Marilyn Abildskov is the author of The Men in My Country, and the recipient of a Glenna Luschei Prairie SchoonerAward and the Los Angeles Review Short Fiction Award as well as honors from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Corporation of Yaddo and the Djerassi Writing Residency. Her essays and short stories have been published in Ploughshares, Sewanee Review, Story Magazine, The Southern Review, Best American Essays, and elsewhere. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and teaches in the MFA Program at Saint Mary’s College of California.
Miah Jeffra is author of four books of prose, most recently The Violence Almanac and the forthcoming novel American Gospel. Work can be seen in StoryQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, The North American Review, Barrelhouse, DIAGRAM, jubilat and many others. Miah is co-founder of Whiting Award-winning queer and trans literary collaborative, Foglifter Press, and teaches writing and decolonial studies at Santa Clara University and Central Washington University.
Kelley Ogden is a returning Stories on Stage Davis actor and will read “Gethsemane” by Miah Jeffra. Kelley is an accomplished performer, director and producer whose work has been seen throughout the area. Co-founder of acclaimed fringe theater company, KOLT Run Creations, Kelley has performed with Capital Stage, Davis Shakespeare Festival, Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, Main Street Theatre Works and Theater Galatea among others. Kelley earned her BFA in Performance from The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago.