For those who love reading and discussion, this is the perfect spring entertainment. One hour each is devoted to a short story and an essay. There is always a lively, opinionated, and friendly atmosphere with a welcome for all participants. Come join us as we delve into the ever-fascinating world of short stories and essays created by some of the best writers who have put pen to paper. The course texts are: The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016, and The Best American Essays of the Century ©2001 Joyce Carol Oates, editor. Read the essay "The Search for Marvin Gardens" by John McPhee and the short story "Irises" by Elizabeth Genovise for the first class.