While two of the Sacramento Poetry Center's publicity vehicles -- Poetry Now and the SPC Website -- remain grounded, it's worth noting that Carol Frith's informative newsletter News from the SPC Workshop & Beyond continues to provide weekly updates useful to the poetry community. Sent to folks who request to be on her email list, I will also post it here so that it may reach a wider audience. --Richard
News from the SPC Workshop & Beyond
Special note: because July 4th falls on a Tuesday this year, there will be NO meeting of the workshop this coming Tuesday, July 4th. The Hart Center will be closed.
Monday, July 3, 2006: there will be no reading at SPC this week. Readings will resume next week at SPC -HQ, 7:30 PM, 1719 25th Street, HQ, Hosts as announced.
I'm sorry to have to share with you that our fellow workshopper, Peggy Hill, lost her husband on June 28th. She has sent us this message: "James Reddy Hill, a native CA, aged 69 years, passed away quietly in his sleep on June 28th. Jim had suffered from one thing or another for the last 10 years. He is no longer in pain. We are grateful for that. He leaves his wife of 47 years, Margaret 'Peggy' Ellis Hill, 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A memorial service will be Friday, July 7th at 10 am at the Andrews and Greilich Funeral home on Fruitridge Road in Sacramento. An open house will follow. Donations in his memory to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association would be greatly appreciated. An obit was posted in the July 1, 2006 Sacramento Bee and online." We send our best wishes to Peggy and her family. And, brave gal that she is, Peggy Hill adds this news: "In the midst of all the sadness and turmoil here, I received word that 3 of my poems were accepted for Cezanne's Carrot in their 2006 Autumnal Issue to go live online in September."
We are very pleased to announce that Fainting at the Uffizi by Joanna Catherine Scott, a chapbook published by Frith Press in 2005, has just been chosen as the winner of the 2006 Brockman-Campbell Book Award given for the book judged to be the best published by a North Carolina writer in the previous year. Previous winners of this prize have included A. R. Ammons, Betty Adcock, Kathryn Stripling Byer, James Applewhite, and Charles Edward Eaton. Our congratulations to Joanna Catherine Scott.
Joyce Odam just had three poems taken by the journal hardpan and work accepted at Ship of Fools. Very nice going, Joyce.
That's it for this week. Don't forget to send information about readings, publications, wins, acceptances, poetry markets, and other poetry related events. You can reach me at: Carol4mail@aol.com.
Spread the word: the SPC workshop is an all-volunteer-staffed community outreach available to everyone. If you would like to be dropped from our list, just send me an email.