Each week will focus on one short story by a master of the genre. Our selection includes “A Misfortune” by Russian Anton Chekhov; “Babette’s Feast,” made into a movie in 1987, by Danish author Karen Blixen; “A Little Cloud” by Irish writer James Joyce; “The Mouse” by Anaïs Nin; a story by Italian author Italo Calvino; and “Armande” by French writer Colette, the first woman of letters to be given a state funeral.
Caroline Smadja specializes in adult education and has over 30 years’ teaching experience with learners of all backgrounds and nationalities, including at OLLI SFSU. A French native and graduate of Paris VII, she holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Pacific University and is a published poet and writer.