Our Next Event:
Friday, June 28th, 2013, 7:30PM
Louise Aronson, author of the linked story collection
A History of the Present Illness & emerging writer Tommy Mouton,
current Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University.
Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street(@R)
Doors open 7PM
FEATURED WRITERS & PERFORMERS
Louise Aronson is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the author of A History of the Present Illness, linked stories which take readers into the lives of doctors, patients, and their families, providing a portrait of health, illness, and life in America today. She is the recipient of awards for clinical care, teaching, mentorship, scholarship and writing. Find her at
or on twitter @louisearonson.
Jeff Webster is very pleased to be back at Stories on Stage, but is somewhat sad that it will be his final appearance. He and his wife, Susan are soon leaving the area after 33 years in Sacramento. Jeff has been active in the local theater and independent film scene for several years, performing on many of the stages that dot the Sacramento landscape. Most recently he portrayed William de Burgh Cokane in George Bernard Shaw’s “Widowers’ Houses” at California Stage. Jeff thanks his wife, Susan, for her support and Peggi and Valerie for this opportunity.
Tommy Mouton earned his MFA from San Jose State University. A 2013-2014 John Steinbeck fellow, his poetry and fiction appear in Callaloo and Reed Magazine. His work has been read in venues hosted by Callaloo, Peninsula Literary Series, Reed Magazine, and Poetry Center San José. Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and raised in the community of Moss Bluff, he currently lives in San Jose.
Mericus Adams is thrilled to be making his first appearance at Stories on Stage. His recent appearances include the Celebration Arts Theater production, “A Life” and the city of Elk Grove’s musical performance of “A Musical History of the Blues.” A serious student, Mericus is pursuing a double major, theater and sociology. He would love to give special thanks to his mother for being the most influential person in his life, for she has shown him that anything can be achieved with hard work and dedication. Enjoy the show!
- Stories on Stage features short fiction read by actors on the Final Friday of the month.
- Stories on Stage is funded in part by the Sacramento Literary Arts Consortium of the Sacramento Community Region Foundation (SCRF). The Sacramento Community Region Foundation’s mission is “to serve as a leader and trusted partner in expanding philanthropy and enhancing its impact in our community.” For more about this fabulous local resource, visit: http://www.sacregcf.org/
- Sacramento News & Review recognized Stories on Stage in its 2011 & 2012 Best of Sacramento Issues. In 2011, it named founder and host Valerie Fioravanti a “Best Friend to Fiction Writers” for her work with the series. You can read the profile here.
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- Stories on Stage won a 2010 Best of Sacramento Award from Sacramento Magazine. We were the editor’s pick for Best Reason to Listen Up.
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