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Stories on Stage Davis, Featuring Kelly Luce and Shruti Swamy

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Stories on Stage Davis, Featuring Kelly Luce and Shruti Swamy
April 8, 2017 7:30 pm
April 8, 2017 9:00 pm
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Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Pence Gallery, 212 D. St.

STORIES ON STAGE DAVIS returns with another reading on Saturday, April 8th the Pence Gallery, featuring authors Kelly Luce and Shruti Swamy and performers Matthew Abergel and Victoria Goldblatt who will breathe life into literature with their reading.
A master storyteller, Kelly Luce is the author of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail, which won the 2013 Foreword Review’s Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction. Luce transports readers to a Japan laced with magical realism in one story that Stories on Stage Davis will present, a toaster transforms into an oracle and spits out toast that fortells one’s death. “Luce’s memorable characters can’t escape being transformed themselves,” says series co-director Elise Winn Pollard. “Often by the power of love and grief.”
Also presented is Shruti Swamy, who lives and writes in San Francisco. “I was spellbound by Shruti Swamy’s story,” says Elise about Night Garden. “In which the narrator must confront death in the form of a cobra that enters her garden and threatens her and the reader’s sense of safety.” Swamy’s work has appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016, Agni, the Kenyon Review Online, the Boston Review, and elsewhere.
STORIES ON STAGE DAVIS performances are held at the Pence Gallery in downtown Davis, 212 D Street. $10 donation recommended; $5 minimum. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the reading starts at 7:30 p.m. The authors will be on hand to sign books following the event.
Now in its fourth year, Stories on Stage Davis pairs short fiction selections with regional actors who read them aloud to a live audience. The series accepts submissions of short stories 1500 to 4000 words in length and written or video resumes from actors interested in reading. For more information, visit storiesonstagedavis.com.

This event is sponsored by Davis Humanities Institute, Esm© Weijun Wang, City of Davis

For more information please contact: Naomi Williams, naomiwms@gmail.com, www.storiesonstagedavis.com

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