Listen Here! Short Story Reading Series Launches

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven and the New Haven Review, in partnership with the New Haven Theater Company and four area coffeehouses, are pleased to announce the launch of Listen Here!, a weekly series in which New Haven Theater Company actors read short stories selected by New Haven Review editors. Readings will take place on a rotating basis at Blue State Coffee, Koffee on Audubon, Lulu: A European Coffeehouse, and Manjares Fine Pastries in Westville. Readings are every Thursday at 7 p.m.! September 10: Childish Adults J.D. Salinger’s “The Laughing Man” Ray Bradbury’s “Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You!” At Koffee on Audubon, 104 Audubon Street, (203) 562.5454,

September 17: The Impious of the Perverse: High Holidays Special Philip Roth’s “The Conversion of the Jews” Melvin Jules Bukiet’s "The Golden Calf and the Red Heifer" At Blue State Coffee, 84 Wall Street, (203) 764-2632,

September 24: Great Expectations James Joyce’s “Araby” John Cheever’s “The Pot of Gold” At Lulu: A European Coffeehouse, 49 Cottage Street, (203) 785-9218,

October 1: In Loco Parentis Jim Shepard’s "Courtesy for Beginners" Amy Hempel’s "In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried" Manjares Fine Pastries, 838 Whalley Avenue (in Westville), (203) 389-4489

October 8: Shock Treatment Marisa Silver’s "What I Saw from Where I Stood" Adam Haslett’s "The Good Doctor At Koffee on Audubon

October 15: Love Stories Woody Allen’s "The Kugelmass Episode" J.D. Salinger’s "Just Before the War with the Eskimos" At Blue State Coffee

October 22: Make Good Choices John Updike’s "A&P" Michael Byers’ "In Spain, One Thousand and Three" At Lulu: A European Coffeehouse

October 29: Something Wicked This Way Comes: Our Halloween Special Lynne Anderson's "A Dead Summer" Nancy Holder's "We Have Always Lived in the Forest" Manjares Fine Pastries

November 5: In the Blink of an Eye Ambrose Bierce’s "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" Dave Eggars’ "After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Was Drowned" Koffee on Audubon

November 12: The Future of Our: Discontents Harlan Ellison’s "Along the Scenic Route" Ursula LeGuin’s "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" Blue State Coffee

November 19: Family Romance: Pre-Thanksgiving Special Steve Almond’s "The Soul Molecule" Julie Orringer’s "The Isabel Fish" Lulu A European Coffeehouse