EVENTS AT A GLANCE
SPC KICKS OFF POETRY MONTH!
On Saturday, April 1, 2023, 2-5 p.m., we welcome
California Poet Laureate
Sacramento Poet Laureate
Stockton Poet Laureate
MONDAY NIGHT POETRY SERIES FOR APRIL (7:30 p.m.)
April 3: Youth Poets Open Reading
April 10: Honoring Five Grande Dames of Sacramento Poetry:
Kathryn Hohlwein, Graciela Ramirez, Allegra Silberstein,
Joyce Odam & Norma Kohout
April 17: A reading featuring Andru Defeye & Chloe Williams
April 24: A reading featuring Mike West & Bill Gainer
And on Saturday April 29, at 7pm we welcome members of
LOS ESCRITORES DEL SOL!
May 1: A reading featuring Mary Mackey & Jan Haag
IN THE GALLERY
The SPC Gallery is back!
The gallery is currently showing
work by Daniel Schoorl.
A reception will be held on Saturday, May 6, from
4-7 p.m. Details will appear in the May issue of Poet News.
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 Poet News found on the Home page.
POETRY WORKSHOPS OFFERED THROUGH SPC
COAST TO COAST POETRY CONSORTIUM
SUNDAYS AT 3 p.m.
Started in June of 2021, the CCPC is a poetry critique group for active writers that convenes weekly each Sunday at 3 p.m (PST) on Zoom. Facilitated by Len Germinara, the group gives a cold reading of work submitted and a discussion afterwards with a five-minute maximum per poem. Space is limited. If interested in participating, and for more information, contact Len Germinara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 illicit 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: email@example.com by 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays so all the poems are screen-shared from one place. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAYS AT 6:30 p.m.
MarieWriters was founded in honor of Marie Reynolds, a Sacramento poet whom many of us 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!
This is the Zoom link:
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW WORKSHOP IN CAMERON PARK
THIRD THURSDAYS AT 5:30 P.M.
Lara Gularte, El Dorado County Poet Laureate, is facilitating a new, all levels writing workshop, Writing Our Words, which will be held at the Cameron Park Library. More info: email@example.com