Friday, July 30, 2010

TONIGHT: Stories on Stage! And Join Me tomorrow for the Northern California Storybook and Literature Festival!


I forgot to remind us all about tonight's Stories on Stage performance in Sacramento! If you haven't yet checked out Stories on Stage, it's a great series with quality writing and strong performances.

Also, be sure to trek out to Roseville tomorrow for the FREE Northern California Storybook and Literature Festival. Come ready for kids' activities, drop-in writing sessions and panel presentations from authors, agents, editors, publishers, writing teachers *plus* tons of booths hosted by all sorts of writing- and reading-focused organizations, including UC Davis Extension. Come say hi to me and check out what's happening! For more information including a complete list of panels, panelists and booth-holders, head to

And here are some details, below, on Stories on Stage. Enjoy!


Stories on Stage presents
Heather Britain Bergstrom and Kathryn Williams
Read by Joshua Glenn Robertson and Marsh McCandless
Friday, July 30th, 2010, 7:30PM
Sacramento Poetry Center
Crossroads for the Arts at 1719 25th Street
donation: $5. Join us for refreshments, beginning 7PM

Heather Brittain Bergstrom has won awards from Narrative Magazine, Chicago Tribune and Atlantic Monthly. Her story “All Sorts of Hunger” won the 2010 Kore Press Short Fiction Award and will be published as a chapbook this fall. She recently completed her first story collection, Lake with the Dead Indian Chief’s Name, and is presently at work on a novel. She holds a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing. Born and raised in a small farming town in eastern Washington, she currently lives in the Sacramento Valley with her husband and two children.

Kathryn Williams teaches composition at Sacramento City College and UC Davis. Her work has appeared in the Blue Moon Literary Review and received Honorable Mention in the Sacramento Library Writing Contest. She lives in Davis with her husband, and is currently working on a collection of linked short stories.

Joshua Glenn Robertson has been performing and supporting local theatre in Sacramento for three years. Hailing originally from Santa Barbara County, Joshua has enjoyed performing with such theatres as Big Idea Theatre, Artistic Differences Theatre Company, Beyond the Proscenium, and Resurrection Theatre. Joshua thanks you for supporting the arts! He will be reading Heather Brittain Bergstrom’s “Farm in a Day.”

Marsh McCandless has performed on stages across Sacramento and the Bay Area for more than thirty years. He will be reading Kathryn Williams' "Three, Four, Knock at the Door."

Kirk Parker (videographer) is a local poet, publicist, screen printer, and budding documentary filmmaker. He regularly shares his time and talents with other emerging artists who have proven expertise in their field. Kirk's Stories on Stage t-shirts will benefit our "pay the artists" fund. Kirk lives in West Sacramento. You can view his t-shirt designs here.


August 27th
Becky Hagenston, author of the story collections A Graham of Mars and Strange Weather and emerging writer David Hagerty

September 24th
Stacia Saint Owens, author of the story collection Auto-Erotica and emerging writer Maureen O'Leary

October 29th
Angie Chau, author of the forthcoming story collection Quiet as they Come and emerging writer Alex Dezen

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