Literature & Lectures

Short Stories and Essays

Day: Thursdays

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Berkeley Branch

Fee: $35 per semester


In partnership with Berkeley Adult School

This class will focus on the craft of the short story, which we will explore through reading contemporary short stories and essays. Participants will read stories and analyze them with a focus on narrative technique to understand ways in which different writers have addressed issues of plot, character, place and theme. Instructor George Porter is a credentialed teacher who has taught numerous classes at the JCC. For more information, visit or call 510-644-6130.