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Shorts and Stouts Discussions: Shirley Jackson

Monday, Oct 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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 Shirley Jackson: "The Lottery" and "The Possibility of Evil".

If you've read Jackson's The Lottery, you've never forgotten it. And if you haven't, you're in for a real treat. At once able to combine the pleasantries of ordinary life with the horrific, Shirley Jackson showcases her consummate skill in these two stories. Copies of her Collected Stories will be available to checkout from the library. So, have fun reading, and then join us at Dry Ground on October 23 at 7 PM for a beer (if you choose) and a brilliant discussion of a pair of brilliant stories.

Shorts & Stouts is a short story discussion group sponsored by the McCracken County Public Library and held at Dry Ground Brewery. 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.