AMC Online | Short Story Reading Club
In biweekly sessions of Short Story Reading Club, we will read and discuss short stories by contemporary writers published in literary magazines available in the American Center in Moscow’s free eBook Library.
During these interactive and engaging online sessions, we will have public readings, animated discussions, and do creative writing exercises together to enrich our English, broaden our outlook, and have some literary fun. For each biweekly session (before the session) you will be required to read a specific short story from a digital issue of a literary magazine, which you will be able to borrow and read for free from American Center in Moscow’s eBook Library. Borrowing books and magazines from the library requires creating a free library account; to register for one, go to this page.
Led by Denis Aksenov, long-running host of reading and drama workshops at the American Center in Moscow; founder of Funky Chekhov’s Society; current student at the University of Massachusetts, history & art history majors.
REQUIRED READING FOR JULY 21
1) «Trash» by Souvankham Thammavongsa from the June 13, 2002 issue of The New Yorker
2) «Shouts and Murmurs: The History of Group Projects» by Dennard Dayle from the June 13, 2002 issue of The New Yorker
You can borrow this digital issue from the American Center’s free eBook Library here. If you don’t have a free library account, you get one here. Please make sure you read the stories before the session on July 21.
Souvankham Thammavongsa the author of four poetry books, and the short story collection HOW TO PRONOUNCE KNIFE, winner of the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and 2021 Trillium Book Award, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and PEN America Open Book Award. Her stories have won an O. Henry Award and appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Granta, and NOON. She has also written book reviews for The New York Times, and edited the anthologies Best Canadian Poetry (2021) and The Griffin Poetry Prize (2021). She was born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, and was raised and educated at public schools in Toronto.
This is how her story «Trash» starts:
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