“Sea Oak” and “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience TM”

Quick Bites – Short media discussed over lunch hour

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting nine book discussions in May. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book. Zoom links are available on the Library’s website or you can email ktorresdal@decorahlibrary.org to be added to any of the seven groups’ email distribution lists. Funds for multiple copy sets were generously provided by Friends of Decorah Public Library.

The Quick Bites group will meet in a hybrid format on May 10 and May 24 from 12:15-1 p.m.  Quick Bites is a new discussion group focused on short form media. This group will discuss short stories, essays, poetry, and audio/visual materials over the lunch hour on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Participants can attend in person in the Library’s Public Meeting Room in the lower level of the library or via Zoom. 

Our first Quick Bites discussion in May will focus on two short stories about down-on-their-luck characters in absurdist dystopias. “Sea Oakwritten by George Saunders, was originally published in the New Yorker in 1998 and was featured in his collection “Pastoralia.”  

Text – https://barcelonareview.com/20/e_gs.htm 

“Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™” by Rebecca Roanhorse won the Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon Awards for Best Short Story after it was published in Apex Magazine in 2017.  

Text –  https://apex-magazine.com/short-fiction/welcome-to-your-authentic-indian-experience/ 

For more information, contact Tricia Crary (Friday Book Group), Zach Row-Heyveld (Cookbook and Quick Bites Groups) or Kristin Torresdal (Happy Hour, History, and Speculative Fiction Book Groups) at 563-382-3717.

Zoom Invitation 

Decorah Public Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Topic: Quick Bites 

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Meeting ID: 836 1798 8317 

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Meeting ID: 836 1798 8317 


May 10 2022


12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

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