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Oct 3: Jack Gilbert, Refusing Heaven (Knopf). Taught by Marie Kilroy

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Oct 10: Audre Lorde, The Cancer Journals (Penguin) Taught by Lucinda Holt

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Oct 17: Jennifer Franklin, If Some God Shakes Your House (Four Way Books) Taught by Jennifer Franklin. Discussion led by Sherine Gilmour and Lisa Bellamy

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Oct 24: Paul Harding, This Other Eden (Norton) Taught by Paul Harding. Discussion led by Philip Schultz

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Oct 31: Pushcart Prize 2023. Prose: “Mantis” by Gina Chung and “Fire” by Thaisa Frank. Poetry: “Father Weaver” by Jamaica Baldwin, “Love & the Memory of It” by Jay Hopler, “Screensaver” by Robert Cording, and “To Cigarettes” by Nancy Connors. (Pushcart) Taught by Peter Krass

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Nov 7: Claire Keegan, Foster, (Grove Press)Taught by Philip Schultz and Lucinda Holt

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Nov 14: George Saunders, Tenth of December(Random House) Taught by Cynthia Weiner and Lesley Dormen

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Nov 21: Sylvia Plath, Ariel: The Restored Edition (Harper Perennial) Taught by Lisa Bellamy

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Suggested Reading List

Fiction: Javier Marias, The Infatuations; Paul Beatty, The Sellout; John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead; Tommy Orange, There, There; Jenny Erpenbeck, Go Went Gone; Mohsin Hamid, Exit West; Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Friday Black; Bernadine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel; Xuan Juliana Wang, Home Remedies; Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous; Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, The Discomfort of Evening; Richard Powers, The Overstory; NoViolet Bulawayo, Glory; Janet Malcolm, Still Pictures (a memoir); Antoine Wilson, Mouth to Mouth

Poetry: Kevin Young, Brown; Nick Laird, Feel Free; Jericho Brown, The Tradition; Diane Seuss, Frank: Sonnets; Victoria Chang, Obit; Jennifer Grotz, Still Falling; Patrick Phillips Song of the Closing Doors; Kathy Fagan, Bad Hobby