Readers Announced for TrueStory on 4/23/15

Join us for our next event on Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m. We will be at our usual spot: Shine, located on the corner of 14th & E Street, and, as always, we will be hosting an open mic, so be sure to arrive early if you’d like to sign up. We look forward to seeing you–and don’t forget, there’s a $6 cover!


Alberta Nassi has been a clinical psychologist for more than 35 years. Her essays have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and Conclave: A Journal of Character. In 2014, her writing was short-listed for the New Arts Dorothy Cappon Essay Prize and the New Millennium Award for Nonfiction. She has studied with memoirist Lauren Slater and contributed to the research for her forthcoming book The Drugs that Changed Our Minds (Little, Brown). When not writing, Alberta listens to other people’s stories from the privacy of her consulting room in Midtown Sacramento.


Michael Angelone holds an MA in English from CSUS, where he studied under Doug Rice. He is at work on an Amador County-set novella about wine and baseball, and a collection of short stories titled “Blood Alcohol Concentration: 0.0.”  He founded Ad Lumen Press with the novelist Christian Kiefer, as well as American River College’s creative writing colloquium SummerWords. He teaches at American River College in Sacramento. He lives in Roseville, Ca with his wife and two daughters.

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Christopher Klonecke is a filmmaker and illustrator who practices stand-up and live-performance as a way to try out new ideas and build different stories. Currently he is finishing illustrating an original hybrid graphic novel he wrote about a Christmas adventure. He graduated from the University of Southern California school of Cinematic Arts and grew up in Sacramento, California.

Fernandez1Josh Fernandez grew up in Boston, Mass. and currently works as a journalist and teacher in Sacramento, Calif. He has written for Spin MagazineThe Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Magazine, Submerge, The Sacramento News & ReviewBoulder Weekly, and San Antonio Current. He teaches writing at Sacramento City College. His writing has been published in journals small, large and in-between. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2011. Fernandez’s first, full-length collection of poems, Spare Parts and Dismemberment, is available from R.L. Crow Publications.

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