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6pm on Wednesday, March 2       SPC Presents at the               Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento

 A reading by the poets of the Room to Write workshop:

Jean Leary, Abe Sass, Sandra Senne, Connie Gutowsky, James M. Moose and John Bowman.

Hosted by Poet Laureate Bob Stanley

Join us to hear some new work, as well as some revisions from these accomplished local poets!

Melissa Stein and Sharon Campbell Read on Feb 28 at SPC

7:30pm at 1719 25th Street, Free

MELISSA STEIN’s poetry collection Rough Honey won the 2010 APR/Honickman First Book Prize, selected by Mark Doty, and was published by American Poetry Review in association with Copper Canyon Press. Her poems have appeared in The Southern Review, New England Review, Best New Poets 2009, Harvard Review, North American Review, and many other journals and anthologies. She has received residency fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Djerassi Foundation, and her work has won awards from Spoon River Poetry Review, Literal Latte, and the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation, among others. She holds an MA in creative writing from the University of California at Davis, and is a freelance editor and writer in San Francisco.

SHARON CAMPBELL studied the Great Books at St. John’s College and the University of Chicago, where she also practiced the art of translating poetry, mostly from Russian. While she has done lots of academic writing, she repressed the creative urge until she met her Muse in the spring of 2009. Her poem, “Little Boy Blue,” won first prize in the 2010 Jack Kerouac Poetry Contest and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work has appeared recently in the Blue Moon Review, Song of the San Joaquin, and the forthcoming issue of The Mom Egg. She writes about motherhood, loss, love, jazz and the high desert.

Bonnie Antonini, Sue Staats, Joey Garcia and more

Monday, December 6
Gathering at 7:00, reading 7:30 to 8:30
Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street (at R Street) in midtown Sacramento

Discount on copies of the third issue of The Farallon Review

At the time we were all convinced that we must talk and talk and write and publish as quickly as
possible and as much as possible, and that this was all necessary of the good of mankind. . . .
Horribly strange.

Tolstoy, 1879

WORD 2010
an evening of spoken word and poetry from the page
Friday, November 5th from 6 to 11 pm
at the Guild Theater
2828 35th Street, Sacramento
Presented by Terry Moore, Bob Stanley, and the Sacramento Poetry Center

6:00 – Host Bob Stanley
Khiry Malik
Trina Drotar
Joshua McKinney
Chad Sweeney
special presentation – B.L. Kennedy

7:00 – Host Rebecca Morrison
Frank Andrick
Laura Cook (immoBme)
Andy Jones
Sean King
Moira Magneson

8:00 – Host Frank Andrick
Tim Kahl
E-Legal Tagteam
Rebecca Morrison
Bob Stanley
Terry Moore with LSB

9:00 – Host NSAA
Open Mic with LSB’s back-up
(Features welcome to join in!)

10:00 – Host Terry Moore

The long-awaited launch of Ophidian takes place Wednesday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. at The Book Collector.  The Ophidian is an online journal and will feature more than forty poets. 

Ten poets will read at The Book Collector:  frank andrick, Shawn Aveningo, Trina Drotar, Taylor Graham, Pat Hickerson, James Lee Jobe, Cynthia Linville, Carol Louise Moon, Ann Privateer, Henry Reneau, Allegra Silberstein, Sandy Thomas, Be Davison Herrera

Bob Stanley will host Mary Zeppa and Victoria Dalkey at the First Wednesday reading at the Sacramento Public Library – Central Branch on I Street on November 10 from 6- 8 p.m.

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