April LifeWords Theme: Short Works of Ursula K. Le Guin

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On Thursday, April 19th, we'll get a taste for Ursula K. Le Guin's expansive body of work. Our discussion will center on a handful of her poems and short stories, as we think back to our first encounters with the Scifi/Fantasy genres and determine how Le Guin's works about other worlds can help us think critically about our own. 

Our readings include:  


  • "In the Third Year of the War"
  • "The Maenads"

Short Stories: 

  • "She Unnames Them"
  • "The Ones Who Walked Away From Omaelas"
  • "Another Story, or a Fisherman of the Inland Sea"


Access to pdf copies of our readings can be found here

Audio recordings of the poems can be found here. 

Web-based copies of our readings can be viewed below: