Bestselling Author Janet Fitch Comes to Sacramento to Benefit the Community of Writers

The Community of Writers in collaboration with
Stories on Stage Sacramento,
is proud to present New York Times bestselling author of White Oleander Janet Fitch


Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The Auditorium at CLARA
1425 24th St., Sacramento

The Russian Revolution will be center stage for this evening of literature, conversation, and music. Made doubly relevant by today’s headlines, and the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, this interview and exploration of Janet Fitch’s new novel, The Revolution of Marina M.  will be interspersed with dynamic readings from the book by a professional actor.

Set in the turbulent period before and after the overthrow of the Tsar, this historical novel presents a sweeping account of a young poet carried by the tide of revolution into a life greater than anything she ever imagined.

  • Reception with Russian sweets and vodka (wine and beer). Souvenir shot glass included with ticket price.
  • Copies of The Revolution of Maria M. will be available for sale
  • Janet Fitch will sign copies during the reception.
  • Beaucoup Chapeaux will perform Eastern European and Baltic traditional folk songs. (See video below.)

Proceeds will support the Community of Writers.



New Alumni Summer Books Update

Books written by Alumni Authors published in July-September, 2017

Congratulations to these Community of Writers Alums who have published books this Summer quarter, 2017.

We are delighted to share their success with you. You can explore these books by clicking the book cover images below.



  • Alice Anderson
  • Judy Bebelaar
  • Conor Bracken
  • Melissa Fondakowski
  • Chuck Joy
  • Jeanine Stevens
  • Sally Van Doren


  • Laurie Ann Doyle
  • Jamie Ford
  • Christine Granados
  • Janine Kovac
  • Nick Mann
  • Barbara McDonald
  • Justin McFarr
  • Kim O'Neil
  • Brian Rogers
  • Elizabeth Rosner
  • Jeff Solomon

Do you have a forthcoming publication? Send us your news, and and we will post it in our Omnium Gatherum: Alumni News.  And if your news is a book publication, we’ll include it in our next quarterly 2017 New Alumni Book Update here!