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In Short: A Group Discussion of "Home" by George Saunders led by Jennifer Baker

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Thursday, 7:00 pm May 7, 2020

7pm ET / 4pm PT

This group is at capacity. To join the waitlist, please email Allison Escoto at allison@centerforfiction.org.


In Short is an online short story discussion group series led by our experienced reading group instructors.

George Saunders’s unique, acerbic, and experimental style showcases the boundlessness of prose through subtlety, humor, and risk in all methods of style, setting, and characterizations. Originally published in the New Yorker in 2011, “Home” is one of Saunders’s more “straight forward” stories delving into family dynamics, the idea versus the reality of home, presumptions & designations (by characters and by others), and the ways in which people hurt people–isn’t that what most stories are about? Group discussion will look at the author’s methods of showcasing family and character and pain through voice, linear structure, and building relationships on the page.

Click here for access to this story or email Allison Escoto allison@centerforfiction.org to have  a copy of the story emailed to you.

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Led by

  • Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional, creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, and contributing editor to Electric Literature. In 2017, she was awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship & a Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grant (as well as their award for Artistic Excellence) for nonfiction literature. Her essay “What We Aren’t (or the Ongoing Divide)” published in Kweli Journal was listed as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2018. Jennifer is also the editor of the short story anthology Everyday People: The Color of Life with Atria Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster (2018).