Have you tried to read Faulkner but just couldn’t get past his paragraphs-long sentences or generations-long sagas? And yet you know there’s beauty and deep insight to be mined there. Faulkner is known for his experimental style and meticulous attention to diction and cadence. Ms. Bernell will lead you through the challenges of his prose, beginning with four stories from the Collected Short Stories of William Faulkner. She’ll then move on to The Sound and the Fury, drawing us deeper into Faulkner’s mythological Mississippi County of Yoknapatawpha and the tangled sagas of the families that live in it. And when the journey is complete, once again Ms. Bernell will show you how time, place, and circumstance combined to produce a formidable and prize-winning literary talent.