitator will serve as discussion moderator.

Munro is my favorite living author of fiction. Come and learn if you disagree.

** We shall learn from each other by equally sharing our insights. **