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Selected Shorts is an event at New York’s Symphony Space on the Upper West Side, in which actors read classic and new short fiction before a live audience. The annual season of the live events at Symphony Space begins in the mid-fall and ends in mid-spring, and usually consists of three short story readings. Symphony Space's Artistic Director Isaiah Sheffer hosts the live event, although many Selected Shorts also feature guest hosts, often well-known writers, who will also choose the stories to be read that evening.

The readings are recorded live and become the basis of a one-hour radio program, hosted by Isaiah Sheffer, and produced in conjunction with WNYC. The programs are distributed by Public Radio International and air on PRI affiliate public radio stations in the United States. The radio program airs weekly throughout the year.

Originally, the program was distributed by National Public Radio. However, in October 2007, it switched to distribution by forging a partnership with PRI, Public Radio International.

The show begins and ends with the piano and cello duet "Come to the Meadow" by Roger Kellaway.

See also

Category:Selected Shorts for works featured in the program.

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