William Pei Shih Reads from His Story “The Enlightenment”
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.
On the thirteenth episode of the fourth season, William Pei Shih reads an excerpt from his story “The Enlightenment,” backed by an original Storybound remix with Modern Diet, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.
William Pei Shih has had stories published in The Best American Short Stories 2020, VQR, McSweeney’s, Catapult, The Asian American Literary Review, The Des Monies Register, The Masters Review, and many others. He’s received scholarships and support from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, Kundiman, the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, and the Ragdale Residency. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (MFA, Fiction), where he was a recipient of the Dean’s Graduate Fellowship. He currently teaches at NYU.
Modern Diet is a Brooklyn based indie-rock band who have played everywhere from Vermont to Nashville. Their latest release, “Post Grad,” was released in 2020.
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