We are proud to share Give Me Fiction, a prose reading series hosted by stand-up comic Ivan Hernandez. The first Sunday of every month at Lost Weekend Video, a group of comedians, writers, and artists read pieces based on a theme.
For the podcast, we release one of those stories a week to the listening public. We begin with three selections from the first GMF, “Sheila of Christ” by Anna Seregina, “The Diorama” by Scott Simpson, and “Breathe unto the Tender Sky” by your erstwhile host.
GMF is produced by Will Scovill and presented by Boing Boing. You can check out GMF on the iTunes Store, Soundcloud, RSS, Twitter, and Facebook, and buy tickets for the live show.
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