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TheBestAmericanShortStoriesThisYear

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Organic Greens Restaurant

2925 College Ave · Berkeley, ca

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TheBestAmericanShortStoriesThisYear
https://www.meetup.com/TheBestAmericanShortStoriesThisYear
OrganicGreensRestaurant, 2925 College Ave., Berkeley
Third Sunday, Monthly, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
17 June -- 16 Dec. 2018

FREE membership and meetings. Members discuss stories in the latest anthology The Best American Short Stories, published yearly by Houghton-Mifflin.

All members will be emailed the title of the story to be discussed at the next meetup. The average page count of the stories in the anthology is under 15 pages –easily read in less than hour. Attendance limited to the first 8 members who RSVP “yes.”

At the 16 September meetup, we'll discuss T.C. Boyle's short story "Are We Not Men" in the current anthology, pp. 11 -26.

At the 21 October meetup, we'll discuss a short story from the anthology TheBestAmericanShortStories2018. The publication date of the new anthology is 3 October. I have pre-ordered a copy at amazon.com. The book will also be available for purchase at Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore on College Avenue.

The Best American Short Stories series has been published each year since 1915. In 2015, 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories was published, comprising 40 short stories, edited by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor. (See the amazon book-review by the meetup organizer.)

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The organizer, C. J. Singh, received an MFA in Creative Writing,
and, earlier, a PhD in Psychology at Stanford University.
Published stories in ZYZZYVA, The Berkeley Fiction
Review, and Ishmael Reed’s Konch magazine.