Mark your calendars – set your alarms – Go! Our 8th season, featuring Steve Almond, begins Friday, February 24

with Deborah Meltvedt

at the Auditorium at CLARA

(The E Claire Raley Studios) 

1425 24th Street, Sacramento

Doors open 7:00 – readings begin 7:30 

 A $10 donation is suggested


steve-almond-color-credit-sharona-jacobsShort story writer and essayist Steve Almond is the award-winning author of eight books of fiction and non-fiction, most recently the New York Times bestseller Against Football:One Man’s Reluctant Manifesto. His short stories have appeared in the Best American and Pushcart anthologies, and he has published more than 150 stories in magazines such as Tin House, Playboy, Zoetrope, and Ploughshares. His story “Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched” was selected for The Best American Short Stories 2010 and has been optioned for film. His journalism has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. Almond co-hosts the podcast Dear Sugar Radio with Cheryl Strayed. He lives outside Boston with his wife and his children, and is a frequent teacher at Grub Street in Boston and the Tin House Writer’s Conference. Almond’s appearance in Sacramento will include a writing workshop.


Reading “Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched” by Steve Almond  is Blair Leatherwood


Deborah Meltvedt is a writer and high school teacher who loves to blend medical science and art in both the classroom and in her own creative writing.  She has been published in the American River Literary Review, Susurrus, Under the Gum Tree,Tule Review, and the Creative Non-Fiction Anthology:What I Didn’t Know:  True Stories of Becoming a Teacher.  Deborah lives in Sacramento, California with her husband Rick and their cat, Anchovy Jack.


Jessica Laskey will read “It Was So Hot,” a Glimmertrain contest finalist, by Deborah Meltvedt.



Now in its eighth season, Stories on Stage Sacramento continues to bring the best in literary fiction to a growing Sacramento audience.  We are happy to announce a new and larger home for the readings – the auditorium at CLARA, the E Claire Raley Studios. In addition, our 2017 events will be held bi-monthly on the following dates: February 24, April 28, June 30, August 25, and October 27. In addition a special program featuring the Los Rios Writers will take place on Friday, September 29.

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