At the first Story Prize event, all the nominees had their work read aloud by a professional actress.
- Jane Curtain read Joan Silber.
- Maria from Sesame Street, Sonia Manzano, read Edwidge Danticat.
- And Kate Burton (daughter of Richard) read mine.
When I went on stage after Kate Burton’s reading, she gave me a hug.
I said, “We have the same birthday!”
“September 10th?” she asked.
The reading was recorded for NPR’s Selected Shorts. Sometimes, you can catch it on the radio.