Great reading last night – Robert Bense and Ann Conradsen has a rapt audience at SPC.

Lots more coming up this week:

Thursday noon (3/15) at Central Library – bring (someone else’s) poem to share. Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins host. Free at 828 I Street, Sacramento.

Thursday 3/15, 7:30pm at SPC – Literary Lectures #5 – John Allen Cann and I will discuss the tools of the trade of modern poetry: The Blab of the Pave. $20 donation benefits SPC.

Saturday, March 17 at 7pm at SFAC – the Sacramento Fine Arts Center in Carmichael – Jazz and Poetry 3 with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet. Eve West Bessier, Tim Kahl, Anna Sprowl, Allegra Silberstein, Rebecca Moos, Stephen Frantz, Richard Turner and Bob Stanley. If you want to go, call 947-2600 soon because tickets ($10) are going fast. 5330 Gibbons Drive (East of Walnut) in Carmichael.

Enjoy some poetry this week!

The third annual Sacramento Writer’s Brush features local writers/artists Maceo MontoyaJulia ConnorD. R. WagnerTrina DrotarFrank GrahamJennifer O’Neill PickeringSandy Thomas, and Tim Mchargue, in an art exhibit and reading of their writing. Singer songwriter Mike Pickering with guitarist Chris Mackey and singer Argelia Hill will also perform. Join them at the Sacramento Writer’s Brush, Saturday January 14th, 5-9pm at the Sacramento Poetry Center Gallery, 1719 25th Street (25th&R). The art reception is January 14th 5-7pm and the reading follows from 7-9pm. Event is free, but donations are gratefully accepted and benefit the Sacramento Poetry center.

Please join us for the annual SPC Fundraiser at the home of Mimi and Burnett Miller, 1224 40th Street, on December 1st from 6 to 8pm.

Guest Poet will be Joyce Odam, plus a brief folk music sing-along to follow!

Tickets available at the door: $30 for non-members/$25 for members

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The Sacramento Poetry Center presents The 2011 Quinton Duval Chapbook Contest In memory of Quinton Duval (1948-2010)

Open to writers from West of the Mississippi

Deadline August 15, 2011

20-24 pages of poetry on any theme

$10 entry fee – checks payable to SPC

Winner receives publication and 50 copies of chapbook.

Do not put your name on the manuscript pages, but attach a separate page with contact information and the title of the collection. If submitting via email, put “Chapbook Submission” in subject line, attach manuscript as a doc, docx or pdf file, and put contact information in body of email. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please notify SPC if your chapbook is accepted elsewhere. All rights revert to authors.

Send email manuscripts to:  DuvalChap@gmail.com

Send paper manuscripts (and checks for all entries) to:

Sacramento Poetry Center

1719 25th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

Attn: Quinton Duval Chapbook Contest

 

There won’t be enough lazy time

spent dreaming in the shadows of beeches.

To figure things out, all anyone needs is time.

from “My Future,” a poem in Quinton Duval’s collection Joe’s Rain (Cedar House Books, 2005)

The Sacramento Poetry Center

presents


The 2011 Quinton Duval Chapbook Contest

In memory of Quinton Duval (1948-2010)

Open to writers from West of the Mississippi

Deadline August 15, 2011

20-24 pages of poetry on any theme

$10 entry fee – checks payable to SPC

Winner receives publication and 50 copies of chapbook.

Do not put your name on the manuscript pages, but attach a separate

page with contact information and the title of the collection.

If submitting via email, put “Chapbook Submission” in subject line, attach

manuscript as a doc, docx or pdf file, and put contact information in body of email.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please notify SPC if your chapbook is accepted elsewhere.  All rights revert to authors.

Send email manuscripts to: DuvalChap@gmail.com

Send paper manuscripts (and checks for all entries) to:

Sacramento Poetry Center

1719 25th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

Attn: Quinton Duval Chapbook Contest

 

There won’t be enough

lazy time spent dreaming in the shadows

of beeches. To figure things out,

all anyone needs is time.

 

from “My Future,” a poem in Quinton Duval’s collection Joe’s Rain (Cedar House Books, 2005)

Follow the link tothe latest issue!

http://issuu.com/poems-for-all/docs/spc_-_poetry_now_-_2011_-_03_-_may_june?viewMode=magazine