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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Monday, April 26 | John Murillo, John Bell at SPC

Monday, April 26 | 7:30pm
John Murillo, John Bell
Monday Night at the Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street, Sacramento
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John Murillo
An afro-chicano poet and playwright, John Murillo is the current Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.  A graduate of New York University's MFA program in creative writing, he has also received fellowships from the New York Times, Cave Canem, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is a two-time Larry Neal Writers' Award winner and the inaugural Elma P. Stuckey Visiting Emerging Poet-in-Residence at Columbia College Chicago. His poetry has appeared in such publications as Callaloo, Court Green, Ploughshares, Ninth Letter, and the anthology Writing Self and Community: African-American Poetry After the Civil Rights Movement. Up Jump the Boogie is his first full length collection.  His choreo-play, TRIGGER, is commissioned by Edgeworks Dance Theater and scheduled for production in early 2011.
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John Bell is a member of the English faculty at American River College who did his MFA at Wichita State University. According to a Facebook poll, John is 70% black and 100% Brazilian. He sings bass in the church choir and is a member of the Two-year College Caucus and the National Council of English Teachers. He watches C-Span when Congress is in session and Cops. He defies you to be more than one degree of separation from him.

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