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100 Years of The Best American Short Stories

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of The Best American Short Stories series, Jane Kaczmarek hosts and Lorrie Moore introduces a night of stories that capture key literary moments in the series and in the history of American short fiction. Featuring a newly commissioned story written by Seth Fried  for Selected Shorts. 

With support from the Isaiah Sheffer Fund for New Initiatives

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Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
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Humans of New York: Stories

Brandon Stanton, the photographer and storyteller behind the #1 New York Times bestselling Humans of New York, hosts an evening of readings by Jason BiggsTracee Chimo, and others from his newest book, Humans of New York: Stories.

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Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30 pm
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Alice in Wonderland

Readings from and inspired by Lewis Carroll’s curious classic, which celebrates its 150th un-birthday this year, with the wildly imaginative Joyce Carol Oates.

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Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
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An Evening with Joy Williams and Don DeLillo

Joy Williams, winner of the Rea Award for the Short Story, and author of the new collection, The Visiting Privilege, and Don DeLillo (White Noise, Underworld), team up to present a selection of their fiction.

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Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 pm
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Michael Chabon and Sherlock Holmes

Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) hosts and curates an evening of readings from some of the most sensational and confounding cases of Sherlock Holmes, the world's greatest fictional detective.

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Wednesday, December 9 at 7:30 pm
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Death, Sex, and Money

Anna Sale, host of the Death, Sex, and Money podcast leads a night of stories inspired by the podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.

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Wednesday, January 27 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
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The Stories of Shirley Jackson

An evening of stories from the celebrated author of "The Lottery,” whose visions of small-town America feature unexpected twists that turn ordinary places into chilling nightmares, in honor of the centennial of her birth.

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Wednesday, February 24 at 7:30 pm
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A Surprising Night of Shorts!

You never know what might happen at a Surprising Night of Shorts. Some of our previous surprising nights include evenings with Alice Munro and Chuck Palahniuk; as well as nights of stories set in Greenwich Village and humor stories with Simon Rich & Patricia Marx.

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Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 pm
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Cats vs. Dogs

From Poe’s black cat to Shorts’ favorites like T.C. Boyle’s “Heart of a Champion,” cats and dogs have inspired writers since the beginning. Join us for an evening of funny and moving tales.

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Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
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A Surprising Night of Shorts!

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Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
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