Thursday, December 11, 2014

STORIES ON STAGE with Sue Staats!





Beginning 12-11-14 at 9:30pm PST STORY CONNECTION host
Dänna Wilberg welcomes volunteer Coordinator and Curator for the Sacramento reading series “Stories on Stage,” Sue Staats. Sue's fiction and poetry have been published, or is forthcoming, in The Los Angeles Review, Graze Magazine, Farallon Review, r.kv.r.y, Alimentum, a Journal of Food, and others.  She earned an MFA from Pacific University,  and was a recent finalist for the Gulf Coast Prize in Fiction and the Nisqually Prize in Fiction. Her stories have been performed at the Sacramento reading series “Stories on Stage,”  at the SF Bay-area reading series “Why There Are Words,” and in December one will be performed at Stories on Stage Davis.
Stories on Stage was founded in 2009 by the fiction writer Valerie Fioravanti,  in order to provide a venue for fiction writers—particularly short-story writers—to showcase their work.  She modeled the event after the NPR radio show, “Selected Shorts,” in which actors read short stories. She selected the final Friday of each month as the regular date for the event. The Sacramento Poetry Center at 25th and R Streets provided the location.  From the very beginning Stories on Stage has had two firm commitments: the first is to pay its writers and actors, and the second is to showcase both “established” writers (those with at least one book from a national publisher with a strong backlist and reputation) and “emerging” writers (there is no requirement or limitation beyond the strength of the work) Each event has a reading by actors of a short story or novel excerpt from an “established” writer, and a reading of a short story/novel excerpt from an “emerging” writer.
There’s no admission fee: a $5 donation is suggested. Stories on Stage has developed an excellent relationship with the Sacramento Poetry Center and has been the grateful beneficiary of several grants from them, which has helped to increase the honorarium paid to the actors and writers.
Stories on Stage quickly became “the” event for lovers of literary fiction: it has been named Best in Sacramento by Sacramento Magazine and a “Reader’s Favorite” five years in a row by the Sacramento News & Review. 
FOR MORE INFO:
www.facebook.com/storiesonstagesacramento
Repeats: 12/12 at 1:30pm PST and 12/13 at 5:30am PST
ATT - Channel 99
Comcast 17 (Sacramento County)
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Friday, October 24, 2014

From Above the Golden Gate with Thea Holmdahl

Tonight on STORY CONNECTION,  author THEA HOLMDAHL joins host Danna Wilberg to share her Memoir, "From Above the Golden Gate". Thea gives us a glimpse of her life as a state Senator' s wife, her birthplace, Germany, and the trials and tribulations of being a young girl growing up  in the thick of Hitler's regime during World War II.
Watch this episode: www.accesssacramento.org - Click "Watch 17"
Repeats: 10/24 at 1:30pm PST and 10/25 at 5:30am PST
ATT - Channel 99
Comcast 17 (Sacramento County)
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Do You Remember THIS PHOTO?

STORY CONNECTION host Dänna Wilberg talks with Bridgette White, the woman who's photo went viral when her son posted it on FaceBook! Hear Bridgette's incredible story, and find out what kind of response she received from total strangers! This amazing photo has made it all around the world, now hear the story behind it, beginning Oct. 9, 2014 at 9:30pm PST!

Repeats of this program air 10/10 at 1:30pm PST and 10/11 at 5:30am PST
For more info on Bridgette White: http://bridgettetales.com/
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Lonon Smith joins STORY CONNECTION


STORY CONNECTION host, Dänna Wilberg, welcomes film maker/script writer/author LONON SMITH to the show to talk about  "The Labyrinth", one of ten stories selected for the 2014 "A Place Called Sacramento" film fest premiering at the Crest Theater on Oct. 5th at 1pm.
You may recognize the name LONON SMITH from shows like "Matlock", "The Bill Cosby Show", or from his book, "Wisemen". Join us to find out more about Lonon, his fascinating story, and brilliant writing career!

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Labyrinth/530540867052291
Repeats of this episode air: 10/3 at 1:30pm PST and 10/4 at 5:30am PST.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Story Connection Welcomes Film Maker Adam Chollet!


Beginning September 25, 2014 at 9:30pm PST host Danna Wilberg welcomes film maker Adam Chollet.on STORY CONNECTION. Adam's short film "The Find" was one of ten (original scripts) chosen to premiere at the Crest theater in Sacramento, October 5th. Adam shares his vision for his work, and other projects. Don't miss his amazing journey!
Look for "The Find" on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/thefindmovie.
Tickets for "A Place Called Sacramento" available http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?pid=7843138&agency=TDC&campid=TDC_NEW_WWW_2013

Repeats of this episode air: 9/26 at 1:30pm PST and 9/27 at 5:30am PST.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Human Trafficking in Sacramento?

STRIVE2FREE Board of Director, Mary Molinaro, joins host Dänna Wilberg on STORY CONNECTION beginning Sept. 11, 2014, at 9:30pm PST to bring awareness to the growing problem of human trafficking going on right under our noses. Mary is an attorney who, along with other attorney/board members, fight in the courtrooms, frequent the schools, and take to the streets to help children who are trapped by the corruption of human trafficking. Victims not only include those brought to this country against their will, these victims are the daughters (and sons) of everyday people! STRIVE 2 FREE makes it their mission to educate and enlighten, in order help decrease the rampant destruction of the human condition. 
To learn how you can help, go to: www.strive2free.org
Phone: 916-288-8363
Email: info@strive2free.org
FACEBOOK.COM/STRIVE2FREE


STRIVE 2 FREE Fundraiser, "Denim and Sequins", will be held Sunday, September 21st, 2014 6-9 PM at Roxy Restaurant & Bar 2381 Fair Oaks Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95825.
For Tickets: http://www.strive2free.org/events

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Film Maker Thuy Pham - "Two Pods and a Pea"

Join us on STORY CONNECTION to hear the "story" behind the "story" of Thuy Pham's film entry in "A Place Called Sacramento", beginning August 28, 2014 at 9:30pm PST. "Two Pods and a Pea" is based on Thuy's own experience with his wife! Thuy Pham has proudly been teaching math for over 15 years, but also shares his passion for film making with his students. See "Two Pods and a Pea" at the Crest Theater in Sacramento, Ca., October 05, 2015 at 1pm PST. 
Repeats of this episode air 8/29 at 1:30pm PST and 8/30 at 5:30am PST.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Art Restoration Expert Joins Story Connection

Beginning August 14, 2014 at 9:30pm PST, join host Danna Wilberg and guest George Caperon, art restoration expert! George walks us through the steps of refurbishing master pieces and more!
Repeats of this episode air 8/15 at 1:30pm PST and 8/16 at 5:30am PST.
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Can You Imagine Growing Up on an Island? How about ALCATRAZ?

On July 10, 2014 at 9:30pm PST,  Dena Freeman joins host Dänna Wilberg on STORY CONNECTION in a 2 part series to talk about what it was like growing up on ALCATRAZ ISLAND!! We take you on a tour of Alcatraz, as Dena goes back in time to recall the trials and tribulations of being a prison guard's daughter! This is a story you don't want to miss! Part 2 airs on July 24, 2014 at 9:30pm PST.

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 This program will air on YouTube after broadcast dates.
PART 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-GgFKEfuzQ
PART 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMjdkmuqlZA


Producer Nathan Schemel on STORY CONNECTION!

Film maker Nathan Schemel joins STORY CONNECTION host Dänna Wilberg to share his experiences as producer of 'Turf Wars', founder of the Sacramento Film Festival, and his teaching career.
Watch this episode on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DOM70ZK5ls

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tonight on "STORY CONNECTION"  Author of "A Tale of Survival", Tom Kando, shares his incredible story of coming to America as an immigrant from a war ravaged Europe, and his rise to success! Tune in to this amazing and inspiring account at 9:30pm PST. Watch online: accesssacramento.org - click "Watch 17" or Comcast 17 in Sacramento County.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

"I CAN DANCE"


Imagine being told your child has a debilitating disease that will leave her in a vegetative state, that is... if she survives at all. Author Laurie Hoirup's mother refused to give up, Laurie beat the odds, and she's on STORY CONNECTION to tell us all about it! This is a magnificent, humbling story we are proud to share.
Laurie's mission: *Increasing Awareness about Living Successfully with a Significant Disability*


*To order signed copy of Laurie Hoirup's Award-Winning "I Can Dance: My Life with a Disability" go to: www.LauriesLegacy.com
Email Laurie: laurie@laurieslegacy.com 
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Thursday, May 8, 2014

SPLASHED!!

Beginning May 8th, 2014 at 9:30pm PST on STORY CONNECTION  with host Dänna Wilberg, Writer/Director Sean Farrington, and Producer Laureen Fallahey share their victory bringing awareness the "human trafficking" in their film "SPLASHED"! Tune into this compelling story, and the reception these film makers received for their efforts.
For more information: http://www.splashedthemovie.com/

Repeats of this episode air: 5/9 at 1:30pm PST and 5/10 at 5:30am PST
Watch on Comcast 17 in Sacramento County.
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Got Prayers?

TONIGHT! We are talking to  film maker SEAN STUEVE on STORY CONNECTION at 9:30pm PST. Join us for a fabulous interview with this 2 time "Audience Favorite" and "Producer Favorite" winner of "A Place Called Sacramento" film festival. Sean reveals his passion for his craft, and shares clips from his new film, "Missed Prayers"!  Hear the story behind the story of what inspired Sean to create his latest hit!

For More Information Go To:.missedprayers.com
This episode will air 4/25 @ 1:30pm PST and 4/26 a 5:30am PST

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Call for Scripts at Access Sacramento!

Each year Access Sacramento announces their script contest! Each script must be 10 Minutes long, and ten lucky winners will spend the summer making their stories come alive for the big screen premiere in October at the Crest Theater in Sacramento, Ca.! Executive Director, Gary Martin, and Office Manager, Michelle Barbaria join "Story Connection" on April 10, 2014 at 9:30pm PST to discuss their call for scripts, and to review films from last years "A Place Called Sacramento" Film Festival. The script deadline is 5pm, April 11, 2014.

For More Information Contact:
 Access Sacramento - 916-456-8600
4623 T Street
Sacramento, Ca.
This episode repeats on 4/11/14 at 1:30pm PST and 4/14 at 5:30am PST

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