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. 
Repeats: 12/12 at 1:30pm PST and 12/13 at 5:30am PST
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