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Murder He Wrote: How People Die in Edgar Allan Poe

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Mansfield Books It to Bavarian Spa

On this date in 1909, Katherine Mansfield was taken by her mother to a Bavarian spa to receive cold-water therapy. Mansfield had just left her husband, George Bowden, on their wedding night; she was pregnant with Garnet Trowell’s child, which … Continue reading

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First Detective Story Published on This Date

On this date in 1841, Edgar Allan Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue, which is often called the “first” detective story, was published.

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“The Lottery” Published on This Date

Shirley Jackson’ short story “The Lottery” is published in  magazine on this date in 1948. You can read the story here: http://www.americanliterature.com/author / shirley-jackson/ short-story/the­ lottery  

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Short Story Reading Series: Helena Viramontes’s “The Moths”

If you’ve been looking for a way to ease into the Writing Lab, then our Short Story Reading Series is for you. We’ll have a friendly, relaxed round table discussion about the short story, which we’ve placed on reserve at … Continue reading

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Flannery O’Connor Born on This Date

Flannery O’Connor born on this date in 1925. O’Connor won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1972 for her Complete Stories. Her stories are noted as masterpieces of the Southern Gothic style. You can read her story “A Good … Continue reading

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Short Story Reading Series: Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried”

If you’ve been looking for a way to ease into the Writing Lab, then our Short Story Reading Series is for you. We’ll have a friendly, relaxed round table discussion about the short story, which we’ve placed on reserve at … Continue reading

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Stephen Vincent Benét Died on This Date

Stephen Vincent  Benét died on this date in 1943. He is most famous for his short story “The Devil and Daniel Webster” and the narrative poem “John Brown’s Body,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1929. You can read  Benét’s … Continue reading

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Short Story Reading Series: Sandra Cisneros’s “One Holy Night”

If you’ve been looking for a way to ease into the Writing Lab, then our Short Story Reading Series is for you. We’ll have a friendly, relaxed round table discussion about the short story, which we’ve placed on reserve at … Continue reading

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Come to Our Short Story Reading Series

If you’ve been looking for a way to ease into the Writing Lab, then our Short Story Reading Series is for you. We’ll have a friendly, relaxed round table discussion about the short story. We’ve placed copies of each short … Continue reading

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