We hope you’re having a cheery, cultural winter, and that our end-of-year update on everything going on behind the scenes at Stories on Stage will warm your chilly fingers.
NEW--OUR 2020 SEASON OF FRIDAY-NIGHT PERFORMANCES
We are swooning at the talent coming to Sacramento this season and wanted to share the names and dates right away so you can get them on your calendar. Performances will take place at The Clara Auditorium, 1425 24th Street, Sacramento, doors opening at 7:00 and events beginning at 7:30. We will share more information about authors and actors as each date approaches.
January 31, 2020
Pam Houston, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country (performed by Caro Marks)
Dorothy Rice, Gray is the New Black: A Memoir of Self-Acceptance (performed by Gay Cooper)
(Donate now to save your spot for this event here.)
March 27, 2020
Tod Goldberg, Gangster Nation
Anita Felliceli, Chimerica
May 22, 2020
Jess Walter, We Live in Water
Joan Frank, Where You’re All Going
July 24, 2020
Debra Gwartney, I Am a Stranger Here Myself
Sands Hall, Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology: A Memoir
September 25, 2020
Local college writers, to be announced.
October 23, 2020
Gabino Iglesias, Coyote Songs
Erika Mailman, Murderer’s Maid
You will be able to reserve your spot at performances in advance by donating via Eventbrite. As before, you can also choose to donate at the door, if seats are still available. (Suggested donations—$10 for most of us, $5 for college students.)
NEW--SATURDAY-MORNING GENERATIVE WORKSHOPS
In the spirit of supporting our local writing community and the authors who visit us, on Saturday mornings following Friday performances, we will host author-facilitated generative workshops from nine until noon. Tuition is $75. We are firming up the details and will forward those soon, but here is the rough plan:
February 1, 2020—Pam Houston. NOW SOLD OUT.
March 28, 2020—Tod Goldberg
May 23, 2020—TBA
July 25, 2020–Debra Gwartney
September 26, 2020—TBA
October 23, 2020--Gabino Iglesias
NEW--PARTNERING WITH CAPITAL BOOKS
We are so lucky to partner this year with Sacramento’s newest players in the literary scene, Heidi Komlofski-Rojek and Ross Rojek (and, obviously, Lily-the-bookstore-dog) from Capital Books, on K Street next door to The Crest Theater. They are grand boosters of everything literary and everything local. They will be selling SOSS author books at our events and at their store. Be sure to drop in and share the love. They also manage online orders as a local indie alternative to you-know-who. #ShopLocal
NEW--WE'RE A NON-PROFIT YOU CAN OFFICIALLY DONATE TO
SOSS is now a registered 501(c)(3) organization, a designation we hope will help us make this beloved ten-year-old enterprise sustainable into the future. We’re still learning how to work in this space and will keep you posted. At the very least, we are now able to accept your official, write-off-able donations, should your heart swell for us in that way.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact us at our new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to hear from you.
So, keep those page-turning fingers warm and we look forward to seeing you at The Clara!
--Shelley Blanton-Stroud & Dorothy Rice