Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Short Story


Price: $95 for OLLI Members      $115 for non-members

Dates & Time: Thursday, August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 10:00-12:00

Class Type: In-Person/Zoom 1st class and Last Class In Person: Classes 2-4 on Zoom

Instructor: Marianna Matthews

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Course Description

In The Short Story course, we will read and discuss one short story per week. Ms. Matthews
will provide informational lectures on author biographies and literary elements: setting, character, conflict, symbolism, & theme.
Handouts, including story schedule, author biographies, and potential discussion questions will be available prior to our first
meeting so students can read the first story up for discussion.
The World’s Greatest Short Stories, edited by James Daley. It’s from Dover Thrift Editions, We’ll begin with “The Garden Party” by Katherine Mansfield

*1st and Last Class in Person – Rest on Zoom


Additional information

Course Term

Spring-Summer 2024

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Marianna Matthews, MA, English, Cal State East Bay, lecturer in English, Chabot College

Event Type


Event Details

Date: 2024-08-01

Start time: 10:00 a.m. PDT

End time: 12:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: In-Person


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