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Coast Community Radio : : Isaiah Sheffer

Selected Shorts, Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00pm, on KMUN and KTCB. Sundays
from 7:00-8:00pm on KCPB.

Read Isaiah's blog.

Isaiah Sheffer is a founder and artistic director of Symphony Space in New York
City, where his duties include directing the hit literary series Selected Shorts: A
Celebration of the Short Story. Each June 16th he also directs Symphony Space's
annual James Joyce extravaganza, Bloomsday on Broadway.

His writing efforts for screen and stage include
Clair de Lune by the Pale
, a tapestry of his new translations of French romantic poets and songs
of Gabriel Fauré; a PBS documentary on music in the 12th century; the book and
lyrics to the off-Broadway musical
The Rise of David Levinsky; the screenplay of
the short feature film
Pair of Jokers, starring Jerry Stiller; and the book and lyrics
of the off- Broadway musical
Yiddle with a Fiddle, adapted from the classic 1936
film. He has written the plays
Dreamers and Demons, about Isaac Bashevis
Singer's life and work;
A Broadcast Baby; and an English version of Sholom
Hard to Be a Jew. He has written the libretto for A More Perfect Union,
an opera-ballet about the 1787 Constitutional Convention that gave us the
Electoral College, and so many other wonders.