Event Information

  • Event Date:
  • Event Time: 7:00 pm
  • Studio: Auditorium
  • Location: CLARA 1425 24th St, Sacramento, 95816

Stories on Stage Sacramento (SOSS) presents authors Jess Walter and Naomi Williams. Their short stories, “Before you Blow” and “After the Operation,” will be performed by Kellie Raines. 

February 25

Contribute $10 at the door or 
subscribe to the SOSS 2022 season. 
Doors open at 6:30 pm. 
Performance begins at 7:00 pm.

Jess Walter, a former National Book Award finalist, NYT #1 Bestseller, and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, is the author of seven novels, including The Cold Millions and Beautiful Ruins, one book of short stories and one nonfiction book. His work has been translated into 32 languages, and his fiction has been selected three times for Best American Short Stories as well as the Pushcart Prize and Best American Nonrequired Reading. His stories, essays and journalism have appeared in Harper’s, Esquire, Playboy, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Ploughshares, the New York Times, theWashington Post and many others.

Naomi J. Williams is the author of Landfalls (FSG 2015), long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in numerous places, including A Public SpaceZyzzyva, One Story, Zoetrope: All-Story, LitHub, The Rumpus, and the Brevity blog. Honors include a Pushcart Prize, Best American Short Stories honorable mention, a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant, and residencies at Hedgebrook, Djerassi, Willapa Bay AiR, and StoryKnife. Educated at Princeton, Stanford, and UC Davis, she lives in Midtown Sacramento and teaches with the low-res MFA program at Ashland University in Ohio.