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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.



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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Sacramento Literary Calendar for October 2006

Monday, October 2
Sacramento Poetry Center presents
Andy Jones and Brad Henderson.
7:30 p.m., SPC/HQ for the Arts,
1719-25th (25th and R) Tim Kahl hosts.
451-5569. Free.

Taylor Graham reads at The Other Voice in Davis 7:30pm at Davis Unitarian Church

Tuesday, October 3
SPC Poetry Workshop, 7:30pm, Hart Senior Center, 27th & J. Bring 15 - 20 copies of your one-page poem. Info: Danyen, (530) 756-6228. Free. www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org/SPC Workshop News.

Wednesday, October 4
Mics and Moods features Heather Christian at Capitol Garage, 1500 K Street. 10pm-midnight. Features and Open Mic hosted by Khiry Malik. Info: www.malikspeaks.com or 492-9336. 21 and over / $5 cover.

Thursday, October 5
Poetry Unplugged presents TBA. Open mic before/after. Hosted by Mario Ellis Hill.
8pm at Luna’s Café, 1414 16th Street.
Info: 441-3931 or www.lunascafe.com. Free.

Vibe Sessions at Cobbler Inn, 3520 Stockton Blvd. (next to Colonial Theater) Hosted by Flo Real 8-11pm. $5.00 All ages. Open Mic for comedians, singers, poets.

Saturday, October 7
First Saturday Poetry Series
Sojourner Truth Art Center, 2251 Florin Rd. (Corner of Tamoshanter and Florin). 7pm.
Hosted by Noah Hayes and Felicia McGee. All ages / $5.00. Come early for workshop.
Info: www.malikspeaks.com

Escritores del Nuevo Sol’s writing workshop and potluck on 1st Saturdays. 11am.
La Raza Galeria Posada, 1024 - 22nd Street (NEW LOCATION) Sacramento. For info call Graciela Ramirez, 456-5323 or joannpen@comcast.net.


Monday, October 9
Richard Beban reads at the Sacramento Poetry Center. Hosted by Indigo Moor. 7:30 p.m. SPC/HQ for the Arts, 1719-25th (25th and R) 451-5569. Free.

Tuesday, October 10
SPC Poetry Workshop, 7:30pm, Hart Senior Center, 27th & J. See Oct 3 for details

Rae Gouirand
Bistro 33 in the Historic City Hall,
226 “F” Street, at 3rd and “F” Streets in Davis.
Bistro 33 Series
Phone (530) 756-4556

Wednesday, October 11
Sharyn Stever reads at the Book Collector. Come celebrate the release of Heron’s Run, Sharyn’s new chapbook from Rattlesnake Press. The Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, Sacramento. Rattlesnake will also release Tim Kahl’s new littlesnake broadside: Mysterious Rebus.

Mics and Moods at Capitol Garage, 1500 K Street. 10pm to midnight. Features and Open Mic hosted by Khiry Malik. Info: www.malikspeaks.com or 492-9336. 21 and over / $5 cover.

Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour, host Andy Jones, 5pm, KDVS-90.3 FM or subscribe to podcast at www.kdvs.org. www.culturelover.com.

Thursday, October 12
Vibe Sessions features Random Abiladeze – up and coming local spoken word and hip-hop artist at Cobbler Inn, 3520 Stockton Blvd. (next to Colonial Theater) Hosted by Flo Real 8-11pm. $5.00 All ages. Open Mic for comedians, singers, poets.

Poetry Unplugged presents TBA. Open mic before/after. Hosted by Geoffrey Neil. 8pm at Luna’s Café, 1414 16th Street. Info: 441-3931 or www.lunascafe.com. Free.

Monday, October 16
Sacramento Poetry Center presents
Poets of Luther Burbank High School.
hosted by Bob Stanley. 7:30 p.m., SPC/HQ for the Arts, 1719-25th
(25th and R) 451-5569. Free.


Tuesday, October 17
SPC Poetry Workshop, 7:30pm, See October 3 for details

Wednesday, October 18
Urban Voices presents Mary Mackey. The renowned novelist, poet, filmmaker and publisher is also a dynamic reader. Don’t miss this! Hosted by B.L. Kennedy, 6:30 – 8 p.m. South Natomas Library, 2901 Truxel Rd. Free.

Mics and Moods at Capitol Garage, 1500 K Street. 10pm to midnight. Features and Open Mic hosted by Khiry Malik. Info: www.malikspeaks.com or 492-9336. 21 and over / $5 cover.

Moore time for Poetry: Terry Moore’s Access Television Show, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 9pm, co-host Tyra Moore. Access Sacramento, Channel 17. updates: tvguide.com. (916) 208-7638.

Thursday, October 19
Poetry Unplugged presents Bob Stanley. Open mic before/after. Hosted by frank andrick. 8pm at Luna’s Café. See October 5 for details.

Vibe Sessions at Cobbler Inn, 3520 Stockton Blvd. (next to Colonial Theater) Hosted by Flo Real 8-11pm. $5.00 All ages.
Open MIc for comedians, singers, poets.

Saturday, October 21
Underground Poetry Series features Red Fox poets Wendy Williams & Brigit Truex
plus Lori Jean Robinson and Random Abiladeze. plus open mic. 7-9pm, $3.00. Underground Books, 2814 35th Street (35th and Broadway). La-Rue’ is the series host. If you would like to be a featured poet contact Terry Moore at 455-POET.

Sunday, October 22
Taylor Graham will be reading from her new book, The Downstairs Dance Floor, winner of the Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize. The Book Collector
(1008 24th St., Sacramento) at 4 pm.

Monday, October 23
Sacramento Poetry Center presents Joshua Clover, author of The Totality For Kids (2006) and Madonna anno domini (1997) winner of the Walt Whitman Award from The Academy of American Poets. Clover teaches at UC, Davis, and contributes to Village Voice and the New York Times. Host Tim Kahl. 7:30 p.m., SPC/HQ for the Arts, 1719-25th (25th and R) 451-5569. Free.

Tuesday, October 24
SPC Poetry Workshop, (See October 3 for details)

Terry Moore
Bistro 33 in the Historic City Hall,
226 “F” Street, at 3rd and “F” Streets in Davis.
Bistro 33 Series
Phone (530) 756-4556

Wednesday, October 25
Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour, 5pm, KDVS-90.3 FM or www.kdvs.org.

Mics and Moods at Capitol Garage, 1500 K Street. 10pm to midnight. Features and Open Mic hosted by Khiry Malik. Info: www.malikspeaks.com or 492-9336. 21 and over / $5 cover.

Thursday, October 26
Poetry Unplugged features Art Beck and Jane Blue plus open mic before/after.
Hosted by B.L. Kennedy. 8pm at Luna’s Café, 1414 16th St. Info: 441-3931 or www.lunascafe.com. Free.

Vibe Sessions presents Kevin Sandbloom at Cobbler Inn, 3520 Stockton Blvd. (next to Colonial Theater) Hosted by Flo Real 8-11pm. $5.00 All ages. Open MIc for comedians, singers, poets.

Saturday. October 28
“The Show” Poetry Series features
Neo-Soul vocalist Kevin Sandbloom from Los Angeles, plus extended open mic time Born 2B Poets with special guest
Bloom Beloved. 7-9 pm Wo'se Community Center (Off 35th and Broadway), 2863 35th Street, Sac; $5.00. Info: T.Mo at (916) 455-POET.

30 Monday, October 30
Sacramento Poetry Center
no reading tonight

Wednesday, November 1
Pat Schneider—a public talk at the Sutter Cancer Center. Wine and refreshments. Free! Pat created the writing method used at Sutter. Pat has pioneered a way to engage in Whitman's dream: poetry en masse. Poetry no longer just confined to books or a select few but poetry that breathes the sweat on the street and is spoken by the ignorant as well as the intellectual.

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