Contemporary Short Fiction

An Adult-Ed Class that Mirrors the Experience of the Waring Humanities Program


Ignite Discussion, Discover Together

Contemporary Short Fiction is an eight-week class that mirrors the experience of the Waring Humanities program. Classes begin with an open-ended question to ignite discussion, after which we travel unexpected, serious, enlightening, pleasurable, and frequently humorous paths. In the process, we discover truths we were unlikely to have discovered alone. The text for our class, now in its fifth session, will be The O. Henry Prize Stories 2018. Participants will receive the exact syllabus when it is ready.


Inside the Class

Hear why past students found the class engaging, rewarding, and emblematic of a Waring classroom experience.

Class Details:

January 23 - March 6
Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00pm

Waring School Downtown
290 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915

Adult Learners


Hosted by:
Charles Newman, a teacher in Waring's Humanities and Writing Departments. He has taught literature and history in Budapest, New Delhi, Karachi, Tokyo, and Moscow.