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.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

American River Review reading October 4

Join us as we celebrate in verse with the poets of American River Review, the award-winning literary journal from American River College. Gold Medal winner of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and finalist in the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker contest, the A.R. Review encompasses a wide range of creative work including oil painting, photography, poetry, digital art, fiction and more. From start to finish, students decide the what and the how of the magazine. This reading will showcase the "best of the decade" - poets who will be featured in the upcoming 2011 issue!

Reception at 7:00pm
Reading at 7:30pm
Hosted by Bob Stanley, Meagen Youngdahl and Toshi Casey

Introductions by Toshi Casey, ARR 2011 Editor-in-Chief
Ryan Cicak - Poetry
Greg Sabin - Poetry
Viola Allo - Poetry
Nathan Feutz - Poetry
Marilyn Wallner - Poetry and Nonfiction
Toshi Casey - Poetry
Eric Myers - Poetry
Meagen Youngdahl - Fiction
Judith Ryan - Poetry
Candace Coulombe - Poetry

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tule Review Submission Guidelines

Tule Review: New Submission Deadline October 30, 2010!

The Sacramento Poetry Center welcomes submissions for the winter Tule Review - now 50-60 pages and perfect bound - with an anticipated publication date for January 2011. We consider poetry of all styles and forms from both local and far-flung places as long as the poems are strong and well crafted.

For our September 15 changes to the submission guidelines and the address for sending your work, click the following link:


Monday, September 06, 2010

Poetry Sept 13, 16, Fundraiser Sept 17

Monday Sept 13 at 7:30 pm
CJ Sage and JP Dancing Bear read at SPC (25th and R)
Followed by a talk about Small Press Publishing
Hosted by Valerie Fioravanti

Thursday, September 16
Michael Luis Medrano, reads for a Mexican Independence Day reading
presented by Escritores del Nuevo Sol/Writers of the New Sun.
at La Raza Galeria Posada, 1022-1024 22nd St.
Free (donations welcome)

Friday Sept 17
A Benefit for Haiti's University at the Newman Center
Featuring Yves Voltaire, University Rector
5:45 pm at the Newman Center (Carlson between H and J)
Potluck dinner - drinks will be provided