Monday, November 22, 2010

Stories on Stage THIS Friday, post-turkey


If you're like me, you might be about ready for a post-Thanksgiving outing this Friday night. Why not head to Stories on Stage at the Sacramento Poetry Center?

On Friday, November 26th, Sally Stevens will read Vanessa Hua’s “Like Reyes” and Bonnie Antonini will read Mary Volmer’s "Canyon."

Mary Volmer is the author of the novel Crown of Dust, which will be available for purchase and signing. Mary Volmer was raised in Grass Valley, California and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was the recipient of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to the University of Wales, and a Chester Aaron and an Agnes Butler Scholarship in creative writing at Saint Mary’s College, California. She is now a professor and the founding Director of the Saint Mary’s College Honors Program. Crown of Dust is her first novel, and Publisher’s Weekly wrote, “Volmer's distinctive, beautifully written debut is set in the California gold rush country in the mid-19th century, when tensions and fortunes were as volatile as the ground prospectors mined…the prose is taut and restrained, moving the story along at a healthy clip as her hardscrabble characters rumble and stumble through their dusty domain. Volmer's found a fat vein of gold in some heavily mined territory.” Bonnie Antonini will read her story “Canyon.”

Vanessa Hua is an award-winning writer and journalist. Her fiction has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, American Literary Review, River Styx, Hopkins Review, and elsewhere. Her essays have been published by New York Times magazine and Newsweek, and she worked as a staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Hartford Courant. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she is a graduate of Stanford University and UC Riverside's MFA program. She is working on her first novel and a collection of short stories.

Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street (Between Q & R)
Donation: $5
Performance begins at 7:30PM. Doors open at 7PM.
Stories on Stage happily accepts wine donations.
There will be no December performance of Stories on Stage. We return January 28th to celebrate our first anniversary. For more information about Stories on Stage, our artists, or to view our event photos and video archives, please visit or become our fan on Facebook.

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