Sunday, December 21, 2008

our reading schedule

Writers House Fellows seminar reading schedule:

[] Sunday, January 18, 7-10 PM: special first session (dinner served) at the Writers House, 3805 Locust. Members of the seminar should read and be prepared to discuss three stories, one each by the Fellows: Robert Coover's "The Wayfarer"; Mary Gordon's "City Life"; and Joan Didion's "Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream." Coover's story is available online here, and Gordon's story is here. Didion's piece can be found in a book Fellows seminarians are required to buy, We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live (WTOSIOTL).

[] Monday, Jan. 26: Coover, The Universal Baseball Association...

[] Monday, Feb. 2: Coover, The Public Burning

[] Monday, Feb. 9: Coover, A Night at the Movies and The Grand Hotels

[] Monday, Feb. 16: Coover, A Child Again

[] Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 23-24: Robert Coover visits

[] Monday, Mar. 2: Didion, A Book of Common Prayer; "Where the Kissing Never Stops" (in WTOSIOTL), "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" (in WTOSIOTL), "The White Album" (in WTOSIOTL)

[] Monday, Mar. 16: DOUBLE SESSION: 2-5 PM; 8-10 PM (with dinner). Readings by Didion all in WTOSIOTL: Miami (pp. 411-550); "Sentimental Journey" from After Henry; "Insider Baseball," "The West Wing of Oz," "Clinton Agonistes," and "God's Country," all from Political Fictions.

[] Monday, Mar. 23: Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

[] Monday-Tuesday, Mar. 30-31: Joan Didion visits

[] Monday, April 6: Mary Gordon, The Shadow Man

[] Monday, April 13: Gordon, Pearl

[] Monday, April 20: Gordon, Circling My Mother

[] Monday-Tuesday, April 27-28: Mary Gordon visits

[] Thursday, April 30, 2-5 PM: final words; exam talk; lunch/party

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