Indigo Moor – Poet Laureate Inaugural Reading with Daniel Handler, Jeff Knorr and Gerry Pineda ||| Monday, February 20 @ 7:30 pm (Doors open @ 7). California Stage, 25th and R

February 18, 2017
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Black History Month Reading: Angela James & Takeitha Buford ||| Mon, Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm ||| SPC 1719 25th St

February 10, 2017

Angela James is a local poet and storyteller who has featured many times over the years at a variety of venues. A true performance artist, she weaves music, movement and storytelling into her poetic performances in an eclectic fusion that appeals to all audiences. Angela is a certified multidisciplined teaching artist with Sacramento Metropolitan Arts […]

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Sean King and JoAnn Anglin ||| Monday, February 6 @ 7:30 pm ||| SPC 1719 25th Street

February 1, 2017

Sean King is a 43 year old Computer Engineer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Published Author, Youth Editor for Sacramento Newsletter, Mentor, Father, Husband, and active in conducting workshops and discussions ranging from Black Lives Matter to Hip-Hop to Job Interview Skills to Writing. He has been writing and performing poetry for 22 years, has graced […]

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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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