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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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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

February Literary Events in Sacramento

1 Friday
The Other Voice, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church
of Davis presents the award-winning husband and wife poetry
team: Carol and Laverne Frith. 7:30 to 9:00 in the library of the
Church at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis. Refreshments and Open
Mike follow - bring along a poem or two to share.

2 Saturday
All are invited to Escritores del Nuevo Sol’s writing workshop and
potluck. 11am. at La Raza Galeria Posada, 1024 22nd Street,
Sacramento. For info call Graciela Ramirez, 456-5323 or
joannpen@comcast.net. Web: www.escritoresdelnuevosol.com

4 Monday
Sacramento Poetry Center @The Book Collector presents
Francisco Alarcon and Eve West Bessier. Art Mantecon hosts -
at The Book Collector -1008 24th Street (24th and J). 7:30pm

5 Tuesday
SPC Poetry Workshop, 7:30pm, Hart Senior Center, 27th & J.
Bring 15 - 20 copies of your one-page poem. Info: Danyen, (530)
756-6228

7 Thursday
Poetry Unplugged features TBA at Luna’s Café.
Hosted by Mario Ellis Hill. Festivities begin at 8pm and there will
be an open mic as well.

9 Saturday
Culture Collection features Candy, vocalist Carla Fleming, Bene'
Bailey, Alicia Pratt and Supanova. Plus open mic. 6391
Riverside Blvd in Greenhaven. 2 – 4 pm. FREE!

11 Monday
Sacramento Poetry Center @ Time Tested presents a reading
by Patrick Grizzell and Alice Anderson. Time Tested Books
1114 21st Street, 447-5696. 7:30 pm, FREE. Hosted by Mary
Zeppa.

12 Tuesday
SPC Poetry Workshop, 7:30pm, Hart Senior Center, 27th & J.
Bring 15 - 20 copies of your one-page poem. Info: Danyen, (530)
756-6228

13 Wednesday
Rattlesnake Press presents Don and Elsie Feliz at The Book
Collector, 1008 24th Street, Sacramento, to celebrate the release
of TO BERLIN WITH LOVE, their new chapbook of poetry and
photographs of their time as newlyweds in Germany during the
building of the Berlin Wall. Also appearing that night will be a
littlesnake broadside, “Going the Distance,” from CARLA WIKE,
plus Vol. 2 of Conversations, the second anthology in the
Rattlesnake Interview Series by B.L. KENNEDY. Refreshments
and a read-around will follow; bring your own poems or somebody
else's. 7:30-9 PM. More info: kathykieth@hotmail.com/.

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

16 Saturday
Underground Books features The Finklemans (Joe and Susan),
Jock Smith and vocalist Jessica Teddington. 2814 35th Street
off 35th and Broadway. 7 - 9 p.m. $3.00

ONE HUMAN FAMILY, featuring Poetry for a Changing World, by
Red Fox Underground poets Taylor Graham, Irene Lipshin, Moira
Magneson, Brigit Truex, Kate Wells, Wendy Williams. Cozmic
Café, 594 Main St., Placerville, CA 95667. (530) 642-8481. 8:00
p.m.

18 Monday
SPC celebrates Black History Month presenting Indigo Moor &
Khiry Malik. Check http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org for
Location Announcement. 7:30pm

19 Tuesday
SPC Poetry Workshop, 7:30pm, Hart Senior Center, 27th & J.
Bring 15 - 20 copies of your one-page poem. Info: Danyen, (530)
756-6228

21 Thursday
Poetry Unplugged at Luna’s Café. 8pm. hosted by Frank Andrick.
Free.

23 Saturday
The Show features NerCity from Oakland, Tamara Blue from
Pasadena and Judah 1 from Los Angeles. 2863 35th Street off
35th and Broadway. 7 – 9 pm. $5.00

25 Monday
Sacramento Poetry Center @ The Book Collector presents Gil
Rodriguez and Rob Lozano. Art Mantecon hosts - at The Book
Collector -1008 24th Street (24th and J). 7:30pm

26 Tuesday
SPC Poetry Workshop, 7:30pm, Hart Senior Center, 27th & J.
Bring 15 - 20 copies of your one-page poem. Info: Danyen, (530)
756-6228

28 Thursday
Poetry Unplugged features Joe Donohue, Ed Bowers, and Matt
Amott at Luna’s Café. 8pm. hosted by B.L. Kennedy. Free.


And coming up in March at SPC - (back at HQ for the Arts)...

March 3
Sacramento Poetry Center features Julia Levine and Rick Campbell. Hosted by Tim Kahl
HQ for the Arts – 1719 25th Street. 7:30pm

March 10
Sacramento Poetry Center presents a chapbook celebration for Edythe Schwartz, in honor of her new collection, Exposure. Hosted by Bob Stanley.
HQ for the Arts – 1719 25th Street. 7:30pm

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