We are thrilled once again to bring you our annual showcase of work from the Los Rios Community Colleges, a quartet of exciting and original stories featured in the literary magazines Susurrus (Sacramento City College,) American River Review, Cosumnes River Journal, and The Machine (Folsom Lake Community College.) Writers include: Andrew Blaisdell, Kelilah Thomas, Kamea Pascua, and Patti Santucci. Readers will be Imani Mitchell and Sam Jones.
Friday, September 20
1425 24th Street
Doors open at 7PM. Readings begin at 7:30.
$10 donation is suggested. Students $5, or whatever you can give.
About our writers
Andrew Blaisdell (Sacramento City College, Susurrus) holds a BA in Art (photography) from San Francisco State University. After a brief stint as a professional photographer, he began a 25-year career as a professional writer, crafting marketing materials for technology companies in the San Francisco Bay area. He’s currently revisiting his passion for the fine arts: ceramics, photography, and literary fiction. “The Light of Charles Bukowski” is his first fictional short story..
Kelilah Thomas (Cosumnes River College, Cosumnes River Journal) is a second-year student, majoring in English. She works on campus as a student assistant for the English Department, and plans to transfer to either UC Santa Cruz or UC Riverside after the 2018-2019 academic year. She hopes to work for a publishing company, and, of course, become a bestselling author!
Kamea Pascua (Folsom Lake Community College, The Machine) is a twenty-year-old English major. She is an honors student and contributes to the school’s newspaper as well as the literary magazine. “Keep Your Mouth Shut” is the first piece she has had published in The Machine. She is grateful to creative writing teacher David Lacy, in whose class she was inspired to collect her written thoughts into the story, and to Josh Fernandez for including it in the publication.
Patti Santucci (American River College, American River Review) Patti Santucci earned her AA degree then started a business with her husband in 1988. After the birth of their daughter, she became a stay-at-home mom, volunteering at her child’s school. When her daughter left for college, she went back to school and consumed every creative writing course available at ARC. Patti has been published in American River Review, RePlay Magazine, Piker Press, and Literally Stories.
About our readers
Imani Mitchell is an actor and writer who received her Associate’s degree in Theater Arts from Sacramento City College. Recently, she was featured in Capital Stage’s production of The Nether as Morris, and has appeared in leading roles with B Street Theatre, Capital Stage Company, Celebration Arts and Big Idea Theatre.
Sam Jones is an actor, dancer and musician. Recent appearances have included Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Davis Shakespeare Festival, and roles in Man of La Mancha, The Donner Party, and The Tempest with the Sacramento Theatre Company. He’s a recent graduate in theatre and dance from Christopher Newport University in Virginia, and has trained at the Manhattan Film Institute and the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.