Do you love stories of suspense?

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Then we have a winter class for you! Reading Ghost Stories Out Loud with Elizabeth Young, Ph.D.

We will read and discuss American short stories that set out to frighten us, often called “ghost stories” or “stories of suspense.” We will investigate what scares us in such stories, why there is pleasure in being frightened by them, and how they create their effects. The course will include brief lectures, an opportunity for participants to read the assigned stories aloud in class, and discussions of the stories’ literary and cultural significance. Copies of the stories will be provided, as well as a background piece on the short story as a literary genre.

Reading Ghost Stories Out Loud begins Thursday, January 15th and continues weekly for six weeks at the Lenox Library, from 2:15pm-3:45pm. Class tuition is $45, and students must also be members of OLLI at BCC. To register, or for more information, call 413.236.2190.