Celebrating over 30 years as an arts organization.


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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Sunday, November 30, 2008

LUNA'S ANTHOLOGY READING—NOV. 8, 2008

The first Luna's Anthology reading was held inside the Sacramento News & Review building on 20th Street Saturday Nov.8. Josh Fernandez was banging out poems-by-request on an old Royal typewriter.



Josh Fernandez does "Josh Fernandez—Brookline, MA, Grade 2"



Tim Kahl reads/recites/sings "Ronnie Boy"



Frank Andrick reads "I Love You, But I've Chosen Darkness"



Frank Andrick reads "Sativa, A Rose By No Other Name"



Frank Andrick reads "Pensées"

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

JAN BEATTY at THE SACRAMENTO POETRY CENTER [11-3-08]

Jan Beatty braved the gales of a Sacramento November, driving up from Stockton with friend and the host for the evening, Camille Norton.


Jan Beatty reads "After Being Fired from the All-Night Greek Diner"


Jan Beatty reads "A Waitress's Instructions for Tipping"


Jan Beatty reads "The Phenomenology of Sex"


Jan Beatty reads "I Saw One of Blake's Angels"


Jan Beatty reads "Shooter"


Jan Beatty reads "Red Sugar"

Literary Calendar for November

November
Mon, 11/3 [Camille Norton hosts]: Jan Beatty @spc,
7:30 pm

Tues, 11/4, 7:30 pm and every Tuesday: SPC Poets’
Workshop @ the Hart Cntr, 27th/J sts.
Danyen@ 530-756-6228 FREE bring 15 copies
of your one page poem to be read/critiqued.
Tuesday, 11/4 and Every Tuesday 7 p.m. - “Life
Sentence” poetry reading and open mic. Th e
Coffee Garden, 2904 Franklin Blvd., Sac.
http://www.myspace.com/lifesentenceshow

Wed, 11/5, 8pm Mahogany Poetry Series, and every
Wed night at Queen Sheba restaurant @ 1704
Broadway, with Khiry Malik Moore, open mic
and feature.
Wed, 11/5, Th e Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis,
1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. 530.756.4556
aojones@ucdavis.edu http://www.bistro33.
com/bistro33_davis for schedule

Thurs, 11/6 and every Thurs 8pm, Open Mike and
featured poet at Lunas Café -- Feature TBA

Friday, 11/7, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, 1719 25th Street at HQ
for the Arts. Free & Family-Friendly. Featuring
Bob Stanley, Rebecca Morrison, Jenny Jiang,
& Jeff Knorr. Hosted by Cynthia Linville.

Sat, 11/8 and every 1st Sat- Rhythm N Rhymes: open
mike, webcast & fi lmed for public TV @ Butch
N Nellie’s, near corner of 19th & I. myspace.
com/RNRshow
Sat, 11/8 10-11:30, SPC 2nd and 4th Saturday
workshop facilitated by Emmanuel Sigauke
and Frank Dixon Graham located at South
Natomas Community Center next door to
South Natomas Library
2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento, CA. Bring 10 copies
of your one page poem. contact or for info:
grahampoet@aol.com

Mon, 11/10 [Emmanuel Sigauke hosts]: Edward
Mycue and Nancy Keane @spc, 7:30pm

Wed, 11/12, 7:30 PM: Rattlesnake Press releases a
new rattlechap from Red Fox Underground
Poet Wendy Patrice Williams (Some New
Forgetting); a littlesnake broadside from
South Lake Tahoe Poet Ray Hadley;a 2009
calendar from Katy Brown (Beyond the Hill:
A Poet’s Calendar) as well as Conversations,
Vol. 4 of B.L. Kennedy’s Rattlesnake Interview
Series.@ Th e Book Collector, 1008 24th St.,
Sacramento. Free; refreshments and a readaround
will follow; bring your own poems or
somebody else’s. Info: kathykieth@hotmail.
com

Mon, 11/17, 730pm Ann Privateer and Edythe
Schwartz will read at the SPC HQ 1719 25th
St., Sac followed by an open mike.

Fri, 11/21, 7:30 to 9:00 Th e OtherVoice, sponsored
by the UU Church of Davis presents the
dynamic husband/wife team, Susan and
Joseph Finkleman. @ the church library
located at 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments
and Open Mike follow so bring along a poem
to share.

Sat, 11/22, 10-11:30, SPC 2nd and 4th Saturday
workshop facilitated by Emmanuel Sigauke
and Frank Dixon Graham located at South
Natomas Community Center next door to
South Natomas Library
2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento, CA. Bring 10 copies
of your one page poem. contact or for info:
grahampoet@aol.com

Mon, 11/24 [Tim Kahl hosts]: Connie Post and Janet
Smith at SPC, 7:30 pm