Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Stories on Stage Wants YOU! + Wayne Thiebaud in Conversation + Did We Not Meet Reading in Rancho Cordova + Authors Among Us


My apologies--it's been awhile! October was busy, full of all kinds of writerly events, not the least of which was our incredbily energizing 2010 Tomales Bay Workshops! I hope to post a highlight reel from that event soon.

In the meantime, November too is hopping in the valley, even as the leaves finally begin to fall...

Stories on Stage: Call for Interns!

Stories on Stage is looking for an intern(s). Position includes some scut work, including flyer/postcard distribution, and event setup & clean up, but will provide many opportunities to gain experience with literary events administration, including hosting events; screening submissions; recruiting new writers, actors, & chefs; fundraising; and updating the event website and blog. As we move into year two with our Best of Sacramento Award in our tight little fists, we’d like to offer more author interviews, performer updates, non-SoS readings/events, and otherwise serve as a community resource for news for and from greater Sacramento area prose writers. For more information, visit the website at http://valeriefioravanti.com/SoS.aspx.

Position would require ≈ 5 (flexible) hours a week. Candidates should be writers. If interested, write me a note (valfiora@yahoo.com) and tell me something about yourself, your writing interests/experience, why you’re interested in being an SoS intern, and what types of events/content you’d like to see developed if given the opportunity.


UC Davis Art Studio Lecture Series Presents
Wayne Thiebaud in Conversation with Kenneth Baker
Thursday, 11/18/10, 4:30 pm
Buehler Alumni Center (across from the Mondavi Center)

Wayne Thiebaud, UC Davis art professor emeritus, started out as a commercial artist in the 1930s. During the next eight decades, he established himself as one of the most important and honored artists of his generation. In 1994, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton. California Governor Gray Davis presented him with the Governor's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts in 1991. He is an elected member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, an academician of the National Academy of Design and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is therecipient of the National Arts Club's Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award, the American Academy of Design'sLifetime Achievement Award for Art, and many other major awards, including four honorary degrees.

Kenneth Baker has been art critic for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1985. A native of the Boston area, he served as art critic for the Boston Phoenix between 1972 and 1985 and contributed on a freelance basis to publications ranging from Artforum, Art in America and Arts Magazine to Connoisseur and Smithsonian magazines and the New York Times Book Review. He was a contributing editor of Artforum from 1985 through 1992.Baker is the author of two books -- Minimalism: Art of Circumstance (Abbeville Press, 1989/1997), which the Bay Area Book Reviewers' Association nominated for a non-fiction award, and The Lightning Field (Yale University Press, 2008). He has also written for exhibition catalogs devoted to artists as various as Giorgio Morandi, David Rabinowitch, Manuel Ocampo and Edward Burtynsky. He continues to publish in art periodicals internationally including, ArtNews, Art and Auction, Parkett and Stanford University's Cantor Visual Arts Center Journal.

This event is co-sponsored by the Art History and Design Departments, the Creative Writing Program, the Davis Humanities Institute


Thursday, 11/18/10 at the Rancho Cordova Public Library

A Reading To Celebrate
the Release of a New Book
Did We Not Meet

An anthology of prose and poetry
from Rancho Cordova’s
New Voices Writing Workshop
Hosted by Bob Stanley, Sacramento Poet Laureate
Meet and Hear the Authors

Thursday, November 18, 2010
from 6 pm to 8 pm
in the Community Room
Rancho Cordova Library
9845 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95827

Books can be purchased by cash or check – get them autographed! Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Sacramento Poetry Center, Friends of Rancho Cordova Library, and Sacramento Public Library.


Due November 20: Applications for Authors Among Us at The Market Place in Rancho Cordova

The Sacramento Metro area is filled with writing talent many of whom are published authors. The Market Place wants to bring writers, editors, agents, and audience together in an event designed to celebrate and encourage published and yet-to-be published authors.

Authors Among Us is a 9-day celebration of writing that kicks off and ends with two weekend-long author-signing events. The Market Place is dedicated to celebrating not only those who know they are writers, but also those who have the passion to write but may be shy about sharing their talents with the public. Writers young and old (and all those in between) are invited to attend, participate, and be inspired. Most of all, we want to show the public just how many authors there are among us that might encourage more people to write and to get published.

For complete information, application form and instructions and a list of authors who have already confirmed participation in this year's event, visit The Market Place website (scroll down a bit).

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