Thomas More Discussion Group 
Available Online or Onsite simultaneously

Currently full.

Please contact Emily Rill by email: to be put on a waiting list.

Thursdays, 11:00-12:30   January 26th – March 30th           10 weeks

Facilitator: Patricia Sikender and Jane Thomson

ONSITE Cost: $22 Mem / $32 Non-Mem

ONLINE Cost: $ 32 Mem / $42 Non-Mem (Price increase due to the mailing of the readings)

Deadline to register: January 6th before 12:00 Noon 


The short story is one of the oldest literary genres. Many Canadian authors known primarily as novelists, such as, Margaret Atwood, Thomas King, Gabriel Roy and Madeleine Thien, have delved into the short story.  What prompts them to do so?  For the story to be considered “Canadian” must the author be Canadian and do the stories have to be set in Canada?

In this course we will read a variety of Canadian short stories and in addition ask the following questions: What constitutes a short story?  What can we learn about Canada from these stories?  How do diverse writings reflect Canada’s tapestry?