‘Selected Shorts’ at the College

Actors such as Harris Yulin and Jill Eikenberry and authors like the poet Billy Collins will be recorded reading pieces from the new Southampton Review

To hail the release of the summer/fall issue of The Southampton Review, the Public Radio International program “Selected Shorts” will hit the campus of Stony Brook Southampton on July 18. In the Avram Theater at 7:30 p.m., actors such as Harris Yulin and Jill Eikenberry and authors like the poet Billy Collins will be recorded reading pieces from the new Review.

Tickets cost $35 and come with a year’s subscription to the journal of
fiction, essay, art, and photography, published by the campus’s M.F.A.
program in creative writing and literature. They can be had at stonybrook.edu/southampton/mfa.

The evening is part of this summer’s Southampton Writers Conference, which began yesterday and will run through July 19. Those taking part in the conference also get tickets to “Selected Shorts.”

The latest Review has poetry by Robert Wrigley, Gregory Golaszewki’s prizewinning comic essay, Meg Wolitzer and Frederic Tuten, among others, on “How I Trick Myself Into Getting to Work,” an excerpt from the late Peter Matthiessen’s “Men’s Lives,” nonfiction by Danielle Berg, The Star’s Baylis Greene writing about a Shinnecock golfer of yore named Oscar Bunn, and a wide variety of short fiction.