What begins as a letter to a long-lost childhood friend leads to meditation on the fragments of memory that linger after a person passes through our lives at a crucial stage…

Kicking off the second half of our special TLR team-up at the AWP conference in Washington D.C., Jessie Vail Aufiery reads “Unsilencing, Or, I Am Sorry for Not Writing Sooner” written by Minna Zallman Proctor.

pictured left to right Jessie Vail Aufiery and Minna Zallman Proctor

Switching it up, Jessie’s true-life tale unfolds from a child’s eye view of divorce and dating. It is an intimate examination of dangers real and perceived, and the ways kids choose to be both seen and heard. Here is Jessie Vail Aufiery’s story “Intruders” read by Minna Zallman Proctor.

These stories were performed live on February 9th at the 2017 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair. Click here to learn more about the storytellers.

Podcast narrated by Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons.