“Dandelions” on the Selected Shorts Podcast

My story “Dandelions,” from the Small Odysseys anthology, is on the Selected Shorts Podcast right now, as read by Wyatt Cenac. The Episode is “Best Laid Plans,” and also features “Cane and Roses” by Edwidge Danticat (as read by Anika Noni Rose) and “The Laurel and Hardy Love Affair” by Ray Bradbury (as read by Tate Donovan). You can also watch a short film by Michael Arthur inspired by “Dandelions” on the site.

“God” at Elon University

Composer Nathan Hudson will be premiering a new work entitled “God,” based on my short story of the same name, this coming Monday night, September 26, in the Whitley Auditorium at Elon University in North Carolina. 7:30PM EST. I will be there– if you see me, come say hi!



Brace Yourselves! – Nathan Hudson

Toil and Trouble – Caber Smith

You Are Free – Sarah Kirkland Snider

God – Nathan Hudson *WORLD PREMIERE*

Birds & Dance

My story “The Frog and the Bird” (from Tales of Falling and Flying) will be part of the Amy Tan BIRD STORIES event at Selected Shorts in New York on Wednesday, May 18. Tickets available here (there’s also a livestream option).

And also in New York, a new work called UNBEKNOWNST by Gabrielle Lamb of Pigeonwing Dance–inspired by my story “The Rope and the Sea” (from Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day)–will be performed at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn on May 21 & 22. Tickets available here.