EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Coming up @ SPC in September
On Mondays, open mic follows unless noted.
Every Friday, 6 - 9 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
Write Free Fridays hosted by David Loret de Mola
Monday, September 4, 7:30 pm
Reading featuring Tama Brisbane & Deborah Armstrong
Friday, September 8, 6 p.m.
Poetry in the Park featuring Oswaldo Vargas
at Fremont Park
Saturday, September 9, 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Gallery Open House & Reception
for Heather Galloway’s exhibit
Monday, September 11, 7:30 pm
Youth Open Mic Reading
Monday, September 18, 7:30 p.m.
Reading featuring John Dorsey and Laura Martin
Monday, September 25, 7:30 p.m.
Reading featuring Gail Entrekin & Cheryl Dumesnil
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
FINDING THE HORIZON
An exhibit of abstractions by Heather Galloway
September 3 - 30
Open House & Reception:
Saturday, September 9, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
An open house and reception will be held at SPC on September 9, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to welcome Heather Galloway and her stunning exhibit titled “Finding the Horizon.”
Heather Galloway's work is primarily abstract and frequently utilizes a bold color palette. Early in her work she focused on images that were more illustrative and representational but has since embraced abstraction more purely, exploring the areas of imagination and interpretation. Her current work is a compelling combination of shape, line, and color that invites viewers to contemplate their own connections to form and color, and the effect they have on the viewer. She has been painting in acrylic for the last 15 years with a recent shift to exploring the addition of hard pastels on large pieces of paper. Much of the inspiration for her work comes from dreams, daydreams, and an intention towards restoring memories. Her award- winning work has been featured at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, in The Crocker Art Museum’s "Big Names, Small Work" exhibit (2023), at Arc Gallery in San Francisco, and many other art venues.
Her exhibit at SPC will double as the vehicle for her participation in the Sac Open Studios event (in conjunction with Verge Center for the Arts), with an open house and reception at SPC on September 9. The exhibit will run through September.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO CAROLE FOSTER:
We wish to thank Carole Forest for the wonderful exhibit of her bird-themed collages at SPC in August. She made a generous donation to Harm Reduction Services from sales of pieces in the show.
More details in Poet News.
POETRY WORKSHOPS AFFILIATED WITH SPC
COAST TO COAST POETRY CONSORTIUM
SUNDAYS AT 3 p.m.
CCPC is on hiatus until further notice.
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: 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.
NOTICE TO MARIE GROUP:
Patricia Wentzel will be hosting the MarieWriters Zoom on Sept 13 and 20. We're using the usual Zoom account, but to allow people to enter, we made a change to the settings, and you'll need to use a password, which is 352695.
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