startup stock photosEd Martinez leads a writers’ group here at the library. They meet monthly, at 5 pm on the second Tuesday. Here is Ed’s outline of short story studies for the next several months. As he says, “Studying great writers helps one master the craft of writing.”

For more information about the writers’ group, contact Ed at aboutwritingtamworth@gmail.com or 603-730-4482.

2017

2018

  • Jan. 9 – Babel’s “My First Goose”—Violent Concision
  • Feb. 13 – Male Initiation—Hemingway’s “The Killers
  • Mar. 13 – Kafka’s Parable—”A Hunger Artist”
  • April. 10 – Lawrence’s Blue-eyed “Rocking-Horse Winner
  • May. 8 – Female Initiation—Mansfield’s “Party”
  • June. 12 – Jackson’s Shocking Vision in “The Lottery”
  • July. 10 – O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”
  • Aug. 14 – Paley on Survival and “An Interest in Life”
  • Sept. 11 – The “Enormous Wings” of García Márquez
  • Oct. 16 – A New World Fable—Malamud’s “The Jewbird”
  • Nov. 13 – Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues”—A Harlem Song
  • Dec. 11 – Updike’s “A & P”—The Choice of Gallantry

2019

  • Jan. 8 – Kingston’s Warrior Myth—”No Name Woman”
  • Feb. 12 – Atwood’s “Happy Endings” as Metafiction
  • Mar. 12 – Gordimer’s “Moment Before” Apartheid Fell
  • April. 16 – Carver’s “Cathedral”—A Story that Levitates

To be continued …

Tamworth Writers’ Group plans ahead
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