We are delighted to announce our first, and hopefully not last, collaboration with the Third Coast International Audio Festival
— Radio Ephemera
Radio Ephemera, which is Third Coast Festival's 2008 audio challenge, invites producers, artists, writers and radio fans of all stripes (newbies to veterans) to submit finished audio works (aka Radio Ephemera
) inspired by two
books from the library, including the voice of a stranger, and lasting two and one-half to three minutes.
Working with the Festival's Julie Shapiro, we chose five books
. Your challenge: to craft a story connecting any two of them, using the voice of a stranger. The books, which include some of our favorites, such as Trees as Good Citizens
and The Big Strike,
may all be reached, browsed, downloaded and excerpted from here
. This is a wonderful chance to bridge text and performance, libraries and radio, past and present.
The deadline is midnight on August 3rd. We can't wait to see what you will make.