Dear Writers, Readers and Friends:
I hope you haven’t partaken in too much literary overindulgence this week—there are still two weeks of Artober to go! I loved seeing so many folks at the Under the Gym Tree Anniversary reading & party, as well as the launch reading & party for Late Peaches, the beautiful Sacramento poets anthology that is outgoing Poet Laureate Bob Stanley’s final gift to us.
This week, I hope to see you at Valerie Fiorvanti’s book launch party at Time Tested Books on Thursday, for her award-winning short story collection, Garbage Night at the Opera. And, on Friday, we’ll celebrate the induction of Jeff Knorr, the new Poet Laureate for Sacramento!
See you soon, I hope!
Thursday, October 25th at 7:00pm
reading & signing
her short story collection
Garbage Night at the Opera
Valerie Fioravanti writes fiction, essays, and prose poems. Her linked short story collection, Garbage Night at the Opera, won the 2011 Chandra Prize for Short Fiction. Stories from the collection have appeared in North American Review, Cimarron Review, Hunger Mountain, Night Train, and others. These stories have received four Pushcart Prize nominations and Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXVIII.
Ms. Fioravanti received a Fulbright Fellowship in Creative Writing to work on a novel set in Italy, Bel Casino, which is one of two novels currently in the works. Her essays and prose poems have been published in Eclectica, Silk Road, Jelly Bucket, r.kv.r.y, and others. She teaches short story, flash fiction, and multi-genre classes for the UCLA Writers’ Extension and private workshops from her home in Midtown Sacramento.
Ms. Fioravanti was named a “Best Friend to Fiction Writers” by Sacramento News & Review in the 2011 Best of Sacramento issue for her work with the award winning reading series Stories on Stage and Master Teacher Weekend Workshops.
Copies of Garbage Night at the Opera are currently available for purchase at TTB.
Jeff Knorr Poet Laureate Celebration
||| Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 ||| New City Hall Lobby 915 I Street
Late Peaches presents a third and final debut event:
Thursday, Nov. 8 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM
CSUS Library Gallery
6000 J Street
Listen to Bob Stanley on KXJZ’s Insight with Beth Ruyak Wed. Oct. 17 at 10 AM
and watch the video of his “City of Slow Rivers” at
Produced by Capital Public Radio’s Andrew Nixon