Lesson 1 (from The Jilting of Granny Weatherall)
Katharine Porter wrote the short story “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall.” The aim of this lesson is to discuss Porter’s life and writing.
Class Discussion: When did Porter decide to become a writer? What did she write at first? When did she begin ghostwriting and writing children’s stories? When were her first short stories and essays published? What did students think of her university classes? Why did she say at one time that she wouldn’t win any additional awards for writing in America? What prestigious award did she win after that? Which of her writings were adapted for radio or film? How did Porter use life experiences in her writing? Why didn’t Porter intend to make a career of writing? What type of a bond did Porter refer to when she discussed her writing? What books influenced her? Why did Porter...
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