Daniel A. Olivas Reads an Excerpt from How to Date a Flying Mexican
On Storybound, Our Radio-Theater Podcast
Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction.
In the third episode of season 5, Daniel A. Olivas reads an excerpt from How to Date a Flying Mexican, backed by an original Storybound remix with sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.
Daniel A. Olivas is the author of ten books and editor of two anthologies. His latest books are How to Date a Flying Mexican: New and Collected Stories, The King of Lighting Fixtures: Stories, and Crossing the Border: Collected Poems. Widely anthologized, Daniel has also written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Guardian, La Bloga, BOMB, High Country News, Huffington Post, Alta Journal, Los Angeles Times, El Paso Times, and the Jewish Journal. Daniel is also a playwright. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild, and his first full-length play, Waiting for Godínez, was selected for the Playwrights’ Arena Summer Reading Series in 2020, and The Road Theatre’s 12th Annual Summer Playwrights Festival in 2021. Daniel was selected for Circle X Theatre’s inaugural Evolving Playwrights Group where he adapted his novel, The Book of Want, for the stage. Daniel’s play, Waiting, had its world premiere with Playwrights’ Arena on July 24, 2021.
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