Readers (& New Location!) Announced for TrueStory on 5/19/16

This May, join TrueStory at a brand new location — the Warehouse Artist Lofts in Sacramento — for another night of telling true stories. We are thrilled to partner with WAL to integrate storytelling deeper into Sacramento’s burgeoning arts community. Meet us at 1108 R Street at 7pm on Thursday, May 19 for a next-level of evening of amazing featured readers and daring open mic speakers.

Note that for this event, we’ll be selling tickets ahead of time: $6 in advance or $10 at the door. Purchase advance tickets online here:


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Nicki Orser lives in Petaluma where she leads weekly writing groups based on the Amherst Writers and Artists method. With a bachelor’s degree in music therapy and a master’s degree in creative writing, she has facilitated numerous workshops and classes throughout Northern California. When she’s not writing, she likes to spend time with her family and dabble in stand-up comedy. Visit her website at





Sondra Olson is a Davis-based writer and painter. “As a painter,” she says, “I am drawn to subtle undertones of light and dark revealed in shadow and in sudden bursts of illumination where identity is blurred. As a writer I use words and phrases in the same way, moving them across the page like the brush across my painting, to places where human longing is heard and revealed.” Sondra’s art is represented in galleries in Sacramento, Palm Springs and Carmel Valley, and was featured in the 2012 Farallon Review. She is currently working on a collection of personal essays, In the Half Light: Stories and Essays on Death, Transition and Loss. She studied postgraduate literature at Bemidji State University and worked as a freelance artist and writer in northern Minnesota. She has a master in theological studies from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.


IMG_0351Elison Alcovendaz is a graduate of the MA creative writing program at Sacramento State. Since then, he has had work in Gargoyle, The Portland Review, The Alarmist, Agave Magazine, and other publications. He works as an editor for Under the Gum Tree and From Sac literary magazines. When he isn’t at his day job being thankful that his cubicle is next to a window, he is shopping around a novel, working on three others, trying to put down his phone, or doing all those things at once. For more information, please visit