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Happy Holidays from Stories on Stage

BookTree1-550x550Happy Holidays and Merry Bookmas from Stories on Stage

We’re taking a break this month, but if you’re looking for something to do with your December Final Friday, may we suggest a glass of wine, a lively fire, and a good book? Or, several good books – all from the wonderful writers who made 2014 such a great season. Here they are, in order:

  • January –  Marisa SilverMary Coin, Alone With You 
  • March –  Natalie Baszile, Queen Sugar
  • April  – Peter Orner, Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, Love and Shame and Love
  • May  – Kate Milliken, If I’d Known You Were Coming and Joey Garcia, When Your Heart Breaks It’s Opening to Love
  • June  –  Tom Barbash, Stay Up With Me
  • July  –  Kirstin ChenSoy Sauce for Beginners
  • August  –  Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
  • September –  Michael Spurgeon, Let The Water Hold Me Down, and Anara Guard, Remedies for Hunger
  • October  –  Katie Crouch, Abroad
  • November  – Evan Morgan Williams, Thorn, and Valerie Fioravanti, Garbage Night at the Opera

Coming up soon: our 2015 season announcement! Watch this space….and mark all the Final Fridays of 2015 on your calendar as must-attend Stories on Stage events!

Many, many thanks to our sponsors and volunteers – The Sacramento Poetry Center, The Avid Reader, Pushkin’s Bakery, our casting director Peggi Wood, Tatiana Morfas, Ana Cotham, Tim Foley, Geoffrey Neill, Ruth Blank, Kevin McKenna, Corinne Litchfield, David Hagarty, Joey Garcia, and to Valerie Fioravanti, founder and guiding spirit.

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Join us as we celebrate the beginning of our fifth season with NY Times best-selling author Marisa Silver

Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:30PM

(please note the date. It’s one week earlier than usual)

Marisa Silver, author of NY Times best-seller Mary Coin 
will be joined by Pushcart Prize nominee Charlene Logan Burnett

Featuring “Three Girls” from Marisa Silver’s
acclaimed short story collection Alone With You 
read by Elizabeth Holzman and Charlene Logan Burnett’s
“Buster Divaggio Returns” read by Steve Buri

Sacramento Poetry Center

1719 25th Street(@R)
Donation: $5
Doors open 7PM


Marisa SilverMarisa Silver’s most recent novel,  Mary Coin, is a New York Times Bestseller and was included on NPR’s and the BBC’s list of best books for 2013. Her novel, The God of War, published in 2008, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction. Her second collection of stories, Alone With You, includes the O. Henry Prize-winning story “The Visitor.” Her fiction has been published  in The New Yorker numerous times, and included The Best American Short Stories and other anthologies. There’s lots more: check out her website http://marisasilver.com/index.html


Elizabeth Holzman is excited to become a part of Stories on Stage.  She is a Sacramento local and has worked within the community at Big Idea, Resurrection and Kolt Run theatres.  She can currently be seen romping around Northern California with the B Street Theatre School Tour.  She has always had a profound respect for the authors and playwrights who give her something to say and experience.

Charlene Logan Burnett

Charlene Logan Burnett  earned her M.F.A. in Playwriting from UC Davis. Her fiction and poetry has appeared or will appear in Animal, Menacing Hedge, RHINO, Weave Magazine, WomanArts Quarterly and other journals. She is on the editorial board of A Cappella Zoo. She is a recipient of a MacDowell Colony fellowship and a nominee for a Pushcart Press Award.

Steve Buri Steve Buri is an actor, director, and writer who has appeared with Ovation Stage, Lambda Players, Garbeau’s Dinner Theatre, Bob & Ro Productions and Closet Door Theatre Company. He will be appearing in Resurrection Theatre’s production of The Book of Liz this spring, and was recently featured in Sam Shepherd’s Buried Child at Ovation Stage. Steve studied acting in Chicago with Steppenwolf and at The Second City.

 The casting director for Stories on Stage is Peggi Wood. If you’re an actor and interested in reading, contact her at peggiwood@gmail.com

Stories on Stage is looking for good stories! If you’re a Sacramento-area “emerging” writer with a 2500 to 4500-word story that reads well out loud, send it to suestaats@comast.net. Only your very best work, please!


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