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Buy Tickets for Selected Shorts: The Best American Short Stories 2021 with Jesmyn Ward

Symphony Space / Literature

Selected Shorts: The Best American Short Stories 2021 with Jesmyn Ward


Celebrated two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward joins us virtually to introduce an evening of diverse and poignant stories by Jamil Jan Kochai, Yxta Maya Murray, and Kevin Wilson, curated from her selections for the most anticipated short story collection of the year, published by Mariner Books. Hosted by series editor Heidi Pitlor. With performances by Mike Doyle (New Amsterdam), Leo Solomon (Veep), and Tanis Parenteau (Billions).

Note: Jesmyn Ward will be introducing the stories virtually and not on stage in person.

Symphony Space is committed to the health and safety of its artists, staff, and audience. Books will be available for purchase, but there will not be a book signing at this event.


Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Expected Run Time is 105 minutes

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