Back in March — a lifetime ago now — the performing-arts center Symphony Space invited the Cut to curate a night of storytelling hosted by features writer Molly Fischer. Our shared love of short stories made it a natural partnership: Since 2018, the Cut has regularly published works of fiction by authors including Téa Obreht, Raven Leilani, and Brit Bennett. That night, Katja Blichfeld performed “Fully Zipped,” by Shelly Oria; Curtis Sittenfeld’s “Bad Latch” was given voice by Justine Lupe; and Parker Posey took on time travel in Xuan Juliana Wang’s “Future Cat.” Now, you can listen to the event on Symphony Space’s Selected Shorts podcast presented by guest host Cynthia Nixon. To listen, click above.
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