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The Center hosts readings, workshops, lectures, and publishes a variety of poetry publications. SPC is located in the R25 Arts Complex located on the corner of R & 25th Streets in midtown Sacramento.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

April 30 - Stories on Stage at SPC

Stefanie Freele and Renee Thompson
read by Kent Gray, Marni Webb and Tim Kahl
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Friday, April 30, 2010  | 7:30pm
@R25 at 1719 25th Street (between Q and R)
Suggested donation $5
Join us for refreshments, beginning at 7PM
Host and Coordinator: Valerie Fioravanti
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Stefanie Freele's short story collection Feeding Strays is a 2009 Book of the Year Award Finalist. Her recent work can be found in Glimmer Train, American Literary Review, Night Train, and Vestal Review. Stefanie is the Fiction Editor of the Los Angeles Review and has an MFA from the Whidbey Writers Workshop Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. You can watch her read "Every Girl Has an Ex Named Steve", and read an interview about her work. For more, visit her website.
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Renee Thompson lives in Folsom. Her writing has received praise from Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Robert Olen Butler and Larry McMurtry. Her short stories have appeared in Narrative Magazine and Chiron Review, and she has placed in writing competitions sponsored by Glimmer Train and Writer's Digest. She recently returned from the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy, where she worked with Ron Carlson. The Bridge at Valentine, her first novel, debuts on August 1. You can read her story "Farallon".
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Kent Gray is a man of many interests. He returned to Sacramento after attending law school in Des Moines, and is a member of the California and Iowa Bars. Kent has been in the theatre for 20 years. He holds a master's degree from Humboldt State University and has appeared in numerous productions including playing Bo Decker in Bus Stop and Horatio in Hamlet. His directing credits include An Act of the Imagination and No Exit. In addition, Kent spent 10 years as a radio announcer working in the midwest and California. Kent will be reading Renee Thompson's "Old Will Road."
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Marni Webb is a nationally acclaimed voice over talent with credits ranging from animation to commercials, documentaries, audio books and more. She was CBS radio host on the national show "Entertainment Update," has acted in films for director William Friedkin and Ron Howard, and was an on-camera spokesperson for a national company. Marni performs with Story Voices, a group that includes other Stories on Stage performers. She will be reading Stefanie Freele's "In the Kitchen She Wakes."
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Tim Kahl is the author of the poetry collection Possessing Yourself. He has published work in Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, and Ninth Letter, among others. Tim is VP and events coordinator of the Sacramento Poetry Center. He translates the work of German and Portuguese writers, and is an editor with Bald Trickster Press. He appears as Victor Schnickelfritz at The Great American Pinup and the poetry and multimedia site Linebreak Studios, where you can see his performance skills in action. He will be reading Stefanie Freele's "James Brown is Alive and Doing Laundry in South Lake Tahoe."
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Kirk Parker is a local poet, publicist, screen printer, and budding documentary filmmaker. He regularly shares his time and talents with other emerging artists who have proven expertise in their field. Kirk's Stories on Stage t-shirts will benefit our "pay the artists" fund, and he will be filming the debut and interviewing the writers and performers involved. Kirk lives in West Sacramento. You can view his t-shirt designs here.


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