NPR Shares Epstein’s Hanukkah Story

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    Daniel Mark Epstein, acclaimed poet and biographer, is the Patrick Henry Writing Fellow at the College's C.V. Starr Center.
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    NPR host Susan Stamberg.
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    Storyteller Murray Horwitz.
November 26, 2013
On their annual “Hanukkah Lights” special, radio hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz will read a story by poet and writer Daniel Mark Epstein, this year’s Patrick Henry Fellow at the Starr Center.

CHESTERTOWN, MD—An NPR holiday special, “Hanukkah Lights: Stories of the Season,” will feature a charming short story by acclaimed poet and biographer Daniel Mark Epstein, who is living in Chestertown this year as the Starr Center’s Patrick Henry Fellow at Washington College.

Epstein’s story, “The Two Menorahs,” is the tale of a lively and deeply significant argument between two elderly neighbors, who have long made a habit of arguing, on the first night of Hanukkah. The story is one of several that will be read by NPR’s Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz, who have hosted “Hanukkah Lights” for more than 15 years.

“Hannukah Lights” will air on WYPR 88.1 Baltimore on Thanksgiving, Thurs., Nov. 28, at 9 p.m., and on Fri., Nov. 29, at noon. It will also air on WAMU 88.5 American University Radio on Fri., Nov. 29, at noon.

Stamberg and Horwitz will also do the “Hanukkah Lights” reading live at The Hill Center in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Dec. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public. More information is at

Last modified on Nov. 26th, 2013 at 4:14pm by Kay MacIntosh.