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Trine’s Short Story Club returns

Those who like talking about stories and ideas with others, but don’t have time to read a novel, are invited to join Trine University’s Short Story Club for this fall, sponsored by the Humanities Institute.

The club meets virtually, with participants receiving a copy of the story and a Zoom link prior to each meeting. Both meetings this fall begin at 11:30 a.m.

On Nov. 5, the club will discuss “American History” by Judith Ortiz Cofer. Set in the early 1960s, the story centers on Elena, a 14-year-old Puerto Rican immigrant living in New Jersey when President John F. Kennedy is assassinated, and her encounters with prejudice.

“Tiger Mending” by Aimee Bender will be the topic of discussion on Dec. 3. In that story, a young woman and her sister travel to Malaysia to mend tigers whose backs have split open, with each transformed by the experience.

For additional information, or to get a story and Zoom link, contact Jeanette Goddard, Ph.D., associate professor in Trine University’s Department of Humanities and Communication and director of the Humanities Institute, at goddardj@trine.edu. More meetings are planned for the spring.

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