MARCH EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Monday Night Reading Series, March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Open Mic
on the theme of Books & Freedom of Speech
Fridays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, 6-9 p.m.
Write Free Fridays
Saturday, March 9, 5-8 p.m.
Art Reception & Reading with Asantewaa Boykin
Monday Night Reading Series, March 11, 7:30 p.m.
Youth Open Mic
Monday Night Reading Series, March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Reading featuring Julia Levine & Susan Kelly-DeWitt
Monday Night Reading Series, March 25, 7:30 p.m.
Reading featuring members
of the Hart Center Workshop
The Sacramento Poetry Center hosts a variety
of events, including our weekly Monday Night
Reading Series, special events, and other readings. They are detailed in the current issue of
IN THE GALLERY
Details coming shortly!
POETRY WORKSHOPS AFFILIATED WITH SPC
COAST TO COAST POETRY CONSORTIUM
SUNDAYS AT 3 p.m.
After a brief hiatus the Coast-to-Coast Poetry critique workshop returns. A critique group dedicated to working through the process that brings poetry to the printed page, we meet once a week, Sunday’s at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom. This is a serious group of writers that will stretch your levels through kind and constructive questioning. The questions are always about the work and never about the poet. Each participant brings a poem (1) to be read followed by a round robin discussion that takes approximately ten minutes per poem. The group is curated by Len Germinara. If this interests you, contact Len directly at firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com
TUESDAY NIGHT POETRY WORKSHOP
TUESDAYS AT 7:30 p.m.
The Sacramento Poetry Center has been hosting the Tuesday Night Poetry Workshop for over 30 years, Facilitated by Danyen Powell, it’s both in person at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th St., and on Zoom. Designed to elicit constructive feedback, the workshop involves a critique of presented work. It begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Writers can participate in the workshop by emailing one poem on a standard sized sheet of paper (81/2 x 11, 12 point, 1 page) to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays so all the poems are screen-shared from one place. For more info, contact email@example.com.
WEDNESDAYS AT 6 p.m.
MarieWriters was founded in honor of Marie Reynolds, a Sacramento poet whom many were lucky to know. Before Marie died of breast cancer in fall 2018, we started a weekly writing group in her name. MarieWriters is a generative workshop–one person brings a prompt; and we all write for 30 minutes. Then we share what we’ve written and provide positive feedback–commenting on the strong points in each other’s writing. The workshop is facilitated by Bob Stanley. Marie meets Wednesday nights, online, starting at 6:30 pm, and always welcomes new writers!
WRITING FROM THE INSIDE OUT
THURSDAYS AT 5 p.m.
Writing From The Inside Out is a weekly prompt writing course facilitated by Nick LeForce, attended by a group of your fellow writers, poets, and those wishing to use writing for personal growth and expression. You get a prompt at the beginning of the week, and then have a read-around on zoom at the end of the week. It’s free, fun, a great way to share, and reading a poem is optional. Please register to participate. You will receive a writing prompt every Monday morning by email to use as a catalyst (or use your own inspiration) to write your original work. We meet on Thursday afternoons at 5 p.m. via zoom to read our work to each other, and use the basic AWA format for commenting on shared work. Once you have registered, you do not need to register again, simply use the link sent to you in your confirmation email. More info: www.nickleforce.com → Inside Out. Register Here:
OTHER GROUPS & WORKSHOPS
THE SACRAMENTO STORYTELLERS GUILD
THIRD SATURDAYS, AT 2 p.m.
The Sacramento Storytellers Guild meets at the Poetry Center, 1719 25th St., on the third Saturday of each month from 2:00-3:30 p.m. for storytelling and poetry, and provides light refreshments. For further information, contact Dan Laufer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE HART CENTER WORKSHOP
TUESDAYS AT 2 p.m.
The Hart Center Workshop is facilitated by Olga Browne and Aiesha Jones, and meets at Hart Senior Center, 915 27th Street in Marshall Park. The group meets weekly on Tuesday from 2-3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Olga at email@example.com.