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Craft Class Reading List – Fall 2019

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Craft Class Fall 2019, Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm

Oct 15: Helen DeWitt, Some Trick (New Directions) Taught by Cynthia Weiner

Oct 22: Joy Harjo, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings (Norton) Taught by Lisa Bellamy

Oct 29: Tara Westover, Educated (Random House) Taught Lucinda Holt

Nov 5: Michael Robbins, The Second Sex (Penguin Poets) Taught by Michael Robbins. Discussion led by Philip Schultz.

Nov 12: Sally Rooney, Conversations with Friends (Hogarth) Taught by Lesley Dormen

Nov 19: Pushcart 2019 Stories and Poems: Stories are “Taco Night” by Julie Hecht and “The Hunter” by Gabriel Daniel Solis. Poems are “Monomoy” by Carl Phillips, “Yilan” by Kristin Chang, “The Clearing” by Allison Adair, and “Codeswitch Decomposing into Lil Wayne Lyric” by Julian Randall (Pushcart) Taught by Peter Krass

Nov 26: Adrienne Celt, Invitation to a Bonfire (Bloomsbury Publishing) Taught by Adrienne Celt. Discussion led by Reneé Bibby. THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD IN TUCSON, AZ

Dec 3: Mark Strand, New Selected Poems (Knopf) Taught by Philip Schultz

Suggested Reading: 

Fiction: Javier Marias, The Infatuations; Paul Beatty, The Sellout; Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen; John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead; Tommy Orange, There, There; Jenny Erpenbeck, Go Went Gone; Mohsin Hamid, Exit West; Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Friday Black; Jen Begain, Pretend I’m Dead

Poetry: Campbell McGrath, XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century; Maggie Nelson, Bluets; Dorianne Laux, Only as the Day is Long; Kevin Young, Brown; Layli Long Soldier, Whereas:Poems; LeAnne Howe, Savage Conversations

We will alert you by email if any craft class sessions are relocated. Craft classes are held at The Village Community School, 272 West 10th Street, in Room 402.