In this series of online and offline workshops, we look at American short stories, flash fiction, essays and other text genres that reflect main themes of modern life. We have readings and discussions and try our hands at simple creative writing exercises together.
Our main sources of inspiration and material are The New Yorker and Paris Review magazines. Every session has a required reading – a short story – published in one of these publications. Both magazines are available for free at the American Center’s eBook Library. To get your free membership now and to find out more about the library, go to this page.
Upper-level English is expected from participants. Bring a pen, a notebook, and your enthusiasm.
Required reading for May 19 workshop: Separation, a story by Clare Sestanovich. Read it in the April 12, 2021 issue of The New Yorker, pages 52-55.
We remind you that you can borrow and read this magazine issue for free at the American Center’s eBook Library.
Read, Talk, Write, Repeat workshops are hosted by AMC volunteers Denis Aksenov and Zamy Altukhanova, other members of Funky Chekhovs Society, and special guests.
Denis Aksenov is a founder of Funky Chekhov’s Society that aims at keeping up your English in a creative way while having some fun together. He is a current student at the University of Massachusetts Liberal Arts program (history, art history concentrations).
Zamy Atlukhanova is a literary enthusiast who loves reading books, discussing them, and writing something that can become a … book! Zamy holds an MA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Literary and Cultural Studies.
This workshop is hosted on Zoom, so if you are interested in joining, please create a Zoom account beforehand. When registering below, please submit your valid email address to receive a link to the class Zoom meeting 30 minutes before the session begins.
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