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Shubha Venugopal's Short Stories Performed Live

18 February 2010
Shubha Venugopal's Short Stories Performed Live
The New Short Fiction Series, headed by spoken word artist Sally Shore, is giving the Los Angeles community a literary option for Valentine's Day. Four actresses -- Amrapali Ambegaokar (Heroes, Grey's Anatomy), Puja Mohindra (Three Rivers), Viji Nathan (Leverage, The OC), and Shore herself -- will perform four stories from Shubha Venugopal's upcoming short story collection, The Name of Longing.

"Shubha's collection starts from the mythic past in India," says Shore, "and it goes all the way to the present in America. So with these four pieces, I wanted to encapsulate the journey that the collection sets up." This week's writer is a 2009 Robert Olen Butler Short Story Prize finalist and the winner of the 2008 Ellen Meloy Literature for Social Change Award. A graduate of Bennington College's MFA in Fiction, Venugopal currently teaches literature and writing at California State University, Northridge.

For more information about the New Short Fiction Series, go to their official website here.
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