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Shorts and Stouts: Zora Neale Hurston

Aug 12, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Led by Matt Jaeger, author and library assistant.

All are welcome to join us for the next meeting of Shorts & Stouts which will focus on a pair of stories by Zora Neale Hurston: "Sweat" and "The Gilded Six-Bits".

Themes explored by these stories include: snakes, bad marriage partners, gender expectations, class, vernacular, and Floridians.

Shorts & Stouts is a short story discussion group sponsored by the McCracken County Public Library and held at Dry Ground Brewery on the second Monday of each month at 7pm. Discussions are open to the public. No "stout" purchase is required.

Matt Jaeger is a fiction writer and assistant at the McCracken County Public Library. A graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Spalding University, Matt is the author of three collections of short stories, The Caretakers, The Captives, and All Have the Same Blindness, and is currently at work on a couple novels.

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