Friday, November 29th, 2013, 7:30PM
G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize winner Lauren Cobb
joined by emerging writer Michelle Woods
Lauren Cobb’s “Boulevard Women” will be read
by Stories on Stage favorite Gay Cooper
Michelle Woods’ “Dirty Water” will be read by Alana Matthews
Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street (@R)
FEATURED WRITERS & PERFORMERS
Lauren Cobb’s fiction has appeared in literary journals including the Beloit Fiction Journal, Arts & Letters and Green Mountains Review. Her fiction awards includeAnother Chicago Magazine‘s Chicago Literary Award and second place awards from the Southern California Review and Puerto del Sol. She grew up in California, earned a Ph.D. at the University of Georgia, and lives in northern Minnesota, where she’s currently working on a literary mystery novel. Her short story collection “Boulevard Women” is the winner of the 2013 G.S. Chandra prize for Short Fiction
Gay Cooper is thrilled to be returning to Stories on Stage. She is an actor who has worked with many theater companies in town, including Resurrection Theater, Big Idea Theater, Kolt Run Creations, and California Stage. She has also worked in commercials and industrial films. She has always been drawn by the magical alchemy of actor and writer in creating a storytelling experience that is rich and compelling.
Michelle Woods has published short stories and creative non-fiction in the Blue Moon Review and the Sacramento News and Review and was a finalist in the “Focus on Writers” contest. She enjoys experimenting with different genres and is currently writing an urban fantasy set in mid-town.
Alana Mathews is a graduate of Spelman College. She has appeared in several productions with Celebration Arts and received an Elly nomination for Best Lead Actress for her role of Marta in Sorrows and Rejoicings. She played Martha in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at the Sacramento Theatre Company. A former Deputy District Attorney, Alana is now Senior Staff Counsel with the California Energy Commission.