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UP NEXT: Massachusetts author Cheryl Pappas

The all-new SHORT STORY TODAY podcast is now live! We'll feature the best of today's emerging short story writers. Each episode contains a professional audiobook performance of a story and an author interview. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 Episode #19 - Sarah Schweitzer: "Love, Loss, Live"

New Hampshire author Sarah Schweitzer explains how writing fiction was for her a natural extension of the work she had done as a Pulitzer-nominated jo...

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Episode #18 - Ahsan Butt: "Window"

Toronto-born author Ahsan Butt talks about growing up in a Punjabi community in Canada before venturing south to the U.S. He writes movingly about wha...

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Episode #17 - Erik Pardos Olsen: "Straight People"

Danish-born, London-based author Erik Pardos Olsen writes short stories about life in East London. His on-line collection "Queer as in Weird&quot...

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 Episode #16 - Marcela Fuentes: "The Observable World"

Texas author Marcela Fuentes won a 2022 Pushcart Prize for her short story "The Observable World," published in Ploughshares in their Summer 2021 issu...

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Episode #15 - A. Rafael Johnson: "Morrison's Note"

Minnesota author A. Rafael Johnson tells us how this week's story began life as a birthday gift to a friend in his college creative writing progr...

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Episode #14 - Jules Chung: "Posting From a Secret Post-Op Bedside"

New Jersey author Jules Chung shares a glimpse into her experience of visiting relatives as a teenager in Seoul, South Korea in her reading of her poe...

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Episode #13 - Claire Taylor: "Leap Year Mother"

Maryland author Claire Taylor tells us about her personal journey, where she first earned a psychology degree and then became a licensed massage thera...

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Episode #12 - Francesca Leader: "The Flaw" and "Waves"

Virginia author Francesca Leader reveals some of the methodology behind her award-winning translation of the Japanese Iroha poem. She tells us how, wh...

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 Episode #11 - Amie Souza Reilly: "But when we reach the season's end, sunflowers become a food source for all the wild birds"

Connecticut author Amie Souza Reilly shares how her childhood experiences while spending summers at her grandparents' home on Lake Champlain  ins...

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Episode #10 - Andrew Bertaina: Dream Mother

Washington, DC author Andrew Bertaina offers a probing and insightful look into his creative process as he describes how he begins working on stories ...

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 Episode 9 - Kasie Whitener: Two Trunks

South Carolina author Kasie Whitener talks with us about her experiences teaching entrepreneurship, hosting a SC radio show about writing and writers,...

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Episode #8 - Arlaina Tibensky: "Masks"

With her quick wit and vaudeville timing, Arlaina Tibensky brings a breezy humor to the episode this week. She tells us about the joys of being a moth...

SHORT STORY TODAY - Where we celebrate short stories and the authors who write them.

A weekly podcast hosted by Jon DiSavino. It celebrates the enduring and compact literary form known as - you guessed it - the short story. But more importantly, it gives listeners an opportunity to hear the work of some of the best emerging writers of today. Each episode begins with an interview with the week's guest author, and ends with a professional audiobook production of a story by that author.

Jon DiSavino is an actor and stage director. In the last few years he has begun producing and narrating audiobooks for Audible.com. His most recent release, Doctor Assassin: A Medical Science Thriller  by Mark R. Belsky, was just published in December of 2021. https://www.audible.com/pd/Doctor-Assassin-Audiobook/B09PC2L13F?qid=1641235242&sr=1-2&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_2&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=WF488SX9V86TNK7G169J
 
He has recently launched a YouTube channel for actors and directors titled ACT HOW, which will feature videos that illustrate a range of approaches to performing, with an emphasis on the text. Here is a link to the first installment, Highbrow, Lowbrow. https://youtu.be/9ThBpfi3PAc

Please visit his website for more information: https://www.jondisavino.com

Music used on the podcast is by C. S. Fuqua : https://csfuqua.bandcamp.com/ and Matt Hawkins: https://matthawkinssingingsomesongs.bandcamp.com/

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