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One City One Story 2017


Our partners the Boston Book Festival have chosen Daphne Kalotay’s “Relativity” as the selection for the 2017 One City One Story project. The story appears in print--for the first time--in free booklets available throughout Boston. And you can listen to Daphne read it aloud herself here--and only here--on The Drum. Please join the 1C1S Town Hall at the Boston Book Festival on October 28 to discuss the story with other readers, moderator Alicia Anstead, and Daphne Kalotay herself.

Stories from Our Print Journal Partners

The Drum partners with Harvard Review, Ploughshares, AGNI, and Post Road to bring you audio versions of the selected stories from these journals' print editions. Check here regularly for audio recordings performed by local actors. Grab a copy of their newest issues so you can read along while you listen.

Special Projects

From time to time, The Drum publishes special audio literary projects beyond our weekly short fiction and essays. MuseFlash with Grub Street's Muse and the Marketplace conference, Zip-Code Stories with WBUR, Stories on the Street, and recorded live events with the Boston Book Festival and Grub Street are just some of the additional programs you’ll find here.

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