On Saturday, July 25, Stories on Stage Davis is releasing the fourth episode of its twice-a-month podcast with an excerpt from the novel “Electric City,” by Elizabeth Rosner, read by Patty Shade.
“Electric City” begins with the widespread Northeast blackout of November 1965, a harbinger of the decline of the company that gives the town its electricity, and its name. With Vietnam War protests on the radio and echoes of World War II at the dinner table, the first four chapters root the characters in history and hint at the multigenerational storylines interwoven throughout the novel.
Rosner is the of three novels, a poetry collection and a book of nonfiction. Her work has been translated into nine languages and has received numerous awards in both the United States and Europe. Raised in upstate New York and now based in Berkeley, she holds degrees from Stanford University, UC Irvine and the University of Queensland in Australia. She lectures and teaches writing workshops internationally.
The podcast’s reader Shade has performed in many music and theater productions throughout the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul over the 30 years that she lived there. Locally, she performed with the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble for two seasons and sings with the Davis Chorale. An elementary teacher at Bergamo Montessori School in Sacramento, she also is a book narrator for Audible.com.
New episodes of the Stories on Stage Davis podcast air every second and fourth Saturday. All episodes are available on the Stories on Stage Davis website. Regular podcast listeners can also subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and Google Play. Stories on Stage Davis is a sponsored project of YoloArts, a non-profit arts organization.
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