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.
Kellie Raines will read “This Flesh, This Ghost” by Lynn Freed. She is an Associate Artist with KOLT Run Creations, with performance credits that include My Own Stranger, Vinegar Tom, Antigone, and Escape From Happiness. She has performed with several local theatres and is currently helping Davis Shakespeare Ensemble behind the scenes as an Associate Producer. Raines holds a bachelor’s degree in dramatic art from UC Davis, where two of her own plays were produced in the Wyatt Pavilion. She is one of the on-air hosts for KVIE Arts Showcase and the KVIE Annual Art Auction, and is the technical director for Studio Sacramento. In the near future, she is planning to go back to school for her graduate degree in playwriting.
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.
Kelley Ogden will read “Walking Tour: Rohnert Park” by Molly Giles. Ogden is an actress, writer, director, producer, and co-founder of KOLT Run Creations, a local fringe theater company. She has a BFA in performance from The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago and has acted in theaters across the country. Her work has been seen locally with KOLT, Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, Main Street Theatre Works, Theater Galatea, Big Idea Theatre, and Capital Stage.