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The Center hosts readings, workshops, lectures, and publishes a variety of poetry publications. SPC is located in the R25 Arts Complex located on the corner of R & 25th Streets in midtown Sacramento.



Sacramento Poetry Center memberships support a variety of local poetry programs, publications, readings, and events. Members receive a free subscription to Tule Review and Poetry Now. Please send your check for $30 or more to SPC, 1719 25th St., Sacramento, CA 95816. Fixed incomes are $15.


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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Wordslingers 2006: An Evening With Amy Tan

Literature Alive Presents Wordslingers 2006: An Evening With Amy Tan
Grass Valley • Saturday, October 21, 2006 • Tickets Onsale Now!

Tickets have just been released for Wordslingers 2006, featuring an evening with famed novelist Amy Tan. The event, presented by Literature Alive!, a Nevada County non-profit, will take place Saturday, October 21, 2006 beginning at 7:30 pm at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in Grass Valley. It is expected that the event will sell out, so early ticket purchase is advised. Tickets for the main auditorium are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $22 for Literature Alive! members (must show membership card); bleacher seats are $15.

Tickets are available at the following outlets:
Nevada City—Harmony Books, Keeping Still Mountain, words on paper;
Grass Valley—The Book Seller, Booktown Books & Tomes;
Auburn— Cherry Records;
Sacramento—The Book Collector, The Avid Reader;
Davis—The Avid Reader;
Truckee—Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks.

For more information, call (530) 272-5812 or visit the website at www.litalive.org. Wordslingers 2006 is underwritten by Caseywood, Q&Q Construction, and Back to Health Chiropractic

Amy Tan
Acclaimed San Francisco novelist Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, an international bestseller which explores the relationships of Chinese women and their Chinese-American daughters. The Joy Luck Club was the longest-running bestseller on the New York Times hardcover list in 1989. The book has been translated into 25 languages and was > made into a major motion picture. She is also the author of The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses—both New York Times bestsellers—as well as The Bonesetter’s Daughter and two children’s books. In 2003, Ms. Tan published a collection of non-fiction writing entitled the Opposite of Fate. Well-known for her engaging, personable style, Ms. Tan is in high demand for speaking engagements such as this.

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