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.
I’ll be reading a new story on Friday night (Nov 4) at Stories Books & Cafe in Echo Park, in celebration of the release of Pete Hsu’s prize-winning collection If I Were the Ocean I’d Carry You Home. With additional readings by Barton Aikman and Meg Howrey, and music by Lilliana Villines.
7:00pm FREE FREE FREE FREE!
I’ll be at the San Diego Writers Festival on October 8, on a panel called Stellar Short Fiction with Aimee Bender and Jac Jemc. We’ll be talking about the anthology Small Odysseys: Selected Shorts Presents 35 New Stories, in which we all have original work. The panel is at 1:00 on Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Grand Room at the Coronado Public Library, and will be followed by a book signing. Admission is Free!
My story “The Frog and the Bird” (from Tales of Falling and Flying) is on the Selected Shorts Podcast right now, as read by actor Mike Doyle. The episode is called “Taking Flight with Amy Tan,” and also includes “Town of Birds” by Heather Monley, as performed by Yetide Badaki, and “The Mating Call” by Mikkel Rosengaard, as read by BD Wong.
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*
I have a story called “The Ship on the Horizon” up at Air/Light Magazine today. It’s kind of a sister story to “The Ocean Next Door,” which appeared in Tales of Falling and Flying (and the Sewanee Review before that). Many thanks to editor David Ulin! (The issue also contains a great new story by Stephen Graham Jones called “The Joneses,” so be sure to check that out while you’re there!)
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.