Sacramento’s award-winning reading series Stories on Stage will feature work by Erica Lorraine Scheidt, author of the new novel “Uses for Boys,” and emerging fiction writer Megan Cummins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25 St. Both featured writers are alumni of the graduate program in Creative Writing at UC Davis.
The Stories on Stage reading series features short fiction by established and emerging writers from the Sacramento and surrounding areas on the final Friday of each month. The work is introduced by the authors and read by actors. A $5 donation is recommended.
Scheidt’s debut novel “Uses for Boys,” published this month by St. Martin’s Griffin Press, received a trifecta of starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist and Kirkus. She is a board member of ISIS, a nonprofit dedicated to sex education for young people, and is a volunteer with the San Francisco-based youth literacy organization 826 Valencia.
Cummins’ fiction has appeared in the literary journals Freight Stories and is forthcoming in A Public Space. She attended the University of Michigan and Creative Writing at UCD. She lives in Sacramento and is working on a novel.