Ecstatic Cahoots: Stuart Dybek

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WordTheatre will host a reading of stories with one of the great short story writers.  Performances will be followed by a Q&A with the author and book signings of purchased books courtesy of Small World Books.

Stuart Dybek is a poet and fiction writer. His fiction includes Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, The Coast of Chicago, I Sailed With Magellan, a novel-in-stories, Paper Lantern: Love Stories, and Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories. His work has been anthologized and has appeared in magazines such as Harper’s, The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Tin House, Ploughshare, and Triquarterly. Dybek is the recipient of many awards including Lannan Prize, a PEN/Malamud Award (1995), a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an O. Henry Award.

Program:

“Misterioso” read by Aimee Garcia and Finn Wittrock

“Flu” read by Assaf Cohen and Cassidy Freeman

“Here Comes the Sun” read by Owiso Odera

“Wash” read by Finn Wittrock and Aimee Garcia

“The Start of Something” read by Jason Butler Harner and Cassidy Freeman

“Coat” read by Fred Melamed and Aimee Garcia

“Ransom” read by Assaf Cohen

“Marvelous Encounters of My Life” read by
Aimee Garcia and Finn Wittrock

“Between” read by Owiso Odera

“The Samaritan” read by Assaf Cohen

“The Kiss” read by Finn Wittrock

“Fiction” read by Jason Butler Harner

“Ordinary Nudes” read by Cassidy Freeman

“Naked” read by Aimee Garcia and Finn Wittrock

With The Lowery Brothers Band

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Produced and directed by Cedering Fox.