Episode #25: “After the Storm,” by Gwendolyn Paradice, read by Ian Hopps
Gwendolyn Paradice is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, identifies as two-spirited, and is hearing impaired. Gwen’s first collection of short stories, More Enduring for Having Been Broken, Black Lawrence Press’ 2019 Hudson winner, was published in early 2021. Their essays, short stories, and poetry can be found in Tin House, Uncanny, Booth, Anomaly, Crab Orchard Review, and others. Gwen lives with their partner and their pets, and when they aren’t writing or reading, they are playing video games, lifting weights, or listening to music. You can find more information at gwendolynparadice.com.
Ian Hopps will read “After the Storm” by Gwendolyn Paradice. Ian is a member of Actor’s Equity, and a graduate of San Francisco State University. He has performed in the Sacramento area with the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, the Sacramento Theatre Company (STC) and Capital Stage. His last performance was Hamlet at STC, which closed a week early due to the pandemic lockdown. While things have been slow since then, Ian is optimistic about what will come next and hopes to see the theatre industry come back even better than before. He's grateful for this reading opportunity and to connect again with artists in the region. You can learn more at www.ihopps.com.