Sunday, August 7, 2011

Read A Story At Book Balloon!

Katharine Weber is going to be hosting a discussion of various short stories on Book're all invited! She says:

I am delighted to be curating and leading the new One Story at a Time discussion here at BookBalloon. Our intention is to have a focused conversation about each story in the series over the course of approximately two weeks. We will announce each selection well in advance of the scheduled discussion, and there will be a link to each story (every selected story will be available online). One Story at a Time will offer a rare opportunity to stay focused on this one topic so we can bear down on it collectively. In this time of fractured and atomised focus, it has become rare to the point of quaint to do just one thing at a time.

There are no requirements about participation. You are welcome to be present for one story at a time, as it suits your inclination, taste, and availability.

The first story up for discussion will be Flannery O'Connor's "Everything That Rises Must Converge." Katharine calls it "a terrific narrative condensation of O'Connor's strange and intoxicating literary legacy. It's a magnificent story to analyze and appreciate, a story about which there is always more to say, and it promises a great first discussion to launch One Story at a Time."

Join us beginning Monday, August 22. If you are not already a member of the Forum, registration is free.

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