Stories on Stage, Sac in August: drugs, strokes, and NY taxis @ Stories on Stage (Sacramento), Sacramento [25 August]

Stories on Stage, Sac in August: drugs, strokes, and NY taxis


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19:00 - 21:30

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Stories on Stage (Sacramento)
The Auditorium at CLARA, 1425 24th Street, Sacramento, Sacramento, California 95816
Stories on Stage Sacramento in August: drugs, strokes, and New York taxi tales…

This month, we’re featuring non-fiction at Stories on Stage Sacramento, and we’re excited to welcome Joshua Mohr and bring you a reading from Sirens, a complex and compelling tale which The Rumpus called “poetic, touching, inspiring and deeply empathetic.” In addition to rave reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Los Angeles Times, the memoir was praised by Kirkus Reviews as “entirely candid, compelling memoir of addiction and the long, fraught road of recovery…raw and tender, this book not only chronicles a man’s literary coming-of-age. It also celebrates the power of love while offering an uncensored look at the frailties that can define—and sometimes overwhelm—people and their lives.” A chapter from Sirens will be read by Matt Rives and Eric Baldwin.

Appearing with Josh will be local writer James Cooper, with a reading from “The Sages of West 47th Street.” James is a practicing psychologist, which profession, he says, has “shaped him to lean in unexpected winds, to hold fast or be swept away in wonder. There is always context, amplified or subdued, a language in the hands, in posture, in the pauses between words.” But in his twenties, he drove a taxi in New York City, and the story of that experience earned him the honor of being first runner-up in the current Story Quarterly non-fiction contest. Matt Rives will read from «The Sages of West 47th Street.»

Find out more about this event at
storiesonstagesacramento.com/2017/08/01/at-stories-on-stage-sacramento-in-august-drugs-strokes-and-new-york-taxi-tales/

Event details:
Friday, August 25, 2017
Our Stories on Stage Home:
Auditorium at CLARA (the E Claire Raley Performing Arts Studios)
1425 24th St
(N and 24th Streets in Sacramento)

Doors open at 7:00pm, readings begin at 7:30pm
$10 suggested donation
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