Great conversation about great short fiction!
NOTE: We are working on an alternative programming space in the city but a Zoom option will be available!
The Great Short Stories reading and discussion group is currently using two texts:
"One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories," edited by Chris Brazier. Click here to reserve a copy. This title is also instantly available as an ebook on Hoopla (for residents of the cities of Birmingham, Gardendale, Homewood, Hoover, Irondale, Leeds, Mountain Brook, Pinson, Pleasant Grove, Trussville, Vestavia Hills, and Warrior only).
"Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films" Click here to reserve a copy.
Below, the stories (and books) for each meeting are listed. For more information, contact Holley at 205.445.1117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSS meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm in 2nd floor Quiet Room AND online on Zoom. If you'd prefer to attend online, register your email to receive a Zoom meeting link the morning of the event.
January 9 - "Killings" by Andre Dubus, pg 595 in "Adaptations," led by Ron, adapted to In the Bedroom (2001). The film is available for streaming on Hoopla and for check out on DVD in the library system. It is also available to rent on any number of streaming platforms.
February 13 - "The Basement Room" by Graham Greene, pg 430 in "Adaptations," led by Bob, adapted to The Fallen Idol (1948). The film is available to rent on Amazon Prime Video and other streaming services.
March 13 - "Babylon Revisited" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, pg 383 in "Adaptations," led by Joanne, adapted to The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954). The film is available on DVD in the library system, as well as on Kanopy and Hoopla. It is available to stream free for Amazon Prime members.
April 10 - "Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa" by W.P. Kinsella, pg 511 in "Adaptation,s" led by Bill, adapted to Field of Dreams (1989). The film is available on DVD and Bluray in the library system and can by rented on Amazon Prime Video.
May 8 - "Stage to Lordsburg" by Ernest Haycox, pg 218 in "Adaptations," led by Holley, adapted to Stagecoach (1939). The film is available on DVD in the library system, as well as on Kanopy and Hoopla. It is available to stream free for Amazon Prime members.
June 12 - "The Wisdom of Eve" by Mary Orr, pg 284 in "Adaptations," led by Samuel, adapted to All About Eve (1950). The film is available on DVD and Bluray in the library system and can by rented on Amazon Prime Video.
July 10 - "The Volunteer" by Lucinda Nelson Dhavan, pg 137 in "One World," led by Carol.
August 14 - tbd
September 11 - tbd
October 9 - tbd
November 13 - tbd
December 11 - tbd
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AGE GROUP: | Adults (Ages 21+) | Adults (Ages 18+) |
EVENT TYPE: | Regular Series | Book Group | Adult Events |
TAGS: | regular series | reading | literature | free | fiction | discussion | conversation | book group | Book Club | adult events | adult |
We're open 9:00AM to 8:00PM
|Mon, May 29||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, May 30||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 03||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||2:00PM to 6:00PM|