UNCW Creative Writing professor Wendy Brenner’s short story "I Am the Bear" will be nationally podcast and broadcast on NPR's "Selected Shorts" program this upcoming Thursday, August 30 (locally on Sunday). "I Am the Bear" is performed by actor Kate Walsh (Grey's Anatomy, 13 Reasons Why), with guest hosts Susan Orlean and Sarah Thyre.
Many UNCW students and alumni will draw inspiration from this honor, having read the story in "Show & Tell" for the class CRW 201 and other classes over the years. Wendy wrote the story in the early 1990s when she was a student herself, before her first book was published.
Air time for Selected Shorts may vary; the program runs on 150+ stations.