20th Anniversary Celebration

Selected Shorts, The Rea Award for the Short Story Twentieth Anniversary Celebration

This limited edition CD Volume commemorates the Twentieth Anniversary Celebration of The Rea Award for the Short Story. Featured are stories read by winners of the Rea Award and tributes honoring the Award and its founder,Michael M.Rea. An exquisitely designed 24 page color booklet displays portraits of the writers,the actors and a photo montage of this special event. Dungannon Foundation, sponsor of the Rea Award produced and donated this unique 2-CD Volume to benefit Selected Shorts:A Celebration of the Short Story at Symphony Space. Available for sale at Selected Shorts events and online at symphonyspace.org.

Disc 1

Introductions by Isaiah Sheffer, Elizabeth Richebourg Rea and Ann Beatie
Cynthia Ozick’s “The Shawl” read by Lois Smith
Comments by Cynthia Ozick
Introduction of the writers by Ann Beattie
Deborah Eisenberg reads from “Some Other Better Otto”
Richard Ford reads from “Calling”
Joyce Carol Oates reads “Slow”

Disc 2

Grace Paley reads “In This Country But in Another Language, My Aunt Refuses to Marry the Men Everyone Wants Her To” and “Plot on the Poem”
John Edgar Wideman reads “Coo-Coo”
Joy Williams reads from “Escapes”
Tobias Wolff reads “That Room”
John Updike’s “The Orphaned Swimming Pool” read by Campbell Scott
Comments by John Updike

A 24 page color booklet is included in this 2 CD volume