Calendar of Events

2017 Season

(lineup subject to change)

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. – readings begin at 7:30 p.m.

$10 donation is suggested

all events will be at the Auditorium at CLARA (the E Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts) 1425 24th Street, Sacramento

Friday, February 24

Short story writer and essayist Steve Almond, with a reading from his award-winning short story collection God Bless America. With Sacramento writer Deborah Meltvedt.

Friday, April 28

Much-praised Canadian author Deborah Willis with a reading from her new short story collection The Dark and Other Love Stories

Friday, June 30

Bay area author and San Francisco Chronicle columnist Vanessa Hua, with a reading from her acclaimed collection Deceit and Other Possibilities. Also featured: Josh Barkan, author of the new collection Mexico

Friday, August 25


Friday, October 27

Featuring Josh Weil, acclaimed author of The Great Glass Sea, with a reading from his new short story collection.


Friday, September 29 – The Los Rios Writers

Readings from the best of the current issues of the literary magazines of the four Los Rios Community Colleges – Susurrus (Sacramento City College) The American River Review, the Cosumnes River Journal, and the Creative Writing department of Folsom Lake College