Get lost in the moment as some of the most talented actors from the stage, screen, and television bring short stories to life. This award-winning series presents a compelling work of short fiction each week, recorded live at New York’s Symphony Space. Classic authors and bold new writers are showcased equally, from Chekhov, Hemingway, and Updike to Alice Walker and Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahira. Produced by Symphony Space.

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Guest host David Sedaris two stories about learning from your mistakes.  Isaiah Sheffer reads Tobias Wolff’s “Mortals,” in which a botched obit leads to a life lesson.  In Edwidge Danticat’s  “Reading Lessons,” read by Marsha Stephanie Blake, it is the teacher who is taught.
Guest host Lorin Stein, editor in chief of The Paris Review, introduces a story by the late English novelist and critic Angela Carter.  Carter was known for her work reinventing fairy tales and counted among her fans director Neil Jordan, who made "In the Company of Wolves" into a movie, as...
Guest host Kate Burton presents a cornucopia of funny pieces from the volume The Best of The Harvard Lampoon, include works by Patricia Marx and BJ Novak.  Readers include Wyatt Cenac, Michael Emerson, Richard Masur, and Alysia Reiner.