Tim Gaffaney will read an excerpt from Landfalls by Naomi J.Williams. Gaffaney has performed on stage for over forty years in musicals, comedies, and dramas. Local credits include Malvolio in Twelfth Night and Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing (Davis Shakespeare Ensemble); Ferraillon in A Flea in Her Ear and La Fleche in The Miser (Woodland Opera House); and Applegate in Damn Yankees (Davis Musical Theater Company). He has performed a number of dramatic readings, including the title role in Fortinbras, and has volunteered his time as a news and fiction reader for the blind in Washington, DC, and Sacramento.
James Wheatley will read an excerpt from The Lost Books of the Odyssey by Zachary Mason. Wheatley is Artistic Director of Celebration Arts, where he teaches and directs dance, music, and acting. He is a performing artist continuing to work as a singer, dancer, and actor on community and professional stages. Wheatley is also recognized as a theater director, music composer, choreographer, playwright, and poet.