The Short Story Club is 2 Years Old!

Story Discussion club

It's been two years since the start of my monthly short story discussion club and I have greatly enjoyed every session! Believe it or not, this is the first book group I've ever attended and it has been fantastic to chat about some of my favourite stories. I'm also proud of the wonderful attendees who have read and discussed challenging fiction in a foreign language. Well done!

During lockdown, I was inspired to set up the group, as so many friends and colleagues were offering free Yoga sessions, doing quiz nights and starting discussion groups. I wanted to help international English speakers improve their language skills and discover great writing. There have been between three and twelve attendees every session. Over twenty nationalities have been represented.

During the Zoom call, we start with a summary then discuss aspects such as plot, structure, themes, characters and give our opinions on the story. There is also time to go through any difficult vocabulary. Every session, attendees have practised their ability to discuss complex literature in a group and have expressed themselves clearly. In fact, I always learn something new about the stories, too!

stories around world

Improve your English by reading great stories

Each month, I try to pick a story to show a new perspective. Here is the list of stories we have discussed:

Purple - authors of the stories read
Green - members of the Story Discussion Club
(updated May 2022)

The group is open to anyone who is an English learner, and it's absolutely free. 
Sessions take place at 11AM UK time on the first Sunday of each month. If you would like to join the group, send me an email with 'Join the Story Discussion Club' as the subject.

I look forward to another year of great story discussions.