On Friday, June 28, we're dabbling in dystopia and tinkering with time with novelist Maggie Shen King, author of An Excess Male, and Davis writer Scott Alumbaugh. Yes, it's science fiction! With readings by Matthew Hanjoong and Ethan Ireland.
Imagine it’s China, sometime in the future – and the One Child policy has left the country with forty million excess males…and they all want wives. Or, in our second story, imagine you’re driving along the San Andreas fault with a guy you’re kind of sick of, and pick up a hitchhiker who seems vaguely familiar… For June, we’re thrilled to present two stories you won’t be able to forget from two amazing imaginations.
Maggie Shen King, author of The Excess Male,
with Scott Alumbaugh, author of the short story “San Andreas Fault”
Friday, June 28, at the auditorium at CLARA, 1425 24th Street, Sacramento
Doors open at 7PM, readings begin at 7:30
A $10 donation is suggested
Author Maggie Shen King’s dystopian novel An Excess Male was named one of The Washington Post’s 5 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of 2017 and was both a James Tiptree, Jr. and Lambda Literary Award Finalist. She was the Goodreads September 2017 Debut Author the Month. Her short stories have appeared in the The New York Times, Ecotone, ZYZZYVA, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and more. Her manuscript Fortune’s Fools, won Second Prize in Amazon’s 2012 Breakthrough Novel Award. Maggie grew up in Taiwan and attended both Chinese and American schools before moving to Seattle at age sixteen. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area
Author Scott Alumbaugh is the writer of the novella Will Kill for Food, a winner of the 2014 Black Hill Press Summer Writing Project. He has published fiction in StoryQuarterly and in Hunger Mountain Review, where his story “Fire Illness” was runner-up for the 2017 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize. His essays have appeared in Los Angeles Lawyer and Bay Crossings. Scott currently runs Sea Dog Designs, a web, print, and graphic design business, which he founded in 2000. His wide-ranging career has included working as an attorney and teaching legal writing, and he’s also been a sailing instructor, radio producer and host, theater manager, stage crew for a traveling Gilbert and Sullivan repertory company, ESL instructor in Japan, and, as he says, “a number of other jobs not worth mentioning.” He’s an avid cyclist and lives in Davis with his family
Welcome Reader Matthew Hanjoong to Stories on Stage Sacramento. Matthew is a graduate of California State University Sacramento and with a major in Theatre, and recently completed an apprenticeship with Capitol Stage, where he was featured in the Apprentice Showcase and Playwrights’ Revolution, a showcase of new work. He’s appeared in productions at Sac State, American River College, and Fair Oaks Playhouse.
Reader Ethan Ireland is a multidisciplinary veteran of the film, television and theater trade, with sixteen years as a working professional in both performance and technical roles. The son of noted ‘lit noir’ author Patrick Ireland, Ethan is a writer & director of several short films, and has worked as a voice actor and a performer for both stage and screen since 1995. Most recently he appeared in EMH’s productions of After Hours and An Almost Perfect Person. He has performed at Now Hear This: A Story and Music Performance Series produced by Atim Udoffia.