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. With Sacramento writer Robert Dorjath

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

A special evening of non-fiction and memoir with Joshua Mohr, author of the acclaimed memoir Sirens, and James Cooper.

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