Short story discussions with Dr. Mark Schenker

Dr. Mark Schenker will deliver a series of discussions on North American short stories written in the latter half of the 20th century Thursdays, Sept. 8, 15 and 22, at 7 p.m., in the Memorial Room of Fairfield Public Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.

Schenker will discuss works by three fiction writers, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Munro, and Lorrie Moore. The short stories that will be discussed are Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been (Oates 1966), A Wilderness Station (Monro 1992) and People Like That are the Only People Here (Moore 1997).

Schenker is a senior associate dean at Yale College and Dean of Academic Affairs, and a part-time lecturer in the English Department. He has led book discussions in Connecticut libraries for more 25 years, and has given numerous lectures on writers and their works.  

Advance registration is required due to the limited space. All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free of charge. For more information and to register for this event call 203-256-3160, or visit

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