Fiction pro speaks in Sac

Sacramento Poetry Center

1719 25th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816

(916) 441-7395

C. Michael Curtis, the fiction editor for The Atlantic, will be giving a talk on publishing this weekend at the Sacramento Poetry Center. Curtis, who is a noted critic and has edited the work of top-tier writers like Tobias Wolff, Joyce Carol Oates and John Updike, is also a big presence on the magazine’s website, where he offers insightful cultural commentary on television. His lecture is at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 12; there is a cover charge of $5. The Sacramento Poetry Center (1719 25th Street) is in the California Stage Complex at 25th and R streets.

Curtis will be in town to conduct a master’s workshop for local fiction writers, the first in a quarterly series established by Valerie Fioravanti, a local writer and teacher. Fioravanti is the founder of Sacramento’s Stories on Stage series, and offers a number of classes and workshops. For more information, visit her website at