FIVE different Selected Shorts programs on two coasts within six days! Whew!
When the Jet Blue red-eye overnight flight from Long Beach, California deposited a bleary, sleepy Shorts team of Sheffer and Minton at JFK airport on Monday morning after a week in L.A. rehearsing and presenting three different story programs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, focusing on mysteries, detective tales, and violence and mayhem at our 17th annual season of literary programs at the beautiful J.Paul Getty Museum atop a high hill in Bel Air, it was only to plunge us immediately into preparation for Tuesday morning’s climactic All Write! adult literacy program event, with readings of dozens and dozens of stories and poems by this year’s students, and then to take a quick breath and prepare for last night’s next-to-the-last Shorts program of the Symphony Space series, our Eudora Welty tribute, which will also be broadcast in its entirety on Misssissippi Public Radio, thereby adding the Gulf Coast to this Pacific and Atlantic week. (If the previous long sentence leaves you feeling winded, it’s my deliberate attempt to share with you the way I feel.)