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Feb 13: Kathy Fagan, Bad Hobby (Milkweed Editions) Taught by Peter Krass
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Feb 20: Stuart Dybek, Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) Taught by Stuart Dybek. Discussion led by Francesca Moroney
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Feb 27: Stephanie Burt, We Are Mermaids (Graywolf Press) Taught by Lisa Bellamy
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Mar 5: Pushcart Prize 2024, Prose: “The Restaurant. The Concert. The Bar. The Bed. Le Petit Déjeuner.” by Frederic Tuten, “Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Have a Nice Day” by Hedgie Choi; Poetry: “Tender” by Sophie Klahr, “The Magician’s Assistant” by Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, “The Almost Bridge” by Geffrey Davis and “Thank You for the Tulips” by Lisa Bellamy, Taught by Marie Kilroy
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Mar 12: Anne Enright, The Wren, the Wren (W.W. Norton & Company) Taught by Nancy Connors
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Mar 19: March 19: David Wojahn, For the Scribe (University of Pittsburgh Press) Taught by David Wojahn. Discussion led by Philip Schultz
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Mar 26: Margo Jefferson, Constructing a Nervous System: A Memoir (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) Taught by Sylvie Bertrand
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Apr 2: Yiyun Li, Wednesday’s Child: Stories (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) Taught by Cynthia Weiner
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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; Victoria Chang, Obit; Rodney Jones, Alabama; Mosab Abu Toha, Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear; Michael Waters, Sinnerman