LINKS TO LITERARY RESOURCES
Here are some useful links to poetry and literary organizations offering various resources and services, publishing and performing opportunities, events, information about grants and the like.
(Info about local reading series can be found in Poet News on the Home page.)
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916 Ink is Sacramento’s arts-based creative writing and literacy nonprofit that provides workshops and tutoring to transform Sacramento youth into strong readers, confident communicators, and published authors.
ASIAN AMERICAN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP (AAWW)
The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is devoted to creating, publishing, developing and disseminating creative writing by Asian Americans, and to providing an alternative literary arts space at the intersection of migration, race, and social justice.
ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS & WRITING PROGRAMS (AWP)
AWP’s mission is to amplify the voices of writers and the academic programs and organizations that serve them while championing diversity and excellence in creative writing.
CALIFORNIA POETS IN THE SCHOOLS (CPITS)
California Poets in the Schools develops and empowers a multicultural network of independent Poet-Teachers, who bring the many benefits of poetry to youth throughout the state.
Cave Canem is a nonprofit organization committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of Black poets.
Coupon Follow is a site that offers many ways of saving money. One of their pages offers money-saving ideas and opportunities for writers, especially those just starting out -- from books to education. "Becoming an author or writer is a dream that many people have, though it can be hard to know where to start. How much do writers make? Should you find an agent or publish your book yourself? How much will getting a book published cost you? We have put together some resources for writers who are looking to improve their craft and save money on career expenses." Thanks for your interest, Emma!
El Grito: A Journal of Contemporary Mexican-American Thought is archived here.
The Hemispheric Institute gathers artists, scholars, writers, learners, and activists from across the Americas. We focus on social justice and research politically engaged culture and performance.
The Hurston/Wright Foundation’s mission is to mentor, discover and honor aspiring, emerging and professional Black writers by providing culturally-competent services, supports and opportunities.
IAMBIC POETRY PODCAST
Iambic interviews poets, writers, artists and performers in the Sacramento arts scene. Plus, Poetry Motion Picture review show: Reel Poetry. CharRon Smith hosts.
Kundiman is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature.
La Bloga is the world's longest-established Chicana Chicano, Latina Latino literary blog.
LANGUAGE AND LITERARY SERVICES, CSUS
The Sacramento State Literacy Center provides diagnostic literacy assessment of pre-kindergarten children, school-age children, and adults. Assessments focus on all areas of literacy development: reading, spelling, and writing. The Sacramento State Literacy Center also offers literacy tutoring in the fall and spring semesters.
LATINO CENTER OF ARTS AND CULTURE
The mission of the Latino Center of Art and Culture is to foster artistic, economic and cultural development of the Sacramento region's Latinx community through artistic programs and services to Latinx artists, organizations and families.
Latinopia.com is a place to discover & discuss Latino Arts, Latino History, Latino Music, Latino Literature, Latino Cooking and Latino Cinema.
Medusa’s Kitchen is a daily blog featuring poetry from around the world.
MOONSTONE ARTS CENTER
Moonstone believes in promoting creative exchange through diverse cultural programs, that learning is a life-long activity, and that art stimulates both cognitive and affect at all ages. While literature is at the center of Moonstone’s programing, we believe that ART, in all its forms, is more than enrichment: it affects how one thinks, sees, interprets, describes, meets life and functions in society.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
The NEA, established in Congress in 1965, is an independent federal agency that is the largest funder of the arts and arts education in communities nationwide and a catalyst of public and private support for the arts.
NATIONAL WRITING PROJECT
Teachers take special note: NWP is a network of teachers, university faculty, researchers, writers, and community educators working to advance writing and the teaching of writing.
PEN America champions the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.
PennSound is an ongoing project, committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives.
Poetry Flash is a literary magazine and website based in the San Francisco Bay Area that publishes poetry, literary journalism and an extensive calendar.
THE POETRY FOUNDATION
The Poetry Foundation is an American literary society that seeks to promote poetry and lyricism in the wider culture.
POETRY IN DAVIS
Poetry in Davis is a clearinghouse of Davis and regional events, and the home base of The Thursday Night Poetry Series organized by Andy Jones.
POETS AND WRITERS
P&W’S mission is to foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public.
Poets House seeks to document the wealth and diversity of modern poetry, to stimulate dialogue on issues of poetry in culture, and to cultivate a wider audience for the art.
POETS IN NEED
Founded in 2000 with a bequest from the poet Philip Whalen, Poets in Need provides emergency assistance to poets with current financial need.
THE POETRY ARCHIVE
The Poetry Archive is a not-for-profit organisation that produces, acquires and preserves recordings of poets reading their own work out loud.
RANDOM LANE PRESS
Since 2013, Random Lane Press has published quality poetry books in small batches. PIf you have any questions, please contact Bob Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SACRAMENTO COUNTY COMMUNITY LITERACY MAP
The goal of the Community Literacy Map and the resulting annual ‘Report Card’ is to identify where literacy resources are needed most in Sacramento County. This is a community-wide effort to help ALL children achieve grade-level reading and writing.
SACRAMENTO OFFICE OF ARTS & CULTURE
The Office of Arts and Culture (OAC) was established in 1977 by a City and County Ordinance. OAC is a public agency devoted to supporting, promoting and advancing the arts in the region.
SACRAMENTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Visit for literary events for adults & kids
SACRAMENTO VALLEY LITERACY FOUNDATION
The Sacramento Literacy Foundation’s mission is to improve lives by collaborating with organizations in our community to advance literacy skills.
Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) is a social justice movement that empowers youth and transforms education by creating platforms for critical literacy, access to higher education, youth voice and civic engagement.
ST. MARK’S POETRY PROJECT
The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery promotes, fosters and inspires the reading and writing of contemporary poetry.
WRITERS ON THE AIR
I will be bringing you poetry, prose, storytelling and music from over the years. Since 2015, Writers on the Air provided spoken word recording opportunities from Son of a Bean to the Sacramento Poetry Center. —Todd Boyd
ZICA CREATIVE ARTS & LITERARY GUILD
ZICA is a collective of like minded poets and artists who collaborate on events in the Sacramento, CA area. They also publish.
COMING SOON: A LIST OF WEST COAST LITERARY PUBLISHERS.