Short Story Night at Lion's Tail Brewing Co.

Do you enjoy talking about literature but don’t have time for a traditional book club? Try something different with Short Story Night at the Lion’s Tail Brewing Co. in downtown Neenah. Join us for a relaxed hour of discussion, trivia, and more. Short Story Night takes place the second Monday evening of each month at 7:00pm. Stories should be read ahead of time and can be found below. See you there!


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Short Stories:


May 8th @ &7:00 pm: "The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury

June 12 @ 07:00 pm: "The Bet" by Anton Chekhov

July 10 @ 7:00pm: "Charles" by Shirley Jackson and "Jeremy, the Last Man on Earth" Sarah Aswell

August 14th @ 7:00pm: "Powder" by Tobias Wolff and "The Adventure of a Skier" by Italo Calvino

Sept 11th @ 7:00pm: "How Can I Help?" by Rivka Galchen and "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin

Oct 9th @ 7:00pm: Selections from Autumn by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Nov 13th @ 7:00pm: "The Guilty Party" by O. Henry and "Oliver's Evolution" by John Updike


Jan 8th @ 7:00pm: "A White Heron" by Sarah Orne Jewett and "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein

Feb 12th @ 7:00pm: "The Swimmer" by John Cheever and "A Man Without Shoes" by Per Petterson

March 12th @ 7:00pm: "A Stick of Green Candy" by Jane Bowles and "The Makeover" by Janelle Greco

April 9th @ 7:30pm: "Leftovers" by Nickolas Butler and poetry performance by Kathryn Gahl

May 14th @ 7:00pm: "The Poltroon Husband" by Joseph O'Neill and "The Wild" by Steve Karas

June 11th @ 7:00pm: "To Build a Fire" by Jack London and "Paddle to Canada" by Heather Monley

July 9th @ 7:00pm: "Roy Spivey" by Miranda July and "The Storm" by Kate Chopin

August 13th @ 7:00pm: "The Language of Men" by Norman Mailer and "Your Best Self" by Kristina Ten

September 10th @ 7:00pm: "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin

October 8th @ 7:00pm: "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" by Neil Gaiman and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" by Joyce Carol Oates

November 12th @ 7:00pm: "On the Rainy River" by Tim O'Brien

December 10th @ 7:00pm: "The Ledge" by Lawrence Sargent Hall


January 14th @ 7:00pm: "Symbols and Signs" by Vladimir Nabokov and "Referential" by Lorrie Moore

February 11th @ 7:00pm: "Suburbia" (must log in with library card) by Amy Silverberg and "The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees" by E. Lily Yu

March 11th @ 7:00pm: "A Big True" by Dina Nayeri (must log in with library card, click PDF on left)

April 8th @ 7:00pm: "In the Shadow of Man" by Belle Boggs (must log in with library card, click PDF on left)

May 13th @ 7:00pm: "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" by Ernest Hemingway

June 10th @ 7:00pm: “Come On, Silver" by Ann Glaviano

July 8th @ 7:00pm: "Redeployment" by Phil Klay

August 12th @ 7:00pm: "The Hour of Letdown" by E.B. White and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber

September 9th @ 7:00pm: "Three-Ten to Yuma" by Elmore Leonard

October 9th @ 7:00pm: Special Fox Cities Book Festival Event hosted at Mc Fleshman's Brewing Co. in Appleton

November 11th @ 7:00pm: "Harry Belten And The Mendelssohn Violin Concerto" by Barry Targan

December 9th @ 7:00pm: "What Can You Do with a General?" by Emma Cline


January 13th @ 7:00pm: "Man from the South" by Roald Dahl and "The Present" by Simon Rich

February 10th @ 7:00pm: "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker and "Two Davises and the Rug" by Lydia Davis