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!