TrueStory is back in 2016 with another great year of writing, reading, and sharing. Join us on Thursday, February 25 at 7pm at Shine — our usual spot on the corner of 14th & E Street in Sacramento. In typical TrueStory fashion we will be hosting an open mic, so come early to sign up and get a spot on the lineup! A $6 cover charge helps us keep TrueStory running. Can’t wait to see you there!
Deborah Meltvedt is a Medical Science teacher at a small, public high school in Sacramento in which she helps students blend science concepts with creative writing. She was born and raised in the central valley and is learning to return to her roots through memories of growing up in Fresno in the 1970s. Deborah has been published in local journals including the American Literary Review, Tule Review and Susurrus, and this spring will be published in Creative Non-Fiction’s In Fact book on essays about teaching. Deborah loves running and traveling and spending time with her writer husband, Rick Kushman and their pirate cat, Anchovy Jack.
Greg Glazner is the author of two books of poetry, From the Iron Chair and Singularity, both published by W.W. Norton. New poetry and prose has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Idaho Review, Poetry, and other magazines. His awards include the Bess Hokin Award from Poetry, The Walt Whitman Award, and a 2005 NEA Fellowship. He teaches at UC Davis and in Pacific Lutheran University’s low-residency MFA program. A guitarist and vocalist as well as a writer, he gigs with his band The Responders in the Davis and Sacramento area.
Dorothy Rice is the retired Executive Director of the State Water Resources Control Board and now a Sacramento author whose essays and stories have appeared in The Rumpus, Still Point Arts Quarterly, the Louisville Review, the Saturday Evening Post, Brain Child Magazine among others. The Reluctant Artist: Joe Rice 1918 – 2011 is her first published book. Portions of the book first appeared as essays in the American River Review and The Rumpus. Rice holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside and is a proud mother of five and grandmother of two.