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Tell Me a Story SIG: Introducing TTN Chicago’s Short Story Listening and Discussion Group

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 3‑4:30pm CST
Location: Zoom link will be provided a few days before the gathering
Restricted to members only
Contact: Mary Lee Gosz
Email: chicagochapter@thetransitionnetwork.org

Author Neil Gaiman says of short stories, “They are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner.” They typically revolve around one event or relationship, conveyed in just a few focused scenes. Because they are short by definition, they can only touch on character, plot, theme, conflict, etc. in abbreviated (but dramatic) fashion.

We invite TTN Chicago members who love fiction or are just curious to join us for this Chicago Members Only Special Interest Group. We'll meet for 6 sessions. Each month, we will begin by listening to one story read aloud, and then we will participate in a guided discussion of the text. We’ll be reading a wide array of authors including Alice Munro, Ernest Hemingway, Toni Morrison and so many more. Their stories that are sure to entertain and intrigue you!

TTN members Pat Blank and Mary Lee Gosz will facilitate our sessions, with consultation from Maurine Berens and Nancy Sindelar.

The 6 Sessions will be held on the third Tuesday of every month from 3 to 4:30 pm, beginning November 17 and running through April 20. Dates: November 17, December 15, January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20

There’s no better way to spend a wintery Chicago afternoon during a pandemic than in front of your laptop listening to a great short story and discussing it with your TTN friends. We hope you’ll join us.

Space is limited, so register now!




 

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