David is returning to short form fiction, focusing on two great masters of the craft.
One is famous and revered for his novels and stories. We will be reading some of David's favorites from the recently released anthology of Kurt Vonnegut's short stories, aptly entitled "Kurt Vonnegut - Complete Stories." Many of us read and loved Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five" with David. What you may not know is that more than half of Vonnegut's output was short fiction, gems which illustrate Vonnegut's imaginative genius. David will select his personal favorites for us to read and discuss.
As his counterpart, we will have the special opportunity to read another master of the form, Lucia Berlin, whose genius was discovered by literary critics and scholars after her death in 2004. Her collection of short stories, "A Manual for Cleaning Women" has become a modern literary classic and over this six weeks, we will see why. Often compared with Raymond Carver, Berlin's own fascinating and peripatetic experiences fuel these unforgettable stories. As Lydia Davis writers hin her insightful introduction to the anthology, "This is exhilarating writing."
The six-week series begins on January 4 and continues every Thursday through February 8.
Enrollment is limited! If you plan to attend, please enroll below. Series: $360. Individual sessions: $65.
DATES: 6 THURSDAY MORNINGS Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb 1, 8
WHERE: Pasadena Address Forwarded Upon Enrollment
TICKETS: $360/series $65/session