Lauren Groff Reads Her Short Story “Flower Hunters”
From Our Radio-Theater Podcast, Storybound
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 this week’s episode, Lauren Groff reads her short story “Flower Hunters” from her short story collection Florida, with sound design and music composition from Naomi LaViolette.
Lauren Groff is the author of five books. Her latest, Florida, a story collection, and Fates and Furies, a novel, were both finalists for the National Book Award. She was a Guggenheim Fellow and was named one of Granta‘s Best of Young American Novelists. She lives in Gainesville, Florida.
Naomi LaViolette’s original music has received great reviews and critical acclaim from media including Oregon Music News, The Oregonian, The Portland Tribune, Willamette Week, The Inessa Blog, KATU’s AM Northwest, KINK.fm, and KMHD.fm. She is praised for her songwriting and balanced combination of chops and lyricism. Naomi has opened for national and international artists, and performed at esteemed venues and festivals including the Portland Jazz Festival, Jimmy Mak’s, the Doug Fir Lounge, the Alberta Rose Theater, and The Bite of Oregon. She has been the pianist for the Oregon Repertory Singers since 2004.
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