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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, September 17, 2008

September Literary Events

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - 7:30 p.m. - Poets Night at the Leger Hotel in Mokelumne Hill.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - 7:30 p.m. - Comedic poets read at the SPC, 25th and R. Plus open mic. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 - 7-10 p.m. - Poetry slam/open mic at Sac City Pizza at Sutterville & 21st. http://www.myspace.com/lifesentenceshow

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 - 9 p.m. - Feature plus open mic (10:30 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. http://www.bistro33.com/bistro33_davis 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 - 8 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Slam/Open Mic at Queen Shebas, 1704 Broadway. Your host: Malik Speaks.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 - 7:30 p.m. - Terry O'Neal reads at the SPC, 25th and R. Plus open mic. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 - 7-10 p.m. - Poetry slam/open mic at Sac City Pizza at Sutterville & 21st. http://www.myspace.com/lifesentenceshow

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 - 8 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Slam/Open Mic at Queen Shebas, 1704 Broadway. Your host: Malik Speaks.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press presents a new chapbook from Patrick Grizzell at The Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 - 7-9 p.m. - Tim Kahl, Danyen Powell, Jordan Reynolds, Carol Louise Moon and Aaron Gerwer feature at The Second Friday Poetry Reading at The Vox (gallery & cafe), 19th & X Street, Sacramento, Free & Family-Friendly. Hosted by Cynthia Linville. Vegan meal pre- and post-show prepared by Caribbean Chef Kimba (served 6-10 pm). $10. info@voxsac.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 - 7:30 p.m. - Coleman Barks reads Rumi with Barry and Shelley Phillips. VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, Grass Valley, call 530-274-8384 ext 14 Noon-5, Tues-Sat for tickets. More info.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 - 3-5 p.m. - Cleo Kocol features at the Lincoln Poets Club readings and open mic at the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 - 7:30 p.m. - Jim Nolt reads at the SPC, 25th and R. Plus open mic. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 - 7-10 p.m. - Poetry slam/open mic at Sac City Pizza at Sutterville & 21st. http://www.myspace.com/lifesentenceshow

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 - 6-8 p.m. - Reception for poet/artist Xico Gonzalez' exhibit, "Xicanismo" at the CSUS University Union Gallery (2nd floor). There will be a musical performance by The Storytellers (reggae/ska) and refreshments will be served. http://www.xicogonzalez.com

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - 8 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Slam/Open Mic at Queen Shebas, 1704 Broadway. Your host: Malik Speaks.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - 9 p.m. - Feature plus open mic (10:30 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. http://www.bistro33.com/bistro33_davis 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 - 7-8 p.m. - POETRY IN THE HILLS reading at Wild Mountain Books, 352 Main Street, Placerville. 530-622-4540. Free, Open Mic, contact piper@innercite.com

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 - 7:30 p.m. - All Spanish poetry reading--An Evening of Baroque Poetry, based on the poems of the Mexican nun: Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz. At La Raza Galeria Posada (1024 - 22nd Street, between K and J streets). Call 916-456-5323 for info. Admission is $5 ($3 for students and seniors). Presented by Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol. Plus open mic.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 - James Lee Jobe is featured a The Other Voice, a poetry reading series sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis. The reading begins at 7:30 in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments and Open Mike follow so bring along a poem or two to share. allegras@dcn.org.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 - 6-9 p.m. - Music and Poetry Reading at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. Every third Saturday.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 - 7-9 p.m. - Underground Books Poetry Series at 2814 35th Street next to the Guild Theater. $3. Features plus open mic. Your host: Terry Moore. Call 737-3333 for more info. Every third Saturday.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 - 7:30 p.m. - Robert Grossklaus & Miles Miniacci with music by Litany read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 - 7-10 p.m. - Poetry slam/open mic at Sac City Pizza at Sutterville & 21st. http://www.myspace.com/lifesentenceshow

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, Placerville. Every fourth Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 - 8 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Slam/Open Mic at Queen Shebas, 1704 Broadway. Your host: Malik Speaks.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 4 p.m. - The Sacramento Poetry Center and the Zen Marxist Laundrettes invite you to the first complete reading of Emily Wright’s ten-part narrative poem, “love’s laundry.” Several poets will read parts of the poem in East Portal Park, at 51st and M Streets, in Sacramento. Featuring Sandra Senne, Laura Ann, Walton, Carolyn Schneider, Ellen Johnson, Patrick Grizzell and Cecile Martin. Bring a blanket or beach chair; refreshments will be served. Look for the reading on the M Street side of the park.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show at the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. "The Show" is every last Saturday of the month. $5. This is a family event. "The BEST SHOW IN TOWN with an Open Mic, Top Notch Features and Live Band LSB." Sponsored by the FREEDOM EQUITY GROUP. http://mybmsf.com/bmsf/bmsf_peeps/peeps_poetry/wordouts_moore2.asp

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - NOTE DATE CHANGE - 4:30 p.m. - Donald Sidney-Fryer: The Atlantis Fragments at The Book Collector. 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets. 916.442.9295. http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 7:30 p.m. - Alan Williamson and Andrea Zawinski read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 7-10 p.m. - Poetry slam/open mic at Sac City Pizza at Sutterville & 21st. http://www.myspace.com/lifesentenceshow

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