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Craft Class Reading List – Winter 2019-2020

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Craft Class Winter 2019-2020, Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm

December 17: Robert Pinsky, The Mind Has Cliffs of Fall: Poems at the Extremes of Feeling (Norton) Taught by Robert Pinsky. Discussion led by Philip Schultz.

January 7: Ishion Hutchinson, House of Lords and Commons (FSG) Taught by Lisa Bellamy

January 14: Amy Tan, Where the Past Begins, Memory and Imagination: A Writer’s Memoir (HarperCollins) Taught by Lucinda Holt        

January 21: Édouard Louis, who killed my father (New Directions) Taught by Philip Schultz

January 28: Diane Williams, The Collected Stories of Diane Williams (Soho Press) Taught by Diane Williams. Discussion led by Cynthia Weiner.

February 4: Andrew Sean Greer, Less (Back Bay Books) Taught by Isabelle Deconinck

February 11: Pushcart 2019 Stories and Poems: Stories include “The Tornado Auction” by Karen Russell and “Lupinski” by Myron Taube. Poems include “Barbie Chang Wants to Be Someone” by Victoria Chang, “Like Someone Asleep in a Cinema” by Mary Jo Bang, “Face” by Tom Sleigh, and “Wonder Days” by Nomi Stone (Pushcart) Taught by Rachael Nevins

February 18: Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers (Penguin) Taught by Lesley Dormen

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: Maggie Nelson, Bluets; Kevin Young, Brown; Matthew Olzmann, Contradictions in the Design; Paige Riehl, Suspension

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.