Forrest Gander ||| Monday, January 30 @ 7:00 pm ||| 1000 Mariposa Hall, California State University, Sacramento

January 25, 2017

  Born in the Mojave Desert in Barstow, California, Forrest Gander grew up in Virginia and spent significant years in San Francisco, where he met the poet CD Wright. They lived in Dolores Hidalgo (Mexico) and in Eureka Springs, Arkansas before moving to Rhode Island. Gander holds degrees in both English literature and geology. The […]

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Marcelo Hernandez Castillo and Rosa A. Martinez ||| Monday, Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm ||| SPC 1719 25th

January 18, 2017

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and crossed the border through Tijuana at the age of five with his family. He is a Canto Mundo fellow and the first undocumented student to graduate from the University of Michigan’s MFA program. He teaches summers as the resident artist at the Atlantic Center for the […]

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Straight Out Scribes, NSAA, Sean King, and Michael Ellis ||| Monday, Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm ||| SPC 1719 25th

January 16, 2017

Straight Out Scribes, Dr. V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu, Sacramento’s unique mother/daughter dynamic poetry duo is still in full effect as they enbrace the New Year. They will feature at the following Sacramento venues during the month of January. If you want to get the year off to an uplifting, inspiring, start come share some positive […]

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Steven Sanchez and Heather Judy ||| Sunday, Jan 15 @ 2pm ||| Avid Reader, 1600 Broadway

January 12, 2017

Host Nancy Aidé González

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LAVERNE FRITH Book Launch and Carol Frith Reading ||| Mon, Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm ||| SPC 1719 25th St

January 5, 2017

Laverne Frith is a regular member of the Reviewer Panel of the New York Journal of Books and Co-editor and founder of Ekphrasis: A Poetry Journal, which features poetry about works of art. Ekphrasis just celebrated its twentieth year of publication. In addition, Laverne was, for nineteen years, a monthly poetry columnist for the widely […]

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Samir Benouar & Friends ||| January 2 @ 7:30 pm ||| SPC 1719 25th St

December 31, 2016

Written during Juan Felipe Herrera’s Reading at the Crest Theatre Presented by the Sacramento Poetry Center 11/12/16 mountains sometimes wear a sombrero of clouds as guacamole waterfalls from their bellies on to chips floating in salsa ponds above ceviche swimming through lime juice But there is no salt! just fresh water Cotija mixed with Queso […]

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Sable & Quill

December 26, 2016

  Sable & Quill: Reception January 14, 6-7:15 p.m.  Reading 7:30 p.m. Location: Sacramento Poetry Center Description: Join writers who are also visual artists for a reading of their literary works (poetry and prose) and an exhibit of their visual art at the eighth annual Sable & Quill. Participants are: Jennifer O’Neill Pickering, Bethanie Humphreys, Tim […]

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Dear Friends, A note from Julia Connor …

December 20, 2016

Dear Friends,   My beloved husband plus many friends and colleagues have worked to put together this campaign in an attempt to raise money so that I can have non-invasive brain surgery at Stanford Med Center in early 2017. Please click on this link for more information. If you are able to contribute, I / we will be forever grateful. […]

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A Night of Translations with Bill O’Daly and Tim Kahl ||| December 19 @ 7:30 pm ||| SPC 1719 25th

December 13, 2016

Bill will have books available for purchase and signing.

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Stan Padilla ||| Monday, December 12 @ 7:30 pm ||| SPC 1719 25th St FREE ADMISSION – Open Mic

December 7, 2016

                                     Stan Padilla                                                              Hosted by Emmanuel Sigauke #1 Beginnings As clouds on the horizon forms come and go and they come again. Seasons come and go and the rhythms and cycles of nature hide the ancient treasures of the past and give them life on a new horizon. The luminous constellations of the past […]

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