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.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Readings every Monday night at SPC HQ - 7:30pm

Rob and Vince read their poems to a crowded Sacramento Poetry Center!

African American History Month with Lawrence Dinkins, Jr. All-Stars!

Poets gathered for African American History Month. Features included: Rob Anthony, Kelly, Vince and Lawrence himself. Felicia also gave a heart-rending reading of her poems. Many more read to express their heritage, their pride and experience.

Tim Kahl, SPC Vice President introduced Lawrence, who lead the show with some amazing spoken word - and included audience participation in some of the readings.

African American History Month at SPC

A packed house at another of the African American History Month Readings at SPC, with Lawrence Dinkins Jr. All-Stars! Mustafa made a guest appearance!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

2nd and 4th Saturday Workshops at the South Natomas Community Center

Michael and Jennifer Pickering, Rebecca Morrison, Jen Jenkins, Frank Graham (not pictured) and Emmanuel Sigauke (not pictured) attend the 2nd and 4th Saturday SPC Poetry Workshops from 10-11:30 AM.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

SPC Tuesday Night Poetry Workshop at the Hart Center - 27th and J streets

A full table of poets to workshop poems.

Regulars in this photo:

Carol Louise Moon, Allegra Silberstein, Ann Privateer, Joyce Odam, Katy Brown, Michael Rowe, Jen Jenkins, Aaron Gerwer, new workshopees Laura Baumann and Lisa Young.

Not pictured and not in attendance at this workshop, but regulars nonetheless, include: Lisa Jones, Jenny Jiang and Facilitator Danyen Powell.

Frank Dixon Graham (photographer-poet and workshop attendee)

The SPC workshop is free and open to the public - bring 15 copies of your one page poem. Meets at 27th and J street, every Tuesday night at 7:30 pm at the Hart Senior Center.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

African American History Month Photos

Emmanuel Sigauke introduced the poets.

Terry Moore dazzled.

African American History Month Reading at SPC HQ

lawrence dinkins jr. reads his poetry at the african american history month reading at spc - and will be the host of lawrence dinkins all-stars next week, on monday at the spc

emmanuel sigauke hosted a terrific reading with a capacity crowd in attendance at the spc hq last night.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Bob Wilson - Guitar, Bass, Bouzuki, Saz, Vocals
Chene Watson - Drums, Percussion, Dulcimer, Harp, Vocals
Miles Miniaci - Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Marimba

litany - the band.

band, litany, with miles miniaci, performed at the spc a couple of weeks ago with robert grossklaus hosting.

our new neighbors - the midmo gallery

gallery owner and publisher of midtown monthly, tim foster (on left) -- has established a new and exciting gallery at the sacramento poetry center location, he stands beside artist jeff musser.

hannah stein visits spc

Hannah Stein read with Katherine Hastings at SPC this week. What a show!

Katherine Hastings brings her poetry to the SPC

Poet Katherine Hastings and SPC President Bob Stanley

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Gary Short reads at Sacramento City College

Flight or Invisibility


Teaching Poetry to 3rd Graders