Featured Writers 6/14/14


We’re closing our first season with a summer party on the Pence Gallery patio, and we hope you’ll join us! Actors Kellie Raines and Kelley Ogden will read stories by Lynn Freed and Molly Giles.

Lynn Freed

Lynn Freed

Lynn Freed’s books include six novels, a collection of stories, and a collection of essays. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Narrative Magazine, Southwest Review, The Georgia Review, among others. She is the recipient of the inaugural Katherine Anne Porter Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a PEN/O. Henry Award, fellowships, grants, and support from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Guggenheim Foundation, among others. Born in South Africa, she now lives in Northern California.

Molly Giles

Molly Giles

Molly Giles is the author of two award-winning collections of short stories, Rough Translations and Creek Walk; a chapbook of flash fiction, Bothered; and a novel, Iron Shoes. Her latest story collection, All the Wrong Places, just won the Spokane Prize for Literature, and she has an e-book coming out from Shebooks.net called Three for the Road. She has taught at San Francisco State University and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and lives in Woodacre, California.

Featured Actors 5/10/14

Rob Salas

Rob Salas will read “Fear the Greeks” by Ben Hinshaw. Salas is a founding Artistic Director of Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, where he has acted in and directed productions since 2010. Favorite roles for DSE include Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Orpheus in Relapse. Other acting credits include Dramatic Adventure Theater (NYC), New Village Arts (San Diego), Harvard University, and UC Irvine. While establishing the Ensemble, Salas received his MFA in Directing from UC Irvine. He has assistant directed at many prestigious theaters including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, American Repertory Theater, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Salas received his BA in English and Dramatic Art at Harvard University.

Victoria Goldblatt

Victoria Goldblatt will read “Misgivings” by Ishelle Payer. Goldblatt has been performing for over 20 years. She has done a variety of work, including films, commercials, community theater, and voice-overs for TV and radio, along with her show, Cabernet Night with Victoria and Friends. She was the former Casting Director for Stories on Stage in Sacramento and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Playwrights Collaborative in Sacramento. Goldblatt is happy to be performing for Stories on Stage Davis!