Rock star, writer, and actress Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl) teams up with the masterful storyteller George Saunders (Tenth of December) to co-host an evening of inventive fiction and deeply honest memoir. With readings by Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother, Liberal Arts), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha) and BD Wong (Gotham).
Please note: There will not be a public book signing following this event. However there will be pre-signed books available for sale.
Do to a scheduling conflict, Denis O'Hare will not be able to appear at this event.
“Carrie Brownstein writes the way she plays guitar, with raw honesty, passion, and great humor in Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.”—Vanity Fair
“A visceral and moving act of storytelling . . . No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders about the lost, the unlucky, the disenfranchised.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
(Note: special Tuesday show)
Selected Shorts is produced by Symphony Space and broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes. The series began in 1985 and enjoys sold-out performances to this day. Selected Shorts was conceived with a simple premise: take great stories by well-known and emerging writers and have them performed by terrific actors of stage and screen. Featuring stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author, or a special collaboration, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance.
Premium tickets are available and include a $50 tax-deductible donation to Symphony Space.
Actors subject to change.