Thursday, July 03, 2008

Baby Dreams

I've always wanted to read an essay on the radio. I often submit to "This I Believe" and other segments on NPR to no avail.

Last year I won an essay contest with the magazine LA PARENT, entitled "One Rubber Ducky at a Time." I don't know if you remember the details, but the woman who created the contest is a playwright, Amy Simon, and I was to read my essay at her one-woman show CHEERIOS IN MY UNDERWEAR. But Froggy had the hand, foot and mouth virus and I was unable to attend. Amy Simon read my essay herself and called me after the show, so I could hear the applause. She's an incredible woman.

Well...Amy called me yesterday and said that she was just been approved to host a radio show on a local Los Angeles station, KPFK. Her show will be called "Motherhood Unplugged." And for her first show, she asked me to read my essay on the radio!


This Tuesday, we will tape it, and then Saturday (July 12) at noon (Pacific) on KPFK, it will air. You can go to www.KPFK.org to hear it. I'll post more later, to make sure the airtime is correct.

I'm so excited. This is a baby dream of mine, and who knows what will come of it. Hooray!

9 comments:

Casey said...

This is so, so, so exciting! Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

woooo hoooo! awesome! i can't wait to hear you on the radio! congratulations- you deserve it.

Beverly said...

Good for you! She must have been impressed to call you after a year. Yes, please do keep us updated on exact time.

Meeps said...

Wow!!!

At least I know my name will be pronounced properly. WOW!!! I am so proud of you.

sixtytwodays said...

Oh, that is so cool! Is there a link to the text of the essay anywhere...for those of us who won't be able to hear you?

Princess Talana said...

Awesome! That must feel really cool! I don't know if I'll be able to listen as we'll be at my family reunion, at the coast, and it's my birthday so they'll probably want me to actually make an appearance!

Princess Talana said...

In my second comment I shall say I just read your entire blog! Only took about 2 hours! What bored insomniacs who need something to entertain them while doing their vest... See what you have to look forward to?

Froggy defenitly has the zest and spunk that this disease takes!

Now that it officially 5:40 in the morning I'll go to bed!

MONSTER said...

Yay! Congrats, we are so proud for you!

Anonymous said...

that is terrific froggy mama...and i LOVE that essay...and still think of it often. congratulations!! jcn