Saturday, May 22, 2010
Festivals and Poetry
If April was the month for writing conferences in Sacramento and early May brought out college literary journal release parties, then late May and June must be the time for festivals. I attended the SNR Block Party festival on Del Paso today, and while I didn't hear any poets reading, I did see Josh Fernandez and Kel Munger and discussed poetry. I also heard a band, Streamliners, perform. As it turns out, this band will be performing at the R25 Arts Festival scheduled for June 5 and 6 at the 25th and R location. Streamliners is scheduled to perform on Saturday, but there will be events the entire weekend, including poetry readings. All of the arts organizations at the R25 complex will come together and present music, art, poetry readings, puppets, skits, and there will also be vendors. This will be a great time to come and meet poets, artists, actors, and make new friends. In between now and then, if you need more festivals to attend, you might consider these - Pacific Rim Festival in Old Sacramento on May 23, the Jazz Festival over Memorial Day Weekend (but be sure to leave time to attend the Poetry Bomb event at SPC on Monday, May 31), and there will be many other festivals as spring turns into summer.