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JUNE 2011

"Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious and immature." --Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

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Click here for weekly and monthly writing/poetry workshops - updated June 2, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 - 6 p.m. - Joyce Odam and Katy Brown read at the First Wednesday Library Reading hosted by Sacramento poet laureate Bob Stanley at the Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, 916-979-9706, http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/). Joyce Odam was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for her poem Signs of Life at the Edge of Winter in the 2010 Spring Issue of Song of the San Joaquin.  Her poetry explores relationships, the subjective, the observational, the purely imagined--she has a passion for the relevance of Art in one’s life.  Joyce edits Brevities: A Mini-Mag of Minimalist Poetry and is widely published.  Katy Brown is a poet and photographer whose work appears regularly on Medusa’s Kitchen. Ms. Brown has won awards from The Ina Coolbrith Circle, The Berkeley Poets’ Dinner, and the Chaparral Poets competitions.  Her poetry has appeared in a variety of poetry journals, and she has a chapbook of poems and photographs from Rattlesnake Press entitled The Quality of Light.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 - 7:30 - 10 p.m. - SickSpits Open Mic at the Griffin Lounge, 1st Floor Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Signups at 7 p.m. Normally on the 1st Tuesday of the month during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. Free.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 - 7-9 p.m. - MIDTOWN OUT LOUD...SacTown’s new provocative, dynamic and uncensored venue for open mic poetry and acoustic performance. Be it spoken word, dub, 12-string, a cappella, your own material or another’s...come, play, read…and over a cup of coffee or a pint, be inspired, made to laugh and moved by Midtown’s art Out Loud. At Mondo Bizarro/1827 I Street (formerly Butch n Nellie’s). Every first and third Wednesday. Free. Sign-up sheet available in advance or at the event. Host Contact: Heather at 530-902-3409, swazihope@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 - 8:30 p.m. - Dennis Schmitz is the featured reader (plus open mic at 9:30). Dennis is the author of several books of poetry, including We Weep for Our Strangeness (1969), Double Exposures (1971), Goodwill, Inc (1976), String (1980), Singing (1985), Eden (1989), About the Night: Selected and New Poems (1993) and more recently, The Truth Squad (2002). His work has also appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, The Nation, Paris Review, the Chicago Review and Zyzzyva. Schmitz has received numerous awards, including the di Castagnola Award for best book-in-progress, the Shelley Memorial Award for distinguished achievement, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1976, 1985 and 1992. He co-edited the poetry section of the 20th volume of the Pushcart Prize Anthology. The reading will be at the Bistro, 226 F Street (3rd and F Streets) in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info at http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series featuring Supanova at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages. Live Band Honey Wine. Host Ifamodupe.

THURSDAY, JUNE 2 - 4 p.m. - The First Sustainability Poetry and Variety Show Hour will feature readings by Eskimo Pie and Spring Warren, author of the new book "The Quarter-Acre Farm," plus performances by other talented poets, musicians and artists. The reading will take place at the Turtle House (217 2nd Street--the front porch). Pippa Whishaw (pippawhishaw@gmail.com) of Australia is the primary organizer. More info at http://www.poetryindavis.com. Participants are welcome to come dressed in sustainable and recycled clothing. This is an inaugural event. Anyone is welcome to come. There will be a small open microphone section after the main reading on the theme of Sustainability or anything related; please sign up at the beginning of the show.

THURSDAY, JUNE 2 - 8 p.m. - Featuring MARK FABIONAR, poet, activist, arts advocate, and cultural consultant. Plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931. Hosted by Mario Ellis Hill.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3 - 7-10 p.m. - Spare Parts and Dismemberment - Josh Fernandez book release party at the SOL Poetry Series at Sol Collective, 2574 21st Street (near 21st Street and Broadway). Free.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 - 10-1 - FoodTalk@Cafe Bernardo - "Want to write a cookbook, memoir, restaurant review, or start a food or wine blog? Or, just want to talk food and improve the stories you tell around the kitchen table?" Every Saturday in June will feature lectures by different Sacramento foodies, along with tastings, food and drinks. See foodtalksacramento.com for more info.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 - 12 Noon - 9 p.m. - 1st Saturdays: Showcasing African American Artists, various locations in Sacramento. Also see the Sacramento African American Art Collective.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5 - 4-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, JUNE 6 - 6:30 p.m. - Scott Evans reads from his new book, "First Folio: A Literary Mystery." Book signing and sale to follow. Free and open to the public. At Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street, Sacramento. 916-447-5696 or email info@timetestedbooks.net

MONDAY, JUNE 6 - 7:30 p.m. - Shadi Gex, Marcelo Hernandez and Patricia Killelea read at the SPC, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Trina Drotar. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

MONDAY, JUNE 6 - 8:30-10:30 p.m. - Fo-shang performs at the First Monday Poetry Series at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. Contact vkobelt7@gmail.com for more info.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7 - 7-10 P.M. - RANCHO OPEN MIC every Tuesday night at Strings Pizzeria, 9500 Micron Avenue #128, Sacramento (next to Capital Christian Church). "No stupid lottery systems, no fee for sign-up, and NO reason NOT to have an AWESOME TIME!!! All open mic acts are welcome from acapella to guitarists to poetry, so NO ONE is left out! ;P Check out http://www.stringspizzeria.com for more details. Happy Hours are from 3 to 9 pm, and even BOB BARKER would agree that the food Price is Right!"

TUESDAY, JUNE 7 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable, or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. First and Third Tuesdays. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. time slot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press features the realease of a chapbook by Ann Wehrman entitled, "Inside (love poems)" and a broadside by Michelle Kunert. This will be the last reading in the Rattlesnake Press reading series. Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 - 6-7 p.m. - Announcing a new monthly poetry read-around, Poetry Off-the-Shelves, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6-7 p.m. at El Dorado County Library's main branch. The address is 345 Fair Lane, Placerville. (This takes the place of the Upstairs Poetry readings which were held on the 4th Wednesdays.) Bring your own poems or those of a favorite poet; or just come to listen. We hope to see you there! For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

THURSDAY, JUNE 9 - 6-9 p.m. - Meet and Greet with Scott Evans, author of the new book entitled, "First Folio: A Literary Mystery" at Winston Smith Books, 933 Lincoln Way, Auburn, as part of the Auburn Art Walk.

THURSDAY, JUNE 9 - 8 p.m. - John Allen Cann features at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, plus open mic. Hosted by Geoffrey Neill. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, JUNE 10 - 6-8 p.m. - Writers Who Wine Nite Out - Join this group of writers talking words, editors and the writing life. Writers at all levels welcome. The more the wordier. At Revolution Wines, 2831 S Street.

SATURDAY, JUNE 11 - 10-1 - FoodTalk@Cafe Bernardo - "Want to write a cookbook, memoir, restaurant review, or start a food or wine blog? Or, just want to talk food and improve the stories you tell around the kitchen table?" Every Saturday in June will feature lectures by different Sacramento foodies, along with tastings, food and drinks. See foodtalksacramento.com for more info.

SATURDAY, JUNE 11 - 6-9 p.m. - Second Saturday reception featuring artists from American River College with Sarah Matson. At the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. 916-979-9706. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 - 3-5 p.m. - A Merry-Go-Round of Poetry Forms. This is a special open mic program you wil not want to miss. All poets are welcome to read. At the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges, Willow Room, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln, CA. Refreshments will be provided. Presented by the Poets Club of Lincoln. Sponsored by Friends of the Lincoln Library. Free. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 - 4-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 - 4-6 p.m. - Mari L. Esparance and Armando Gracia DaVila read at the VALONA DELI SECOND SUNDAY POETRY SERIES  at 1323 Pomona Street in Crockett. Hosted by Connie Post. Features at 4, plus open mic at 5. OPEN MIC notes: (One of the best open mics in the Bay Area!) The time limit is one page, 2 minutes or less! Those who are the first 30 to sign up for open mic are guaranteed a spot, after 30, please do sign up, however it will be as time allows. Remember to stay for the wonderful jazz by The Terry Henry Jazz Trio at 6 p.m.! Connie@poetrypost.com. The Valona Deli "Take One Leave One" Lending Library: Bring one Poetry journal to donate and take one from the lending Library. (Please no donations of local poets' books and really, "take one, leave one.")

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 - 6:00 p.m. - C. Michael Curtis, Fiction Editor of the Atlantic Monthly since 1963, will give a talk about publishing. He has edited the work of Tobias Wolff, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, Richard Ford, and many other writing luminaries. Open to the public. At SPC, 25th & R, $5, 916-979-9706. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

MONDAY, JUNE 13 - 7:30 p.m. - Terry Ahearn and Emily Hughes read at SPC, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Emmanuel Sigauke. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, JUNE 14 - 6 p.m. - The Second Tuesday Poetry Series at the Barkin' Dog Grill, 940 11th Street, Modesto, http://www.barkindoggrill.org/

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, Every Third Wednesday, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 - 7-9 p.m. - MIDTOWN OUT LOUD...SacTown’s new provocative, dynamic and uncensored venue for open mic poetry and acoustic performance. Be it spoken word, dub, 12-string, a cappella, your own material or another’s...come, play, read…and over a cup of coffee or a pint, be inspired, made to laugh and moved by Midtown’s art Out Loud. At Mondo Bizarro/1827 I Street (formerly Butch n Nellie’s). Every first and third Wednesday. Free. Sign-up sheet available in advance or at the event. Host Contact: Heather at 530-902-3409, swazihope@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 - 8-10:30 p.m. - Jack Donaldson, JoAnn Anglin and Patrick Grizzell perform at Red Night Poetry at Beatnik Studios, 2421 17th Street (Broadway and 17th), Sacramento. Hosted by Genelle Chaconas. $5 (with food and beverage provided). Open mic, 5 minutes per reader. Contact katanagurl13@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

THURSDAY, JUNE 16 - Noon - Lunchtime reading at the Central Library in the Sacramento Room (no food allowed). Bring your favorite poems (preferably by a writer other than yourself) to share. 828 I Street. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins. Every Third Thursday. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

THURSDAY, JUNE 16 - 8 p.m. - Christopher Fairman will be presenting a new work of poetry. Fairman is the featured poet at Sacramento's #1 poetry open mic hosted by frank andrick. The new works are based around a record that Fairman is working on with David Houston titled "SAINT," due out in the fall. Ten hand-made copies of the new written works will be on sale at the reading. This Event  Made Possible by a Grant From Poets & Writers Inc. through  The James  Irvine Foundation. At Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, plus open mic. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, JUNE 16 - 8 p.m. - Featured readers (plus open mic at 9). Free. At the John Natsoulas Art Gallery, 521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JUNE 18 AND 19 - 57th Annual North Beach Festival in San Francisco - Filbert and Grant Street Stellar Poets STAGE - Saturday Schedule: 3pm to 3:15pm Camincha; 3:15pm to 3:30pm Ruebi Jimenez; 3:30on to 3:45pm Ronald Sauer; 3:45pm to 4pm Tony Seymour. Sunday Schedule: 3pm to 3:15pm Jessica Loos; 3:15pm to 3:30pm Q.R. Hand;3:30on to 3:45pm Javier Reyes; 3:45pm to 4pm Tony Seymour. Visit here for more info.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18 - 10-1 - FoodTalk@Cafe Bernardo - "Want to write a cookbook, memoir, restaurant review, or start a food or wine blog? Or, just want to talk food and improve the stories you tell around the kitchen table?" Every Saturday in June will feature lectures by different Sacramento foodies, along with tastings, food and drinks. See foodtalksacramento.com for more info.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18 - 7:30 p.m. - Brenda Nakamoto reads from her memoir, Peach Farmer's Daughter, published by Roan Press. At the Avid Reader (where PFD is also in stock), 617 2nd Street, Davis.

SUNDAY, JUNE 19 - 4-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, JUNE 20 - 7 p.m. - Hot Poetry in the Park featuring "Hellcat Hymns", a poetic performance by Kenya Mitchell, Matthew Chenoweth Wright, Christina Davis and Anara Guard. At Fremont Park, 16th and P Streets, Sacramento. Please note early start time of 7 p.m. This reading replaces the normal Monday night reading at the Sacramento Poetry Center. http://fremontpark.net.

TUESDAY, JUNE 21 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. First and Third Tuesdays. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, JUNE 23 7-9 p.m. - Crawdad Nelson and Richard Hansen read as part of the new reading series entitled, "Poetry with Legs," at Shine Cafe, 1400 E Street (E & 14th).  Call 916-551-1400 for more info.  Every 2nd and 4th Thursday. Plus open mic. One drink minimum donation. Sponsored by Primal Urge.

THURSDAY, JUNE 23 - 8 p.m. - Patrick Grizzell features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24 - 6-8 p.m. - Launch party for Brenda Nakamoto's memoir, Peach Farmer's Daughter, published by Roan Press. Come one, come all, and enjoy a reading and book signing as well as wine and nibbles. At ThinkHouse, 726 11th Street, Sacramento.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24 - 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Ladies Night Out II at The Show featuring neo-soul artist Kevin Sandbloom from Los Angeles. Also featuring Demesha Kennedy (Signs of Praise), comedian E. Clark, singer Bajan, dancer Sonic Boom, singer Yvette Gauf f/Kaleo, poets Khiry Malik Moore, The Poet i, and poet group E-Legal Tag Team, singer Tony R., and poet Terry Moore. FREE MASSAGES DURING THE EVENT!!!!!!!!!!! TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT UNDERGROUND BOOKS, 2814 35th Street, Sacramento off 35th & Broadway. (916) 737-3333 General admission $10.00, VIP seating (snacks and gifts) $15.00, THIS EVENT SOLD-OUT LAST TIME SO DON'T DELAY ON GETTING YOUR TICKETS!!!!!!!! Highlights from the last Ladies Night at the Guild show are here: http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/48689/Ladies_Night_Out_at_the_Guild_Theater, Singer Kevin Sandbloom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXvQyNaSWGg&feature=related, Singer Bajan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwdGRWWwYUI, Poet Terry Moore & singer Kaleo http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1792739013069. There will be give-a-ways during the breaks as well as contests. It will be awesome for anyone in attendance!!! (Men are welcome to attend and support the event). At the Guild Theater, 2828 35th Street. Admission $10. For info call T-Mo @ 916-208-POET.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24 - 7:30 p.m. - "Stories on Stage" featuring n evening of stories by African writers with Ivor Hartmann (Zimbabwe), Beatrice Lamwaka (Uganda), & Gothataone Moeng (Botswana). Guest hosted by Emmanuel Sigauke (Zimbabwe). Donation: $5. Join us for refreshments, beginning at 7PM featuring appetizers from our chef, Mat Fischer. For more information about Stories on Stage and their readers, or to view their event photos and video archives, please visit http://valeriefioravanti.com/SoS.aspx, their blog http://storiesonstagesacramento.wordpress.com or become their fan on Facebook. For more info about the Poetry Center, please visit http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

SATURDAY, JUNE 25 - 10-1 - FoodTalk@Cafe Bernardo - "Want to write a cookbook, memoir, restaurant review, or start a food or wine blog? Or, just want to talk food and improve the stories you tell around the kitchen table?" Every Saturday in June will feature lectures by different Sacramento foodies, along with tastings, food and drinks. See foodtalksacramento.com for more info.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25 - 7-10 p.m. - Malikspeaks Presents Mics and Moods (Live Neosoul/Hip Hop/Spoken Word) at Sol Collective. 2574 21st Street (near 21st Street and Broadway). Every last Saturday of the month. 916-504-9031. Hosted by Tenisha Michelle. malikspeaks@aol.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 26 - 2-4:30 p.m. - A Starry Night Poetry Series presents the Summer Open Mic Showcase at the Lodi Library, 201 West Locust Street, Lodi. For more info, contact, starrynightpoetry@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by the Lodi Library.

SUNDAY, JUNE 26 - 4-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, JUNE 27 - 6-7 p.m. - Join us for Poetry in Motion, a new poetry open mic read-around, at the Placerville Senior Center. The event is free. We'll be in the Game Room. The Senior Center is located at 937 Spring Street; entrance is off Tunnel Street. Bring your own poems to share, or read from your favorite poets; or just come to listen. For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

MONDAY, JUNE 27 - 7:30 - Tim Kahl hosts Prose Poems / Flash Fiction at CSUS
with Josh Fernandez, Aschala Edwards, Elison Alcovendaz, and Teresa Silvagni and Josh McKinney at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R. For more info, call SPC 916-979-9706, http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

THURSDAY, JUNE 30 - 8 p.m. - Features and open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.


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". . . I like a thing simple but it must be simple through complication. Everything must come into your scheme, otherwise you cannot achieve real simplicity. A great deal of this I owe to a great teacher William James. He said, 'Never reject anything. Nothing has been proved. If you reject anything, that is the beginning of the end as an intellectual. . . .' --Janet Hobhouse, "Everybody Who Was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein"


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SUNDAY, MAY 1 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, MAY 2 - 7:30 p.m. - Readers from the Fog and Woodsmoke Anthology edited by Stephanie Schaefer. Featuring
Cleo Griffith                 Eric Nystrom        Judith Pacht       Kathy Kieth             Lara Gularte  
Sally Allen McNall       Taylor Graham       Lara Gularte      Gordon Preston     Stephani Schaefer
Susan Kelly-DeWitt     Rob Davidson        Katy Brown         Brigit Truex              Joyce Odam

At the SPC, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Bob Stanley. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

MONDAY, MAY 2 - 8:30-10:30 p.m. - Nicole Limon reads at the First Monday Poetry Series at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. 18 and older. Music by fo'shang.

TUESDAY, MAY 3 - 7:30-10 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, First floor, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more. Sign-ups at 7.

TUESDAY, MAY 3 - 7-10 P.M. - RANCHO OPEN MIC every Tuesday night at Strings Pizzeria, 9500 Micron Avenue #128, Sacramento (next to Capital Christian Church). "No stupid lottery systems, no fee for sign-up, and NO reason NOT to have an AWESOME TIME!!! All open mic acts are welcome from acapella to guitarists to poetry, so NO ONE is left out! ;P Check out http://www.stringspizzeria.com for more details. Happy Hours are from 3 to 9 pm, and even BOB BARKER would agree that the food Price is Right!"

TUESDAY, MAY 3 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable, or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. First and Third Tuesdays. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. time slot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 - 6 p.m. - Josh Fernandez reads from his just released book, Spare Parts and Dismemberment, from R.L. Crow Press, which will be available for sale. Josh Fernandez was born in Denver , raised in metropolitan California and now lives and works in Mid-Town Sacramento. He writes for Spin.com, Boulder Weekly, San Antonio Current and the Sacramento News and Review. His poetry is widely published and he is often asked to speak on ethnic diversity, abuse and addiction, and his background as a writer and poet. In recovery, Fernandez deals with his own demons. He was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his poem "The Last Thing He Said." At the First Wednesday Library Reading hosted by Sacramento poet laureate Bob Stanley at the Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, 916-979-9706, http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/).

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 - 6:30 p.m. - Straight Talk Storytellers at the Belle Cooledge Library, 5600 South Land Park Drive. "Come tell and listen! Adults will have the opprtunity to tell true short stores live, without scripts, from recollections and memory, with plenty of heart. Listeners as well as sgtorytellers are welcome. Each month has a new theme and repeats the theme from the previous month. May's themes are: 'Amazements and Surprises' and 'Where in the World?'" Form more information, contact Terry Chekon at tchekon@oal.com or Mary McGrath at storytellermcgrath@yahoo.com. http://www.saclibrary.org


WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 - 7-9 p.m. - MIDTOWN OUT LOUD...SacTown’s new provocative, dynamic and uncensored venue for open mic poetry and acoustic performance. Be it spoken word, dub, 12-string, a cappella, your own material or another’s...come, play, read…and over a cup of coffee or a pint, be inspired, made to laugh and moved by Midtown’s art Out Loud. At Mondo Bizarro/1827 I Street (formerly Butch n Nellie’s). Every first and third Wednesday. Free. Sign-up sheet available in advance or at the event. Host Contact: Heather at 530-902-3409, swazihope@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 - 8:30 p.m. - Greg Glazner is the featured reader (plus open mic at 9:30). Born in Anson, Texas, Greg Glazner earned a BA from Hardin-Simmons University, and an MA and MFA from the University of Montana. Glazner’s books of poetry include From the Iron Chair, which won the prestigious Walt Whitman Award, and Singularity, both published by W.W. Norton. He has also been awarded the Bess Hokin Award for Poetry and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Currently, Glazner is completing a multi-genre novel, Rag in a Loud Wind. Sections of the novel have appeared in magazines including Seneca Review, Ploughshares, Colorado Review, Idaho Review, and Iron Horse Literary Review. He is currently a visiting writer teaching advanced poetry seminars at UC Davis. At the Bistro, 226 F Street (3rd and F Streets) in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info at http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, MAY 5 - 8 p.m. - Every Thursday, open mic for music, comedy and poetry. Hosted by Vitto. Empresso Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton

THURSDAY, MAY 5 - 8 p.m. - Featuring !X Ethnic Theatre Workshop plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Hosted by Mario Ellis Hill. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, MAY 6 - 6:00 p.m. - SickSpits Open Mic at the Whole Earth Festival. At the Sacred Space (big dome towards the middle of the quad's western side) on the UC Davis Campus.

SATURDAY, MAY 7 - 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. - 2011 Marin Poetry Festival - An Afternoon & Evening of Poetic Inspiration. At Dominican University: David St. John, Maxine Chernoff & Joanne Kyger at 7 p.m. in Angeleco Hall. Also Featuring Bucky Sinister, Prartho Sereno, Dean Rader, Sarah Page, Steven Gray, Sam Sax, Claudia Chapline, Charlie Getter, Judy Halebsky, Javier Zamora, Rebecca Foust & Kirk Lumpkin with music by Geordie Van Der Bosch & more all beginning at 1 p.m. at Anne Hathaway Park. Free parking at Grand Avenue & Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, Calif. Sponsored by English Department, Dominican University, Poetry Flash, Marin Poetry Center, Book Passage & Rebound Bookstore. Readings begin at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. ~ $10 donation ~ no one turned away for lack of funds http://marinpoetryfestival.com

SATURDAY, MAY 7 - 12 Noon - 9 p.m. - 1st Saturdays: Showcasing African American Artists, various locations in Sacramento. Also see the Sacramento African American Art Collective.

SUNDAY, MAY 8 - 1-4 p.m. - "The Vision of Oliver Gagliani" - free art show, open house and reception on Mother’s Day at Gallery 1855, at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road, Davis. View a rare and exciting exhibition of work by the highly revered fine art photographer Oliver Gagliani. http://mastersofphotography.blogspot.com/.  This is an exciting opportunity for area residents to see artistic work of a caliber not ordinarily available for local viewing. Oliver Gagliani, whose work is in the permanent collections of 8 American museums, including the Smithsonian, studied under and worked with some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, including Ansel Adams, Minor White, Paul Caponigro, the Westons, and Paul Strand, among many others. In his youth, Gagliani was a talented musician and composer. After sustaining a hearing loss during World War II, he transferred his powerful artistic passion to photography, explaining that while viewing a Paul Strand exhibit in 1945, he realized that photography was “just like music, it had everything.” Hosted by Joe and Susan Finkleman. For more info contact josephfinkleman@yahoo.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 8 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

SUNDAY, MAY 8 - 4-6 p.m. - Toni Wilkes and Greg Randall read at the VALONA DELI SECOND SUNDAY POETRY SERIES  at 1323 Pomona Street in Crockett. Hosted by Connie Post. Features at 4, plus open mic at 5. OPEN MIC notes: (One of the best open mics in the Bay Area!) The time limit is one page, 2 minutes or less! Those who are the first 30 to sign up for open mic are guaranteed a spot, after 30, please do sign up, however it will be as time allows. Remember to stay for the wonderful jazz by The Terry Henry Jazz Trio at 6 p.m.! Connie@poetrypost.com. The Valona Deli "Take One Leave One" Lending Library: Bring one Poetry journal to donate and take one from the lending Library. (Please no donations of local poets' books and really, "take one, leave one.")

MONDAY, MAY 9 - 7:30 p.m. - Ann Privateer, Nikki Quismondo, Donald R. Anderson, Marie J. Ross, Mable “Jimi” Choice, Chrissy Davis, Gail Lee White, Stephen M. Wilson, Roger E. Naylor, Brad Buchanan, Kenya Mitchell, Lydia Fox, Taylor Graham, and Jennifer O’ Neill-Pickering read from the Moon Mist Valley Anthology Collection of Poetry and Art at SPC, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Emmanuel Sigauke. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, MAY 10 - 6 p.m. - The Second Tuesday Poetry Series at the Barkin' Dog Grill, 940 11th Street, Modesto, http://www.barkindoggrill.org/

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press presents a reading by Chris Olander and Todd Cirillo. Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 - 6-7 p.m. - Announcing a new monthly poetry read-around, Poetry Off-the-Shelves, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6-7 p.m. at El Dorado County Library's main branch. The address is 345 Fair Lane, Placerville. (This takes the place of the Upstairs Poetry readings which were held on the 4th Wednesdays.) Bring your own poems or those of a favorite poet; or just come to listen. We hope to see you there! For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

THURSDAY, MAY 12 - 12 noon - Amy Champ reads as part of the Poetry in the Arboretum Series at the Wyatt Deck, Old Davis Road, UC Davis Arboretum. Amy is a yoga and meditation teacher, poet and documentary filmmaker. Her research and writing focus on yoga studies, women’s sacred arts, ritual performance, and transnational feminism. Sponsored by Poets and Writers through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.  Free and open to the public.  Refreshments. Free.

THURSDAY, MAY 12 - 8 p.m. - Genelle Chaconas features at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, plus open mic. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, MAY 13 - 6-9 p.m. - Writers Who Wine Nite Out - Join this group of writers talking words, editors and the writing life. Writers at all levels welcome. The more the wordier. At Revolution Wines - Urban Winery, 2831 S Street.

FRIDAY, MAY 13 - 8-11 p.m. - Aftermath of a Sociopath Book Release Party featuring Kenya Mitchell. After many hours of toiling past midnight, Aftermath of a Sociopath, Kenya Mitchell's second book, is finally complete! This collection of short fiction features tales of pyscho drama and modern parables that aren't for the faint hearted, so Friday the 13th is an appropriate day to celebrate the book's release. Music provided by Soul DJ, Mr. Glass. At Delta of Venus Cafe in Davis, 122 B Street, (530)753-8639. If you can't attend, please check out Aftermath at http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/aftermath-of-a-sociopath/15658961

FRIDAY, MAY 13 (FESTIVAL CONTINUES THRU MONDAY) - 9 p.m. - NSAA hosts Poet Vs. Band as part of the weekend-long Sacramento In the Flow Poetry, Music and Community Festival (at various locations and times). Poet Vs. Band will feature experimental jazz musicians teamed up with poets Terry Moore, Khiry Malik, Anna Marie, and Mario Ellis Hill at Luna's Cafe, 1414 16th Street, Sacramento.

SATURDAY, MAY 14 - 4-8 p.m. - Art and Photography show at U20 Arts Complex at 1925 U Street, Sacramento (corener fo U and 20th). Featuring mixed media art and landscapes images of Calilfornia, Brasil and France by artist Richard Herrera and others.

SATURDAY, MAY 14 - 5-8 p.m. - Sylvanopolis Writer's Society ART BAZAAR featuring Open Mic and Featured Spots for Music and Poetry- Art Gallery, Wine, good food, live music, interactive art installations, hoolah hooping, ART. Respectively every half hour starting at five: YAZ, special performance by TERRAZ- maybe, Richard Hansen, Patrick Grizzell, Maggie Frost, Laura K, Sandy Thomas, Trina L. Drotar, Rob and his 500 youtube followers, Morgen Prestel, Daniel Grisham- and many more!!! Open mic is still happening. At 1826 H Street, Unit C.

SATURDAY, MAY 14 - 6-9 p.m. - Second Saturday reception featuring artists from the Art Institute with a reading by Paul Verke. At the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. 916-979-9706. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

SUNDAY, MAY 15 - 3-5 p.m. - Held on the 3rd Sunday in May because last week was Mother's Day. Featuring BARBARA JAEKEL LACKOVIC plus open mic at the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges, Willow Room, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln, CA. Refreshments will be provided. Presented by the Poets Club of Lincoln. Sponsored by Friends of the Lincoln Library. Free. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 15 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, MAY 16 - 7 p.m. -
Since it is cold and rainy, we are moving the reading back to the Poetry Center at 25th and R. (posted May 16). We'll start a little later, at 7:15 or so. Hot Poetry in the Park featuring poet Vincent Kobelt who will be releasing his new chapbook, "Pinch of Salt," plus musical accompaniment by Fo'shang. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/ http://fremontpark.net.

TUESDAY, MAY 17 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. First and Third Tuesdays. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 - 7-9 p.m. - MIDTOWN OUT LOUD...SacTown’s new provocative, dynamic and uncensored venue for open mic poetry and acoustic performance. Be it spoken word, dub, 12-string, a cappella, your own material or another’s...come, play, read…and over a cup of coffee or a pint, be inspired, made to laugh and moved by Midtown’s art Out Loud. At Mondo Bizarro/1827 I Street (formerly Butch n Nellie’s). Every first and third Wednesday. Free. Sign-up sheet available in advance or at the event. Host Contact: Heather at 530-902-3409, swazihope@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, Every Third Wednesday, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 - 8 p.m. - Lara Kaapuni, Shawn Aveningo, Ann Conradsen, and Joyce Odam read at Red Night Poetry at Beatnik Studios, 2421 17th Street (Broadway and 17th), Sacramento. Hosted by Genelle Chaconas. $5 (with food and beverage provided). Open mic, 5 minutes per reader. Contact katanagurl13@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 - 9-11 p.m. - Malik Speaks and NSAA perform at the Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages. Hosted by NSAA.

THURSDAY, MAY 19 - Noon - Lunchtime reading at the Central Library in the Sacramento Room (no food allowed). Bring your favorite poems (preferably by a writer other than yourself) to share. The month of May was named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May.
--Wikipedia. International Workers' Day (also known as May Day) is a celebration of the international labour movement... It commonly sees organized street demonstrations and marches by working people and their labour unions throughout most of the world.--Wikipedia. Though this year’s on-again-off-again weather has us all gazing skeptically at our calendars, we are indeed deep into the fifth month of our year, the month in which we traditionally celebrate both Spring (as in dances-around-the-maypole May Day) and Labor (as in International-Workers May Day).  Bring your favorite poems (preferably by a writer other than yourself) on the subjects of Spring, Work and/or collective celebration.  Cast your net wide. Think metaphorically as well as literally.  Let your mind (and your senses) run free.  828 I Street. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins. Every Third Thursday. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

THURSDAY, MAY 19 - 7:30 p.m. - The Nevada County Poetry Series presents Dale Pendell and Will Staple. The reading and open-mic will be videoed for presentation on Nevada County TV, channel 11. Tickets are available at the door for $5 general, seniors and students, and $1 for those under 18. Refreshments and open-mic. The show will be in the Granucci Room (use the main entrance) at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA. For more information call (530) 432-8196 or (530) 274-8384 or visit The Center for the Arts.

THURSDAY, MAY 19 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, MAY 19 - 8 p.m. - Josh Fernandez reads from his new book plus music by Lawrence Dinkins (plus open mic at 9). Free. At the John Natsoulas Art Gallery, 521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

FRIDAY, MAY 20 - 7:30 - 11:30 p.m. - SICKSPITS Poetry Slam featuring VerBS and Keno. At the UC Davis Art Annex (Technocultural Studies Building). Free, dancing, cash prizes.

FRIDAY, MAY 20 - 7:30 p.m. - Featuring Jill Stengel and Trudi Lee Richards at the Other Voice poetry series. Stengel’s poetic community activities have included teaching poetry and book arts at various levels; participating in publishing collectives and writing collectives; participating in poetry community list-servs, including the Poet-Moms listserv; publishing mem, a journal of writing by poets who are mothering young children; and curating a poetry reading series, Second Sundays at BlueBar, in San Francisco’s historically poetically rich North Beach district. Trudi Lee Richards is a writer, poet, translator and community builder living in Davis and Red Bluff, California. She has been writing, translating, and publishing in the fields of personal and social transformation and the arts for four decades. Her published works include Experiences on the Threshold – a collection of personal testimonials about meaningful living and dying (2007); and Soft Brushes with Death (2010) - inspiring stories and poems about her late husband’s experiences escaping torture and execution in Argentina in the ‘70s. Her next book, in progress, tells the story of Silo, spiritual guide of the Andes. She also co-hosts seminars, retreats and workshops in personal transformation at Red Bluff Park of Study and Reflections. In all her endeavors her aspiration is to open the way to meaning and transcendence for herself and others.This is the last reading until September. Plus open mic. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis). Fore more info, contact allegras@dcn.org

SUNDAY, MAY 22 - 2-4:30 p.m. - A Starry Night Poetry Series presents Jeff Knorr at the Lodi Library, 201 West Locust Street, Lodi. For more info, contact, starrynightpoetry@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by the Lodi Library.

SUNDAY, MAY 22 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, MAY 23 - 6-7 p.m. - Join us for Poetry in Motion, a new poetry open mic read-around, at the Placerville Senior Center. The event is free. We'll be in the Game Room. The Senior Center is located at 937 Spring Street; entrance is off Tunnel Street. Bring your own poems to share, or read from your favorite poets; or just come to listen. For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

MONDAY, MAY 23 - 7:30 - Carol and LaVerne Frith read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R. Hosted by Tim Kahl. For more info, call SPC 916-979-9706, http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

THURSDAY, MAY 26 - 8 p.m. - Mo Stoycoff, Drogas and WTF? at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, MAY 27 - 7:30 p.m. - "Stories on Stage" featuring featuring Peg Alford Pursell and the 2010 winners of Sacramento News & Review's Flash Fiction Contest: Paul Mann, Jenni Wiltz, & William Doonan. donation: $5. Join us for refreshments, beginning 7PM featuring appetizers from our chef, Mat Fischer. For more information about Stories on Stage, their artists, or to view their event photos and video archives, please visit http://valeriefioravanti.com/SoS.aspx, their blog http://storiesonstagesacramento.wordpress.com or become their fan on Facebook. For more info about the Poetry Center, please visit http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

FRIDAY, MAY 27 - 7-8 p.m. - Judy Wells and Dale Jensen read at ArtSpace, the El Dorado Art Council's gallery at 459 Main Street, Placerville, 530-295-3496, http://www.eldoradoartscouncil.org, free. A short open mic follows (signup before the features). Hosted by the El Dorado Arts Council and Red Fox Poets.

SATURDAY, MAY 28 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show Poetry and Music Series. $5 before 7:30, $7 after. At the Florin Business Arts Complex (Obama Room), 2251 Florin Road. Hosted by T-Mo (916) 208-POET, Live Band, Open Mic, Featured Artists, Normally on Last Saturdays, Co-Sponsored by the Sacramento Poetry Center.

SATURDAY, MAY 28 - 7-10 p.m. - Malikspeaks Presents Mics and Moods (Live Neosoul/Hip Hop/Spoken Word) at Sol Collective. 2574 21st Street (near 21st Street and Broadway). Every last Saturday of the month. 916-504-9031. Hosted by Tenisha Michelle. malikspeaks@aol.com


MONDAY, MAY 30 - 7:30 - Sam Pierstorff and Deborah Hunter read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R. A very special reading with Tulsa, Oklahoma spoken word artist, dramatist, advocate, and poet, Deborah Hunter -- and also, Modesto Poet Laureate Sam Pierstorff. Hosted by Frank Graham. For more info, call SPC 916-979-9706, http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/.

Upcoming events...


THURSDAY, JUNE 2 - 4 p.m. - The Sustainability Poetry and Variety Show Hour will feature readings by Eskimo Pie and Spring Warren, author of the new book "The Quarter-Acre Farm." The reading will take place at the Turtle House (217 2nd Street -- the front porch). Pippa Whishaw (pippawhishaw@gmail.com) of Australia will be the primary organizer. We are working on a flier and press release now. Look for an announcement on http://www.poetryindavis.com. Participants are welcome to come dressed in sustainable and recycled clothing.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3 - 7-10 p.m. - Spare Parts and Dismemberment x josh fernandez book release party at the SOL Poetry series (combining Mics and Moods poetry series at Sol Collective. 2574 21st Street (near 21st Street and Broadway). Free.

MONDAY, JUNE 20 - 7 p.m. - Hot Poetry in the Park featuring "Hellcat Hymns", a poetic performance by Kenya Mitchell, Matthew Chenoweth Wright, Christina Davis and Anara Guard. At Fremont Park, 16th and P Streets, Sacramento. Please note early start time of 7 p.m. This reading replaces the normal Monday night reading at the Sacramento Poetry Center. http://fremontpark.net.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24 - 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Ladies Night Out II featuring neo-soul artist Kevin Sandbloom from Los Angeles. Also featuring Demesha Kennedy (Signs of Praise), comedian E. Clark, singer Bajan, dancer Sonic Boom, singer Yvette Gauf f/Kaleo, poets Khiry Malik Moore, The Poet i, and poet group E-Legal Tag Team, singer Tony R., and poet Terry Moore. FREE MASSAGES DURING THE EVENT!!!!!!!!!!! TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT UNDERGROUND BOOKS, 2814 35th Street, Sacramento off 35th & Broadway. (916) 737-3333 General admission $10.00, VIP seating (snacks and gifts) $15.00, THIS EVENT SOLD-OUT LAST TIME SO DON'T DELAY ON GETTING YOUR TICKETS!!!!!!!! Highlights from the last Ladies Night at the Guild show are here: http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/48689/Ladies_Night_Out_at_the_Guild_Theater, Singer Kevin Sandbloom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXvQyNaSWGg&feature=related, Singer Bajan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwdGRWWwYUI, Poet Terry Moore & singer Kaleo http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1792739013069. There will be give-a-ways during the breaks as well as contests. It will be awesome for anyone in attendance!!! (Men are welcome to attend and support the event). At the Guild Theater, 2828 35th Street. Admission $10. For info call T-Mo @ 916-208-POET.


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SATURDAY, APRIL 2 - 12 Noon - 9 p.m. - 1st Saturdays: Showcasing African American Artists, various locations in Sacramento. Also see the Sacramento African American Art Collective.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2 - 3 p.m. - Memorial for Kirk Parker at the Shiny Nickel Art Gallery at 1518 21st Street in Sacramento. This is not a typical memorial - it will be open mic. Anyone who wants to speak, quote a poem, sing, or anything else they want to do to remember Kirk is welcome and encouraged to do so. There will be food & drink. Everyone is invited to wear their favorite printed t-shirt to the memorial in Kirk's honor. Please spread this info to others.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2 - 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Ladies Night Out @ the Guild Theater. Poetry, Fashions and Music Event. Featuring: poet/singer Petri Hawkins-Byrd from Judge Judy, singers Tessa Evans, Qui510, Kaleo, Rickey Lee, T.D. Trice, Larah, Lenny Williams, Jr., poet Michael Guinn from Texas, poet Bob Stanley, poet group E-Legal Tag Team, poets Ms. Kottyn, Imhur Onlysun,Terry Moore, Nikki Brock, P.S., Kelly Freeman-Richardson, comedian Dru Burks, dancer Sonic Boom (dance contest), comedian Triss Trissy and dance group JUSTICE! LIVE BAND LSB...FREE MASSAGES BY TEDI'S MASSAGE DURING THE EVENT. LOTS OF FREE PRIZES. FREE FOOD TREATS. SAC'S BEST ENTERTAINERS. VIP SEATING AVAILABLE. Please be on time as the evening will open with a special 13 minute movie presentation directed by Nicole Mattox. The movie Ms. Understand, features star actress Danielle (Thrower) Truitt. "What happens when your husband is working late and he sends a text message to you that was intended for someone else?" Ms. Understand. The movie runs 13.33 mins. Director/Writer/Producer: Nicole Mattox. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Center for Fathers and Families. At the Guild Theater, 2828 35th Street. Admission $10. For info call T-Mo @ 916-208-POET.

SUNDAY, APRIL 3 - 2-3 p.m. - Bill Pieper discussion and reading from his new novel, "What You Wish For." Streaming from http://www.janecrown.com

SUNDAY, APRIL 3 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, APRIL 4 - 7:30 p.m. - Briony Gylgayton, Joshua Hattern, and Michelle Beauttel read at SPC, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Bob Stanley. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

MONDAY, APRIL 4 - 8:30-10:30 p.m. - Samuel Iniquez reads at the First Monday Poetry Series at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. 18 and older. Music by fo'shang.

TUESDAY, APRIL 5 - 7:30-10 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, First floor, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more. Sign-ups at 7.

TUESDAY, APRIL 5 - 7-10 P.M. - RANCHO OPEN MIC every Tuesday night at Strings Pizzeria, 9500 Micron Avenue #128, Sacramento (next to Capital Christian Church). "No stupid lottery systems, no fee for sign-up, and NO reason NOT to have an AWESOME TIME!!! All open mic acts are welcome from acapella to guitarists to poetry, so NO ONE is left out! ;P Check out http://www.stringspizzeria.com for more details. Happy Hours are from 3 to 9 pm, and even BOB BARKER would agree that the food Price is Right!"

TUESDAY, APRIL 5 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable, or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. First and Third Tuesdays. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. time slot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 - 6 p.m. - Poets celebrating baseball: Viola Weinberg, JoAnn Anglin, Peggy Kincaid, Ann Memebroker, Ann Conradsen, Sandy Thomas and Trina Drotar. Bring your favorite baseball poem for open mic. At the First Wednesday Library Reading hosted by Sacramento poet laureate Bob Stanley at the Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, 916-979-9706, http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/).

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 - 7-9 p.m. - MIDTOWN OUT LOUD...SacTown’s new provocative, dynamic and uncensored venue for open mic poetry and acoustic performance. Be it spoken word, dub, 12-string, a cappella, your own material or another’s...come, play, read…and over a cup of coffee or a pint, be inspired, made to laugh and moved by Midtown’s art Out Loud. At Mondo Bizarro/1827 I Street (formerly Butch n Nellie’s). Every first and third Wednesday. Free. Sign-up sheet available in advance or at the event. Host Contact: Heather at 530-902-3409, swazihope@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 - 8:30 p.m. (new time!) - Steven Gray, Sarah Page, and Monica Storss (plus open mic at 9:30). At the Bistro, 226 F Street (3rd and F Streets) in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info at http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, APRIL 9 - 8 p.m. - Every Thursday, open mic for music, comedy and poetry. Hosted by Vitto. Empresso Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton

THURSDAY, APRIL 9 - 8 p.m. - Featured readers plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Hosted by Mario Ellis Hill. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 8 AND 9: SACRAMENTO POETRY CENTER ANNUAL CONFERENCE with K. Silem Mohammad, Jim Powell, Dean Rader, Melissa Morphew, and Julia Connor [Friday reading at 7:30 PM, Saturday workshops start at 9:00 AM. At the Crossroads for the Arts, 25th and R, Sacramento. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

SATURDAY, APRIL 9 - 1-4 p.m. - Local Author Fair at the Folsom Public Library, 411 Stafford Street, Folsom. Free to the public courtesy of the Folsom Library. The 2nd annual Local Author Fair featuring keynote speaker Naida West, children's storytime with Patricia Newman, book sals and signing with 22 authors, networking, expert advice on writing and publishing, priz drawings, and refreshments. 916-355-7374. http://library.folsom.ca.us.

SATURDAY, APRIL 9 - 6-9 p.m. - Second Saturday reception featuring artists from Solano Community College. At the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. 916-979-9706. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 - 12 p.m.-3 p.m. - Ishmael Reed reads and discusses his new novel, "Juice." Book signing and sale to follow. Free and open to the public. At Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street, Sacramento. http://timetestedbooks.blogspot.com/2011/03/ishmael-reed-sunday-april-10th-at-12-pm.html 916-447-5696 or email info@timetestedbooks.net

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 - 3-5 p.m. - Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Poets Club of Lincoln plus open mic at the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges, Willow Room, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln, CA. Refreshments will be provided. Presented by the Poets Club of Lincoln. Sponsored by Friends of the Lincoln Library. Free. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 - 4-6 p.m. - Lee Rossi and Terry Lucas read at the VALONA DELI SECOND SUNDAY POETRY SERIES  at 1323 Pomona Street in Crockett. Hosted by Connie Post. Features at 4, plus open mic at 5. OPEN MIC notes: (One of the best open mics in the Bay Area!) The time limit is one page, 2 minutes or less! Those who are the first 30 to sign up for open mic are guaranteed a spot, after 30, please do sign up, however it will be as time allows. Remember to stay for the wonderful jazz by The Terry Henry Jazz Trio at 6 p.m.! Connie@poetrypost.com. The Valona Deli "Take One Leave One" Lending Library: Bring one Poetry journal to donate and take one from the lending Library. (Please no donations of local poets' books and really, "take one, leave one.")

MONDAY, APRIL 11 - 7:30 p.m. - Greg Glazner and Michael Spring read at SPC, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Emmanuel Sigauke. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, APRIL 12 - 6 p.m. - The Second Tuesday Poetry Series at the Barkin' Dog Grill, 940 11th Street, Modesto, http://www.barkindoggrill.org/

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 - 12 noon - Aung Aung Taik reads as part of the Poetry in the Arboretum Series. Aung is a Burmese poet and artist currently living in San Francisco.  He has published poetry, essays, a novel and a cookbook, and his work has appeared in the NY Times, the SF Chronicle, Poetry Flash, and Poetry USA. He is also one of Burma’s pioneering modern painters, and has had numerous solo exhibitions in the United States, Japan and Burma.  At the Wyatt Deck, Old Davis Road, UC Davis Arboretum. Free. Refreshments.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press celebrates its seventh birthday by featuring D. R. Wagner and his new SpiralChap, A Limited Means of Expression. Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 - 6-7 p.m. - Announcing a new monthly poetry read-around, Poetry Off-the-Shelves, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6-7 p.m. at El Dorado County Library's main branch. The address is 345 Fair Lane, Placerville. (This takes the place of the Upstairs Poetry readings which were held on the 4th Wednesdays.) Bring your own poems or those of a favorite poet; or just come to listen. We hope to see you there! For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 - SATURDAY, APRIL 16 - Festival of the Arts at Sac State. 3 p.m. on April 14, reading by poet Claudia Keelan in the Library Gallery. 3 p.m. on April 16, reading by poet Joseph Lease in the Library Gallery.

THURSDAY, APRIL 14 - 5-9 p.m. - LITFIX poetry and literature activities and performances at the Crocker Art Museum. LitFix is an evening of poetry, music, film and art at the Crocker's Thursday night Art Mix. Poet Eve West Bessier with Tony Passarell, sax, and Jerry Pineda, bass, Lawrence Dinkins (NSAA) and Ross Hammond, guitar, Mario Ellis Hill, The Sac City Ethnic Theater Workshop (!X), Bob Stanley with Robert Nakashima, guitar, Mark Herzig, cinematographer, discusses his film based on Baudelaire's "Get Drunk", Open Mic in the beautiful Crocker Auditorium. The return of the legendary Poem-O-Matic poetry machine, Ekphrastic Poets in the Galleries and more! At the Crocker Art Museum, O Street between 2nd and 3rd, $10 for non-members/free for Crocker members.

THURSDAY, APRIL 14 - 8 p.m. - Josh Fernandez, Bill Gainer, & Annie Menebroker feature at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's. This will be a celebration of Josh's new book from R.L. Crow Publications. 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15 - 6-8 p.m. - Writers Who Wine Nite Out - Join this group of writers talking words, editors and the writing life. Writers at all levels welcome. The more the wordier. At Revolution Wines - Urban Winery, 2831 S Street.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15 - 7 p.m. - Reading and release of Quinton Duval's last book, "Like Hay," at the Jay Jay Gallery, 5520 Elvas Avenue.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15 - 7:30 p.m. - Briony Gylgayton and Traci Gourdine read at the Other Voice poetry series. Plus open mic. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis). Fore more info, contact allegras@dcn.org

SATURDAY, APRIL 16 - 2 p.m. - Premiere Sacramento screening of The Practice of the Wild documentary featuring poet Gary Snyder and novelist Jim Harrison (Legends of the Fall). Directed by John J. Healey, produced by Harrison and Will Hearst. $10. Nature poem Open Mic follows. At the Crocker Art Museum. This is part of the Sacramento International Film Festival, April 9 - April 17. http://www.wholeearthfilms.com/practice_wild.html

SATURDAY, APRIL 16 - 4-6 p.m. - NSAA presents Sub-American (poetry reading and signing) at Underground Books. 2814 35th Street, Sacramento (916-737-3333). Poet and Spoken Word Artist NSAA has released a new book, Sub-American, a collection of poems dealing with the concept of being a hyphenated American. In his new book he explores a broad range of topics ranging from President Bush, hurricane Katrina and The Civil Rights Movement.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16 - 7 p.m. - Pat Schneider, author of Writing Alone And With Others and founder of Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA), will be in Sacramento for a public reading and discussion on the first floor of the Sutter Cancer Center at 28th & L streets. Pat will begin the program at 7:00 p.m. and will sign books at the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information please email John Crandall at john (at) fireartsofsacramento (dot) com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17 - 2-4:30 p.m. - A Starry Night Poetry Series presents Taylor Graham at the Lodi Library, 201 West Locust Street, Lodi. For more info, contact, starrynightpoetry@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by the Lodi Library.

MONDAY, APRIL 18 - 7:30 - Poets from the new Tule Review read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Theresa McCourt and Linda Collins. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, APRIL 19 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. First and Third Tuesdays. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 - 7-9 p.m. - MIDTOWN OUT LOUD...SacTown’s new provocative, dynamic and uncensored venue for open mic poetry and acoustic performance. Be it spoken word, dub, 12-string, a cappella, your own material or another’s...come, play, read…and over a cup of coffee or a pint, be inspired, made to laugh and moved by Midtown’s art Out Loud. At Mondo Bizarro/1827 I Street (formerly Butch n Nellie’s). Every first and third Wednesday. Free. Sign-up sheet available in advance or at the event. Host Contact: Heather at 530-902-3409, swazihope@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, Every Third Wednesday, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 - 8 p.m. - Todd Cirillo, Philip T. Nails, and Joe Donohoe read at Red Night Poetry at Beatnik Studios, 2421 17th Street (Broadway and 17th), Sacramento. Hosted by Genelle Chaconas. $5 (with food and beverage provided). Open mic, 5 minutes per reader. Contact katanagurl13@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 - 9-11 p.m. - The Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages. Hosted by NSAA.

THURSDAY, APRIL 21 - Noon - Lunchtime eading at the Central Library in the Sacramento Room (no food allowed). Let’s make this April, this National Poetry Month, the month of opening:  tulips and daffodils, azaleas and crocuses, minds and doors.  Bring your favorite poems (preferably by a writer other than yourself) which explore or celebrate some aspect of openness.  Cast your net wide.  Think metaphorically as well as literally.  Let your mind (and your senses) run free. 828 I Street. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins. Every Third Thursday. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

THURSDAY, APRIL 21 - 7:30 p.m. - James DenBoer and Susan Kelly-DeWitt read at The Nevada County Poetry Series. Tickets are available at the door for $5 general, seniors and students, and $1 for those under 18. Refreshments and open-mic included. The show will be in the Library Room at the Holbrooke Hotel, 212 West Main Street, Grass Valley. The reading and open-mic will be videoed for presentation on Nevada County TV, Channel 11. For more information call (530) 432-8196 or (530) 274-8384 or visit The Center for the Arts.

THURSDAY, APRIL 21 - 8 p.m. - Featuring frank andrick, David Houston, Becca Costello, Kayden Kross, and Catalan guitarist Xavier Altimiras plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931. Hosted by Geoffrey Neill.

THURSDAY, APRIL 21 - 8 p.m. - Gillian Wegener and Gerald Fleming read (plus open mic at 9(. Free. At the John Natsoulas Art Gallery, 521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

FRIDAY, APRIL 22 - 7:30 - Special Friday evening reading at SPC features writers from Mira Loma High School. 916-979-9706. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

SUNDAY, APRIL 24 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, APRIL 25 - 6-7 p.m. - Join us for Poetry in Motion, a new poetry open mic read-around, at the Placerville Senior Center. The event is free. We'll be in the Game Room. The Senior Center is located at 937 Spring Street; entrance is off Tunnel Street. Bring your own poems to share, or read from your favorite poets; or just come to listen. For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

MONDAY, APRIL 25 - 7:30 - Heather Altfeld and Troy Jollimore read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R. Hosted by Tim Kahl. For more info, call SPC 916-979-9706, http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/.

TUESDAY, APRIL 26 - 7:00-9:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) - JUSTICE/BRILLIANCE:  Remi Kanazi, currently on his Poetic Injustice book tour, and Mark Gonzales, HBO Def Poet and brilliant wordsmith celebrating cultural intersections across all borders. Info: http://on.fb.me/ea4OLP, California State University Sacramento, Del Norte, Room 1004, General admission: $15, Students with ID $5, Free parking permit at the entrance of lot 2 across from Del Norte. Look for event sign.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28 - 8 p.m. - Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29 - 7:30 p.m. - "Stories on Stage" features stories from the Farallon Review. SOS will continue to raffle books donated by featured authors in support of the series. Raffles are $1. Stories on Stage happily accepts wine donations. To express their appreciation, you’ll receive a free raffle ticket. Our chef, Mat Fischer, will return to serve an appetizer before the performance begins. For more information about Stories on Stage, their artists, or to view their event photos and video archives, please visit http://valeriefioravanti.com/SoS.aspx, their blog http://storiesonstagesacramento.wordpress.com or become their fan on Facebook. For more info about the Poetry Center, please visit http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

FRIDAY, APRIL 29 - 7-9 p.m. - An Evening of Poetry, Music, & Inspiration with Kim Rosen, Suggested Donation $15, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (UUCD), 27074 Patwin Rd., Davis, Information and registration: Kirk Ridgeway, (530) 231-5679, klridge@comcast.net
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 30 - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - A Day-Long "Poetry Dive" Workshop with Kim Rosen, Fee: $95/person, $75 for students with ID and seniors 62 and older. (No prior knowledge or experience of poetry or writing is necessary.) Friday’s Poetry Concert included with full workshop fee. $10 discount for registration postmarked by April 15th. Space limited to 20; advanced registration highly recommended. Last date to register April 22nd.  Late registrations accepted for waiting list. Fee fully refundable if notified by April 22.  Check payable to Kim Rosen. (Mail to: Kirk Ridgeway, 3811 Los Cerros Place, Davis, CA 95618). Additional information: go to www.uudavis.org; click on “Programs” then “Saved by a Poem.pdf”

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show Poetry and Music Series. LIVE BAND LSB. FREE MASSAGES BY TEDI'S MASSAGE DURING THE EVENT, FREE FOOD TREATS, SAC'S BEST ENTERTAINERS. $7. At the Sojourner Truth Museum, 2251 Florin Road, 916-271-8855. Hosted by T-Mo (916) 208-POET, Live Band, Open Mic, Featured Artists, Normally on Last Saturdays, Co-Sponsored by the Sacramento Poetry Center.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 - 7:30 p.m. - Paul Fericano and Ann Menebroker in a special tag-team reading. Hosted by Trina Drotar. at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R. For more info, call SPC 916-979-9706, http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 - 9 p.m. - SOL Poetry series (combining Mics and Moods poetry series hosted by Khiry Malik and the Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) poetry series) at Sol Collective. 2574 21st Street (near 21st Street and Broadway), $5, poets free. Every last Saturday of the month.

Eskimo Pie's Poetry Calendar - MARCH 2011

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TUESDAY, MARCH 1 - 7:30-10 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, First floor, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more. Sign-ups at 7.

TUESDAY, MARCH 1 - 7-10 P.M. - RANCHO OPEN MIC every Tuesday night at Strings Pizzeria, 9500 Micron Avenue #128, Sacramento (next to Capital Christian Church). "No stupid lottery systems, no fee for sign-up, and NO reason NOT to have an AWESOME TIME!!! All open mic acts are welcome from acapella to guitarists to poetry, so NO ONE is left out! ;P Check out http://www.stringspizzeria.com for more details. Happy Hours are from 3 to 9 pm, and even BOB BARKER would agree that the food Price is Right!"

TUESDAY, MARCH 1 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. First and Third Tuesdays. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. time slot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 - 6 p.m. - The First Wednesday Library Reading. Hosted by Sacramento poet laureate Bob Stanley at the Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, 916-979-9706, http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/).

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 - 7-9 p.m. - MIDTOWN OUT LOUD...SacTown’s new provocative, dynamic and uncensored venue for open mic poetry and acoustic performance. Be it spoken word, dub, 12-string, a cappella, your own material or another’s...come, play, read…and over a cup of coffee or a pint, be inspired, made to laugh and moved by Midtown’s art Out Loud. At Mondo Bizarro/1827 I Street (formerly Butch n Nellie’s). Every first and third Wednesday. Free. Sign-up sheet available in advance or at the event. Host Contact: Heather at 530-902-3409, swazihope@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 - 8 p.m. - Random Abilideze is the featured performer (plus open mic at 9). Random Abilideze is a dynamic and celebrated hip-hop artist, spokent word poet, and community educator. He won the 2009 SAMMIE award for Outstanding MC. At the Bistro, 226 F Street (3rd and F Streets) in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info at http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, MARCH 3 - 8 p.m. - Every Thursday, open mic for music, comedy and poetry. Hosted by Vitto. Empresso Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton

THURSDAY, MARCH 3 - 8 p.m. - Featured readers plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Hosted by Mario Ellis Hill. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5 - 12 Noon - 9 p.m. - 1st Saturdays: Showcasing African American Artists, various locations in Sacramento. Also see the Sacramento African American Art Collective.

SUNDAY, MARCH 6 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, MARCH 7 - 7:30 p.m. - Lynn Emanuel and Cheryl Dumesnil read at SPC, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Bob Stanley. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press poetry presents a new chapbook, The Caring Tree, from Martha Ann Blackman, and a littlesnake broadside by Carl Bernard Swartz. Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 - 6-7 p.m. - Announcing a new monthly poetry read-around, Poetry Off-the-Shelves, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6-7 p.m. at El Dorado County Library's main branch. The address is 345 Fair Lane, Placerville. (This takes the place of the Upstairs Poetry readings which were held on the 4th Wednesdays.) Bring your own poems or those of a favorite poet; or just come to listen. We hope to see you there! For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

THURSDAY, MARCH 10 - 6 p.m. - Check the following listing for date and location. Writers Who Wine Nite Out - Join this group of writers at 58 Degrees and Holding Co. at 1217 18th Street talking words, editors and the writing life. Writers at all levels welcome. The more the wordier.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931. Hosted by Geoffrey Neill.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10 - 4-6 p.m. - Opening reception for "Poetic License - Portraits of Sacramento's Poets by Suzanne Johnson." At the SMUD Gallery, 6301 S Street. Sponsored by SMAC.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10 - 7 p.m. - Escritores del Nuevo Sol presents a special reading to accompany the art exhibit by Edgar Heap of Birds at La Raza Galeria Posada, 1024 – 22nd Street, Midtown Sacramento. For information:  Graciela Ramirez, 916-456-5323. For information, see: www.larazagaleriaposada.org      

FRIDAY, MARCH 11 and SATURDAY, MARCH 12 - The Art of Painting in the 21st Century Conference at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis. Lecture from 4-5 p.m. on Friday by poet, novelist and painter, Clarence Major.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12 - 6-9 p.m. - Second Saturday reception featuring artists from Sacramento City College. At the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. 916-979-9706. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

SUNDAY, MARCH 13 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

SUNDAY, MARCH 13 - 2-4 p.m. - NOTE EARLIER WINTER HOURS FROM 2-4 (NOT 3-5). Featured reader plus open mic at the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges, Willow Room, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln, CA. Refreshments will be provided. Presented by the Poets Club of Lincoln. Sponsored by Friends of the Lincoln Library. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 13 - 4-6 p.m. - Aaron Belz reads at the VALONA DELI SECOND SUNDAY POETRY SERIES  at 1323 Pomona Street in Crockett. Hosted by Connie Post. Features at 4, plus open mic at 5. OPEN MIC notes: (One of the best open mics in the Bay Area!) The time limit is one page, 2 minutes or less! Those who are the first 30 to sign up for open mic are guaranteed a spot, after 30, please do sign up, however it will be as time allows. Remember to stay for the wonderful jazz at 6 p.m.! Connie@poetrypost.com. The Valona Deli "Take One Leave One" Lending Library: Bring one Poetry journal to donate and take one from the lending Library. (Please no donations of local poets' books and really, "take one, leave one.")

MONDAY, MARCH 14 - 7:30 - David Iribarne and Noah "Supanova" Hayes read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Emmanuel Sigauke. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, MARCH 15 - 6 p.m. - Linda Scheller and Jeff Knorr feature at the Second (Third this month) Tuesday Poetry Series at the Barkin' Dog Grill, 940 11th Street, Modesto, http://www.barkindoggrill.org/

TUESDAY, MARCH 15 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. First and Third Tuesdays. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 - 7-9 p.m. - MIDTOWN OUT LOUD...SacTown’s new provocative, dynamic and uncensored venue for open mic poetry and acoustic performance. Be it spoken word, dub, 12-string, a cappella, your own material or another’s...come, play, read…and over a cup of coffee or a pint, be inspired, made to laugh and moved by Midtown’s art Out Loud. At Mondo Bizarro/1827 I Street (formerly Butch n Nellie’s). Every first and third Wednesday. Free. Sign-up sheet available in advance or at the event. Host Contact: Heather at 530-902-3409, swazihope@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, Every Third Wednesday, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 - 8 p.m. - Danyen Powell, Mary Mackey and Crawdad Nelson read at Red Night Poetry at Beatnik Studios, 2421 17th Street (Broadway and 17th), Sacramento. Hosted by Genelle Chaconas. $5 (with food and beverage provided). Open mic, 5 minutes per reader. Contact katanagurl13@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 - 9-11 p.m. - Bob Stanley is the featured reader at Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages. Hosted by NSAA.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17 - Noon - Brown bag poetry reading at the Central Library. Bring your favorite poems written by other people to read and share with everyone else. 828 I Street. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins. Every Third Thursday. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

THURSDAY, MARCH 17 - 7:30 p.m. - Meri St. Mary and Genelle Chaconas read at The Nevada County Poetry Series. Tickets are available at the door for $5 general, seniors and students, and $1 for those under 18. Refreshments and open-mic included. The show will be in the Granucci Room (use the main entrance) at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA. For more information call (530) 432-8196 or (530) 274-8384 or visit The Center for the Arts.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17 - 8 p.m. - Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17 - 8 p.m. - Lauren Norton & the Souterrain perform, plus open mic at 9. Free. At the John Natsoulas Art Gallery, 521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

FRIDAY, MARCH 18 - 6 p.m. - Writers Who Wine Nite Out - Join this group of writers at Revolution Wines, 2831 S Street. Writers at all levels welcome. The more the wordier.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18 - 7:30 p.m. - Cynthia Linville and Carroll Terra read at the Other Voice poetry series. Plus open mic. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis). Fore more info, contact allegras@dcn.org

FRIDAY, MARCH 18 - 8 p.m. - Luna's Café presents Unheimlich Theater, together with Sean Powers, in a presentation of shadow puppet theater, avant chamber music, and dramatic poetical performances exploring the works of Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde, Kafka, Antonin Artaud, and the poetry of Leopoldo María Panero translated by Arturo Mantecón. Unheimlich Theater is in rebellion against mere rhetorical images!! It is here to present images embodied with all the urgency of life. A presentation of Unheimlich is not for the ears alone but for people to experience with their entire being. Unheimlich Theater is Gilberto Rodríguez, Dylan Morgan, Roberto Haven, and Russell Julian Brown, admission $8 at LUNA'S CAFÉ, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19 - 7-9 p.m. - "Poets for Peace III: The 8th Anniversary of the War on Iraq" at The Breathe Bldg, 12 & I, Sacramento. Featuring Lorna Dee Cervantez, Francisco Alarcon, Molly Fisk, Joshua McKinney, Dennis Hock, William O'Daly, Traci Gourdine, VS Chochezi, Emily Wright, Brandon Cesmat, Patrick Grizzell and band -- and music by Savannah Moor to start the evening. Hosted by Frank Dixon Graham.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20 - 7-8:30 - Sister Spit: Next Generation reads at the California Stage, 25th & R. Tickets at the door $10 or online $8 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/153652 http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

SUNDAY, MARCH 20 AND MONDAY, MARCH 21 - California Poetry Out Loud 2011 State Competition - Students from 35 counties are slated to compete this year in the annual California Poetry Out Loud finals. This year marks the third time the state Senate Chambers will be the venue for the California Poetry Out Loud state finals on Monday, and the agency and staff in the capitol plan on having the event televised and webcast live on the Cal Channel. Because of the large number of county winners in the 2011 Poetry Out Loud program, the event has been split into two sections: Round 1 will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, March 20 at the Sacramento Sheraton at 3:00 pm, while Round 2 and Round 3 will take place on the state Senate floor starting at 8:00 a.m. on Monday. The California Arts Council expects to announce the winner at approximately noon on Monday, with the results televised live by the Cal Channel.

MONDAY, MARCH 21 - 7:30 - Poetry and Music with Robin Rule and Patrick Grizzell at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R. For more info, call SPC 916-979-9706, http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 - 7:30 p.m. - Poetry evening at Logos Bookstore, 513 Second Street, Davis.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 - 8 p.m. - Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, MARCH 25 - 7-8 p.m. - Poets from the Moon Mist Valley Anthology read at ArtSpace, the El Dorado Art Council's gallery at 459 Main Street, Placerville, 530-295-3496, http://www.eldoradoarts.com, free. To mark Diabetes Awareness Month, we will read from No-Sugar Added, a new collection of poems by people touched by diabetes. A short open mic follows (signup before the feature). Hosted by the El Dorado Arts Council and Red Fox Underground.

FRIDAY, MARCH 25 - 7:30 p.m. - "Stories on Stage" features short fiction read by actors on the final Friday of the month. In March, Ashley Lucas will read Sue Staats’ “The Acupuncturist’s Wife” and Pam Metzger will read Naomi Benaron’s "Take Six." Naomi Benaron is the author of the story collection Love Letters from a Fat Man, which will be available for purchase and signing. Naomi’s forthcoming novel, Running the Rift, won Barbara Kingsolver’s Bellwether Prize in 2010. Sue Staats recently completed her MFA in Fiction at Pacific University. She has published fiction, non-fiction, and poetry in the Suisun Valley Review, Susurrus, and Sacramento News & Review. Pamela Metzger was a radio announcer in the Sacramento area for 20 years. She has always enjoyed a good read on road trips, with each passenger giving their interpretation as they read aloud. The second child of 9 brothers and sisters made storytelling a necessary element in her well rounded personality. She resides in Sacramento and is in the Television advertising business. Ashley Lucas has been acting for over five years. She has performed with Runaway Stage, Thistledew, and is a regular at the Playwrights Collaborative Workshops. Her other acting ventures include volunteering with the West Sacramento CERT as their Fire Prevention Trailer Instructors. SOS will continue to raffle books donated by featured authors in support of the series. Raffles are $1. SOS will also raffle off a Stories on Stage t-shirt, in memory of Kirk Parker, who designed and produced the t-shirts, and who filmed performances during SOS' first year. Stories on Stage happily accepts wine donations. To express our appreciation, you’ll receive a free raffle ticket. Our chef, Mat Fischer, will return to serve an appetizer before the performance begins. Tatiana Morfas will guest host. For more information about Stories on Stage, our artists, or to view our event photos and video archives, please visit http://valeriefioravanti.com/SoS.aspx, their blog http://storiesonstagesacramento.wordpress.com or become their fan on Facebook. For more info about the Poetry Center, please visit http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

SATURDAY, MARCH 26 - 7-9 p.m. - The "New" Show Poetry and Music Series. March features include: Awesome singers Dannyelle Finch, Karen Meeks-Johnson,Tony R., poets Bob Stanley, Ms. Kottyn, P.S. and more!!! LIVE BAND LSB...AND SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST LENNY WILLIAMS JR. (Son of famous singer Lenny Williams). FREE MASSAGES BY TEDI'S MASSAGE DURING THE EVENT, FREE FOOD TREATS, SAC'S BEST ENTERTAINERS. Free BBQ Dinners & Free Admission to "THE SHOW" in March with a canned food donation. (FREE BARBEQUE DINNER for the first 50 people with a canned food donation) Catered by D's Word of Mouth (916) 832-7713. Canned food will be donated to http://www.facebook.com/l/6d121cuqPvx8R9YQwGgYNgt1uHg/www.cottagehousing.org/ $5.00 admission without a canned food donation before 7:30PM and $7 after 7:30PM. New Location: Florin Business Arts Complex (Obama Room), 2251 Florin Road (24th & Florin), Sacramento. (916) 208-POET, Live Band, Open Mic, Featured Artists, Normally on Last Saturdays, Co-Sponsored by the Sacramento Poetry Center.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26 - 9 p.m. - SOL Poetry series (combining Mics and Moods poetry series hosted by Khiry Malik and the Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) poetry series) at Sol Collective. 2574 21st Street (near 21st Street and Broadway), $5, poets free. Every last Saturday of the month.

SUNDAY, MARCH 27 - 2-4:30 p.m. - A Starry Night Poetry Series presents Jim Turner and D. B. Pacini at the Lodi Library, 201 West Locust Street, Lodi. For more info, contact, starrynightpoetry@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by the Lodi Library.

SUNDAY, MARCH 27 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, MARCH 28- 6-7 p.m. - Join us for Poetry in Motion, a new poetry open mic read-around, at the Placerville Senior Center. The event is free. We'll be in the Game Room. The Senior Center is located at 937 Spring Street; entrance is off Tunnel Street. Bring your own poems to share, or read from your favorite poets; or just come to listen. For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

MONDAY, MARCH 28 - 7:30 - Gerald Fleming and Nancy Krygowski read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Tim Kahl. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, MARCH 31 - 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Floricanto for César Chavez at Southside Park, 2115 6th Street, Sacramento, CA.. Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol/ Writers of the New Sun invite you to participate and attend a symbolic Floricanto for César Chávez, a collective poetry reading to celebrate César Chavez's birthday. We will be next to the tree Los Escritores planted in 1994 in honor of Cesar Chavez. The tree is located on the north side of the Southside Park, Sacramento, CA, west from the Amphitheater with murals. Please bring poems to share and any bocadillos and non-alcoholic drinks you want to share. We will have a table. JoAnn Anglin advises, "Who knows if the weather will be wet or dry, warm or cool, but please come prepared for the circumstances. Any snacks should be ‘finger foods,’ not needing plates or forks. Okay to share with others who will want to come by for this sharing among amigos." Francisco X. Alarcón will do an invocation and read poems together with other poets.

THURSDAY, MARCH 31 - 8 p.m. - Featured readers plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 - 7:30-10 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, First floor, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more. Sign-ups at 7.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 - 7-10 P.M. - RANCHO OPEN MIC every Tuesday night at Strings Pizzeria, 9500 Micron Avenue #128, Sacramento (next to Capital Christian Church). "No stupid lottery systems, no fee for sign-up, and NO reason NOT to have an AWESOME TIME!!! All open mic acts are welcome from acapella to guitarists to poetry, so NO ONE is left out! ;P Check out http://www.stringspizzeria.com for more details. Happy Hours are from 3 to 9 pm, and even BOB BARKER would agree that the food Price is Right!"

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. First and Third Tuesdays. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. time slot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 - 6 p.m. - "An Evening with Langston Hughes" - Wayne Cook reads Hughes' poems with jazz bass accompaniment by Vincent Gomez at The First Wednesday Library Reading. Hosted by Sacramento poet laureate Bob Stanley at the Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, 916-979-9706, http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/).

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 - 7-9 p.m. - MIDTOWN OUT LOUD...SacTown’s new provocative, dynamic and uncensored venue for open mic poetry and acoustic performance. Be it spoken word, dub, 12-string, a cappella, your own material or another’s...come, play, read…and over a cup of coffee or a pint, be inspired, made to laugh and moved by Midtown’s art Out Loud. At Mondo Bizarro/1827 I Street (formerly Butch n Nellie’s). Every first and third Wednesday. Free. Sign-up sheet available in advance or at the event. Host Contact: Heather at 530-902-3409, swazihope@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 - 8 p.m. - Chana Bloch reads (plus open mic at 9) at The Bistro, 226 F Street (3rd and F Streets) in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info at http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3 - 8 p.m. - Every Thursday, open mic for music, comedy and poetry. Hosted by Vitto. Empresso Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3 - 8 p.m. - Featuring JoAnn Anglin plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Hosted by Mario Ellis Hill. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4 - 7-9:30 p.m. - SAYS (Sacramento Area Youth Speaks) Under-21 Open Mic. On the First Friday, Every Month. All Ages. $5 Donation. Special Spoken Word and Musical Features with DJ CARREON and more! At Sol Collective, 2742 21st Street, Sacramento.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Save Our Libraries Day. This started in the UK, but we want it to spread to libraries everywhere! On February 5th visit your library. Check out as many books, CDs, and DVDs as you want. Get a library card if you don't have one already. Ask a librarian for help with a book suggestion or research question. Use your library's online resources. Buy a book from the Friends of the Library store in the lobby. Do something--do anything! If "your library" is an academic library, go there. If you've never been to the closest public library, have an adventure.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 - 12 Noon - 9 p.m. - 1st Saturdays: Showcasing African American Artists, various locations in Sacramento. Also see the Sacramento African American Art Collective.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7 - 6:30 p.m. - The Well of Poems - Share your poetry with others. This is an opportunity for a deepening conversation about poems meaningful to your life. Each  person will bring a poem (or two), read the poem, relate any story associated with the poem, and reflect on the poem’s significance to their life story. This can be ANY poem, yours or someone else’s. The intent is to invoke a dialogue through the power of poetry and perhaps provide each other with some greater understanding and appreciation of the human journey. • Open to poets and non-poets • There will be no critiquing or writing poems • Poems are to be no longer than one page • Optional: Bring 10 copies of the poem(s) you present. Free. Open to UUCD members and the community-at-large. Facilitator: Kirk Ridgeway, 530-231-5679, klridge@comcast.net. Kirk is a worship associate at UUCD.  In Pleasanton, CA he was co-chair of the Annual Poetry, Prose & Arts Festival, was Poet Laureate, and values the oral poetic tradition. Register: Send name and contact information to register@uudavis.org or (530) 753-2581 x104 in the library at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis).

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7 - 7:30 p.m. - Jazz and Poetry at California Stage featuring the award-winning Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet plus poets Mario Ellis Hill, Eve West Bessier and Anna Sandidge. 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Bob Stanley. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 - 6 p.m. - Second Tuesday Poetry Series at the Barkin' Dog Grill, 940 11th Street, Modesto, http://www.barkindoggrill.org/

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - 10 a.m. in Freeborn Hall and 7 p.m. in the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center - Joyce Carol Thomas reads at UC Davis. $15.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press poetry presents a new chapbook, Dawn and Dirty, from Patricia Hickerson, and a littlesnake broadside by Rachel Leibrock, entitled Ascension. Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - 6-7 p.m. - Announcing a new monthly poetry read-around, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6-7 p.m. at El Dorado County Library's main branch. The address is 345 Fair Lane, Placerville. (This takes the place of the Upstairs Poetry readings which were held on the 4th Wednesdays.) Join us Feb. 9 for the inaugural reading! Bring your own poems, or those of a favorite poet; or just come to listen. We hope to see you there! For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10 - 6 p.m. - Writers Who Wine Nite Out - Join this group of writers at 58 Degrees and Holding Co. at 1217 18th Street talking words, editors and the writing life. Writers at all levels welcome. The more the wordier.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10 - 7 p.m. - Bill Pieper reads from his new novel, What You Wish For, at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10 - 8 p.m. - Featuring Audrey Edley. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931. Hosted by Geoffrey Neill.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10 - 7 p.m. - Escritores del Nuevo Sol presents a special Valentine's Day reading At La Raza Galeria Posada; 1024 – 22nd Street; Midtown Sacramento. For information:  Graciela Ramirez, 916-456-5323. For information on LRGP, see: www.larazagaleriaposada.org      

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - 1 p.m. - Gary Snyder and David Lukas read from their new book, The Nature of this Place. At the King Lounge, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus in Davis, CA.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12 - 5-9 p.m. (gallery reception) 6-7:30 p.m. (poetry reading) - Cynthia Linville hosts "A Marathon of Love Poems" where twenty local poets read poems of love, lust, and heartache. This is a Second Saturday art event featuring over 16 artists and 20 readers, raising awareness for To Write Love on Her Arms (www.twloha.com). At 1726 11th Street (in the big yellow Victorian on 11th street between Q & R). Presented by Vox Sacramento and ThinkHouse Collective. Donations will be accepted for the organization To Write Love On Her Arms, but the event is free.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12 - 5-9 p.m. - 40 Acres Art Gallery reopens with an exhibit by Milton Bowens, "The Encyclopedia Blacktannica: A Contemporary Fine Art Anthology of of the African American Experience. At 35th Street and Broadway, Sacramento. Exhibit Feb 10 thru April 9. Feb 19: 3-6 p.m. - talk with Milton Bowens. Feb 26: 3-6 p.m. - panel discussion on race relations. For more info, contact Gail at gwilliams1918@comcast.net.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - 2-4 p.m. - NOTE EARLIER WINTER HOURS FROM 2-4 (NOT 3-5). Jim Nolt reads at the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges, Willow Room, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln, CA. Jim, who lives in Folsom, has been part of the monthly Lincoln Open Mic event since its first days, seven years ago. He is also the mastermind behind developing and maintaining the Open Mic e-mail list. He has written poetry since 1970, despite the impact of completing a graduate degree in engineering from Stanford. Jim has published two chapbooks; another is on its way. He is known as the famous “Poet Lariat” of Greenhorn Creek. Jim writes by inspiration, not command, which requires him to never be without pen and paper. Refreshments will be provided. Presented by the Poets Club of Lincoln. Sponsored by Friends of the Lincoln Library. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - 4-6 p.m. - Cheryl Dumesnil and Donelle McGee read at the VALONA DELI SECOND SUNDAY POETRY SERIES  at 1323 Pomona Street in Crockett. Hosted by Connie Post. Features at 4, plus open mic at 5. OPEN MIC notes: (One of the best open mics in the Bay Area!) The time limit is one page, 2 minutes or less! Those who are the first 30 to sign up for open mic are guaranteed a spot, after 30, please do sign up, however it will be as time allows. Remember to stay for the wonderful jazz at 6 p.m.! Connie@poetrypost.com. The Valona Deli "Take One Leave One" Lending Library: Bring one Poetry journal to donate and take one from the lending Library. (Please no donations of local poets' books and really, "take one, leave one.")

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - 7:30 - Francisco Alarçon reads at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Emmanuel Sigauke. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. First and Third Tuesdays. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, Every Third Wednesday, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 - 8 p.m. - Red Night Poetry featuring Geoffrey Neill, Maggie Frost and James Lee Jobe at Beatnik Studios, 2421 17th Street (Broadway and 17th), Sacramento. Hosted by Genelle Chaconas. $5 (with food and beverage provided). Open mic, 5 minutes per reader. Contact katanagurl13@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 - 7-9 p.m. - MIDTOWN OUT LOUD...SacTown’s new provocative, dynamic and uncensored venue for open mic poetry and acoustic performance. Be it spoken word, dub, 12-string, a cappella, your own material or another’s...come, play, read…and over a cup of coffee or a pint, be inspired, made to laugh and moved by Midtown’s art Out Loud. At Mondo Bizarro/1827 I Street (formerly Butch n Nellie’s). Every first and third Wednesday. Free. Sign-up sheet available in advance or at the event. Host Contact: Heather at 530-902-3409, swazihope@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 - 9-11 p.m. - V. S. Chochezi features at Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages. Hosted by NSAA.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 - Noon - Brown bag poetry reading at the Central Library. Bring your favorite poems written by other people to read and share with everyone else. 828 I Street. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins. Every Third Thursday. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 - 4 p.m. - Dr Fausto Avendaño's Presentation/Lecture on his latest book, SANTA MARÍA, a historical novel of California. At the Hornet Bookstore, Sacramento State University.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 - 7:30 p.m. - The Nevada County Poetry Series presents Meri St. Mary and Genelle Chaconas. Meri St. Mary is a musician, writer, artist, radio personality and a punk poet chanteuse who, in 1984, started her seminal avant-garde punk band Housecoat Project. Genelle Chaconas studied Creative Writing at Cal State University Sacramento and is currently "investigating the relationship between the written word and image with the intimacy of the verbal and visual when working in a number of different mediums." The reading and open-mic will be videoed for presentation on Nevada County TV, channel 11. Tickets are available at the door for $5 general, seniors and students, and $1 for those under 18. Refreshments and open-mic included. The show will be in the Granucci Room (use the main entrance) at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA. For more information call (530) 432-8196 or (530) 274-8384 or visit The Center for the Arts.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 - 8 p.m. - Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 - 8 p.m. - Connie Post features, plus open mic at 9. Free. At the John Natsoulas Art Gallery, 521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18 - 7:30 p.m. - The Other Voice poetry series presents Deborah Neal Thomas from Cape Meares, Oregon, and Barbara and Ray March from Surprise Valley in NE California. Barbara March is a working journalist, a published poet, columnist and travel journalist. Ray March is editor of the Modoc County Daily News blog and the Modoc Independent News. He is a career journalist who has worked at the Monterey Peninsula Herald, Salinas Californian, Overseas TWeekly (Frankfurt, Germany), Carmel Pine Cone and on special assignment at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. Deborah Thomas is a former teacher, elementary school principal, college admissions officer, house mother in an orphanage, child care center director, and vocational rehabilitation specialist. Plus open mic. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis).  allegras@dcn.org

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20 - 4-6 p.m. - The Ignimbrite Poets with Barbara March, Ray March, William O'Daly, Julia Connor, DeAnn Beachley, Jeannie French, Beth Tozier and Judy Bertelsen read at the Library of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road, Davis, CA, Free. The Ignimbrite School was formed in Surprise Valley, CA, during last June’s writing conference, The Poetic Spirit: An Exploration of Inner and Outer Landscapes.  Based on theories and experiences of “poetry of place,” in its many forms, and rooted in the natural sciences such as geology, ecology, biology, and botany, the poets and writers attending the conference spent three days exploring the Hayes (Nevada) and Warner (California) mountain ranges with a geologist and an ecologist, and discussing and writing in various settings.  Some of the surprising results of those activities will be presented, along with poetry in the same spirit and vein.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21 - 7:30 - The Ignimbrite Poets with Barbara March, Ray March, William O'Daly, Julia Connor, DeAnn Beachley, Jeannie French, Beth Tozier and Judy Bertelsen read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. The Ignimbrite School was formed in Surprise Valley, CA, during last June’s writing conference, The Poetic Spirit: An Exploration of Inner and Outer Landscapes.  Based on theories and experiences of “poetry of place,” in its many forms, and rooted in the natural sciences such as geology, ecology, biology, and botany, the poets and writers attending the conference spent three days exploring the Hayes (Nevada) and Warner (California) mountain ranges with a geologist and an ecologist, and discussing and writing in various settings.  Some of the surprising results of those activities will be presented, along with poetry in the same spirit and vein. For more info, call SPC 916-979-9706, http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 - 7 p.m. - Ntozake Shange speaks at UC Davis.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 - 7:30 p.m. - Hannah Stein and Katherine Hastings read at Logos Bookstore, 513 Second Street, Davis.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 - 8 p.m. - Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 - 9-11 p.m. - The Collaboration featuring 2010 Sounds of Soul Black Music Awards “Best Singer” Arielle White, 2010 Sounds of Soul Black Music Awards “Best Poet” Terry Moore, 2010 Sounds of Soul Black Music Awards “Best Hip Hop Artist” Lady Live at Boston's Lounge, 9777 Lincoln Village Drive, Sacramento, $10, 916-366-6660.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. - "Black Like Me" hosted by NSAA and Visual Artist Milton 510 Bowens. This event celebrates black history month with several of Sacramento's most well-known poets: Ifamodupe, Bob Stanley, Kelly Richardson, Laura Cooks, Sean King. At 40 Acres Art Gallery, 3428 3rd Avenue, Sacramento.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 - 7:30 p.m. - "Stories on Stage" features short fiction read by actors on the final Friday of the month. In February, Cynthia Mitchell Speakman will read Gina Mulligan's, "The Slingback," and Rick Cook will read Skip Horack's, "The Redfish." Skip Horack is the author of the novel The Eden Hunter & the story collection The Southern Cross (both will be available for purchase and signing). Our chef, Mat Fischer, will return to serve an appetizer before the performance begins, in (continued) celebration of our second year. Stories on Stage regular Victoria Goldblatt will guest host. Stories on Stage has t-shirts available for purchase for $15 (purchase includes a free raffle ticket). Sales benefit the "Pay the Artists" fund. Stories on Stage happily accepts wine donations (also worthy of a free raffle ticket). For more information about Stories on Stage, our artists, or to view our event photos and video archives, please visit http://valeriefioravanti.com/SoS.aspx, http://storiesonstagesacramento.wordpress.com or become their fan on Facebook. For more info about the Poetry Center, please visit http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - The Last and Final BLACKOUT Poetry & Music Show inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6). $5. Contact 916-208-POET. This reading series is ending soon. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26 - 3-4:30 p.m. - NSAA presents Sub-American (Poetry and Booksigning) at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. Poet and Spoken Word Artist NSAA has released a new book, Sub-American, a collection of poems dealing with the concept of being a hyphenated American. In his new book he explores a broad range of topics ranging from President Bush, hurricane Katrina and The Civil Rights Movement. http://nsaatheblackroot.com/

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26 - 7-9 p.m. - $3 Ladies' Night at The "New" Show Poetry and Music Event. In February, featuring Featuring poets Sean King,Taifa Jamari, Ms. Kottyn, P.S., singers Karen Meeks-Johnson, James Sweeney, and Larah!!!!! ALSO, A SPECIAL DEDICATION FOR SINGLE MOTHERS. New Location: Florin Business Arts Complex (Obama Room), 2251 Florin Road (24th & Florin), Sacramento. Admission: $5. (916) 208-POET, Live Band, Open Mic, Featured Artists, Normally on Last Saturdays, Co-Sponsored by the Sacramento Poetry Center.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26 - 9 p.m. - SOL Poetry series (combining Mics and Moods poetry series hosted by Khiry Malik and the Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) poetry series) at Sol Collective. 2574 21st Street (near 21st Street and Broadway), $5, poets free. Every last Saturday of the month.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 - 2-4:30 p.m. - A Starry Night Poetry Series presents Albert J. Garcia. Albert is a native of Northern California. He grew up on a walnut orchard near Red Bluff, and was a former naturalist at Lassen Volcanic National Park, He serves as dean of the Language and Literature Division at Sacramento State City College. At the Lodi Library, 201 West Locust Street, Lodi. For more info, contact, starrynightpoetry@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by the Lodi Library.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28- 6-7 p.m. - Join us for Poetry in Motion, a new poetry open mic read-around, at the Placerville Senior Center. The event is free. We'll be in the Game Room. The Senior Center is located at 937 Spring Street; entrance is off Tunnel Street. Bring your own poems to share, or read from your favorite poets; or just come to listen. For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28 - 7:30 - Melissa Stein and Sharon Campbell read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Tim Kahl. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

Eskimo Pie's Poetry Calendar - JANUARY 2011

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 2 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, JANUARY 3 - 7:30 - Members of The Writers Circle (JoAnn Anglin, Diane Lovegrove Bader, Melen Lunn, Patricia Nichol, Jennifer O’ Neill Pickering, Sarah Stricker, Patricia Tollefson) read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Bob Stanley. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, JANUARY 4 - 7:30-10 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, First floor, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more. Sign-ups at 7.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 4 - 7-10 P.M. - RANCHO OPEN MIC every Tuesday night at Strings Pizzeria, 9500 Micron Avenue #128, Sacramento (next to Capital Christian Church). "No stupid lottery systems, no fee for sign-up, and NO reason NOT to have an AWESOME TIME!!! All open mic acts are welcome from acapella to guitarists to poetry, so NO ONE is left out! ;P Check out http://www.stringspizzeria.com for more details. Happy Hours are from 3 to 9 pm, and even BOB BARKER would agree that the food Price is Right!"

TUESDAY, JANUARY 4 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. First and Third Tuesdays. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. time slot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5 - 6 p.m. - Tom Roberts will read from his new novel, Drake's Bay, and Renee Thompson will read from her novel, The Bridge at Valentine at The First Wednesday Library Reading. Hosted by Sacramento poet laureate Bob Stanley at the Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, 916-979-9706, http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/).

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5 - 7-9 p.m. - MIDTOWN OUT LOUD...SacTown’s new provocative, dynamic and uncensored venue for open mic poetry and acoustic performance. Be it spoken word, dub, 12-string, a cappella, your own material or another’s...come, play, read…and over a cup of coffee or a pint, be inspired, made to laugh and moved by Midtown’s art Out Loud. At Mondo Bizarro/1827 I Street (formerly Butch n Nellie’s). Every first and third Wednesday. Free. Sign-up sheet available in advance or at the event. Host Contact: Heather at 530-902-3409, swazihope@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5 - 8 p.m. - Francisco Alarçon reads (plus open mic at 9) at The Bistro, 226 F Street (3rd and F Streets) in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info at http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6 - 8 p.m. - Every Thursday, open mic for music, comedy and poetry. Hosted by Vitto. Empresso Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6 - 8 p.m. - Featuring Xplicit (all the way from St. Louis) & Khiry Malik (the reknowned "slammeister" of Sacramento & host of Mahogany Urban Poetry Series) plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Hosted by Mario Ellis Hill. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7 - 7-9:30 p.m. - SAYS (Sacramento Area Youth Speaks) Under-21 Open Mic. On the First Friday, Every Month. All Ages. $5 Donation. Special Spoken Word and Musical Features with DJ CARREON and more! At Sol Collective, 2742 21st Street, Sacramento.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8 - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Malik Speaks and 2ndsaturdayblog.wordpress.com in conjunction with Master Barber & Beauty Shop present: Art on Stockton Blvd. / Noir: An Art Show in celebration of Black Culture with Photography by Khiry Malik and Artwork by Raymond Walker. Poets include: Taalam Acey, Ner City, and Xplicit. Music by: Harley White Jr Jazz Trio and Ifamodupe. Come and celebrate Khiry Malik's birthday. $7 Advance ticket now available online at: http://www.facebook.com/l/7defbcksfCJXKhzJbnl26tS6d-Q;www.showclix.com/event/16739/ $10 at the door. Master Barber & Beauty Shop presents Art on Stockton Blvd. at 4340 Stockton Blvd, Ste. 2, Sacramento. For more information call (916) 457-8708.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8 - 5-9 Reception, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Reading - Sacramento Writer's Brush (Writers Who Are Also Artists) present an evening of their art and spoken word, featuring: Frank Andrick, Lawrence Dinkins, Frank Graham, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, Jennifer O'Neill-Pickering, Nora Laila Staklis, Jeanine Stevens, Sue Owens Wright and others. at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. 916-451-5569. Art on display through January. http://jennifersword.blogspot.com or http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9 - 2-4 p.m. - NOTE EARLIER WINTER HOURS FROM 2-4 (NOT 3-5). Jim Cardwell from Froggie Lane Farms in Oroville reads. Jim returns to Open Mic by popular demand, with his poetry, his guitar accompaniment and a special piece he’s written for Lincoln. Fresh from the Cowboy Music and Poetry Festival in Monterey, Jim brings us his original nursing, nature and cowboy poetry.  He’s performed in most every western state, plus Canada.  In 2010, Jim read his poetry at the Wisconsin Book Festival. Aat the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges, Willow Room, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln, CA. Refreshments will be provided. Presented by the Poets Club of Lincoln. Sponsored by Friends of the Lincoln Library. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9 - 4-6 p.m. - VALONA DELI SECOND SUNDAY POETRY SERIES  at 1323 Pomona Street in Crockett. Hosted by Connie Post. Features at 4, plus open mic at 5. OPEN MIC notes: (One of the best open mics in the Bay Area!) The time limit is one page, 2 minutes or less! Those who are the first 30 to sign up for open mic are guaranteed a spot, after 30, please do sign up, however it will be as time allows. Remember to stay for the wonderful jazz at 6 p.m.! Connie@poetrypost.com. The Valona Deli "Take One Leave One" Lending Librar: Bring one Poetry journal to donate and take one from the lending Library. (Please no donations of local poets' books and really, "take one, leave one.")

MONDAY, JANUARY 10 - 7:30 - Burlee Vang reads at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Emmanuel Sigauke. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11 - 6 p.m. - Second Tuesday Poetry Series at the Barkin' Dog Grill, 940 11th Street, Modesto, http://www.barkindoggrill.org/

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 - 6 p.m. - Writers Who Wine Nite Out - Join this group of writers at The Riverside Clubhouse, 2633 Riverside Blvd., talking words, editors and the writing life. Writers at all levels welcome. The more the wordier.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 - 7-9 p.m. - MIDTOWN OUT LOUD...SacTown’s new provocative, dynamic and uncensored venue for open mic poetry and acoustic performance. Be it spoken word, dub, 12-string, a cappella, your own material or another’s...come, play, read…and over a cup of coffee or a pint, be inspired, made to laugh and moved by Midtown’s art Out Loud. At Mondo Bizarro/1827 I Street (formerly Butch n Nellie’s). Every first and third Wednesday. Free. Sign-up sheet available in advance or at the event. Host Contact: Heather at 530-902-3409, swazihope@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press poetry presents a reading by Jeanine Stevens from her new chapbook from Finishing Line Press. Also available will be a new broadside from Rattlesnake Press by Trina Drotar. Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13 - 8 p.m. - Featuring Barbara Noble and others. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931. Hosted by Geoffrey Neill.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, JANUARY 17 - Noon - Davis Poet Laureate Allegra Silberstein and Davis students read poetry in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day at the Varsity Theater, 616 2nd Street, Davis.

MONDAY, JANUARY 17 - 7:30 - Art Beck, Neeli Cherkovski and David Meltzer read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Trina Drotar. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. First and Third Tuesdays. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, Every Third Wednesday, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20 - 8 p.m. - Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20 - 8 p.m. - Christian Kiefer & Michael Spurgeon feature, plus open mic at 9. Free. At the John Natsoulas Art Gallery, 521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21 - 7-8 p.m. - Tim Kahl reads at ArtSpace, the El Dorado Art Council's gallery at 459 Main Street, Placerville, 530-295-3496, http://www.eldoradoarts.com, free. A short open mic follows (signup before the feature). Hosted by the El Dorado Arts Council and Red Fox Underground.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21 - 7-9 p.m. - Moon Mist Valley Reading, Book Signing, plus open mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton. Contact poetsespresso@gmail.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21 - 7 p.m. - Escritores del Nuevo Sol presents Dr. Fausto Avendaño, Professor Emeritus, CSU-Sacramento, reading from his new novel, "Santa Maria." See a preview chapter at www.spanishpress.com. At La Raza Galeria Posada; 1024 – 22nd Street; Midtown Sacramento. For information:  Graciela Ramirez, 916-456-5323. For information on LRGP, see: www.larazagaleriaposada.org      

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21 - 7:30 p.m. - The Other Voice poetry series will feature writers from the local literary magazine, "The Yolo Crow."  Among the featured readers are Doug Minnis, Carlos Overstreet, Anthony Helton and Pat Hickerson. Plus open mic. sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis).  allegras@dcn.org

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - The BLACKOUT Poetry & Music Show inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6). $10. First 20 people 1/2 price. Contact 916-208-POET. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

SUNDAY, JANUARY 23 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 23 - 7-9 p.m. - A Starry Night Poetry Series presents Danny Romero at the Lodi Library, 201 West Locust Street, Lodi. For more info, contact, starrynightpoetry@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by the Lodi Library.

MONDAY, JANUARY 24 - 7:30 - James Maughn and Judy Halebsky read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Tim Kahl. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/.

MONDAY, JANUARY 24- 6-7 p.m. - Join us for Poetry in Motion, a new poetry open mic read-around, at the Placerville Senior Center. The event is free. We'll be in the Game Room. The Senior Center is located at 937 Spring Street; entrance is off Tunnel Street. Bring your own poems to share, or read from your favorite poets; or just come to listen. For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25 - 7:00 - 9:00 (doors open at 6) - Robert Burns Night Poetry Reading. Burns Nights at The Book Collector has become an annual tradition. Refreshments of a Scottish nature provided. At The Book Collector, 1008 24th Street (between J&K). 916-442-9296, bookcollector@sacfrepress.com, Open M-S 10-6, Su 11-4.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street (2nd Floor), Placerville. It's a poetry open-mike read-around, so bring your own poems or those of a favorite poet to share, or just come to listen. No charge. Every fourth Wednesday. For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27 - 8 p.m. - Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - The BLACKOUT Poetry & Music Show inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6). $10. First 20 people 1/2 price. Contact 916-208-POET. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29 - 7-9 p.m. - The "New" Show Poetry and Music Event - New Location: Florin Business Arts Complex (Obama Room), 2251 Florin Road (24th & Florin), Sacramento. Admission: $10. Group tickets of 4 people just $5 each. (916) 208-POET, Live Band, Open Mic, Featured Artists, Normally on Last Saturdays, Co-Sponsored by the Sacramento Poetry Center.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 30 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, JANUARY 31 - 7:30 - Autism benefit with Rebecca Foust, Connie Post, Michelle Bitting, and Andy Jones at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Frank Graham. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/.




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Eskimo Pie's Poetry Calendar - DECEMBER 2010

". . . For James Houghton was a dreamer, and something of a poet: commercial, be it understood. . . . He wove one continual fantasy for himself, a fantasy of commerce. He dreamed of silks and poplins, luscious in texture and of unforeseen exquisiteness: he dreamed of carriages of the 'County' arrested before his windows, of exquisite women charmed, entranced to his counter. And charming, entrancing, he served them his lovely fabrics, which only he and they could sufficiently appreciate. His fame spread, until Alexandra, Princess of Wales, and Elisabeth, Empress of Austria, the two best-dressed women in Europe, floated down from heaven to the shop in Woodhouse, and sallied forth to show what could be done by purchasing from James Houghton. . . ." --D. H. Lawrence, "The Lost Girl"





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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 - 6 p.m. - The First Wednesday Library Reading is CANCELED FOR DECEMBER - INSTEAD THERE WILL BE THE ANNUAL SPC FUNDRAISING HOLIDAY PART AT THE MILLERS FROM 6-8 p.m. (First Wednesday readings are hosted by Sacramento poet laureate Bob Stanley at the Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, 916-979-9706, http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/).

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 - 7-9 p.m. - MIDTOWN OUT LOUD's debut night...SacTown’s new provocative, dynamic and uncensored venue for open mic poetry and acoustic performance. Be it spoken word, dub, 12-string, a cappella, your own material or another’s...come, play, read…and over a cup of coffee or a pint, be inspired, made to laugh and moved by Midtown’s art Out Loud. At Mondo Bizarro/1827 I Street (formerly Butch n Nellie’s). Free. http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/guitars_poetry_pints/local/Calendar?oid=1877224. Sign-up sheet available in advance or at the event. Host Contact: Heather at 530-902-3409, swazihope@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 - 8 p.m. - Sharon Doubiago features (plus open mic at 9) at The Bistro, 226 F Street (3rd and F Streets) in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info at http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2 - 7 p.m. - Escritores del Nuevo Sol presents Maceo Montoya - The Scoundrel & the Optimist. "How can the tragic be funny?  How does inspiration rise in a place of no hope? Answers to these paradoxes emerge in the engaging and original first book by Yolo County artist, teacher and author Maceo Montoya. His book provides a feast of good reading, seasoned in layers of insight and discovery. Hear the multi-talented visual artist, writer and teacher share how his creativity, experiences and narrative approach apply to his work in many genres. From Elmira, to Yale, to travel sites that are off the beaten path, Maceo Montoya uses an attentive eye and astutely discerning ear to draw out and illustrate the connections between human beings. Whether you are a writer or a reader, you will appreciate Montoya’s articulate generosity in sharing ideas about the sources and influences that inform his art, in whatever medium. http://www.maceomontoya.com/books." At La Raza Galeria Posada; 1024 – 22nd Street; Midtown Sacramento. For information:  Graciela Ramirez, 916-456-5323. For information on LRGP, see: www.larazagaleriaposada.org       

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2 - 8 p.m. - Every Thursday, open mic for music, comedy and poetry. Hosted by Vitto. Empresso Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 - 7-9:30 p.m. - SAYS (Sacramento Area Youth Speaks) Under-21 Open Mic. On the First Friday, Every Month. All Ages. $5 Donation. Special Spoken Word and Musical Features with DJ CARREON and more! At Sol Collective, 2742 21st Street, Sacramento.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 6 - 7:30 - Members of Farrallon Review (featuring Bonnie Antonini, Sue Staats, Joey Garcia and more) read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Bob Stanley. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7 - 7:30-10 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, First floor, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more. Sign-ups at 7.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7 - 7-10 P.M. - RANCHO OPEN MIC every Tuesday night at Strings Pizzeria, 9500 Micron Avenue #128, Sacramento (next to Capital Christian Church). "No stupid lottery systems, no fee for sign-up, and NO reason NOT to have an AWESOME TIME!!! All open mic acts are welcome from acapella to guitarists to poetry, so NO ONE is left out! ;P Check out http://www.stringspizzeria.com for more details. Happy Hours are from 3 to 9 pm, and even BOB BARKER would agree that the food Price is Right!"

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. First and Third Tuesdays. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. time slot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8 - 7:30 p.m. - The Rattlesnake Reading Series is pleased to present Ron H. Peat reading from his new book of poetry, published by Xlibris. Also that night we'll be releasing a broadside from Rattlesnake Press by Richard Zimmer, entitled A Bench Called Henry. Come enjoy the holiday season with good poetry, good eats and good friends. Free! At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9 - 8 p.m. - Lara Ka'apuni is the featured reader. She will be releasing her new chapbook this evening. Plus open mic. Hosted by Geoffrey Neill at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Master Barber & Beauty Shop presents Art on Stockton Blvd. at 4340 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento. Refreshments and Wine will be served. For more information call (916) 457-8708.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12 - 4-6 p.m. - VALONA DELI SECOND SUNDAY POETRY SERIES  at 1323 Pomona Street in Crockett. Hosted by Connie Post. Featuring Brad Henderson and Andy Jones plus open mic at 5. OPEN MIC notes: (One of the best open mics in the Bay Area!) The time limit is one page, 2 minutes or less! Those who are the first 30 to sign up for open mic are guaranteed a spot, after 30, please do sign up, however it will be as time allows. Remember to stay for the wonderful jazz at 6 p.m.! Connie@poetrypost.com. The Valona Deli "Take One Leave One" Lending Librar: Bring one Poetry journal to donate and take one from the lending Library. (Please no donations of local poets' books and really, "take one, leave one.")

MONDAY, DECEMBER 13 - 7:30 - Gene Bloom, Crawdad Nelson and John Dorsey read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Trina Drotar. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14 - 6 p.m. - Second Tuesday Poetry Series at the Barkin' Dog Grill, 940 11th Street, Modesto, http://www.barkindoggrill.org/

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 - 7 p.m. - The Moon Mist Valley Collection of Poetry and Art is here! Come to the Book Release signing Party at Java Aroma, 2233 Grand Canal Blvd. Suite 102, one block south of March Lane, Stockton. Bring your friends and family, meet the poets, get a copy of the book at a discounted price, have some coffee, support the arts! Visit www.moonmistvalley.com or https://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/moon-mist-valley/14265796 or contact poetsespresso@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, Every Third Wednesday, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15 - 7-10 p.m. - Writers Who Wine Nite Out - Join this group of writers at The Riverside Clubhouse, 2633 Riverside Blvd., talking words, editors and the writing life. Writers at all levels welcome. The more the wordier. For more info click here.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16 - Noon - Brown bag poetry reading at the Central Library. Bring your favorite poems written by other people to read and share with everyone else. 828 I Street. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins. Every Third Thursday. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16 - 8 p.m. - Anara Guard and Bill Gainer feature, plus open mic at 9. Free. At the John Natsoulas Art Gallery, 521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16 - 8 p.m. - ElectroPoetic Coffee perforns plus open mic . Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17 - 7:30 p.m. - The Other Voice poetry series with open mic, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis).  allegras@dcn.org

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - The BLACKOUT Poetry & Music Show featuring hot vocalist Tessa Evans, inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6). $10. First 20 people 1/2 price. Contact 916-208-POET. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18 - 7-9 p.m. - The "New" Show Poetry and Music Event - New Location: Florin Business Arts Complex (Obama Room), 2251 Florin Road (24th & Florin), Sacramento. Admission: $10. Group tickets of 4 people just $5 each. (916) 208-POET, Live Band, Open Mic, Featured Artists, Normally on Last Saturdays, Co-Sponsored by the Sacramento Poetry Center. The December 2010 Features are Arielle White, Karen Meeks-Johnson, Jock Smith and more.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18 - 8 p.m. - Christopher Fairman Fairwell Party - Performers include: Christopher Fairman (both solo and with the Stilts), David Houston and The Strings, and poets Josh Fernandez and frank andrick. At Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. $6. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19 - 2-4:30 p.m. - The Moon Mist Valley Collection of Poetry and Art will be available at the Lodi Public Library, 201 West Locust Street, Lodi. Visit www.moonmistvalley.com or https://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/moon-mist-valley/14265796 or contact poetsespresso@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19 - 7-9 p.m. - A Starry Night Poetry Series special holiday All Open Mic at the Lodi Library, 201 West Locust Street, Lodi. For more info, contact, starrynightpoetry@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by the Lodi Library.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 20 - 7:30 - Poetry, Music and Movie with Charles Curtis Blackwell and Russell Brown at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by EPG. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. First and Third Tuesdays. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street (2nd Floor), Placerville. It's a poetry open-mike read-around, so bring your own poems or those of a favorite poet to share, or just come to listen. No charge. Every fourth Wednesday. For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23 - 8 p.m. - NO READING at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 27 - 7:30 - TBA reads at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Tim Kahl. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 27- 6-7 p.m. - Join us for Poetry in Motion, a new poetry open mic read-around, at the Placerville Senior Center. The event is free. We'll be in the Game Room. The Senior Center is located at 937 Spring Street; entrance is off Tunnel Street. Bring your own poems to share, or read from your favorite poets; or just come to listen. For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30 - 8 p.m. - NO READING at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30 - 9-11 p.m. - Justin Desmangles New Day Jazz at The Crescent Club, 1150 Firehouse Avenue, (916) 498-9098.



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Eskimo Pie's Poetry Calendar - NOVEMBER 2010

". . . The text, the equilibrium of the text, is in itself a space you have to rediscover. Here I can no longer speak of economy, of form, no, but of a relationship of forces. I can't say more than this. You must manage to control what suddenly turns up. To struggle against a force that sweeps through and that you must pin down or else have it go beyond you and get lost. Or else have it destroy its disordered and irreplaceable coherence. . . . to work is to create this empty space in order to allow the unforeseen, the obvious, to come. . . ." - Marguerite Duras, "Green Eyes"


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CANCELED - TO BE RESCHEDULED - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1 - 7:30 - Renée Thompson will read from her novel, "The Bridge at Valentine," and Tom Roberts will read from his novel, "Drake's Bay," at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Bob Stanley. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 - 7:30-10 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, First floor, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more. Sign-ups at 7.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 - 7-10 P.M. - RANCHO OPEN MIC every Tuesday night at Strings Pizzeria, 9500 Micron Avenue #128, Sacramento (next to Capital Christian Church). "No stupid lottery systems, no fee for sign-up, and NO reason NOT to have an AWESOME TIME!!! All open mic acts are welcome from acapella to guitarists to poetry, so NO ONE is left out! ;P Check out http://www.stringspizzeria.com for more details. Happy Hours are from 3 to 9 pm, and even BOB BARKER would agree that the food Price is Right!"

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. First and Third Tuesdays. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. time slot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - 12 noon - 1 p.m. - Poetry in the Arboretum featuring Susan Kelly-DeWitt. Free and open to the public. Refreshments. At the Wyatt Deck (across Old Davis Road from the Wyatt Pavilion), Old Davis Road, UC Davis Campus. http://www.arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx Susan Kelly-DeWitt is the author of Fortunate Islands (Marick Press, 2008), eight small press collections, and the electronic chapbook The Limbo Suite (Mudlark No. 38). Her work appears in a number of anthologies and is forthcoming in Afghanistan, A Window Into the Tragedy, edited and with photographs by Alen Silva. Sponsored by the UC Davis Arboretum and CAMU--Center for Arts & the Muse at the University. Hosted by EPG. 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - Please note that the First Wednesday at the Library Series is on the Second Wednesday for November only -- see NOVEMBER 10

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - 8 p.m. - DJ Justin Desmangles New Day Jazz at The Crescent Club, 1150 Firehouse Avenue, (916) 498-9098.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - 8 p.m. - Features (plus open mic at 9) at The Bistro, 226 F Street (3rd and F Streets) in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info at http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - 8 p.m. - Every Thursday, open mic for music, comedy and poetry. Hosted by Vitto. Empresso Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 - 7-9:30 p.m. - SAYS (Sacramento Area Youth Speaks) Under-21 Open Mic. On the First Friday, Every Month. All Ages. $5 Donation. Special Spoken Word and Musical Features with DJ CARREON and more! At Sol Collective, 2742 21st Street, Sacramento.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 - 6-11 p.m. - Five hours of poetry, spoken word and music at the beautiful Guild Theater. Come listen for an hour or so to help support a good cause. Click here for detailed schedule. Featuring: The Bay Area All Stars, Chad Sweeney, Moira Magneson, Lawrence Dinkins, frank andrick, Laura Cooks, Trina Drotar, Bob Stanley, Khiry Malik, Josh McKinney, Sean King, Eskimo Pie Girl, Tim Kahl, Terry Moore, a special open mic hour featuring LSB and more! $5 at the door benefits the Center for Fathers and Families. Sponsored by the Sacramento Poetry Center. Hosted by Bob Stanley and Terry Moore.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8 - 7:30 - NO READING at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Emmanuel Sigauke. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 - 6 p.m. - Second Tuesday Poetry Series at the Barkin' Dog Grill, 940 11th Street, Modesto, http://www.barkindoggrill.org/

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 - 7 p.m. - The UC Davis Creative Writing Reading Series presents fiction writers Angie Chau (2005 graduate of UCD M.A. program in creative writing), and James Kaelan. At 126 Voorhies, UC Davis Campus.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 - 6 p.m. - Mary Zeppa and Victoria Dalkey read at The First Wednesday Library Reading (in November held on the Second Wednesday). Hosted by Sacramento poet laureate Bob Stanley, Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, (916/979-9706, http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/).

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press poetry celebrates the upcoming launch of Ophidian with readings by 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, and Be Davison Herrera. Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 - 8 p.m. - Red Night Poetry featuring Laura Hilton and Lytton Bell at Beatnik Studios, 2421 17th Street (Broadway and 17th), Sacramento. Hosted by Genelle Chaconas. $5. Free munchies. Open mic, 5 minutes per reader. Contact katanagurl13@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11 - 5-9 p.m. - Wayne Thiebaud is one of the most recognized and influential artists with Sacramento roots. Celebrate his new exhibition, Homecoming, and the city we love with live music, Thiebaud-inspired readings from the Sacramento Poetry Center, spotlight talks on Sacramento artists and much more. Purchase tickets at crockerartmuseum.org or the Admission Desk. $8 MEMBERS  $10 NONMEMBERS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11 - 6-9 p.m. - Writers Who Wine Nite Out - Join this group of writers at Revolution Wines, 2831 S Street, talking words, editors and the writing life. Writers at all levels welcome. The more the wordier. For more info click here.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11 - 8 p.m. - Hannah "Palindrome" Jones is the featured reader. Plus open mic. Hosted by Geoffrey Neill at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 - 7-9 p.m. - The 3rd & Final Love Jones Love Poem Qualifier for the Finals. At Boston's Lounge, 9777 Lincoln Village Drive, Sacramento. $10. Hosted by DJ Jeff, 530-848-7093. Poetry, food, drinks, entertainment. Great for couples and singles.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13 - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Master Barber & Beauty Shop presents Art on Stockton Blvd. at 4340 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento. Refreshments and Wine will be served. For more information call (916) 457-8708.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 - 2-4 p.m. - NOTE EARLIER WINTER HOURS FROM 2-4 (NOT 3-5). Eskimo Pie Girl reads at the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges, Willow Room, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln, CA. Refreshments will be provided. Presented by the Poets Club of Lincoln. Sponsored by Friends of the Lincoln Library. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 10 4-6 p.m. - VALONA DELI SECOND SUNDAY POETRY SERIES  at 1323 Pomona Street in Crockett. Hosted by Connie Post. Featuring Molly Fisk and Gail Entrekin plus open mic. OPEN MIC notes: (One of the best open mics in the Bay Area!) The time limit is one page, 2 minutes or less! Those who are the first 30 to sign up for open mic are guaranteed a spot, after 30, please do sign up, however it will be as time allows Remember to stay for the wonderful jazz at 6 p.m.! Connie@poetrypost.com. The Valona Deli "Take One Leave One" Lending Librar: Bring one Poetry journal to donate and take one from the lending Library. (Please no donations of local poets' books and really, "take one, leave one.")

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15 - 7:30-8:30 - Music and Poetry with Ruebi Freyja, Phillip T. Nails & Friends, and Tony Seymour & Rocket Poetry at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by EPG. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15 - 8 p.m. - Droogas - ruben reveles,  rachel leibrock, josh fernandez, and frank andrick will take to the stage as part of Ross Hammond's Nebraska Mondays series at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. $5. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. First and Third Tuesdays. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, Every Third Wednesday, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 - 6-8 p.m. - A reading to celebrate the release of a new anthology from Rancho Cordova's New Voices Writing Workshop. In the Community Room at the Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd. Hosted by Bob Stanley, Sacramento Poet Laureate. Copies of the anthology will be for sale. Light refreshments. Sponsored by SMAC, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, SPC, Friends of the Rancho Cordova Library, and the Sacramento Public Library.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18- Noon - Brown bag poetry reading at the Central Library. Bring your favorite poems written by other people to read and share with everyone else. 828 I Street. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins. Every Third Thursday. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 - 8 p.m. - Featured readers, plus open mic at 9. Free. At the John Natsoulas Art Gallery, 521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 - 8 p.m. - F eatures plus open mic . Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19 - 6-9 p.m. - i AM WORD - Open Mic featuring Spoken Word Artist Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu at the Café Méditerranée at 13 D Street (close to Corner of D and 1st Street), Davis, CA. Hosted by Vanessa Niño-Tapia. Sponsored by the UC Davis Women's Resources and Research Center.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19 - 7-9 p.m. - Poets for Peace reading featuring Francisco Alarçon, James DenBoer, Frances Kakugawa, Susan Kelly-deWitt, Lawrence Dinkins, Jr., Julia Levine, Taylor Graham, Poet Laureate Bob Stanley, Patrick Grizzell, James Lee Jobe and Jennifer Pickering. In the SAPA HQ Conference Room #118 at the Breathe Bldg., 909 12th Street (12th and I Streets), Sacramento. This is a free event. Donations to (or purchased memberships of) the Sacramento Area Peace Action group are encouraged! For more information, contact Frank at grahampoet@aol.com or 916.606.4303

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19 - 7:30 p.m. - The Other Voice poetry series presents a reading by Dr. Herbert Bauer and Tim Kahl plus open mic, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis).  allegras@dcn.org

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 - 7-9 p.m. - A Starry Night Poetry Series featuring Young Adult poets (18-25 yrs. old) of San Joaquin and Sacramento Counties. At the Lodi Library, 201 West Locust Street, Lodi. For more info, contact, starrynightpoetry@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by the Lodi Library.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22 - 7:30 - Jason Koo and Megan Harlan read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Tim Kahl. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22 - 6-7 p.m. - Join us for Poetry in Motion, a new poetry open mic read-around, at the Placerville Senior Center. The event is free. We'll be in the Game Room. The Senior Center is located at 937 Spring Street; entrance is off Tunnel Street. Bring your own poems to share, or read from your favorite poets; or just come to listen. For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street (2nd Floor), Placerville. It's a poetry open-mike read-around, so bring your own poems or those of a favorite poet to share, or just come to listen. No charge. Every fourth Wednesday. For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 - 7:30 p.m. - "Stories on Stage" features short fiction read by actors on the final Friday of the month. In November, SOS features Mary Volmer and Vanessa Hua. Stories on Stage has t-shirts available for purchase for $15 (purchase includes a free raffle ticket). Sales benefit the "Pay the Artists" fund. Stories on Stage happily accepts wine donations (also worthy of a free raffle ticket). For more information about Stories on Stage, our artists, or to view our event photos and video archives, please visit http://valeriefioravanti.com/SoS.aspx or become their fan on Facebook. For more info about the Poetry Center, please visit http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 - 7-9 p.m. - The "New" Show Poetry and Music Event - In November, featuring the Super Love Jones Love Poem Competition Finals with the Final Four Best Love Poets in Sacramento: Taifa Jamari, Terry Moore, He Spit Fire and Claudia Epperson. New Location: Florin Business Arts Complex (Obama Room), 2251 Florin Road (24th & Florin), Sacramento. Admission: $10. Group tickets of 4 people just $5 each. Hosted by J'Anelle Avery plus special guest performers. (916) 208-POET, Live Band, Open Mic, Featured Artists, Last Saturdays, Co-Sponsored by the Sacramento Poetry Center.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 - 9 p.m. - Mics and Moods at Sol Collective, 2742 21st Street, Sacramento. $10

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - 3-6 p.m. - New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Poetry and Jazz, rare recordings and interviews. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29 - 7:30 - TBA reads at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Frank Graham. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/.



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Eskimo Pie's Poetry Calendar - OCTOBER 2010

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 8 p.m. - Features include Sandy Thomas, Trina Drotar and Martha Ann Blackman plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Hosted by frank andrick. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 - 7:30 p.m. - Francisco Alarçon reads from Ce•Uno•One, his poetry collection published by Swan Scythe Press. Presented by Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol/Writers of the New Sun. At La Raza Galeria Posada, 1022 22nd Street (between J and K). Free. Donations encouraged. Contact 916-451-1372, http://www.larazagaleriaposada.org.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4 - 7:30 - American River Review reading at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Bob Stanley. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 - 7-10 P.M. - RANCHO OPEN MIC every Tuesday night at Strings Pizzeria, 9500 Micron Avenue #128, Sacramento (next to Capital Christian Church). "No stupid lottery systems, no fee for sign-up, and NO reason NOT to have an AWESOME TIME!!! All open mic acts are welcome from acapella to guitarists to poetry, so NO ONE is left out! ;P Check out http://www.stringspizzeria.com for more details. Happy Hours are from 3 to 9 pm, and even BOB BARKER would agree that the food Price is Right!"

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. First and Third Tuesdays. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. time slot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6 - 12 noon - 1 p.m. - Poetry in the Arboretum featuring UC Davis Chicana/o Studies Lecturer Xico González. Free and open to the public. Refreshments. At the Wyatt Deck (across Old Davis Road from the Wyatt Pavilion), Old Davis Road, UC Davis Campus. http://www.arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx Xico is an educator, artist, poet, and a political and cultural activist based in Sacramento, California. Sponsored by the UC Davis Arboretum and CAMU--Center for Arts & the Muse at the University. Hosted by EPG. 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6 - 6 p.m. - The First Wednesday Library Reading. Hosted by Sacramento poet laureate Bob Stanley, Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, (916/979-9706, http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/).

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Speak It Here Poetry Series at the Copper Top Lounge, Neal Street, Grass Valley. The first Wednesday of every month. No cover. email:vardathescribe@sbcglobal.net, (530) 210-6010 http://coppertoplounge.com

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6 - 8 p.m. - Dorine Jennette features (plus open mic at 9) at The Bistro, 226 F Street (3rd and F Streets) in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info at http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 - 8 p.m. - Every Thursday, open mic for music, comedy and poetry. Hosted by Vitto. Empresso Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 AND SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 - The Davis Jazz and Beat Festival at Davis Commons, First and D Streets, and the Boy Scout Cabin in Downtown Davis. Special guests include the great Beat poet, Michael McClure, and Ray Manzarek of The Doors. See http://www.natsoulas.com/html/jazzweb/index.html

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 - 7 - 10 p.m. - The Super Love Jones Love Poem Competition II - at Table 260, 826 J Street, Downtown Sac, Who has the best and most moving love poem??? (ROUND II) f/ a special guest feature by Akil. Come enjoy a Love Jones vibe by candlelight…$10.00 admission. Hosted by DJ Jeff (530) 848-7093. Poetry, food, drinks, entertainment, and fun!GREAT FOR COUPLES AND GREAT FOR SINGLES TOO!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 - 8-11 p.m. - Master Barber & Beauty Shop proudly presents Art on Stockton Blvd. Saturday Night Fish Fry / All you can eat fish. Featuring Harley White, Jr. Jazz Orchestra (HWJO) and poet / radio show host, Justin Desmangles. $10. Contact (916) 457-8708. Tickets are sold at Master Barber & Beauty Shop (4340 Stockton Blvd. Suite 2).

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 - 9:30-11:30 p.m. - Rooftop Rave and Art Happening - John Natsoulas Art Gallery in Davis. w/ DJ Master Bastard Chikading! , Garage Jazz Architects, Ross Hammond and more! Part of the Davis Jazz Festival. Free Admission! Bring wearable Art & clothes....and bring a flashlight!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 - 2-3 p.m. - The Third Sunday Poetry Group gives a reading at Gallery 1855 (at the Davis Cemetery), 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA. The reading is part of the Celebration of Life Gala Arts Festival from 1-4 which includes music, art and an original interpretive dance by City of Davis Poet Laureate Allegra Silberstein.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 - 3-5 p.m. - Reading by Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest Winners. Twenty-three (23) poets, including 10 “Young Poets,” ages 8 through 16, will read 29 poems expressing their thoughts on the following topics: “Make Me Laugh,” “It’s a Mystery,” “My Best Friend,” “Dreams and Fantasies” and “People in the News.” Everyone is invited to this free event to be held at the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges, Willow Room, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln, CA. Refreshments will be provided. The Voices Of Lincoln Poetry Contest Is Sponsored By The Lincoln Library And Friends Of The Lincoln Library!Presented by the Poets Club of Lincoln. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 4-6 p.m. - VALONA DELI SECOND SUNDAY POETRY SERIES  at 1323 Pomona Street in Crockett. Hosted by Connie Post. Featuring Bob Stanley and Tim Kahl plus open mic. OPEN MIC notes: (One of the best open mics in the Bay Area!) The time limit is one page, 2 minutes or less! Those who are the first 30 to sign up for open mic are guaranteed a spot, after 30, please do sign up, however it will be as time allows Remember to stay for the wonderful jazz at 6 p.m.! Connie@poetrypost.com. The Valona Deli "Take One Leave One" Lending Librar: Bring one Poetry journal to donate and take one from the lending Library. (Please no donations of local poets' books and really, "take one, leave one.")

MONDAY, OCTOBER 11 - 7:30 - Ron Slate and Christopher Mlalazi read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Emmanuel Sigauke. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 - 6 p.m. - Second Tuesday Poetry Series at the Barkin' Dog Grill, 940 11th Street, Modesto, http://www.barkindoggrill.org/

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 - 7:30 p.m. - Introduction of a music CD on El Dia de la Raza, October 12, by Latin Jazz group Nagual, will celebrate and honor the memory of the late Phil Goldvarg. Presented by Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol/Writers of the New Sun. At La Raza Galeria Posada, 1022 22nd Street (between J and K). Free. Donations encouraged. Contact 916-451-1372, http://www.larazagaleriaposada.org.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 - 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - The MCC and R.I.S.E. present "Open Mic: Rising to the Dream" at Sacramento State University, Multicultural Center. Hosted by Emcee Sho'Nuff, Featuring Akronems, Jenilynn and many special open mic guests. Open mic list opens at 11:30 a.m. "Calling out To all R.I.S.E. Community. R.I.S.E. has begun Sacramento expansion. This year the RISE roots have been planted and now its time for us to grow. RISE has helped thousands of students succeed and follow their educational dream. Now its time to start a new legacy at CSUS where there are new challenges facing many students who need the help of R.I.S.E. So if you are a part, in or just affiliated with RISE we would like to see you there!!!!!!!!!! Respect Integrity Self-Determination Education- R.I.S.E. Have a story about reaching your dreams in higher education that you would like to share? Love Poetry? The Art of Spoken Word? This Open Mic mixer hopes to bring together creative, open hearts and minds."

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 - 8 p.m. - Red Night Poetry featuring Patrick Grizzell and Will Staple. At Beatnik Studios, 2421 17th Street (Broadway and 17th), Sacramento. Hosted by Genelle Chaconas. $5. Free munchies. Open mic, 5 minutes per reader. Contact katanagurl13@yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 - 1 p.m. - The UC Davis School of Education and Twin Rivers Unified School District will host a Youth Poetry Slam assembly to celebrate a new literacy project, “Closing the Achievement Gap Write Now.”The project will be financed with a nearly $1 million grant to the School of Education that will be presented during the afternoon program.The assembly, to include performances from poet mentors and an open microphone for students who want to perform, will start at 1 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy, 3051 Fairfield St., Sacramento.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 - 6-9 p.m. - Writers Who Wine Nite Out - Join this group of writers at Revolution Wines, 2831 S Street, talking words, editors and the writing life. Writers at all levels welcome. The more the wordier. For more info click here.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 - 7 p.m. - OPENING NIGHT Readings by UC Davis Creative Writing Faculty at the Wyatt Deck, Old Davis Road (Rain location 126 Voorhies). Award-winning writers read from their work to kick off the academic year. The free program includes Lucy Corin, Greg Glazner, Pam Houston, Joe Wenderoth, and Yiyun Li. Co-sponsored by the UC Davis Department of English. Campus Map. Click on Visitor and Permit Parking for parking locations. Type in "Wyatt Pavilion" (Wyatt Deck is just across the road from the Pavilion).

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 - 8 p.m. - Shawn Aveningo is the featured reader. Plus open mic. Hosted by Geoffrey Neill at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 - 7:30 p.m. - The Other Voice poetry series presents Edythe Schwartz and Margaret Hoehn plus open mic, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis).  allegras@dcn.org

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Master Barber & Beauty Shop will present the 2nd Annual, The Night Harlem Came 2 Stockton Blvd. Exhibit and Art Talk, with Bay Area acclaimed artist Milton Bowens’ special collection of original fine art Jazz pieces dedicated to the Harlem Renaissance. At 4340 Stockton Blvd, Ste., Sacramento. This is a FREE EVENT. Refreshments and Wine will be served. For more information call (916) 457-8708.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 - 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. - Neo-Crocker 2010 - A Modern Culture Party. Fundraiser for the New Crocker featuring Art, Dance, Poetry, Music and More.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18 - 4:10 p.m. - 6 p.m. - “Identidad cultural versus identidades nacionales en la poesí?a postcolonial del Caribe hispánico” by Dra. Graciela Maglia Vercesi, Directora Maestría en Literatura, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia). This talk will be conducted in Spanish. 53A Olson Hall, UC Davis Campus

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18 - 7:30 - Pearl Stein Selinsky Memorial Poetry Reading. Bring a poem of Pearl's to share, or read a poem, story or reminiscence about Pearl. At the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. 916-979-9706. Hosted by EPG. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 - A Confluence of Poets - Readings at various local campuses by Lawrence Dinkins, Dorine Jennette, Kathleen Lynch, and John Murillo. View the complete schedule her--Note that the reading on Thursday nite at Natsoulas starts at 8 p.m not 7.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 - 7-8:30 p.m. - Electropoetic Coffee performs at Phono Select Records, 2312 K Street. Join us as we celebrate this new local record shop. Show your support to a Sacramento sub-culture spot. http://phonoselect.com/

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. First and Third Tuesdays. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, Every Third Wednesday, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 - Noon - Brown bag poetry reading at the Central Library. Bring your favorite poems written by other people to read and share with everyone else. 828 I Street. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins. Every Third Thursday. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 - 7 p.m. - Outta The Blue Poetry Series presents Kathleen Lynch, Roger Groghan and Moira Magneson read at the Roseville Arts! Blue Line Gallery, 405 Vernon Street, Roseville, (916) 783-4117, Gallery Hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays: 10am - 5pm, 3rd Saturdays, open until 9pm (closed 5-6pm).

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 - 8 p.m. - Confluence of Poets plus open mic at 9. Free. At the John Natsoulas Art Gallery, 521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 - 8 p.m. - JoAnn Anglin, Graciela Rameriz, and Luz Maria Gamma feature plus open mic plus a celebration of WTF? #8 which includes work by Josh Fernandez , Evan MyQuest , Arthur Knight , Max West , Ed Tyack , JoAnn Anglin , Russ Tolman , Julie Reyes , Ann Privateer , Barbara Noble , Patricia Hickerson , Jennifer Pickering O ' Neil , Bob Stanley , Dawn D i B artolo , Sage , William S. Gainer , Trina Drotar , Be Davison Herrera , Sandy Thomas , Sean Kawa , Allegra S i lberstein , Lara Kaapuni , Lee Foust , Rachel Leibrock , f rank andrick and Cover Art by Wendy Rivara , with Visuals by Wendy Rivara, DR Wagner, Bob Driezler, Jennifer J. O ' Neil Pickering, Katy Brown, Ann Privateer. Hosted by frank andrick. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 - 7-8 p.m. - Joe and Susan Finkleman read at The Art Space, 459 Main Street, Placerville, 530-295-3496, http://www.eldoradoarts.com, free. A short open mic follows the features.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 - 8 p.m. - OCTOBER IN THE RAILROAD EARTH tribute reading for Jack Keroauc featuring B.L. Kennedy, Patrick Grizzell, D. R. Wagner, Robert Grossklaus, Heather Donahue, Genelle Chaconas and music by The Downtrodden Saints at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. http://www.lunascafe.com, $5

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24 - 7-9 p.m. - A Starry Night Poetry Series featuring Teen poets of San Joaquin and Sacramento Counties. At the Lodi Library, 201 West Locust Street, Lodi. For more info, contact, starrynightpoetry@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by the Lodi Library.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25 - 7:30 - Graham Foust, Matthew Zapruder and Michael Earl Craig read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Tim Kahl. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25 - 6-7 p.m. - Join us for Poetry in Motion, a new poetry open mic read-around, at the Placerville Senior Center. The event is free. We'll be in the Game Room. The Senior Center is located at 937 Spring Street; entrance is off Tunnel Street. Bring your own poems to share, or read from your favorite poets; or just come to listen. For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street (2nd Floor), Placerville. It's a poetry open-mike read-around, so bring your own poems or those of a favorite poet to share, or just come to listen. No charge. Every fourth Wednesday. For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27 - 8-9 p.m. - Wave Books’ poet, Michael Earl Craig, reads from his new book, Thin Kimono. This event is sponsored by UCD English Department. For more information please contact: Joe Wenderoth (jlwenderoth@ucdavis.edu). Lab A, UC Davis Campus.

"WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 - 7:30 p.m. - "Because the Dead Are Speaking" - Lorna Dee Cervantes and Francisco X. Alarçon feature at El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Presented by Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol/Writers of the New Sun. At La Raza Galeria Posada, 1022 22nd Street (between J and K). $5. Contact 916-451-1372, http://www.larazagaleriaposada.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 - 7:30 p.m. - "Stories on Stage" features short fiction read by actors on the final Friday of the month. In October, Victoria Goldblatt will read Angie Chau's, "Silver Girl." Angie Chau is the author of the short story collection, Quiet as they Come, which will be available for purchase and signing. Angela Dezen will read Alex Dezen's, "Where is My Wife." Chef Matt Fischer will serve an appetizer before the performance begins in celebration of the 2010 Best of Sacramento Award from the editors of Sacramento Magazine who cited SOS as Best Reason to Listen Up. SOS will be raffling off a copy of November SoS featured writer Mary Volmer's novel, Crown of Dust. Raffle tickets are $1. Stories on Stage also has t-shirts available for purchase for $15 (purchase includes a free raffle ticket). Sales benefit the "Pay the Artists" fund. Email me if you'd like to reserve your size. Stories on Stage happily accepts wine donations (also worthy of a free raffle ticket). For more information about Stories on Stage, our artists, or to view our event photos and video archives, please visit http://valeriefioravanti.com/SoS.aspx or become their fan on Facebook. For more info about the Poetry Center, please visit http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - The BLACKOUT Poetry & Music Show with Features plus Open Mic and more!!!! $10.00. (First 20 people 1/2 price.) One Hot Open Mic. Poetry & Music Night At the Blackout. Where everyone gets three poems or songs on the open mic. One lucky open mic person gets paid randomly. Inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-208-POET. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 - 7-9 p.m. - The "New" Show Poetry and Music Event - New Location:Florin Business Arts Complex (Obama Room), 2251 Florin Road (24th & Florin), Sacramento. Admission: $5.00. $7.00 after 7:30pm, (916) 208-POET, Live Band, Open Mic, Featured Artists, Last Saturdays, Co-Sponsored by the Sacramento Poetry Center.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 - 9 p.m. - Mics and Moods featuring Akil, Amy LaCour, Mouthpeace, ElectroPoetic Coffee at Sol Collective, 2742 21st Street, Sacramento. $10

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - 12 noon - 1 p.m. - Poetry in the Arboretum featuring Susan Kelly-DeWitt. Free and open to the public. Refreshments. At the Wyatt Deck (across Old Davis Road from the Wyatt Pavilion), UC Davis Campus. http://www.arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx. Susan Kelly-DeWitt  is the author of The Fortunate Islands (Marick Press, 2008), eight small press collections, and the electronic chapbook, The Limbo Suite (Mudlark No. 38); her work appears in a number of anthologies and is forthcoming in a new edition of The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, and in Afghanistan, A Window Into The Tragedy, edited and with photographs by Alen Silva. You can visit her website at www.susankelly-dewitt.com. Sponsored by the UC Davis Arboretum and CAMU--Center for Arts & the Muse at the University. Hosted by EPG.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 - 6-11 p.m. - The Word II Poetry Festival featuring The Bay Area All Stars at the Guild Theater, 2828 35th Street (corner of Broadway & 35th). WORD II featuring THE BEST OF THE BEST poets in Northern California. Locked in to perform so far are: The Bay Area All Stars (3 of the nations best poets) Chas, D'Dra and NerCity, Poet Laureate Bob Stanley, four-time Best Spoken Word Artist award-winner Terry Moore, Eskimo Pie Girl (hosting a section) and many more! $5.00 admission...

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15 - 7:30-8:30 - Music and Poetry with Ruebi Freyja, Phillip T. Nails & Friends, and Tony Seymour & Rocket Poetry at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by EPG. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://sacpoetrycenter.wordpress.com/.




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"When I had the dough, I would often take in a vaudeville show at the Palace or spend the afternoon at the Houston Street Burlesk or some other burlesk house. The comedians from these shows were later to become figures in radio and television. In other words, I could literally laugh on the wrong side of my face. It was this ability to laugh in spite of everything that saved me. I had already known that famous line from Rabelais--'For all your ills I give you laughter.' I can say from personal experience that it is a piece of the highest wisdom. There is so precious little of it today--it's no wonder the drug pushers and the psychoanalysts are in the saddle." --Henry Miller, "My Bike and Other Friends"


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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - 8:00 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Speak It Here Poetry Series at the Copper Top Lounge, Neal Street, Grass Valley. No cover. email:vardathescribe@sbcglobal.net, (530) 210-6010 http://coppertoplounge.com

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - 8 p.m. - Danny Romero features (plus open mic at 9) at The Bistro, 226 F Street (3rd and F Streets) in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info at http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 - 7:30 - Tim Hernandez and Maceo Montoya read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Bob Stanley. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 - 7-10 P.M. - RANCHO OPEN MIC every Tuesday night at Strings Pizzeria, 9500 Micron Avenue #128, Sacramento (next to Capital Christian Church). "No stupid lottery systems, no fee for sign-up, and NO reason NOT to have an AWESOME TIME!!! All open mic acts are welcome from acapella to guitarists to poetry, so NO ONE is left out! ;P Check out http://www.stringspizzeria.com for more details. Happy Hours are from 3 to 9 pm, and even BOB BARKER would agree that the food Price is Right!"

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. First and Third Tuesdays. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. time slot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 - 6 p.m. - The First Wednesday Library Reading (held on the Second Wednesday in September) by poets from the Sixteen Rivers Press Anthology: The Place that Inhabits Us. Featuring: Stella Beratlis, Molly Fisk, Jeff Knorr, Julia Levine, and Jane Mead. Hosted by Sacramento poet laureate Bob Stanley, Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, (916/979-9706, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org).

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 - 8 p.m. - Red Night Poetry with Bill Gainer, Trina Drotar and Sandy Thomas. At Beatnik Studios, Broadway and 17th, Sacramento. Hosted by Genelle Chaconas.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 - 6-9 p.m. - Writers Who Wine Nite Out - Join this group of writers at New Revolution Wines, 2831 S Street, talking words, editors and the writing life. Writers at all levels welcome. The more the wordier. For more info click here.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 - 8 p.m. - Sossity is the featured reader. Plus open mic. Hosted by Geoffrey Neill at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 - 6-8 p.m. - Features at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. Free. Donations welcome. Plan to buy a book and support your bookstore.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 - 3-5 p.m. - Taylor Graham reads at Poetry Open Mic Sunday at the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Open Mic. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library and presented by the Poets Club of Lincoln.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 - 7:30 - J. P. Dancing Bear and C. J. Sage read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Open mic. Hosted by Dorine Jennette. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 - 6 p.m. - Second Tuesday Poetry Series at the Barkin' Dog Grill, 940 11th Street, Modesto, http://www.barkindoggrill.org/

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - S.O.S. Slam-or-Stage Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, 209-941-0782, EmpressoCoffeehouse@gmail.com. Check out a list of Stockon-area poetry events at rainflowers.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series featuring Sean King at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, Every Third Wednesday, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 - 7:30 p.m. - Fresno Native Michael Luis Medrano, poet and author of "Born in the Cavity of Sunsets," is featured for a Mexican Independence Day reading. Medrano will read both published and unpublished poems and will  answer questions abut his writing. Presented by Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol/Writers of the New Sun. At La Raza Galeria Posada, 1022 22nd Street (between J and K). Free. Donations encouraged. Contact 916-451-1372, http://www.larazagaleriaposada.org.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 - 8 p.m. - Featuring Alan Botsford. Open mic at 9. Free. At the John Natsoulas Art Gallery, 521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 - Noon - Brown bag poetry reading at the Central Library. Bring your favorite poems written by other people to read and share with everyone else. 828 I Street. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins. Every Third Thursday. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - CHAS FROM THE BAY AREA, MALIK SAUNDERS AND KELLY LOVE JONES FROM NEW ORLEANS (youtube.com/bayareaslam) TheBlackout Music and Poetry Series $10.00. Inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-208-POET. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - 7:30 p.m. - The Other Voice poetry series presents Ann Privateer and James Lee Jobe plus open mic, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis). allegras@dcn.org

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - 7-9 pm - Blue Moon Literary & Art Review New Issue Release Party and Reading at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First Street in Davis, CA. http://www.bluemoonlitartreview.com/

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 - 4-8 p.m. - Swan Scythe Press & the Sacramento Poetry Center invite you to an AUTHOR PARTY! Celebrating the publication of three new books: * Joan Swift, Snow On A Crocus -- winner of the Walter Pavlich Memorial Poetry Award 2010; * Francisco Alarcon, Ce Uno One -- a new book of poems by the celebrated poet and children's book author; * Burlee Vang, The Dead I Know -- winner of the Swan Scythe Press Chapbook Contest Winner 2010 - in the gardens of Good Golly Farms. If you wish, bring something to drink or a favorite snack. Please RSVP to Jim DenBoer at jimzbookz@yahoo.com for location.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 - 7-10 p.m. - The Super Love Jones Love Poem Competition, at Boston's Lounge, 9777 Lincoln Village Drive.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 - 9 p.m. - ElectroPoetic Coffee performs at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931. $10 or $15 show + CD.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 - 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. - 15th Annual Petaluma Poetry Walk in Downtown Petaluma. All events are free and within walking distance. See attached flyer for detailed schedule, map and contact info.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 - 2-4:30 p.m. - A Starry Night Poetry Series featuring Brad Henderson, plus open mic. At the Lodi Library, 201 West Locust Street, Lodi. For more info, contact, starrynightpoetry@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by the Lodi Library.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 - 7:30 p.m. - Calaveras Station Literary Journal reading at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Trina Drotar. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. First and Third Tuesdays. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Placerville. It's a poetry open-mike read-around, so bring your own poems or those of a favorite poet to share, or just come to listen. No charge. Every fourth Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 - NEXTGEN Film Festival at the Memorial Auditorium.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - The BLACKOUT Poetry & Music Show featuring: 1. E-Legal Tag Team, 2. Lucky Witherspoon, 3. Stacy Noble, 4. Agony of Defeat, Open Mic and more!!!! $10.00. First 20 people half off. Inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-208-POET. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 - 7:30 p.m. - "Stories on Stage" - Stories read by actors/performers. Shannon Casey will read "Little Miss Might Have Been" by Stacia Saint Owens, author of the story collection "Auto-Erotica," and Kent Gray will read emerging writer Maureen O'Leary's, "The Cameraman." Host and coordinator: Valerie Fioravanti. $5 donation. At the SPC, 1719 25th Street, between Q and R. 916-979-9706. SoS will be raffling off a copy of October SoS featured writer Angie Chau's story collection, Quiet as They Come. Raffles are $1. Stories on Stage also has t-shirts available for purchase for $15 (purchase includes a free raffle ticket). Sales benefit our "Pay the Artists" fund. Email Valerie if you'd like to reserve your size. Stories on Stage happily accepts wine donations (also worthy of a free raffle ticket). For more information about Stories on Stage, our artists, or to view our event photos and video archives, please visit http://valeriefioravanti.com/SoS.aspx or become their fan on Facebook. For more info about the Poetry Center, please visit http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 - 7-10 p.m. - The Very Last Show at New Dimension (formerly known as the Wo'se Community Center), 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). Please come out for a SPECIAL CELEBRATION of an event that has been in our community for over 10 years!!! ONLY $5.00. Featuring MR. GARRET PERKINS (Award-Winning Smooth Jazz Saxophone Master) and the TOP AUTHORS SHOWCASE featuring Northern California's best poets and authors, plus NSAA, plus our famous open mic for poets and singers, plus lots more. JUST ADDED, SOME OF SAC'S TOP POETS AND SINGERS...Nikki Brock, E-Legal Tag Team, Brittany Wiltz, Poet Laureate Bob Stanley, Yoke Breaker, Supanova, ImmoBme, Andy Jones, Clarenze Davis (singer), Lisa Gardenia (singer). This will be ONE OF THE BEST EVENTS OF THE YEAR!!!!! For more info call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 - 7 p.m. - Mics and Moods hosted by Khiry Malik at Sol Collective, 2574 21st Street, Sacramento.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 6-7 p.m. - Join us for the inaugural Poetry in Motion, a new poetry open mic read-around, at the Placerville Senior Center. The event is free. We'll be in the Game Room. The Senior Center is located at 937 Spring Street; entrance is off Tunnel Street. Bring your own poems to share, or read from your favorite poets; or just come to listen. For more information contact poetspiper@att.net

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 7:30 - Mark Statman and Kurt Brown read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Tim Kahl. 916-979-9706. Plus open mic. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series featuring Electropoetic Coffee at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 8 p.m. - Features include Sandy Thomas, Trina Drotar and Martha Ann Blackman plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Hosted by frank andrick. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

Eskimo Pie's Kick-Ass Poetry Calendar - AUGUST 2010

"Typical summers of my adult life are spent in snow and sleet, cracking rocks on cliffs well north of the Arctic Circle. Most of the time I freeze, get blisters, and find absolutely nothing. But if I have any luck, I find ancient fish bones. This may not sound like buried treasure to most people, but to me it is more valuable than gold." --Neil Shubin, "Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body"


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MONDAY, AUGUST 2 - 7:30 - Seventeen of 38 contributors from California and beyond will read from the Tule Review 2010 (one poem per poet): Gillian Wegener, William O'Daly, Lenore Myers, Allison Meraz, Kathleen McClung, Katie McCleary, Devi Sen Laskar, Penelope La Montagne (also reading a poem by Connie Post), L. A. Jones (that’s Lisa to you and me), Taylor Graham, Tom Goff, Susan Flynn, Margaret Duarte, Clark M. Dixon Moses, Sandra Bozarth, Naomi Benaron, Francisco X. Alarcón. Hosts: Editors Theresa McCourt and Linda Collins. Refreshments and Food will be served. Copies of the Tule Review (perfect bound) will be on sale after the reading for $10 (bring check or cash)--all proceeds go to community projects related to poetry. At the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3 - 7-10 P.M. - RANCHO OPEN MIC every Tuesday night at Strings Pizzeria, 9500 Micron Avenue #128, Sacramento (next to Capital Christian Church). "No stupid lottery systems, no fee for sign-up, and NO reason NOT to have an AWESOME TIME!!! All open mic acts are welcome from acapella to guitarists to poetry, so NO ONE is left out! ;P Check out http://www.stringspizzeria.com for more details. Happy Hours are from 3 to 9 pm, and even BOB BARKER would agree that the food Price is Right!"

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. First and Third Tuesdays. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. time slot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4 - 6 p.m. - Judith Tannenbaum will talk about and read from, "By Heart: Poetry, Prison and Two Lives," which she co-wrote with Spoon Jackson and which has been released by New Village Press. At the First Wednesday Library Reading. Hosted by Sacramento poet laureate Bob Stanley, Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, (916/979-9706, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org).

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4 - 8:00 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Speak It Here Poetry Series at the Copper Top Lounge, Neal Street, Grass Valley. No cover. email:vardathescribe@sbcglobal.net, (530) 210-6010 http://coppertoplounge.com

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4 - 8 p.m. - Molly Fisk reads (plus open mic at 9) at The Bistro, 226 F Street (3rd and F Streets) in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info at http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5 - 6-9 p.m. - Writers Who Wine Nite Out - Join this amazing group of writers for a summer evening at Scott's Seafood on the River, 4800 Riverside Blvd., talking words, editors and the writing life. Writers at all levels welcome. The more the wordier. For more info click here.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 - 8 p.m. - Justin Desmangles reads plus open mic. Hosted by Mario Ellis Hill. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 - 5-8 p.m. Author’s Showcase and Greeting: William O’Daly will be greeting and talking with interested parties about his work as a poet and translator, about Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, aspects of publishing, and other related topics in this amazing store, one of those book spaces where openness, ease, and a large inventory make time pass unnoticed. All titles of the Late and Posthumous Neruda series will be available for sale and signing, and store manager and author James van Eaton will be available to assist you, as well. Phase One of Auburn’s Downtown Streetscape project has been completed, and between Downtown and Old Town Auburn, the many restaurants, the excellent ale house, the wine bar, the dessert shop, the many interesting and varied specialty shops, and one of the finest bookstores in the entire region, you can be assured of having an enjoyable evening. Free. Winston Smith Books, 933 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603, 530-823-5940, http://www.winstonsmithbooks.com/

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 - 7:30 p.m. - The Nevada County Poetry Series presents Neeli Cherkovski and David Meltzer. This show is a fundraiser for the Nevada County Poetry Series. Please donate whatever you can spare. Tickets available at the door for $5 general, seniors and students, and $1 for those under 18, refreshments and open-mic included. The show will be in the Off Center Stage (the Black Box theater, enter from Richardson Street) at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA. For more information call (530) 432-8196 or (530) 274-8384.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8 - 3-5 p.m. - Clauda Epperson from Modesto reads at The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Open Mic. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library.

MONDAY, AUGUST 9 - 7:30 - V. S. Chochezi, Rob Anthony, and Terry A. O'Neal read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Open mic. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Emmanuel Sigauke. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10 - 6 p.m. - Second Tuesday Poetry Series at the Barkin' Dog Grill presents Salvatore Salerno and Tim Kahl plus open mic. At the Barkin' Dog Grill, 940 11th Street, Modesto, http://www.barkindoggrill.org/

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - S.O.S. Slam-or-Stage Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, 209-941-0782, EmpressoCoffeehouse@gmail.com. Check out a list of Stockon-area poetry events at rainflowers.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13 - 6 p.m. - Imagine Peace Poetry/Art Contest at Rancho Cordova City Hall featuring poetry and art by teens involved in the San Francisco Giant's Junior League (http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/sf/community/gcf/index.jsp) via the Rancho Cordova Police Activities League (http://www.rcpdpal.com/). Coordinated by City Council Member Linda Budge and Sacramento Poetry Center Members Bob Stanley and Paco Marquez.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14 - 8-11 p.m. - Master Barber & Beauty Shop proudly presents Art on Stockton Blvd. including: the viewing and closing ceremony of San Francisco fine artist, Malik Seneferu, and Sacramento's own, Daphne Burgess art exhibits. Spoken Word artist and author Alaric Overbey will be performing selections from his book of poetry, Ink Stains: From Tattoos to Poetry, and the undeniable teacher of Sacramento's Spoken Word, Laura 'immoBme' Cook. Hosted by T'Chaka Muhammad. There will be live music by local Old School R&B/Blues band, GALAXY. Bar-B-Que will be available next door at Paper Plate Bar-B-Que. Free to the public. Open mic. Free Wine and Beer. $5 BBQ. Raffle prize. Vendors and more. Contact (916) 457-8708. Tickets are sold at Master Barber & Beauty Shop (4340 Stockton Blvd. Suite 2).

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14 - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Manzanita Writers Press Presents Manzanita Volume 6 Book Release & Reading & Reception at Hotel Leger in Mokelumne Hill, Calaveras County. Manzanita writers will be reading new work published in the new Volume 6 book, Manzanita: Poetry and Prose of the Mother Lode and Sierra — and photographers and artists will display their art. The event is free to all, and the public is invited to participate and share in the community reading. A no-host Leger buffet lunch and dinner is available, so reserve ahead for lunch, dinner, and reading slot with Linda Field, Events Coordinator at linda@lindataylorfield.com. Or call Linda at (916) 454-5738. Be sure to sign up for one of the three available reading time slots. Writers can pick up their free 2 copies of the book hot off the press at the event., and purchase additional copies at 1/2 off (7.50 each) as well as share their writing with the public at the reading. Writers need to reserve their time slot with Linda Field, Events Coordinator, for reading, lunch, and dinner as soon as possible as slots fill up quickly. 11-11:15 Manzanita Writers Press staff introductions and acknowledgements—sponsor recognition and program details; 11:15-12:15 Manzanita Writers Reading their work from the book by sign up; 12:15-1:15 Lunch with the writers—buffet with paid reservations in advance 12.00; 1:15-3:15 Manzanita Writers Reading their work from the book by sign up; 3:15-5:00 Manzanita Writers Reading their work from the book by sign up; 5:15-6 PM Open Mic in the Lounge—open to the public—sign ups taken in advance and at the event; 6:00 PM Dinner with the Writers—Buffet pre-paid reservations in advance—$19; Mokelumne Hill Nut Company and a winery will be featured vendors. For the Writers Table for sales of books: writers are encouraged to bring their books to sell—prices need to be posted on books. All proceeds of individual authors’ books at the table go to the author of those books. Event sponsored by Manzanita Writers Press and The Hotel Leger. For Hotel Leger Reservations, email hotelleger@aol.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14 - 6-8 p.m. - Features at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. Free. Donations welcome. Plan to buy a book and support your bookstore.

MONDAY, AUGUST 16 - 7:30 p.m. - Michael Paul Gregg and Taylor Graham read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Frank Graham. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. First and Third Tuesdays. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series featuring Leah Albright-Byrd at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, Every Third Wednesday, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 - Noon - Brown bag poetry reading at the Central Library. Bring your favorite poems written by other people to read and share with everyone else. 828 I Street. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins. Every Third Thursday. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 - 8 p.m. - Featuring local writer Richard Bunch. Open mic at 9. Free. At the John Natsoulas Art Gallery,
521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - Comedy, Poetry, and R & B by the pool featuring singer J ALI, poet SUPANOVA, open mic, plus much more! TheBlackout Music and Poetry Series $10.00. Inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-208-POET. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21 - 9-11 p.m. - Featured poets at The Artistry of 319 at the Jazzyblues Cafe, 319 6th Street, West Sacramento. Art viewing, poetry and spoken word. $5 Admission. Restaurant and bar open. Open mic. Hosted by Ben-Official the Great. Every Third Saturday.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22 - 2-4:30 p..m. - A Starry Night Poetry Series featuring 5 poets from Poets on the Roof: Donald R. Anderson, Patricia Ann Mayorga, Marie J. Ross, Gail Lee White, and Stephen M. Wilson, plus open mic. At the Lodi Library, 201 West Locust Street, Lodi. For more info, contact, starrynightpoetry@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by the Lodi Library.

MONDAY, AUGUST 23 - 7:30 - Londonberry Salon w/ Shawn Pittard, Christina Hutchins, Gregory Randall, Toni Wilkes, Roy Mash and Mary Petrosky at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Tim Kahl. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series featuring Electropoetic Coffee at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Placerville. It's a poetry open-mike read-around, so bring your own poems or those of a favorite poet to share, or just come to listen. No charge. Every fourth Wednesday.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 - 7:30 p.m. Dale Burney, a participant in the Writers of the New Sun/Escritores del Nuevo Sol, presents his novel, Neither One of Us, at a reading and Q/A session. Presented by Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol/Writers of the New Sun.At La Raza Galeria Posada, 1022 22nd Street (between J and K). Free. Contact 916-451-1372, http://www.larazagaleriaposada.org.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 - 7:30 p.m. - "Stories on Stage" - Stories read by actors/performers. Featuring work by Becky Hagenston, author of the story collections A Graham of Mars and Strange Weather and emerging writer David Hagerty. Host and coordinator: Valerie Fioravanti. $5 donation. At the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. Visit http://valeriefioravanti.com/SoS.aspx or http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - THE BLACKOUT TALENT COMPETITION by the pool. The best poem and song on the open mic wins $25.00 each category. Music by Electropoetic Coffee. Open mic comedians in for free this night!!!! The Blackout Music and Poetry Series Inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-208-POET. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 - 7 p.m. - William O’Daly, Featured Reader at The Art Space, 459 Main Street, Placerville, 530-295-3496, http://www.eldoradoarts.com/index.shtml, free. In El Dorado Art Council’s (EDAC’s) new space, poet and host Taylor Graham will feature William O’Daly reading new poetry and translations in her happily revived reading series. After the unfortunate demise of Raven’s Tale Books (Placerville) last year, Taylor’s longstanding reading series went in search of a new venue. EDAC’s own search for an appropriate physical space, which spanned 10 years, came to fruition in the summer of 2009, and now both EDAC and Taylor’s reading series have a well-designed, handsome home. Come visit the new gallery and listen as William takes us through various geographies, relationships, perceptions and cadences, tells a few stories, and celebrates community support for the arts. An open mic follows the featured reader.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 - 8:30 p.m. - BOOKREADING Featuring RICHARD STOFLE with readings by frank andrick and JESSALYN WAKEFIELD. Music will follow with CHELSEA WOLFE, MOUNT SHOUT & BRITTNEY LEIGH. FREE at at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show at New Dimension formerly known as the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). Featuring TANTRA (NEW YORK'S HOTTEST FEMALE POET) comes to Sacramento. If you like Ainsley Burrows the King of Poetry in New York, you will like Tantra THE QUEEN OF POETRY in New York!!! Also, see the awesome LEGACY YOUTH POETRY PROJECT and "Show" favorite, singer CHRIS J. FREE ICE CREAM & GLACEAU VITAMIN WATER (VITAWATER) for the first 30 people to arrive this month of August!!! www.vitaminwater.com. For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. The Show is every last Saturday of the month. $5.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28 - 9 p.m. to midnite - Mandeep Sethi performs at the Social-Poetry Slam hosted by Khiry Malik at Sol Collective, 2574 21st Street, Sacramento.

MONDAY, AUGUST 30 - 7:30 - Robert Roden and Cynthia Linville read plus open mic at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.



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"Country/ City/ Country/ I am gonna up and leave here/ Misbelievin'/ I gonna leave/ You hear me?/ Wit you misbelievin' self.../ But the rain falls and/ The varnish deteriorated/ Off the red clay dirt/ Of an antique chest-a-drawers/ Stay behind child,/ Stay behind/ Winter is cold/ Crops need tendin' to/ Room for one more/ Friday evenin' fish fry/ Just too much racism comin'/ From outta the clouds/ And prejudice is a filthy word/ Monday mornin'/ Came Monday/ You's still here/ You's still here . . . ." --Charles Curtis Blackwell, Is, the Color of Mississippi, Mud, Available at lulu.com


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The indigo night
by the moon-white lake
forbid us nothing.


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THURSDAY, JULY 1 - 8 p.m. - ForWord features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, Hosted by Mario Ellis Hill. 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, JULY 3 - 7-9 p.m. - Electropoetic Coffee (Lawrence Dinkins-voice & poetry, Ross Hammond-guitar, lap steel, technology) plays a free show at the Weatherstone this holiday weekend. Come out to arguably the best coffee shop in Sacramento. They also have a nice selection of beer and wine. This will be a nice, intimate show. We'll be doing 2 sets from 7-9pm. @ Weatherstone (on 21st between H and I)7-9pm, all ages

SATURDAY, JULY 3 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

MONDAY, JULY 5 - 7:30 - Rae Gouirand and Brent Armendinger read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Open mic. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Tim Kahl. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 6 - 7-10 P.M. - RANCHO OPEN MIC every Tuesday night at Strings Pizzeria, 9500 Micron Avenue #128, Sacramento (next to Capital Christian Church). "No stupid lottery systems, no fee for sign-up, and NO reason NOT to have an AWESOME TIME!!! All open mic acts are welcome from acapella to guitarists to poetry, so NO ONE is left out! ;P Check out http://www.stringspizzeria.com for more details. Happy Hours are from 3 to 9 pm, and even BOB BARKER would agree that the food Price is Right!"

TUESDAY, JULY 6 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. First and Third Tuesdays. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. time slot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 - 6 p.m. - Memorial reading for Quinton Duval at the First Wednesday Library Reading. Hosted by Sacramento poet laureate Bob Stanley, Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, (916/979-9706, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org).

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 - 8:00 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Speak It Here Poetry Series at the Copper Top Lounge, Neal Street, Grass Valley. No cover. http://coppertoplounge.com

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 - 7-9 p.m. - Book release party for José Montoya. The event will feature an artist talk and book signing by José Montoya with musical accompaniment by Esteban Villa. Copilot Press is proud to announce the release of EL CHALE GALLEGO Y'L XORTY, an (almost) silent graphic cuento laced with humorous and historic undertones that unfolds its loose narrative inside a traditional codex book form. This limited edition first printing features three hundred hand-bound codices with letterpress covers and offset printed interiors. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street. Light refreshments. Info: 916.442.9295. richard@poems-for-all.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 - 8 p.m. - Chris “Whitey” and Mischa Kuczynski Erickson read (plus open mic at 9) at The Bistro, 226 F Street (3rd and F Streets) in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info at http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, JULY 8 - 6-9 p.m. - Writers Who Wine Nite Out - Join this amazing group of writers for a summer evening on the patio at Revolution Wines, talking words, editors and the writing life. Writers at all levels welcome. The more the wordier. At Revolution Wines http://www.revolution-wines.com/, 2116 P Street, Sacramento

THURSDAY, JULY 8 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931. Hosted by Mario Ellis Hill.

SATURDAY, JULY 10 - 6-8 p.m. - Terry Moore features at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. Free. Donations welcome. Plan to buy a book and support your bookstore.

SUNDAY, JULY 11 - 3-5 p.m. - Featured reader at The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Open Mic. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library.

MONDAY, JULY 12 - 7:30 - Readings from Tiger's Eye journal at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Open mic. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Emmanuel Sigauke. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 13 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - S.O.S. Slam-or-Stage Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, 209-941-0782, EmpressoCoffeehouse@gmail.com. Check out a list of Stockon-area poetry events at rainflowers.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

THURSDAY, JULY 15 - 8 p.m. - Featured readers. Open mic at 9. Free. At the John Natsoulas Art Gallery,
521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, JULY 15 - Noon - Brown bag poetry reading at the Central Library. Bring your favorite poems written by other people to read and share with everyone else. 828 I Street. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins. Every Third Thursday. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

THURSDAY, JULY 15 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931. Hosted by Geoffrey Neil.

FRIDAY, JULY 16 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - TheBlackout Music and Poetry Series $10.00. Inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-208-POET. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

SATURDAY, JULY 17 - 6 p.m. - International Poetry Night at I-House in Davis. Poets are welcome to sign up in advance by emailing ms.hsieh@yahoo.com

SATURDAY, JULY 17 - 9-11 p.m. - Featured poets at The Artistry of 319 at the Jazzyblues Cafe, 319 6th Street, West Sacramento. Art viewing, poetry and spoken word. $5 Admission. Restaurant and bar open. Open mic. Hosted by Ben-Official the Great. Every Third Saturday.

MONDAY, JULY 19 - 7:30 p.m. - Sactown Poetry Bands Jam: Patrick Grizzell, Mario Ellis Hill, James Israel, Jackson Griffith, Robert Grossklaus, Jennifer and Michael Pickering at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Frank Graham. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

MONDAY, JULY 19 - 7:30 - 10 p.m. - This is the Davis stop for the Zero Emission Book Tour and the celebration of James Kaelan's 'We're Getting On.' Come out to this event, snag a limited edition, seed-cover copy of the grand book, meet the author, hob-nob with good folks. Avid Reader, 617 Second Street, Davis.

TUESDAY, JULY 20 - 7-11 p.m. - This event is particularly special. The Sacramento leg of James' tour will also be a homecoming, with an after party, DJ, and dancing to follow. All of this will occur at Flatmancrooked's favorite neighborhood pub, Pangaea (voted best pub in Sacramento by KCRA's A-List). This is James' mid-way point of his 1900 mile ride.Come out to the Sacramento leg of the Zero Emission Book Tour and celebrate the release of James Kaelan's 'We're Getting On' and the near close of this 1900 mile book-tour-by-bike (LA to Vancouver)! Pangaea Cafe and Pub, 2743 Franklin, Sacto.

TUESDAY, JULY 20 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. First and Third Tuesdays. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, Every Third Wednesday, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

THURSDAY, JULY 22 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SUNDAY, JULY 25 - 2-4:30 p..m. - A Starry Night Poetry Series featuring Brad Henderson, plus open mic. At the Lodi Library, 201 West Locust Street, Lodi. For more info, contact, starrynightpoetry@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by the Lodi Library.

MONDAY, JULY 26 - 7:30 - Rob Schlegel and Dorine Jennette feature at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Hosted by Tim Kahl. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Placerville. It's a poetry open-mike read-around, so bring your own poems or those of a favorite poet to share, or just come to listen. No charge. Every fourth Wednesday.

THURSDAY, JULY 29 - 8 p.m. - Lee Foust is the feature plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Hosted by frank andrick. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, JULY 30 - 7:30 p.m. - "Stories on Stage" - Stories read by actors/performers. Marsh McCandless will read Kathryn Williams’ "Three, Four, Knock at the Door" and Joshua Glenn Robertson will read Heather Brittain Bergstrom's "Farm in a Day." Host and coordinator: Valerie Fioravanti. $5 donation. At the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. Visit http://valeriefioravanti.com/SoS.aspx or http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

FRIDAY, JULY 30 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - The Blackout Music and Poetry Series (R & B Night by the Pool) at the Blackout featuring one of Sac's favorite singers J ALI and Sac's voted by the Sounds of Soul Music Awards #1 singer ARIELLE WHITE, plus open mic for poets and singers. Inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-208-POET. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

SATURDAY, JULY 31 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show at New Dimension formerly known as the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). A Celebration of Poetry featuring special guest local favorite poet PHOENYX REIGN, super talented singer SAMONA J., popular singing group C4, live band LSB and ALL OPEN MIC NIGHT (3 poems/songs each). Please arrive early as the open mic list will be cut off at 7:30pm. PLUS, poet NERCITY (Pronounced “Inner City”) from Oakland who has been on Showtime at the Apollo, BET's Lyric Lounge, is a two-time Oakland Grand Slam Champion and was on the 2003 National Slam Team that placed 4th in the nation. FREE ICE CREAM & GLACEAU VITAMIN WATER (VITAWATER) for the first 30 people to arrive this month of July!!! www.vitaminwater.com. For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. The Show is every last Saturday of the month. $5.

SATURDAY, JULY 31 - 9 p.m. to midnite - The Social-Poetry Slam hosted by Khiry Malik at Sol Collective, 2574 21st Street, Sacramento. Every last Saturday of the month.


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Eskimo Pie's Kick-Ass Poetry Calendar - JUNE 2010

" . . . I had never been too political, but I knew how white people treated black people and it was hard for me to come back to the bullshit white people put a black person through in this country. To realize you don't have any power to make things different is a bitch. In Paris--shit, whatever we played over there, right or wrong, was cheered, was accepted. . . ." --Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe, Miles: The Autobiography


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A handful of sand.
A footprint of saltwater.
Eyes of the sun.


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TUESDAY, JUNE 1 - 7:30-11 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more.

TUESDAY, JUNE 1 - 7-10 P.M. - RANCHO OPEN MIC at Strings Pizzeria, 9500 Micron Avenue #128, Sacramento (next to Capital Christian Church). "No stupid lottery systems, no fee for sign-up, and NO reason NOT to have an AWESOME TIME!!! All open mic acts are welcome from acapella to guitarists to poetry, so NO ONE is left out! ;P Check out stringspizzeria.com for more details. Happy Hours are from 3 to 9 pm, and even BOB BARKER would agree that the food Price is Right!"

TUESDAY, JUNE 1 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. First and Third Tuesdays. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. time slot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2 - 6 p.m. - Trina Drotar, Paco Marquez, Sandy Thomas, and Sue Thomas read at the First Wednesday Library Reading. Hosted by Sacramento poet laureate Bob Stanley, Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, (916/979-9706, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org).

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2 - 7:30 p.m. - Speak It Here Poetry Series at the Copper Top Lounge, Neal Street, Grass Valley. $5. http://coppertoplounge.com

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2 - 8 p.m. (note early start time) - Featured reader, Joshua Clover. The first 50 people arriving by 7:45 pm can expect a complimentary glass of wine. Plus open mic at 9:00 p.m. at The Bistro, 226 F Street (3rd and F Streets) in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info at http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, JUNE 3 - 8 p.m. - Gene Avery features plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931. Hosted by Mario Ellis Hill.

FRIDAY, JUNE 4 - 7-10 p.m. - Youth Speaks poetry reading at Sol Collective.

SATURDAY, JUNE 5 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

SATURDAY, JUNE 5 (Noon to 8 p.m.) & SUNDAY, JUNE 6 (Noon to 6 p.m.) - June Festival: A Celebration of the Arts at the R25 Crossroads for Arts & Culture, 1725 25th Street. Featuring music by El Teatro Espejo, Actors Workshop, Christian Dewild Band, Marty Cohen & the Sidekicks, Aisle 99, The Streamliners, James Israel Band and Puzzletree. Poetry by Bob Stanley, Sandra Senne, Paco Marquez, Kelly Matthews and Kate Asche. Open Houses with the R25 Artist Studios, California Stage, Ed Claudio's Actor's Workshop of Sacramento and Three Penny Theater, Alliance Francaise de Sacramento, MatrixArts and the PopUp Gallery, On Stage, Sacramento Poetry Center, Wilkerson Theater. For more info contact 916-600-9536 or 916-370-5628, calstage.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 6 - 4-6 p.m. - Reading by William O'Daly and Peter Ludwin. This is a celebration of Peter's new book, 'A Guest in All Your Houses.' Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street. Light refreshments. Info: 916.442.9295. richard@poems-for-all.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 7 - 7:30 - Martha Ann Blackman and Catie Rosemurgy read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Open mic. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Bob Stanley and Emmanuel Sigauke. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 8 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - S.O.S. Slam-or-Stage Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, 209-941-0782, EmpressoCoffeehouse@gmail.com. Check out a list of Stockon-area poetry events at rainflowers.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9 - 7:30 p.m. - Join Rattlesnake Press as Richard Hansen hosts “Which Side Are You On? Songs and Poetry of Labor and Protest”. Audience participation will be expected! At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

THURSDAY, JUNE 10 - 8 p.m. - frank andrick features plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931. Hosted by Geoffrey Neil.

FRIDAY, JUNE 11 - 8-11 p.m. - Master Barber & Beauty Shop proudly presents Master Renaissance featuring Miss MouthPeace, Akronems, Phoenyx Reign, Malik Saunders, Anna Marie, LaRah, Steve 'HurriKane' Clark and more. $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Open mic. Free Wine. $5 BBQ. Raffle prize. Vendors and more. Contact (916) 457-8708. Tickets are sold at Master Barber & Beauty Shop (4340 Stockton Blvd. Suite 2).

FRIDAY, JUNE 11 - 7:30 - 10 p.m. - New York's #1 poet Ainsley Burrows performs in Sac (PLUS other special invited spoken word and vocal guests). Ainsley Burrows, the International face of Guinness in 26 countries, Internationally known poet/performer, author of 4 books of poetry numerous anthologies, 6 poetry/music albums, with his newest release EMPIRE taking the world by storm. He has appeared on BET's Lyric Cafe, also on Word sound Power shot in Jamaica for BET J, He is possibly one of the most internationally recoginized names of his generation in poetry/spoken word. Where: Boston's Lounge, 9777 Lincoln Village Drive, Sacramento (916) 366-6660, $7.00, Contact: T-Mo (916) 208-POET, www.burrowsink.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 12 - Mixer 4-8 p.m. - Reading at 6 p.m. - MEN IN BLACK-The Ten Most Wanted-Poetry Event featuring The Saint, Dr. Tchaka Muhammed, NSAA, James Cagney, Mario Ellis Hill, Forword, Khiry Malik, Terry Moore, Nercity, Ainsley Burrows. Guest Performers: Charles Curtis Blackwell and Comedian Patrick Jaye. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine. Live Band and Raffle. Hostesses: V. S. Chochezi, Miss Marianna, Cleo Cartel, Chara Charis. Benefit to support Woman in Business. At Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. $20 advance/$25 Door. Advance tickets available at soapsalon.net (916-334-4894), Carol's Books, Chocolate Butterfly at 2708 7th Street, Berkeley (916-647-2721). Credit Cards accepted. Presented by Carol's Books, The Soap Salon and Revolutionary Breeze Ent.

SUNDAY, JUNE 13 - 3-5 p.m. - Guest poet Carol Smiles reads at The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. "Carol Smiles is a prolific writer of poetry, children’s books, novelettes and novels. She has been a member of the Poets Club of Lincoln for several years, and is currently the Treasurer for the Poets Club. The poetry she reads at Open Mic each month features a wide range from philosophical to humorous. Carol illustrates her own books." Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Open Mic. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library.

MONDAY, JUNE 14 - 7:30 p.m. - The Zen Marxist Launderettes (Laura Ann Walton, Emily Wright, Mira Kores, Sandra Senne) read from their new book, "Wring," at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, JUNE 15 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. First and Third Tuesdays. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, Every Third Wednesday, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 17 - 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. - The Nevada County Poetry Series presents Jon Longhi and B. L. Kennedy. Tickets available at the door for $5 general, seniors and students, and $1 for those under 18, refreshments and open-mic included. The show will be in the Off Center Stage (the Black Box theater, enter from Richardson Street) at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA. For more information call (530) 432-8196 or (530) 274-8384. $5/$1. Open Mic and Refreshments.

THURSDAY, JUNE 17 - 8 p.m. - The Center for the Arts and the Nevada City Film Festival present The Practice of the Wild: A Conversaton with Gary Snyder and Jim Harrison. $10 tickets in advance/$15 at the door. The Nevada City Film Festival kicks off their 10-year Annivesary with a Summer of Film Series that will commence with a special local screening of "The Practice of the Wild," a film provile of the poet and Pulitzer prize winner Gary Snyder. The film revolves around a life-long conversation between Snyder and poet and novelist im Harrison. At the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA. This screening is a benefit for both The Center for the Arts and the Nevada City Film Festival.  The Nevada City Film Festival’s Summer of Film series will also feature an upcoming screening of Academy Award Winning shorts, an outdoor movie, and end with the 10th Annual Nevada City Film Festival, August 19-22, 2010.   http://www.nevadacityfilmfestival.com  For more information call (530) 274-8384.

THURSDAY, JUNE 17 - Noon - Brown bag poetry reading at the Central Library. Bring your favorite poems written by other people to read and share with everyone else. 828 I Street. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins. Every Third Thursday. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

THURSDAY, JUNE 17 - 8 p.m. - Poets Peter Ludwin and Bill O’Daly (also Copper Canyon Press co-founder). Open mic at 9. Free. At the John Natsoulas Art Gallery,
521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, JUNE 17 - 8 p.m. - Rob Lozano and Dr. Bove feature at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, JUNE 18 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - TheBlackout Music and Poetry Series presents "The Bay Area All-Stars" featuring six of the best poets in the nation... Prentice Powell, Jaylee Alde, "-i-", D'Dra White, Chas Jackson & NerCity." $10.00. Inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-208-POET. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

FRIDAY, JUNE 18 - 6-8 p.m. - Sacramento High School Spoken Word Fundraiser to Benefit Students in the BNV SAYS Finals to be held in Los Angeles in July. At Sacramento High School. Special Guest – E-Legal TagTeam. Open Mic for Youth 13-19. Prices:  $4.00 - $6.00.  Free for children. Help support the finalists, Keiona Williamson and Shanice Durden, in the Brave New Voices SAYS team when they head to Los Angeles in July.  Funds are being raised to assist three additional students to support the finalists. Event schedule: 6:00 – 6:30 – Youth Open Mic; 6:30 – 7:00 – E-Legal TagTeam; 7:00 – 8:00 – Best of SacHigh. For more information about Brave New Voices (BNV)  http://www.bravenewvoices.org.  
For more information about Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS)  http://education.ucdavis.edu/projects-outreach/sacramento-area-youth-speaks

FRIDAY, JUNE 18 - 7:30 p.m. - The Other Voice poetry series plus open mic, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis). allegras@dcn.org

SATURDAY, JUNE 19 - 9-11 p.m. - Featured poets at The Artistry of 319 at the Jazzyblues Cafe, 319 6th Street, West Sacramento. Art viewing, poetry and spoken word. $5 Admission. Restaurant and bar open. Open mic. Hosted by Ben-Official the Great. Every Third Saturday.

MONDAY, JUNE 21 - 7:30 p.m. - Hot Poetry in Fremont Park. Celebrate the summer solstice with a poetry reading by Keely Sadira Dorran. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic to eat during the reading. http://fremontpark.net/ This reading is INSTEAD OF the normal Monday night reading at SPC, 25th and R.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street, Placerville. Every fourth Wednesday.

THURSDAY, JUNE 24 - 8 p.m. - Featured readers plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, JUNE 25 - 7 p.m. - Red Fox Poetry at ArtSpace - Hosted by El Dorado Arts Council and Red Fox Underground. Featured readers are Phil Weidman and Molly Fisk. A short poetry open-mic follows (signup before the feature). ArtSpace, El Dorado Arts Council’s new gallery, is located at 459 Main Street, Placerville. There is no charge. For more info, contact poetspiper@att.net

FRIDAY, JUNE 25 - 7:30 p.m. - "Stories on Stage" - Stories read by actors/performers. This month Cynthia Mitchell Speakman will read Naomi Williams' "Sunday School" and Bonnie Antonini will read Zoe Keithley's "A Little Foreign Travel." Guest host this month is Dorine Jennette. Usual host and coordinator: Valerie Fioravanti. $5 donation. At the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. Visit http://valeriefioravanti.com/SoS.aspx or http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

SATURDAY, JUNE 26 - 7-9 p.m. - Kevin Sandbloom and The Saint The Show at New Dimension formerly known as the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. The Show is every last Saturday of the month. $5.

SATURDAY, JUNE 26 - 9 p.m. to midnite - The Social-Poetry Slam hosted by Khiry Malik at Sol Collective, 2574 21st Street, Sacramento. Every last Saturday of the month.

SUNDAY, JUNE 27 - 2-4:30 p..m. - A Starry Night Poetry Series featuring Dorine Jennette, plus open mic. At the Lodi Library, 201 West Locust Street, Lodi. For more info, contact, starrynightpoetry@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by the Lodi Library.

MONDAY, JUNE 28 - 7:30 - Stephen Kessler and Alexa Mergen feature at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

THURSDAY, JULY 1 - 8 p.m. - Forword features plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931. Hosted by Mario Ellis Hill.

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SATURDAY, MAY 1 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

SUNDAY, MAY 2 - 4 p.m. - Reader's Theater at the Miner's Foundry. The featured authors are Elizabeth Appell, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder and Louis B. Jones. Readers for this presentation are Harriet Totten and Gaylie Bell-Stewart. At 325 Spring Street, Nevada City. Phone: (530) 265-5040, Email: info@minersfoundry.org, http://www.minersfoundry.org

SUNDAY, MAY 2 - 6-8 p.m. - Master Barber & Beauty Shop proudly presents JAZZ at the SHOP featuring THE ROSS HAMMOND TRIO. $5 donation in advance and $8 at the door. Hosted by poetess Anna Marie. For advance tickets contact (916) 271-2872 or (916) 226-7099. Tickets are sold at Master Barber & Beauty Shop (4340 Stockton Blvd.).

MONDAY, MAY 3 - 7:30 - Viola Weinberg and Mario Uribe will be talk about their work (poetry and art) that is the first installment of Poets on Board (poetry placards on RT buses designed by Richard Hansen). There will also be a limited edition offering – signed copies of the full-size bus placards will be available on that date. Sales of the limited edition version will help fund future bus placards planned as part of the Poets on Board program. If you have any questions about the Poets on Board program, the event, or want to participate in the project in some way, please contact Bob Stanley at bobstanley@sbcglobal.net. At the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, MAY 4 - 7:30-11 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more.

TUESDAY, MAY 4 - 8-9 p.m. - Whitey Erickson, a graduate of the UC Davis Master's in creative writing program, will read select chapters from his novel in progress, "Henrytown." Room 126, Voorhies Hall, UC Davis Campus.

TUESDAY, MAY 4 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. First and Third Tuesdays. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. time slot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 - 6 p.m. - Edythe Schwartz and Stan Zumbiel read at the First Wednesday Library Reading. Hosted by Sacramento poet laureate Bob Stanley, Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, (916/979-9706, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org).

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 - 8 p.m. (note early start time) - Featured reader, Patrick Grizzell, a local poet, songwriter, and visual artist. Joining Patrick Grizzell will be Steve Bird, member of the band, Junkyard Burlesque. He will accompany Patrick on the upright bass. Visit www.myspace.com/patrickgrizzell. Plus open mic at 9:00 p.m. at The Bistro, 226 F Street (3rd and F Streets) in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info on Facebook or http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, MAY 6 - 8 p.m. - Indigo Moor features plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931. Hosted by Mario Ellis Hill.

FRIDAY, MAY 7 - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. - 2nd Annual Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) Summit and Poetry Slam (Slam from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.). 6 winners will be chosen to represent Sacramento at the International Slam later in the year. At the Mondavi Center, UC Davis Campus. Keynote Speaker: Rudy Corpuz of United Playaz. $5 students/$15 general for Slam tickets. $50 for registration to the All-Day Summit which includes lunch and dinner and a T-shirt. Last year 300 students attended. The Slam is open to the public.

FRIDAY, MAY 7 - 2-5 p.m. - Sac State Calaveras Station Literary Journal's Release Party for 2010. Foothill Suite, 3rd Floor, CSUS University Union. Annual release party celebrating the student writers whose poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and critical analysis pieces are being published. Hear students read, enjoy some food, and enjoy.

SATURDAY, MAY 8 - 12:30 - 4 p.m. - The Crocker Art Museum's 135th Anniversary will include poetry readings in The Ballroom. 12:30 - 1:00 Victoria Dalkey hosts and reads. Cake cutting at 1:25. 1:30-2:00 Lawrence Dinkins hosts and Electropoetic Coffee reads. 2:30-3:00 Cynthia Linville hosts: Chris Olander reads, Catherine Fraga reads, James Lee Jobe reads. 3:30-4:00 Cynthia Linville hosts: Dennis Schmitz reads, Viola Weinberg reads. At the Crocker Art Museum Ballroom, 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA. Arrive early; there will be a big crowd.

SATURDAY, MAY 8 - 2-3 p.m. - Open mic at Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Citrus Heights. Hosted by Margaret Bell. Every second Saturday in the Birdcage Mall, Sunrise & Greenback, in the front, left part of the store. megdmb@surewest.net

SUNDAY, MAY 9 - 3-5 p.m. - Featured readers at The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library.

MONDAY, MAY 10 - 7:30 - X! Sac City Ethnic Theater reads at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Open mic. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Bob Stanley and Emmanuel Sigauke. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, MAY 11 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - S.O.S. Slam-or-Stage Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, 209-941-0782, EmpressoCoffeehouse@gmail.com. Check out a list of Stockon-area poetry events at rainflowers.org.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 - 7-9 p.m. - International Poetic Affair. Free. Open Mic. Social/Business Networking. Hosted by Brock KaLiM. At the Majestic Lounge, 2355 Arden Way, Sacramento.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 - 7 p.m. - Storytellers - 5-minute stories from real life followed by open mic at the Copper Top Lounge, Neal Street, Grass Valley. $5. http://coppertoplounge.com

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press poetry reading featuring Crawdad Nelson and Maureen Hurley. Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

THURSDAY, MAY 13 - 8 p.m. - Zoe Keithley plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931. Hosted by Geoffrey Neil.

FRIDAY, MAY 14 - 7:30 p.m. - Fresno author Tim Hernandez will give an introductory reading of his new novel, Breathing, In Dust. Presented by Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol/Writers of the New Sun.At La Raza Galeria Posada, 1022 22nd Street (between J and K). Free. Contact 916-451-1372, http://www.larazagaleriaposada.org. Here's a link where you can get more info on the book and download images, etc: http://www.ttup.ttu.edu/Book%20Pages/9780896726727.html

FRIDAY MAY 14 to MONDAY, MAY 17 - Third Annual In the Flow Festival - On Friday at 8 p.m. there will be a special evening of music and poetry at Luna's (1414 16th Street) hosted by NSAA (AKA Lawrence Dinkins). Featuring Electropoetic Coffee, Josh Fernandez, Ruben Reveles, Frank Andrick and many more. For info on other events during the weekend, visit http://www.intheflowsacramento.com/

SATURDAY, MAY 15 - 3-5 p.m. - Judy Crowe, Heather Donahue, Christine Irving, Terri Kent-Enborg, Patricia Miller and Julie Valin read at the Women's Writing Salon in Grass Valley at the Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters, 671 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley, 530-477-5282. Free. Contact Betsy at bgf2u@sbcglobal.net

SATURDAY, MAY 15 - 7 p.m. - Aid for Haiti! Poetry, Music and Solidarity. Poetry by Dennis Schmitz, Bob Stanley, James denBoer, Victoria Dalkey, Susan Kelly DeWitt, Mary Zeppa. Music by Pat Grizzell, blues guitarist, and his band, Junkyard Burlesque. Talk by Larry Castagnola. At the Newman Center, 5900 Newman Court. All proceeds go to Partners in Health, Dr. Paul Farmer and his medical workers in Haiti. The book, Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder, which details the work of Dr. Farmer, will be for sale. Suggested donation: $25, but all donations welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsors: Castagnola Haiti Project, Grandmothers for Peace, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Sacramento Poetry Center. For information, call 916-457-2478.

SATURDAY, MAY 15 - 9-11 p.m. - Featured poets at The Artistry of 319 at the Jazzyblues Cafe, 319 6th Street, West Sacramento. Art viewing, poetry and spoken word. $5 Admission. Restaurant and bar open. Open mic. Hosted by Ben-Official the Great. Every Third Saturday.

MONDAY, MAY 17 - 7 p.m. (note early start time and location change) - Hot Poetry in Fremont Park with poets Carrie Rudzinski, April Ranger and Terryl Wheat. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic to eat during the reading. http://fremontpark.net/ This reading is INSTEAD OF the normal Monday night reading at SPC, 25th and R. In case of rain, the reading will be held back at SPC.

TUESDAY, MAY 18 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. First and Third Tuesdays. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Kelly Richardson features at Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, Every Third Wednesday, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

THURSDAY, MAY 20 - 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. - The Nevada County Poetry Series presents Lytton Bell and Theresa Whitehill. Tickets available at the door for $5 general, seniors and students, and $1 for those under 18, refreshments and open-mic included. The show will be in the Off Center Stage (the Black Box theater, enter from Richardson Street) at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA. For more information call (530) 432-8196 or (530) 274-8384. Open Mic.

THURSDAY, MAY 20 - Noon - Brown bag poetry reading at the Central Library. Bring your favorite poems written by other people to read and share with everyone else. 828 I Street. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins. Every Third Thursday. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

THURSDAY, MAY 20 - 8 p.m. - Boston poets Carrie Rudzinski and April Ranger present powerful performance pieces. Open mic at 9. Free. At the John Natsoulas Art Gallery,
521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, MAY 20 - 8 p.m. - Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, MAY 21 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - TheBlackout Music and Poetry Series SPECIAL EVENT - THE BLACKOUT SPOKEN WORD BATTLE. The poet in Northern California with the best poems for the night goes home with $100.00 cash. Come see this first annual SPOKEN WORD WAR!!!! (POETS SIGN-UP NOW by e-mailing fromtheheart1@hotmail.com). NOTE: EVENT PRICE CHANGE TO $10.00. Inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-208-POET. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

FRIDAY, MAY 21 - 7:30 p.m. - The Movement III -TCS/ART ANNEX BUILDING, UCD CAMPUS, Featuring SickSpits, Josh Healey, Do Dat, Peace Felice, UCD Breakdancers, SKIM, Jamie DeWolf, Alpha MC, Random Abiladeze, Verbs y muy mas!

FRIDAY, MAY 21 - 7:30 p.m. - The Other Voice poetry series presents Dorinne Jennette plus open mic, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis). allegras@dcn.org

FRIDAY, MAY 21 - 7:30 p.m. - NOTE DATE CHANGE TO THIRD FRIDAY "Stories on Stage" - Stories read by actors/performers. This month, Pamela Metzger will read Elise Winn's "Picture Our Mother" and Victoria Goldblatt will read Megan Harlan's "Minor Goddesses." Host and coordinator: Valerie Fioravanti. At the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

FRIDAY, MAY 21 - 7 p.m. - Poetry Reading & Open Microphone Night plus open mic. Contact information crm2274@bn.com. At Barnes & Noble #2274, 313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA

SATURDAY, MAY 22 - 2-4 p.m. - Patricia D'Alessandro reads at Underground Books Poetry Series at 2814 35th Street next to the Guild Theater.

SATURDAY, MAY 22 - 9 p.m. to midnite - The Social-Poetry Slam hosted by Khiry Malik at Sol Collective, 2574 21st Street, Sacramento.

SUNDAY, MAY 23 - 2-4:30 p..m. - A Starry Night Poetry Series featuring Wallace Condon, plus open mic. At the Lodi Library, 201 West Locust Street, Lodi. For more info, contact, starrynightpoetry@gmail.com. Co-sponsored by the Lodi Library.

MONDAY, MAY 24 - 7:30 p.m. - Christopher Buckley and C. E. Chaffin read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street, Placerville. Every fourth Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 - 7-9 p.m. - International Poetic Affair. Free. Open Mic. Social/Business Networking. Hosted by Brock KaLiM. At the Majestic Lounge, 2355 Arden Way, Sacramento.

THURSDAY, MAY 27 - 8 p.m. - Featured readers plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, MAY 28 – 11 am to 1 pm  - MatrixArts Review followed by The Writers Table 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  We’ll provide materials. You’ll provide talent. $15/10 MatrixArts members. At MatrixArts, 1719 25th Street (between Q and R Streets), 916-454-4988 or matrixarts@comcast.net

SATURDAY, MAY 29 - 7-9 p.m. - Kevin Sandbloom and The Saint The Show at New Dimension formerly known as the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. The Show is every last Saturday of the month. $5.

MONDAY, MAY 31 - 7:30 p.m. - Poetry Bomb with S. A. Griffin (on FB) at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

FRIDAY, JUNE 4 - 7-10 p.m. - Youth Speaks poetry reading at Sol Collective.



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Eskimo's Poetry Calendar - APRIL 2010

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THURSDAY, APRIL 1 - 8 p.m. - Featured readers plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, APRIL 2 - 7:30 p.m. - Judy Halebsky will read at The Book Collector, 1008 24th St., Sacramento. Free. Judy trained in Performance Studies at UC Davis and is a member of Sacramento Poetry Center's Tuesday night workshop. Since 2007 she has been in Tokyo studying Japanese literature on a MEXT fellowship. Her book, Sky=Empty, was chosen by Marvin Bell as the winner of the 2009 New Issues Poetry Prize. For more information: richard@poems-for-all.com | 916.442.9295

SATURDAY, APRIL 3 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

MONDAY, APRIL 5 - 7:30 - A poetry and prose reading from (and about) the new book from Roan Press, "Visions of Joanna Newsom." Readings by authors Tim Kahl, Christian Kiefer, Rae Gouirand, and Brad Buchanan as well as artist Heather Jovanelli and book designer Joshua Lurie-Terrell. Copies of the book will be available for sale. At the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 6 - 7:30-11 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more.

TUESDAY, APRIL 6 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. First and Third Tuesdays. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. time slot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 - 6 p.m. - Robbie Grossklaus, Kathy Kieth and Brad Buchanan are the featured readers at the First Wednesday Library Reading. Hosted by Sacramento poet laureate Bob Stanley, Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, (916/979-9706, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org).

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 - 8 p.m. (note early start time) - Allegra Silberstein and Susan Wolbarst read plus open mic at 9:00 p.m. at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info on Facebook or http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 - 8-10 p.m. - Julie Valin is the featured poet in the Speak It Here Poetry Series at the Copper Top Lounge, Neal Street, Grass Valley

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, APRIL 8 - 7 p.m. - Bill Gainer and Michelle Johnson read at the Roseville Arts! Blue Line Gallery, 405 Vernon Street, Roseville, (916) 783-4117, Gallery Hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays: 10am - 5pm, 3rd Saturdays, open until 9pm (closed 5-6pm).

THURSDAY, APRIL 8 - 8 p.m. - F eatured read ers pl us open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, APRIL 10 - 1-4:30 p.m. - Join Sacramento's Poet Laureate Bob Stanley, NY Times Best-Selling Suspense author Brenda Novak, and other local writers as they discuss their craft at the Local Author Appreciation Fair at the Folsom Public Library, Georgia Murray Building, 411 Stafford Street, in Folsom. This free event will feature author presentations, question and answer session, book sales and signing, and refreshments. Come for the entire fair or drop in when you can!  For more information, visit the library's website at http://library.folsom.ca.us/ or call the Adult Services desk at (916) 355-7357.

SATURDAY, APRIL 10 - 2-3 p.m. - Open mic at Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Citrus Heights. Hosted by Margaret Bell. Every second Saturday in the Birdcage Mall, Sunrise & Greenback, in the front, left part of the store. megdmb@surewest.net

SUNDAY, APRIL 11 - 3-5 p.m. - Bob Stanley is the featured reader at The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library.

SUNDAY, APRIL 11 - 6-8 p.m. - Master Barber & Beauty Shop proudly presents JAZZ at the SHOP featuring THE STEVE GUNDHI TRIO. This will be the first of many performances by top Jazz artists at Master Barber & Beauty Shop new location. The new location, which includes a performace stage, is especially designed for performances and events. THE STEVE GUNDHI TRIO features Clark Goodloe on Piano and Nick Uran on Drums. Special guest performance by Spoken Word artist: NSAA (en-sah-ah). $8 donation in advance and $10 donation at the door. Donations will benefit the non-profit organization, CTD Dream Builders. For advance tickets contact (916) 271-2872 or (916) 226-7099. Tickets are sold at Master Barber & Beauty Shop (4340 Stockton Blvd.).

MONDAY, APRIL 12 - 7:30 - Nicole Griffin, Catherine Daly and Margaret Hoehn read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Open mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 13 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - S.O.S. Slam-or-Stage Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, 209-941-0782, EmpressoCoffeehouse@gmail.com. Check out a list of Stockon-area poetry events at rainflowers.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14 - 7-9 p.m. - International Poetic Affair featuring guest poet Emmanuel Sigauke and guest singer Cynthia Adebanji. Free. Open Mic. Social/Business Networking. Hosted by Brock KaLiM. At the Majestic Lounge, 2355 Arden Way, Sacramento.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press celebrates its 6th birthday with a reading by Carol Frith from her new book published by David Robert Brooks, "two for a journey ." Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

THURSDAY, APRIL 15 - Noon - Brown bag poetry reading at the Central Library. Bring your favorite poems written by other people to read and share with everyone else. 828 I Street. 916-979-9706. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins. Every Third Thursday. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

THURSDAY, APRIL 15 - 7-8:30 p.m. - ( NOTE Early start time). Indigo Moor book release party with readings by Indigo Moor, Marilyn Nelson and Bryan Tso Jones plus performances by the Toni Passerell Trio and modern dancer Robert H. Johnson. Free food and drink and live music. Free. At the John Natsoulas Art Gallery,
521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, APRIL 15 - 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. - The Nevada County Poetry Series presents Bob Stanley and Heather Donahue. Tickets available at the door for $5 general, seniors and students, and $1 for those under 18, refreshments and open-mic included. The show will be in the Off Center Stage (the Black Box theater, enter from Richardson Street) at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA. For more information call (530) 432-8196 or (530) 274-8384. Open Mic.

THURSDAY, APRIL 15 - 8 p.m. - Jessalyn Wakefield and Christopher Fairman read plus open mic. Hosted by frank andrick. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16 - 7:30 p.m. - 2010 Sacramento Poetry Center Annual Writing Conference - Poetry Reading by Indigo Moor and Peter Grandbois. Free. 1719 25th Street, http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

FRIDAY, APRIL 16 - 7-9 p.m. - Blue Moon Literary & Art Review New Issue Release Party and Reading at the John Natsoulas Gallery,
521 1st Street, Davis. Free wine, appetizers, short readings and lots of socializing. For info, contact Scott Evans at evans327@comcast.net.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16 - 7 p.m. - Poetry Reading & Open Microphone Night featuring Lulu Gordon, Molly Fisk, & Jacqueline Kudler plus open mic. Contact information crm2274@bn.com. At Barnes & Noble #2274, 313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA

FRIDAY, APRIL 16 - 7:30 p.m. - Katy Brown and Joyce Odam feature at the Other Voice poetry series plus open mic, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis). allegras@dcn.org

FRIDAY, APRIL 16 - 7 p.m. - A Showcase of Poetry and Music featuring Rachel Leibrock, frank andrick and Joe Montoya with music by Ruben Reveles and Professor Esteban Villa. Film projections by Picasso and Renoir. Every third Friday. Meet and greet at 7. Performances to follow. A new monthly showcase for literary, musical, performance and visual arts hosted by author/songwriter R. S. Marquez. At La Raza Galeria Posada, 1022 22nd Street (between J and K). Free. Contact 209-337-5960 or 916-446-5133, http://www.larazagaleriaposada.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - TheBlackout Music and Poetry Series featuring R & B sensation J Ali, Sac's favorite lady poet Anna Marie and more! Inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-208-POET. $10. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 17 - 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - 2010 Sacramento Poetry Center Annual Writing Conference with morning workshops by Indigo Moor, Peter Grandbois, and Tim Kahl. Afternoon workshops by Joseph Lease, Toni Mirosevich, Donna de la Perriere, Flatman Crooked [Elijah Jenkins/Deena Drewis]. Concert at 5 p.m. by NSAA and Ross Hammond. Free. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

SATURDAY, APRIL 17 - 5-9 p.m. - "1000 POEMS on MAIN STREET" will kick-off the 2010 3rd Saturday ARTWALK season in Placerville. Poetry will come alive at "POETSpaces" – cubbies, doorways, and alcoves, sponsored by Downtown Placerville merchants, with recitations, posts, and readings. TWITTER your way into the world of poetry with "POETweets" (twitter.com at 1000PoemsMainSt). All are welcome to participate in 1000 POEMS on MAIN STREET. Send poetry for inclusion to ARTWALK@eldoradoartscouncil.org. Or better yet, drop by ARTSPACE (459 Main Street, Placerville) and write your favorite, or an original poem for posting on the walls of the gallery.
Red Fox Underground Poets – Brigit Truex, Irene Lipshin, Kate Wells, Moira Magneson, Taylor Graham, and Wendy Patrice Williams – will give a reading from 6-7 p.m. at ARTSPACE.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17 - 7-9 p.m. - TERRY MOORE Book Release, Signing and Performance PLUS A SPECIAL BME (Black Men Expressing Poetry Tour) & guest author KRISTINE SMITH! Terry will be celebrating the release of his new book Born to Love You. At Underground Books Poetry Series at 2814 35th Street next to the Guild Theater. $3. Call 916-208-POET or email fromtheheart1@hotmail.com for more info. Every third Saturday.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17 - 9-11 p.m. - Featured poet Maurisha Nicole at The Artistry of 319 at the Jazzyblues Cafe, 319 6th Street, West Sacramento. Art viewing, poetry and spoken word. $5 Admission. Restaurant and bar open. Open mic. Hosted by Ben-Official the Great. Every Third Saturday.

MONDAY, APRIL 19 - 7 p.m. (note early start time and location change) - Hot Poetry in Fremont Park benefit for Chile with Bill Davis, Connee Davis, Mary Antoine, Andy Anderson and EPG. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic to eat during the reading. http://fremontpark.net/ This reading is INSTEAD OF the normal Monday night reading at SPC, 25th and R. In case of rain, the reading will be held back at SPC.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. First and Third Tuesdays. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 - 6 p.m. (4 short films), 7 p.m. (short film, Lychee Thieves plus Hirschman documentary and reading). This is the first in a Poetry and Film series in Sacramento. Screening of the documentary, "Red Poet: The Story of Jack Hirschman." Q&A with the filmmaker, Matthew Furey, and reading by Jack Hirschman after the movie. $10 admission for Jack's film and reading, plus this will get you into the Thinking People's Shorts Showcase at 6 p.m. and the short film Lychee Thieves. At the 24th Street Theater, 2791 24th Street. This is part of the Sacramento International Film Festival which runs for two weeks mid-late April at various venues in Sacramento. http://www.sacramentofilmfestival.net. Sponsored by the Sacramento Poetry Center and Poets and Writers, Inc.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Every Wednesday. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Aprille Cochrane AKA The Gurl Nexxt Door is the feature at the Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). Hosted by NSAA.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, Every Third Wednesday, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

THURSDAY, APRIL 22 - 5 - 7 p.m. - An environmental poetry reading called, "Way Cool, Daddy-O! Coffeehouse Poetry: in Celebration of Earth Day," featuring NSAA, Martha Ann Blackman, Bob Stanley, Robert Grossklaus, Bill Gainer, JoAnn Anglin, and Alexa Mergen at The Buzz Cafe, Sacramento State University Union. Contact Trina for more information.

THURSDAY, APRIL 22 - 8 p.m. - Todd Cirillo reads at B. L. Kennedy's Last Hosted Reading at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, APRIL 22 - 8-11 p.m. - Flatmancrooked's Annual Reading Thingy sponsored by the Davis Cultural Action Committee. Free drink to the first 100 guests, second free drink with the purchase of any Flatmancrooked book. FEATURED READINGS...from the FMC Anthology 'Not About Vampires'...Andy Dugas, N.A. Jong & Kevin Walsh, recipient of the 2009 FMC Fiction Prize...from the FMC Slim Volume of Contemporary Poetics'...Julia Halprin Jackson, Shideh Etaat, Chris 'Whitey' Erickson & Andy Jones w/ a special tribute to Atlanta, GA from Executive Editor Elijah Jenkins (open mic to follow). Arrive early, stay late, dress fine enough to warrant bad decision making.

SATURDAY, APRIL 24 - 2-4 p.m. - For the Love of Poetry Reading featuring Bob Stanley, Indigo Moor and Kathleen Lynch at the Arden-Dimick Library at Watt and Northrup.

SATURDAY, APRIL 24 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show at New Dimension formerly known as the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. The Show is every last Saturday of the month. $5.

MONDAY, APRIL 26 - 7:30 p.m. - John Bell and John Murillo read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street, Placerville. Every fourth Wednesday.

THURSDAY, APRIL 29 – 4:00 to 6:00 pm - Emerging Writers and Artists – For those new to the field or experiencing writers block.  For teens and adults. $15/$10 MatrixArts members. At MatrixArts, 1719 25th Street (between Q and R Streets), 916-454-4988 or matrixarts@comcast.net

THURSDAY, APRIL 29 -- 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. - Liberty’s Quest: The compelling story of the wife and mother of two Pulitzer Prize winning poets -- Reading, Q and A and book signing by author Liberty Kovacs. Liberty Kovacs' life story has all the elements of the American Dream, both its myth and its reality. Suggested $5 donation. At MatrixArts, 1719 25th Street (between Q and R Streets), 916-454-4988 or matrixarts@comcast.net

THURSDAY, APRIL 29 - 8 p.m. - Neeli Cherkovski and Sam Elliot Stern read poetry, sing, and dance plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30 – 11 am to 1 pm  - MatrixArts Review followed by The Writers Table 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  This week we’re concentrating on work about mothers and fathers so you can showcase your work in our upcoming show Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda starting Second Saturday, May 8th.  We’ll provide materials. You’ll provide talent. $15/10 MatrixArts members. At MatrixArts, 1719 25th Street (between Q and R Streets), 916-454-4988 or matrixarts@comcast.net

FRIDAY, APRIL 30 - 7:30 p.m. - "Stories on Stage" - flash fiction by Stefanie Freele, author of the collection FEEDING STRAYS and short fiction by Renee Thompson, author of the forthcoming novel THE BRIDGE AT VALENTINE. Read by Kent Gray, Marni Webb and Tim Kahl. Host and coordinator: Valerie Fioravanti. At the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

FRIDAY, APRIL 30 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - The Blackout Music and Poetry Series featuring THE SAINT (2010 King of the Mic Champ) from Stockton and more! Inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-208-POET. Every last Friday. $10. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

SATURDAY, MAY 1 – 1:00 to 3 pm How to Write About Your Mother: Just in time for Mother's Day, an afternoon of lively discussion, journaling, and writing exercises with Jennifer Bayse Sander, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published and the founder of Write By The Lake women's writing retreats.  www.writebythelake.com.  $10/$5 MatrixArts members. At MatrixArts, 1719 25th Street (between Q and R Streets), 916-454-4988 or matrixarts@comcast.net



Eskimo's Poetry Calendar - MARCH 2010

" . . . . I felt the world sway under me and I would have reached, if I were on a horse, for the horn of the saddle. Some powerful magnificence not human, in other words, seemed under me. And it was this same mild pink color, like the water of watermelon, that did it. At once I recognized the importance of this, as throughout my lfe I had known these moments when the dumb begins to speak, when I hear the voices of objects and colors; then the physical universe starts to wrinkle and change and heave and rise and smooth, so it seems that even the dogs have to lean against a tree, shivering. . . ." --Saul Bellow, Henderson The Rain King

Eskimo Pieku:

Squirrel
burying and unburying
the acorn of desire


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MONDAY, MARCH 1 - 7:30 p.m. - Poets from the Poems-For-All Series (reading their own and others' poems from the miniature book series called the Poems-For-All Project. Featured poets include: Manny Gale, Frank Graham, Rachel Hansen, Ru Hansen, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, Geoffrey Neill, Danny Romero, Rivkah Sass, Abe Sass, Bob Stanley, Mary Zeppa and EPG at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, MARCH 2 - 7:30-11 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more.

TUESDAY, MARCH 2 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3 - 8 p.m. (note early start time) - John Boe reads plus open mic at 9:00 p.m. at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info on Facebook or http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3 - 9-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3 - 6 p.m. - First Wednesday Library Reading. Celebration of the first decade of poetry chapbook publishing by Swan Scythe Press, founded and edited by Sandra McPherson; and launching of the second decade, under the direction of James DenBoer, with readings by Swan Scythe authors and others, book sales, blues music by Patrick Grizzell and Steve Bird, refreshments before the event (get there early!!), and some surprises. Sandra McPherson and James DenBoer will speak briefly about the past and the future of Swan Scythe Press. Hosted by Sacramento poet laureate Bob Stanley, Sacramento Room, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, (916/979-9706, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org).

THURSDAY, MARCH 4 - 8 p.m. - B . L. Kennedy is the featured reader. P lus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, MARCH 6 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

SUNDAY, MARCH 7 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - UCD Chicana/o Studies 10 Presenta..."Festival de Libros: A Day of Arte & Literature for Children" at Sol Collective, 2574 21st Street, Sacramento, Free and open to the public! Keynote Speaker: Professor Francisco X. Alarcón. We will be facilitating arts and crafts projects and will be donating children's books to participants 

MONDAY, MARCH 8 - 7:30 - Heidi Steidlmayer and Jim Powell read at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R, Free. Open mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 9 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - S.O.S. Slam-or-Stage Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, 209-941-0782, EmpressoCoffeehouse@gmail.com. Check out a list of Stockon-area poetry events at rainflowers.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 - 7-9 p.m. - NSAA performs at the Majestic Lounge, 2355 Arden Way, Sacramento. http://www.majestic-lounge.com/

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press salutes Poems-For-All's ninth anniversary . Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

THURSDAY, MARCH 11 - 8 p.m. - Philip Davis feature and chapbook release plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, MARCH 13 - 2-3 p.m. - Open mic at Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Citrus Heights. Hosted by Margaret Bell. Every second Saturday in the Birdcage Mall, Sunrise & Greenback, in the front, left part of the store. megdmb@surewest.net

SATURDAY, MARCH 13 - 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Roan Press is launching its new book, "Visions of Joanna Newsom," which is a collection of essays, poetry and art inspired by (and about) the world-famous harpist from Nevada City. Please stop by Newbeat on Second Saturday in March and say hello, and have a look at the book (which will, of course, be on sale). http://www.roanpress.com/index.html

SUNDAY, MARCH 14 - 3-5 p.m. - California Poets in the Schools reading featuring 20 poets reading from the 45th anniversary anthology and hosted by Alexa Mergen at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Open mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.cpits.org/events/events.htm

SUNDAY, MARCH 14 - winter hours 2-4 p.m. - Margaret Bell is the featured reader at The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library.

MONDAY, MARCH 15 - 7:30 p.m. - Women's History Month Reading with: Felicia Martinez, Jane Blue, JoAnn Anglin, Yang Her, Lytton Bell, and Shevonna Blackshire at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Open mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, MARCH 16 - 9 p.m. - The Moore Time for Poetry series on Channel 17 Comcast cable or view online at www.accesssacramento.org and click on the BIG "Watch Channel 17" button. Hosted by Terry Moore & daughter Tyra Moore. The encore cablecast schedule is: (August through May) - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 5:00 a.m. Occasionally, the program is in the 8:30 p.m. or 9:30p.m. times lot on Saturdays. Check tvguide.com for updates. Aired on Comcast, SureWest and Strategic Frontier. Advertising sponsored by: Gold's Gym in Laguna.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Feature Brock KaLiM hosted by NSAA. Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

THURSDAY, MARCH 18 - 8 p.m. - Indigo Moor and Judy Halebsky are the featured readers. ( NOTE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE TO THE NATSOULAS ART GALLERY, DOWNTOWN DAVIS. THIS WILL BE THE NEW LOCATION EVERY 3RD THURSDAY) Free food and drink and live music. The Open Mic will begin at about 9pm. Free. 521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, MARCH 18 - 7:30 p.m. - The Nevada County Poetry Series presents JoAnn Anglin and Beverly Korenwaser. Tickets available at the door for $5 general, seniors and students, and $1 for those under 18, refreshments and open-mic included. The show will be in the Off Center Stage (the Black Box theater, enter from Richardson Street) at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA. For more information call (530) 432-8196 or (530) 274-8384.

THURSDAY, MARCH 18 - 8 p.m. - Featured readers at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, MARCH 18 - Noon - Brown bag poetry reading at the Central Library. Bring your favorite poems written by other people to read and share with everyone else. 828 I Street. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

FRIDAY, MARCH 19 - 7:30 p.m. - Sharon Knox Campbell and Taylor Graham read at the Other Voice poetry series plus open mic, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis). allegras@dcn.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 20 - 5-8 p.m. - 57th Street Gallery presents "DIVAS, In celebration of Women's History Month" with artwork of women by women and An Evening of Spoken Word - "Girl Let Me Tell You Something" - Featuring Triche Christmon, Sherri Anderson, Jasmine Culp, Anna Marie, Laura Cook, SweetnShameless plus special guests. 57th Street Gallery on 5701 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley. http://www.57thstreetgallery.com/Gallery.html

SATURDAY, MARCH 20 - 9-11 p.m. - The Artistry of 319 at the Jazzyblues Cafe, 319 6th Street, West Sacramento. Art viewing, poetry and spoken word. $5 Admission. Restaurant and bar open. Open mic.

MONDAY, MARCH 22 - 7:30 p.m. - Kel Munger and Bob Stanley read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street, Placerville. Every fourth Wednesday.

THURSDAY, MARCH 25 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, MARCH 25 - 7:30 p.m. - Poetry as a Healing Art - A writing workshop with John Fox. $25. Pre-register with bobstanley@sbcglobal.net. At the Pop-Up Gallery, 25th and R. http://matrixarts.blogspot.com

FRIDAY, MARCH 26 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - TheBlackOut Poetry Series featuring Shemida Bernard-Lowe, Samona J, and Kevin Sandbloom from LA, inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-208-POET. Every last Friday. $5. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

FRIDAY, MARCH 26 - 7:30 p.m. - "Stories on Stage" featuring Lucy Corin and Megan Cummins at the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 27 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show at New Dimension formerly known as the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. The Show is every last Saturday of the month. $5.

MONDAY, MARCH 29 - 7:30 p.m. - Geoffrey Neil and Rebecca Foust read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31 - 5-6 p.m. - Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour with poetry guests on KDVS radio 90.3 fm in Davis. Listen online at http://www.kdvs.org/listen/.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31 - 9:45-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway).

Eskimo's Poetry Calendar © - FEBRUARY 2010

" . . . . How short I've lived! My birth is so recent there's no unit of measure to tell my age. Why I've just been born! Why I've not lived yet! Gentlemen: I'm so tiny the day hardly fits in me// Never, until now, did I hear the carts' clatter carrying rock for the broad Haussman Boulevard. Never, until now, did I advance parallel with the spring, addressing it: 'If death had only been something else . . . ' [sic] Never, until now, did I see the aureate light of the sun on the cupolas of Sacré-Coeur. Never, until now, did a child approach me and look so deeply into me with his mouth. Never, until now, did I know a door existed, another door and the cordial song of the distances. . . ." --César Vallejo, from Poemas Humanos translated by Clayton Eshleman, 1968 Grove Press
Eskimo Pieku:

Fuyuzare (winter bareness)
Kicking off stiff shoes
my naked feet want to feel
winter, walk in snow


Updated February 2010 - Click here for weekly and monthly writing/poetry workshops

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1 - 7:30 p.m. - Lori Ostlund and Robin Ekiss read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 - 7:30-11 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 - 8 p.m. (note early start time) - Tim Kahl and Robert Grossklaus read plus open mic at 9:00 p.m. at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. More info on Facebook or http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 - 6 p.m. - First Wednesday Library Reading by poets from the Sacramento Anthology--Mario Ellis Hill, Mary Zeppa, Annie Menebroker, James DenBoer--hosted by Bob Stanley, Room 209, 2nd Floor, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, (916/979-9706, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org).

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4 - 8 p.m. - Lawrence Dinkins reads plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4 - 7 p.m. - Bob Stanley and Molly Fisk read at the Roseville Arts! Blue Line Gallery, 405 Vernon Street, Roseville, (916) 783-4117, Gallery Hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays: 10am - 5pm, 3rd Saturdays, open until 9pm (closed 5-6pm)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 - 7-10 p.m. - NSAA and FoShang poetry/jazz performance at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. $5 Advance Tickets, $8 Door. Buy tickets online: http://mybmsf.com/01WordOut_Print.asp?wordoutID=3598, http://mybmsf.com/nsaa/, http://foshama.com

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 - 7-10 p.m. - Sacramento Area Youth Speaks open Mic Poetry at the Sol Collective - 2574 21st Street, Sacramento, http://www.sacareayouthspeaks.org/content/1st-says-under21-open-mic

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7 - 4:00 p.m. - THE ESSENTIAL LEAVES OF GRASS: THE POETRY OF WALT WHITMAN featuring Sacramento area poets Shawn Aveningo, Stuart L Canton, Richard Hansen, James Lee Jobe, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, Cynthia Linville, Danielle Metzinger, Sage Reagan, Bob Stanley and EPG. For questions of any kind, 530-750-3514 or email jamesleejobe@gmail.com. Hosted by James Lee Jobe. Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7 - 5 p.m. - Wendy Barker will read from her new book, Nothing Between Us: The Berkeley Years, at the Avid Reader, 617 Second Street, Davis.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 - 6-7:30 free poetry workshop Yuyutsu RD Sharma; reading at 7:30. Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org, For more information, call 530-754-8157 or visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=215815512680&index=1 or http://www.epsilonmedia.de/yuyutsu/ Sponsored by the Sacramento Poetry Center and Poets & Writers, Inc., with support it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - Noon-12:30 - poetry reading by Yuyutsu RD Sharma; 12:30-2:00 free poetry workshop. At 126 Voorhies, UCD campus. For more information, call 530-754-8157 or visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=215815512680&index=1 or http://www.epsilonmedia.de/yuyutsu/ Sponsored by the UC Davis English Dept., CAMU and Poets & Writers, Inc., with support it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - S.O.S. Slam-or-Stage Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, 209-941-0782, EmpressoCoffeehouse@gmail.com. Check out a list of Stockon-area poetry events at rainflowers.org.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 - 12:30-1:00 - poetry reading by Yuyutsu RD Sharma; 1:00-2:30 free poetry workshop. At the Summit Room, 3rd Floor, University Union, Cal State University Sacramento. For more information, call 530-754-8157 or visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=215815512680&index=1 or http://www.epsilonmedia.de/yuyutsu/ Sponsored by CSUS, CAMU and Poets & Writers, Inc., with support it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press presents a tribute to Tiger ' s Eye Press, featuring readings by Editors Colette Jonopulos and JoAnn Osborne, as well as the Tiger ' s Eye release of a new chapbook from Kathy Kieth (Emily and the High Cost of Living). Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - 7:30 p.m. - “What is This Thing Called Love?” Poetry Fest! In conjunction with exhibition of paintings by Raphael Delgado, featuring poet Hannah Jones, Michael Collet and Electropoetic Coffee , La Raza Galería Posada, 1022-1024 22nd Street, Sacramento, $3, 916-446-5133, www.larazagaleriaposada.org

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - winter hours 2-4 p.m. - The featured readers this month are Lincoln Poetry Club members published by ShortReads Press: Jack Fabian, David Anderson, Stephen Sterling, Jacob Williams, Barb Lackovic, Molly Williams, Bonnie Dunlap, Lisa Augustine, Evelyn Stecher, Shirley Russell, Cleo Kocol and Sue Clark. At The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 - 7:30 p.m. - A special reading of African American poetry with Anna Marie, Laura Cooks (Immobeme), Sean King and Dawn DiBartolo. Hosts: Lawrence Dinkins [NSAA] and Emmanuel Sigauke at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 - Noon - 1:20 - Black History Month Poet Fest at Cosumnes River College. Emmanuel Sigauke hosts Indigo Moor, Terry a O'Neal and Lawrence Dinkins. In Library Room 111.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 - 8-11 p.m. - V. S. Chochezi features at Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 - 8 p.m. - ( NOTE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE TO THE NATSOULAS ART GALLERY, DOWNTOWN DAVIS. THIS WILL BE THE NEW LOCATION EVERY 3RD THURSDAY) Featured poets and fiction writers whose work appears in the latest edition of Nameless Magazine, the undergraduate journal of creative writing at UC Davis. Editors and contributors to Nameless have won a number of prizes recently, including first and second prizes in the Pamela Maus contest. This event will feature Brad Henderson as host, as well as free food and drink, and live music. The Open Mic will begin at about 9pm. Free. 521 1st Street, Davis, (530) 756-3938. http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 - 8 p.m. - WTF anthology reading with Gene Bloom and Baby Grand musical act plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 - Noon - Brown bag poetry reading at the Central Library. Bring your favorite poems written by other people to read and share with everyone else. 828 I Street. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 - 7 p.m. - AN EVENING WITH KIP FULBECK, artist, slam poet, and filmmaker- addressing issues on identity, multiraciality, and pop culture through spoken word, stand-up comedy, political activism, and personal stories, University Union Ballroom, 7 pm, FREE!!! Co-sponsored by the University Union UNIQUE Programs, Multi-Cultural Center, and ASI. All ages permitted. No alcohol provided or sold at venue. California State University Sacramento.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 - 7:30-10:30 - Erotic Poetry Reading with Will Staple, Marilyn Souza, Christine Irving, and Laura Pendell. Tickets available at the door for $5 general, seniors and students, and $1 for those under 18, refreshments and open-mic included. The show will be in the Off Center Stage (the Black Box theater, enter from Richardson Street) at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA. For more information call (530) 432-8196 or (530) 274-8384.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19 - 7:30 p.m. - The Other Voice poetry features Zoe Keithley and Carlena Wike plus open mic, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road, Davis). allegras@dcn.org

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19 - 7-8:30 p.m. - NOTE NEW TIME and LOCATION - "A Marathon of Love Poems: Poems of Love, Lust, and Heartache" with twenty local poets reading a few poems each (five minutes or less). Featuring: Katy Brown Joe Atkins Josh Fernandez James Lee Jobe Lytton Bell Alexandra Sage Jeff Knorr Frank Andrick SibillaHershey Jim Benton Catherine Fraga Michelle Johnson Stan Zumbiel Crawdad Nelson Quinton Duvall SLiC Patricia Hickerson Brad Henderson ArnoldRobbins and EPG. Note location change to the SPC, 25th and R. Hosted by Cynthia Linville clinville@csus.edu. Free.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19 - 7 p.m. - Terry Moore will celebrate the release of his new book Born To Love You, with a performance at the Upper Level Lounge, 26 Massie Court, Sacramento. $5 http://www.mybmsf.com/terrymoore/.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19 - 8-11 p.m. - Haiti Benefit by Electropoetic Coffee at Luigi's Fungarden at 1050 NE 20th St., Sacramento

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 - 8 p.m. - Word, Sound and Paint features V. S. Chochezi at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. Free. Donations welcome. All donations will go to Doctors Without Borders & St. Martin Helping Hands International. Plan to buy a book and support your bookstore.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 - 9-11 p.m. - Phoenyx Reign is the featured poet at The Artistry of 319 at the Jazzyblues Cafe, 319 6th Street, West Sacramento. Art viewing, poetry and spoken word. $5 Admission. Restaurant and bar open. Open mic.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 - 5 p.m. - A very special poetry reading featuring: Novelist/Poet Mary Mackey and New York Editor/Poet/Publisher, Sandy MacIntosh at Luna's Cafe and Juice Bar 1414 16th Street, Sacramento. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 - 8:40 - 11:40 p.m. - NSAA & Ross Hammond perform experimental jazz plus poetry plus lyricism at Naked Coffee, 1111 H Street. $5.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22 - 7:30 p.m. - A NIGHT OF TRANSLATION with Adam Siegels, Johannes Bobrowski and Friederike Mayrcker, Christoph Meckel, Marly de Oliveira, Ledo Ivo, Carlos Nejarplus an open mic night calling for anyone to read poems translated into English at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 - 7 p.m. - A Fermentation of Verse. SPC and River City Brewing Company present a short list of featurettes and an open mic geared to all things brewpub. 545 Downtown Plaza. Hosted by Tim Kahl & Bob Stanley.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street, Placerville. Every fourth Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 - 8 p.m. - Judy Wells and Lytton Bell read plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - TheBlackOut Poetry Series featuring singers, poets, plus open mic, inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-208-POET. Every last Friday. $5. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 - 7:30 p.m. - New Fiction Series, "Stories on Stage." Martha Omiyo Kight will read “Talking Fowl with My Father” from Lori Ostlund’s debut collection "THE BIGNESS OF THE WORLD" and Eric Baldwin will read Adam Russ’ “Toll Booth” at the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show at the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. The Show is every last Saturday of the month. $5. This is a family event. The BEST SHOW IN TOWN with an Open Mic, Top Notch Features, Live Band LSB with house singer Chris J. Sponsored by the FREEDOM EQUITY GROUP.



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"MECHANICS is a means or discipline for the realization of life, but not life itself. It ought to carry us to life itself, which is at play in feelings or sensitivity." --César Vallejo, from Aphorisms translated by Stephen Kessler
Eskimo Pieku:

If I hold you close,
will you seem less far away
when you are away?

Updated January 2010 - Click here for weekly and monthly writing/poetry workshops

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6 - 9 p.m. - Maxwell R. Kessler reads plus open mic at 10:00 p.m. at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. http://www.hampshireslam.com/2008/03/maxwell-kessler-31108.html Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson. http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7 - 8 p.m. - Graduate Student Creative Writers Reading Series featuring fiction writers Keith Carver and Ashley Clarke and poet Melissa Mack in 126 Voorhies. UC Davis, 1st and A Streets. http://english.ucdavis.edu/news-events/calendar

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7 - 8 p.m. - P oet, singer, songwriter & guitarist Audrey Edley plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8 - 6-7:30 p.m. - Eco-Poetry - a Reading and Discussion on Water. The American River Conservancy is offering a reading and discussion of water . People of all ages are welcome. (Donations are for ARC.) We may also do some writing depending on what moves us. www.arconservancy.org. Join poet Alexa Mergen in sharing poems that describe water, celebrate water and offer a call to action. Bring and read your original poems about water as well as poems by your favorite authors. Alexa serves as Sacramento Area Coordinator for California Poets in the Schools. All ages welcome. FREE (donations encouraged). We'll meet at the Nature Center in Coloma (348 Hwy 49).

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 - 6-9 p.m. - Reception for The Writer's Brush Art Show at the SPC, 25th and R. Art by Jennifer O'Neill Pickering, Sue Owens Wright, JoAnn Anglin, Jeanine Stevens, Joseph Finkleman, William Laws, Susan Finkleman, Susan Orr, Mike Pickering. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 - winter hours 2-4 p.m. - The featured readers this month are Lincoln Poetry Club members published by ShortReads Press: Jack Fabian, David Anderson, Stephen Sterling, Jacob Williams, Barb Lackovic, Molly Williams, Bonnie Dunlap, Lisa Augustine, Evelyn Stecher, Shirley Russell, Cleo Kocol and Sue Clark. At The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library.

MONDAY, JANUARY 11 - 7:30 p.m. - James DenBoer and Cynthia Broshi read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 - 7-11 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Technocultural Studies Building (Art Annex), UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more. Usually, every first Tuesday.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - S.O.S. Slam-or-Stage Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, 209-941-0782, EmpressoCoffeehouse@gmail.com. Check out a list of Stockon-area poetry events at rainflowers.org.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 - 6:30-9:30 p.m. - A Night of Spoken Word, Poetry, Dance, Live Music, and Art at the Guild Theater in Oak Park (35th and Broadway). Poetry by Leah Albright-Byrd, Laura Cook, Lawrence Dinkins, Anna Smith, Bob Stanley, Terry Moore, New Dimension youth poets. Danc by Justice and Brandon Jackson. $5. Advance tickets 916-739-0511 or email nluo@newdimensionla.com. Sponsored by the City of Sacramento, The New Dimension Learning Academy and Terry Moore (MC). muralweb.org, newdimensionlearningacademy.com, http://www.terrymoore.info/html/poetry.html

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 - 7:30 p.m. - Danyen Powell and Shawn Pittard read at The Other Voice, poetry features plus open mic, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road). allegras@dcn.org

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 - 9-11 p.m. - The Artistry of 319 at the Jazzyblues Cafe, 319 6th Street, West Sacramento. Art viewing, poetry and spoken word. Poetry by Maltize Falcon. Artwork by Jen Christ and Ray Rios. $5 Admission. Restaurant and bar open. Open mic.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 - 7-9 p.m. - Underground Books Poetry Series at 2814 35th Street next to the Guild Theater. $3. Features plus open mic. Your host: Terry Moore. Call 737-3333 for more info. Every third Saturday.

MONDAY, JANUARY 18 - 7:30 p.m. - Keith Ratzlaff and Jeff Knorr read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 - 9 p.m. - Brett Eugene Ralph reads http://www.sarabandebooks.org/?page_id=1058 plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 - 8-11 p.m. - NSAA hosts Anna Marie at Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 - Noon - Brown bag poetry reading at the Central Library. Bring your favorite poems. 828 I Street. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 - 6:30 p.m. - MatrixArts new, once a month, Thursday Next Authors series.  Patricia Canterbury will read excerpts from her newest book Every Thursday, the first of the Nancy Noire Mysteries. Afterwards join her in conversation about the world of writing, publishing and mystery.  She 'll also be available to sign copies of her book. At MatrixArts, 1719 25th Street (25th and R Streets @R25 arts and cultural complex).  Admission is free (though a $5 donation to help support MatrixArts educational programs would be much appreciated. http://matrixartsblogspot.com

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23 - 7-9 p.m. - The Writer's Brush Art Show and Reading at the SPC, 25th and R. Readings by Jennifer O'Neill Pickering, Sue Owens Wright, JoAnn Anglin, Jeanine Stevens, Joseph Finkleman, William Laws, Susan Finkleman, Susan Orr, Mike Pickering. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 - 6-8 p.m. - Pomo Literati ~ A rare radio reading with San Francisco's Poet Laureate Diane di Prima, Published and unpublished works ~ plans and projects. Poet/writerRachel Leibrock, and the always inventive David Houston & Strings. The Pomo Literati pre-beat; contemporary and way way past post modern~ spoken word and sound ~ anchor/hosted by frank andri ck. A lso ~ pre-recorded works of what you might call historic classic poetry by luminaries like Ginsberg, Philip Lamantia, French Surrealist Poets, rarities from Patti Smith from previous readings by Patti on the Pomo Lit., another tribute to Jim Carroll  & new works from Ruben Reveles, Bag Of Kittens (featuring Allyson Seconds), Baby Grand, Mo Stoyoff, and rampant rumours of a HUGE HEAD and perhaps the person behind the head ?? on KUSF 90.3 fm in San Francisco.

MONDAY, JANUARY 25 - 7:30 - 10:00 - Burns & Bukowski: A Burns Night Poetry Reading (with a twist) featuring: Kevin Jones, Jeanine Stevens, Robbie Grossklaus, Robert Roden, Rachel Hansen, Richard Hansen. Burns Nights at The Book Collector has become an annual tradition. This year we're mixing it up a bit by entertaining the premise that "Robert Burns was the Bukowski of his day." That is to say, base, common and popular. the evening's featured readers will read selections from both. Refreshments of a Scottish nature provided. Open Mic follows: attempt Burns, read Buk; poems by Scots, about Scotland; odes to drink. At The Book Collector, 1008 24th Street (between J&K). 916-442-9296, bookcollector@sacfrepress.com, Open M-S 10-6, Su 11-4.

MONDAY, JANUARY 25 - 7:30 p.m. - Pamela Richmond and Katie Cappello read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - TheBlackOut Poetry Series featuring singers, poets, plus open mic, inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-208-POET. Every last Friday. $5. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 - 7:30 p.m. - New Fiction Series, "Stories on Stage" with writer Jodi Angel and more at the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show at the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. The Show is every last Saturday of the month. $5. This is a family event. The BEST SHOW IN TOWN with an Open Mic, Top Notch Features, Live Band LSB with house singer Chris J. Sponsored by the FREEDOM EQUITY GROUP.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 - 7-10 p.m. - NSAA and FoShang poetry/jazz performance at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. $5 Advance Tickets, $8 Door. Buy tickets online: http://mybmsf.com/01WordOut_Print.asp?wordoutID=3598, http://mybmsf.com/nsaa/, http://foshama.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 - 6-7:30 free poetry workshop Yuyutsu RD Sharma; reading at 7:30. Sacramento Poetry Center, 25th & R http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org, For more information, call 530-754-8157 or visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=215815512680&index=1 or http://www.epsilonmedia.de/yuyutsu/ Sponsored by the Sacramento Poetry Center and Poets & Writers, Inc., with support it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - Noon-12:30 - poetry reading by Yuyutsu RD Sharma; 12:30-2:00 free poetry workshop. At 126 Voorhies, UCD campus. For more information, call 530-754-8157 or visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=215815512680&index=1 or http://www.epsilonmedia.de/yuyutsu/ Sponsored by the UC Davis English Dept., CAMU and Poets & Writers, Inc., with support it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 - 1:30-2:00 - poetry reading by Yuyutsu RD Sharma; 2:00-3:30 free poetry workshop. At the Summit Room, 3rd Floor, University Union, Cal State University Sacramento. For more information, call 530-754-8157 or visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=215815512680&index=1 or http://www.epsilonmedia.de/yuyutsu/ Sponsored by CSUS, CAMU and Poets & Writers, Inc., with support it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.


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"My simple anarchy, my great pain composed of joys." --César Vallejo, from Aphorisms translated by Stephen Kessler
Eskimo Pieku:

He tied my wrists
with the ribbons
of oblivion.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 - 7 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more. Every first Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 - 9 p.m. - Bob Ostertag reads plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 - 8 p.m. - Graduate Student Reading Series featuring fiction writer Noah McGee and poets Brian Ang and Naushad Ulhaq in 126 Voorhies. UC Davis, 1st and A Streets. http://english.ucdavis.edu/news-events/calendar

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 7 - 7:30 p.m. - Zoe Keithley reads at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - S.O.S. Slam-or-Stage Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, 209-941-0782, EmpressoCoffeehouse@gmail.com. Check out a list of Stockon-area poetry events at rainflowers.org.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 - 9 p.m. - 2nd Annual Poetry Circle at Old Ironsides, 1901 10th Street. Lare Crowley, Rachel Leibrock, Gene Bloom, Alan Satow, Josh Fernandez, frank andrick and the TBA Soumd ensemble join forces once again in a mix of live spontaneous sound and spoken word at the legendary Old Ironsides. Expect surprises and special guests & Holiday day FUN Galore. Plus Lare will host his Open mic series too!! See www.theoldironsides.com

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press presents a new chapbook from Carol Frith. Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 - 3-5 p.m. - Features read at The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Sponsored by the Lincoln Library and Friends of the Lincoln Library.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 - 7 p.m. - Indigo Moor and Theresa Vinciguerra read at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street. $5 donation requested. timetestedbooks.net

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14 - 7:30 p.m. - The Squaw Valley Community of Writers (including Joe Atkins, Lisa Jones, Lawrence Kaplun, Theresa McCourt and Wendy Trevino) reads at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16 - 9 p.m. - Andy Jones and Brad Henderson read plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 - 7:30 p.m. - There will be no featured reader, but instead, a read-around where we can share poems, our own or other poets, enjoy some holiday cookies and hot cider or wine, and the joy of poetry. This time it would be helpful if you send allegras@dcn.org an e-mail letting her know if you will be attending. The Other Voice, a poetry reading series sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road). 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 - 8-11 p.m. - The Artistry of 319 at the Jazzyblues Cafe, 319 6th Street, West Sacramento. Art viewing 8-9 p.m. Spoken word 9-11 p.m. $5 Admission. Restaurant and bar open. Open mic. Hosted by Ben-Official the Great.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 - 7-9 p.m. - Underground Books Poetry Series at 2814 35th Street next to the Guild Theater. $3. Features plus open mic. Your host: Terry Moore. Call 737-3333 for more info. Every third Saturday.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21 - 7:30 p.m. - No reading at the SPC due to the holidays, 15th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show at the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. "The Show" is every last Saturday of the month. $5. This is a family event. "The BEST SHOW IN TOWN with an Open Mic, Top Notch Features, Live Band LSB with house singer Chris J." Sponsored by the FREEDOM EQUITY GROUP. http://mybmsf.com/bmsf/bmsf_peeps/peeps_poetry/wordouts_moore2.asp

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28 - 7:30 p.m. - No reading at the SPC due to the holidays, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.


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" . . . Afterwards, your apple orchard, your lip giving itself,/ is crumpled by me one last time/ and dies bloody from loving so much,/ like a pagan sketch of Jesus.// . . . . And you'll sing;/ and the feminine in my soul will have to vibrate/ as in a cathedral in mourning." --César Vallejo, "Chalk," from The Black Heralds translated by Rebecca Seiferle
Eskimo Pieku

Your hands at midnight
lost amongst
my valleys.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 - 7:30 p.m. - Richard Spilman, SPC Book Manuscript Award Winner, reads at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - 7 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more. Every first Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - 6 p.m. - Angelica Salceda gives a poetry reading at La Raza Galeria Posada (1022 22nd Street, between J and K streets). Call 916-456-5323 for info. Presented by Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol. Plus open mic. joannpen@comcast.net

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - 7 p.m. - Graduate Student Reading Series featuring Aaron Begg (Poet), Daniel Grace (Fiction) and Megan Cummins (Fiction) in 126 Voorhies. UC Davis, 1st and A Streets. http://english.ucdavis.edu/news-events/calendar

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - 9 p.m. - Rae Gouirand and Melissa Stein read plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 - 4:15-5:30 p.m. - Literary roundtable at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 - CANCELLED - 10 a.m. - noon - Literary roundtable at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 - 1-5 p.m. - California Poets in the Schools Multi-generational Celebration of Poetry, at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 - 7:30 p.m. - Literature Alive presents Michelle Huneven, author of Blame Jamesland Round Rock. 10:00-12:30 writer's workshop with Michelle. $30 workshop, $5-$10 reading. At the Off Center Stage, Nevada County Center for the Arts, , 315 Richardson Street, Grass Valley. 530-274-8384 x 14.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 - 4 p.m. - Donald Sidney-Fryer, Kathryn Hohlwein and Do Gentry in a reading to celebrate the publication of "The Outer Gate: The Collected Poems of Nora May French," published by Hippocampus Press. French (1881-1907) is considered by Dana Gioia as "one of the neglected treasures of California poetry." At The Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, Sacramento. Free.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 - 3-5 p.m. - Features read at The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Sponsored by the Lincoln Library and Friends of the Lincoln Library.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 - 7:30 p.m. - Farallon Review Fiction night at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. This event is supported by Poets and Writers through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - S.O.S. Slam-or-Stage Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, 209-941-0782, EmpressoCoffeehouse@gmail.com. Check out a list of Stockon-area poetry events at rainflowers.org.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press presents a new chapbook from dawn di bartolo plus a Rattlesnake Reprint from frank andrick plus a new calendar from Katy Brown. Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 - 12 noon - Sandra Gilbert, UCD English Professor Emeritus and Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year, and Kel Munger, Sacramento News & Review reporter, read at the Poetry in the Arboretum series, Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum. 916-380-2811. This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc., through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 - 7:30 p.m. - Creative Writing Program Reading Series presents poet Eileen Myles in 126 Voorhies. UC Davis, 1st and A Streets. http://english.ucdavis.edu/news-events/calendar

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Sacramento Literary Roundtable Meeting convened by Poets & Writers, Inc., at the Sacramento Poetry Center (1719 25th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816). Cheryl Klein, P&W Director of the California Office and Readings/Workshops (West), will moderate the meeting, which provides a forum for dialogue and exchange of ideas between a diverse group of presenters, presses, and writers.  Please RSVP to jfitzgerald@pw.org by Friday, November 6.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 - 7:30 p.m. - Zheyla Henriksen and Nela Rio read at La Raza Galeria Posada (1022 22nd Street, between J and K streets). Call 916-456-5323 for info. Presented by Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol. Plus open mic. joannpen@comcast.net

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 - 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. - WORD Sacramento Poetry Festival with readings by: 6-7: Jim Nolt, Emmanuel Siguake, Bari Kennedy, Kate Asche, Danny Romero, Anna Marie; 7-8: Frank Withrow, Lawrence Dinkins, Sam Pierstorff, Quinton Duval; 8-9: music by LSB and vocalist Carla Fleming, dance by Justice; 9-10: Kathleen Lynch, Brad Buchanan, Terry Moore, Supanova; 10-11: Bob Stanley, Phoenyx Reign, TBA. $2. At the Guild Theater, 2828 35th Street, Sacramento. Sponsored by SPC and http://www.fathersandfamilies.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 - 5 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Distant Voices - Virtual Poetry Festival via Skype. U.S. Contingent at the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, Sacramento, CA. 1-2 p.m. reading by Bob Stanley, Indigo Moore and Eskimo Pie Girl. StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, stages a brand-new poetry event that links up poets from around the world. Sponsored in Sacramento by the Sacramento Poet Laureate Program and Poems-For-All, the festival will be broadcast to each particpating city via Skype. In addition to the reading in Sacramento, poets in Tbilisi, Geneva, St. Andrews, Stavanger, London, Mumbai, Venice, Skye, New York, Amsterdam and Ghent will particpate. Join us anytime during the broadcast which starts at 5am (Pacific Standard Time) or just come to be a part of the audience when Sacramento poets go live at 1pm. Breakfast, coffee and other refreshments will be provided.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Fine Art and Craft Show with paintings by poet Joe Finkleman and other local artists. At Giovanni Hall, 58th and M Streets, St. Mary School, Sacramento. $3 advance/$5 door. Proceeds benefit the children and programs of St. Mary School. For more info, contact smsartisanfair@yahoo.com or call 916-452-1100.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16 - 7:30 p.m. - R. D. Armstrong and Bill Gainer read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. This event is supported by Poets and Writers through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 - 9 p.m. - Pam Houston reads plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 - 7:30 p.m. - Deborah Neal and Ron Lane read at The Other Voice, a poetry reading series sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road).  Refreshments and Open Mike follow so bring along a poem or two to share. allegras@dcn.org.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 - 6-9 p.m. - Poetry at the Vox, 1931 H Street (at 20th). Hosted by Cynthia Linville clinville@csus.edu. Free. http://voxsac.com/

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 - 7-9 p.m. - Underground Books Poetry Series at 2814 35th Street next to the Guild Theater. $3. Features plus open mic. Your host: Terry Moore. Call 737-3333 for more info. Every third Saturday.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23 - 7:30 p.m. - Lee Herrick and Michael Medrano read at the SPC, 15th and R. Free. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27- 8:00-10:30 p.m. - TheBlackOut Poetry Series featuring singers, poets, plus open mic, inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-681-2555 Every last Friday. $5. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show at the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. "The Show" is every last Saturday of the month. $5. This is a family event. "The BEST SHOW IN TOWN with an Open Mic, Top Notch Features, Live Band LSB with house singer Chris J." Sponsored by the FREEDOM EQUITY GROUP. http://mybmsf.com/bmsf/bmsf_peeps/peeps_poetry/wordouts_moore2.asp

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30 - 7:30 p.m. - Lucy Lang Day, Tom Miner and Dianna Henning read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

Eskimo's Kick-Ass Poetry Calendar © - OCTOBER 2009

Eskimo Haiku

Guest haiku by Suchoon Mo

Car Lot

in this trying time
of economic recession
young women
looking alike
are gathering
in a used car lot

Updated September 2009 - Click here for weekly and monthly writing/poetry workshops

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 - 6:30 p.m. - Mario Uribe and Viola Weinberg in conversation about their beautiful, hand-sewn book, Enso: 24 paintings and One Poem at the Crocker Art Museum. Admission $6 (free with membership!) call 916.808.5499 to reserve a seat. Book signing to follow.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 - 8 p.m. - Featured readers plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 - 7:30 p.m. - John Amen and Scott Weiss read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 - 7 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more. Every first Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 - Sacramento Poetry Center Poetry Contest 2009, A Reading by Winning Poets in the Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, 828 I Street. Winners include: Whitney, Jeff, McClung, Kathleen, McCann, Janet, Myers, Lenore, Fraga, Catherine, Anderson, Laura, Benaron, Naomi, Zawinski, Andrena, Wolbarst, Susan, Beecher, Cynthia Helen. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 - 9 p.m. - William O'Daly reads (http://www.narrativemagazine.com/authors/william-o’daly) plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 - The Davis Jazz Artists Festival: Beyond the Beat Generation

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 - 7:30 p.m. - Literature Alive presents Wordslingers 2009: Reading and Conversation with Ethan Canin, Author of America, America; Emperor of the Air; and The Palace Thief. 10:30-12 writing workshop and bring your own bag lunch with Ethan, Van Gogh Room, CFA. 6 p.m. pre-event wine reception. $30 workshop. $20/25 reading. At the Nevada County Center for the Arts, Main Theatre, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley. 530-274-8384 x 14. Sponsored by the Book Seller and Economy Pest Control, Inc.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 - 2 p.m. - TBA reads plus Open Mic at Barnes and Noble, in the Birdcage Shopping Mall in Citrus Heights on Sunrise Boulevard across the street from the big Macy's Plaza. Contact Margaret Bell at megdmb@surewest.net for more info.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 - 3-5 p.m. - Twenty-four poets, including seven “Young Poets,” ages 6 through 15, will read 30 poems reflecting their thoughts on “Love and Life,” “Heroes,” “Memories,” “Lincoln in 2025” and “Science and Technology” at The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Sponsored by the Lincoln Library and Friends of the Lincoln Library.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12 - 7:30 p.m. - frank andrick, David Houston & Strings, Christopher Fairman, Wendy Rivara and Josh Fernandez perform at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. This event is supported by Poets and Writers through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13- 6:30-8:30 p.m. - S.O.S. Slam-or-Stage Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, 209-941-0782, EmpressoCoffeehouse@gmail.com. Check out a list of Stockon-area poetry events at rainflowers.org.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press presents a new chapbook from Brad Buchanan plus a LittleBook from Bill Gainer. Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 - 7 p.m. - Opening Night: A celebration of UCD creative writing featuring creative writing faculty Lucy Corin, Pam Houston, Joe Wenderoth, Joshua Clover and Alan Williamson reading from their work. Wyatt Pavillion or Wyatt Deck in the Arboretum. In the event of rain: 126 Voorhies, UC Davis Campus.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 - 7:30 p.m. - TBA reads at The Other Voice, a poetry reading series sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road).  Refreshments and Open Mike follow so bring along a poem or two to share. allegras@dcn.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 - 6-9 p.m. - Poetry at the Vox, 1931 H Street (at 20th). Hosted by Cynthia Linville clinville@csus.edu. Free. http://voxsac.com/

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 - 7-9 p.m. - Underground Books Poetry Series at 2814 35th Street next to the Guild Theater. $3. Features plus open mic. Your host: Terry Moore. Call 737-3333 for more info. Every third Saturday.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 - 6-9 p.m. - Music and Poetry Reading at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. Every third Saturday.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 - 7 p.m. - Julia Connor and Joshua McKinney read at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street. $5 donation requested. timetestedbooks.net

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 - 7:30 p.m. - Kate Greenstreet and Brian Teare read at the SPC, 15th and R. Free. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 - 9 p.m. - Rosy Carrick features http://www.rosycarrick.co.uk/ plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 - 8 p.m. - Reading by poet Frank Bidart. 126 Voorhies, UC Davis Campus.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 - 8 p.m. - Featured readers plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 - 5:30-7:00 p.m. - Francisco X. Alarcón presents, "TONALLI - El Poder de Palabra (The Power of the Word): Toward a Mesoamerican Consciousness and Empowerment Through Poetry Around the Day of the Dead" plus a performance by traditional Aztec dancers. At Woodland Community College, Community Room 800, 2300 E. Gibson Road, Woodland, CA, 530-661-5700, mmoreno@yccd.edu.

CANCELLED - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 - 7:30-9 p.m. - TBA reads at La Raza Galeria Posada (1022 22nd Street, between J and K streets). Call 916-456-5323 for info. Admission is $5 ($3 for students and seniors). Presented by Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol. Plus open mic. joannpen@comcast.net

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 - 7:30 p.m. - SPC 30-Year Anniversary Party with Rattlesnake chapbook release at the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street, Placerville. Every fourth Wednesday.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29 - 8 p.m. - d.a. levy celebration plus open mic! W/ F. Andrick, R. Grossklaus, G. Chaconas, M. Grosse, Sage, M. Miniaci, L. Dinkins, G. Bloom, C. Ungstad. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30- 8:00-10:30 p.m. - Features: Shawana Monique Thrower, dance grouop JUSTICE, Knaledge the New College, Anna Smith, Yolanda Stevenson aka "Coquest" and Chris J at TheBlackOut Poetry Series featuring singers, poets, plus open mic, inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-681-2555 Every last Friday. $5. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 - 9 p.m. - midnight - Music by David Houston with Christopher Fairman and special guest Wally. Poetry by frank andrick, b. l. kennedy and becca costello. Luna's Cafe, 1414 16th Street. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show at the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). Halloween Night Poetry with SPECIAL GUEST C-Bone Jones from Los Angeles, plus Shawana Monique Thrower, Knaledge the New College, dancer Brandon Jackson and vocal group CARRiON . For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. "The Show" is every last Saturday of the month. $5. This is a family event. "The BEST SHOW IN TOWN with an Open Mic, Top Notch Features, Live Band LSB with house singer Chris J." Sponsored by the FREEDOM EQUITY GROUP. http://mybmsf.com/bmsf/bmsf_peeps/peeps_poetry/wordouts_moore2.asp

Eskimo's Kick-Ass Poetry Calendar © - SEPTEMBER 2009

" . . . I wander from one point to another, I absorb illusions/ . . . There is an extensive country in the sky/ with the superstitious carpets of the rainbow/ and with vesperal vegetation;/ toward there I journey . . . ." --Pablo Neruda, "Dream Horse" from Residence on Earth, translated by Donald D. Walsh
Eskimo Haiku

Guest haiku by Suchoon Mo

By A Perfumed Pond

he was meditating
by a perfumed pond
two lotus flowers
stuck in his nostrils

he sneezed
two herons flew away
each with a lotus flower
in its beak

Updated September 2009 - Click here for weekly and monthly writing/poetry workshops

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 - 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Favorite Poem Reading at The Sacramento Room - Central Library, 2nd Floor. Hosted by Mary Zeppa and Bob Stanley. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 - 9 p.m. - Performance poet Jenny Overman (http://www.jennyoverman.com) reads plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 - 8 p.m. - Featured readers plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 - 7:30 p.m. - Tim Kahl book release reading for Possessing Yourself at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - S.O.S. Slam-or-Stage Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, 209-941-0782, EmpressoCoffeehouse@gmail.com. Check out a list of Stockon-area poetry events at rainflowers.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press presents a new chapbook from Joe and Susan Finkleman. Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 - 2 p.m. - TBA reads plus Open Mic at Barnes and Noble, in the Birdcage Shopping Mall in Citrus Heights on Sunrise Boulevard across the street from the big Macy's Plaza. Contact Margaret Bell at megdmb@surewest.net for more info.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 - 2:30-4:30 p.m. - Sinag-Tala presents a Poetry Kapihan at the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 - 5-8 p.m. - Art Sale benefit for California Stage and SPC at the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 - 3-5 p.m. - Featured readers plus open mic, at The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 - 7:30 p.m. - Poets College Tour kick-off reading with Maya Khosla, Indigo Moor, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, James BlueWolf and Dennis Hock at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 - 9 p.m. - Yosefa Raz features (http://www.yosefaraz.blogspot.com) plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 - 7:30 p.m. - Rae Gouirand and Mandy Dawn Kuntz read at The Other Voice, a poetry reading series sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (reading is in the library of the church located at 27074 Patwin Road).  Refreshments and Open Mike follow so bring along a poem or two to share. allegras@dcn.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 - 6-9 p.m. - Poetry at the Vox, 1931 H Street (at 20th). Hosted by Cynthia Linville clinville@csus.edu. Free. http://voxsac.com/

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19- 7-9 p.m. - Underground Books Poetry Series at 2814 35th Street next to the Guild Theater. $3. Features plus open mic. Your host: Terry Moore. Call 737-3333 for more info. Every third Saturday.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 - 6-9 p.m. - Music and Poetry Reading at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. Every third Saturday.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. - Petaluma Poetry Walk, various locations in Petaluma.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 - 7 p.m. - D. R. Wagner and Phil Weidman read at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street. $5 donation requested. timetestedbooks.net

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 - 6:00 p.m. - Hot Poetry in the Park with Ruebi Freyja and Phillip T. Nails at Fremont Park, 15th and P. Free. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. Sponsored by the City of Sacramento, Friends of Fremont Park, SPC and by Poets & Writers, Inc., through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street, Placerville. Every fourth Wednesday.

THURSDAY, SEPEMBER 24 - 8 p.m. - Featured readers plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 - 7 p.m. - Thomas Centolella, winner of the American Book Award, and W. Scott McLean, UCD Professor of Comparative Literature and Nature and Culture, read at the Poetry in the Arboretum series, Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum. 916-380-2811. This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc., through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 - 7:30-9 p.m. - Jim Michael reads at La Raza Galeria Posada (1022 22nd Street, between J and K streets). Call 916-456-5323 for info. Admission is $5 ($3 for students and seniors). Presented by Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol. Plus open mic. joannpen@comcast.net

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - TheBlackOut Poetry Series featuring singers, poets, plus open mic, inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-681-2555 Every last Friday. $5. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26- 7-9 p.m. - The Show at the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. "The Show" is every last Saturday of the month. $5. This is a family event. "The BEST SHOW IN TOWN with an Open Mic, Top Notch Features, Live Band LSB with house singer Chris J." Sponsored by the FREEDOM EQUITY GROUP. http://mybmsf.com/bmsf/bmsf_peeps/peeps_poetry/wordouts_moore2.asp

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 7:30 p.m. - Joshua McKinney and D. A. Powell read at the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

Eskimo's Kick-Ass Poetry Calendar © - AUGUST 2009

" . . . . you found the child in me/ when you took farewells/ under the full bay tree/ by the gate in Glanmore,// opulent and restorative/ as that lingering summertime,/ the fish-dart of your eyes/ risking, 'I'll pray for you.'" --Seamus Heaney, Field Work: Poems
Eskimo Haiku

Irrigation ditches twist and turn
like water snakes thru the verdant fields
towards the vanishing point
where you hide in the mist

Updated August 2009 - Click here for weekly and monthly writing/poetry workshops

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

MONDAY, AUGUST 3 - 7:30 p.m. - Noah "Supanova" Hayes and Stuart Livingston read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 - 9 p.m. - D. R. Wagner reads plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 - 7:30 p.m. - RENT PARTY! with Julie Valin, Shawn Aveningo and Marilyn Souza read at the Nevada County Center for the Arts, Main Theatre, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley. 530-432-8196/530-274-8384. $5 general, seniors and students. $1 for those under 18. Refreshments and open mic.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 - 2 p.m. - Brigit Truex reads plus Open Mic at Barnes and Noble, in the Birdcage Shopping Mall in Citrus Heights on Sunrise Boulevard across the street from the big Macy's Plaza. Contact Margaret Bell at megdmb@surewest.net for more info.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 - 3-5 p.m. - Bonnie Dunlap reads plus open mic, at The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library. "Bonnie Dunlap, a well-known artist in Lincoln, writes poetry about the beauty she sees around her, whether she’s sitting in her back yard on a warm spring day, or enjoying Yosemite, her “favorite place in the whole world.”  Bonnie’s poetry has been enjoyed at many Open Mic events, as well as Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contests.  She describes herself as 'a work in progress.'"

MONDAY, AUGUST 10 - 7:30 p.m. - Mariono Castro de Ali and Terry A. O'Neal read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - S.O.S. Slam-or-Stage Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, 209-941-0782, EmpressoCoffeehouse@gmail.com. Check out a list of Stockon-area poetry events at rainflowers.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15- 7-9 p.m. - Underground Books Poetry Series at 2814 35th Street next to the Guild Theater. $3. Features plus open mic. Your host: Terry Moore. Call 737-3333 for more info. Every third Saturday.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 - 6-9 p.m. - Music and Poetry Reading at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. Every third Saturday.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 - 7 p.m. - Ann Menebroker and Joyce Odam read at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street. $5 donation requested. timetestedbooks.net

MONDAY, AUGUST 17 - 7:30 p.m. - Molly Fisk, Joshua Neely (with Flatman Crooked) and Lawrence Dinkins, Jr., read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 - 9 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://poetryindavis.blogspot.com/ 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20 - 8 p.m. - Release party for WTF. Featured readers plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 - 7 p.m. - THERE WILL BE NO READING at Raven's Tale Bookstore, 352 Main Street, Placerville. 530-622-4540. Contact poetspiper@att.net

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 - 6-9 p.m. - Poetry at the Vox featuring SLiC, Laura Baumann, Shawn Pittard, Traci Gourdine, Bill Carr, Sibilla Hershey and Ann Privateer. 1931 H Street (at 20th). Hosted by Cynthia Linville clinville@csus.edu. Free. http://voxsac.com/

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 - 6-8 p.m. - KUSF Spotlight Presents: The Pomo Literati--Poetry, Prose, Sound, Fury and Experiment. David Houston & Strings. Tom Wilson, Bill Gainer. Rare stuff. Hosted by frank andrick on KUSF 90.3 fm in San Francisco. http://www.kusf.org

MONDAY, AUGUST 24 - 7:30 p.m. - Rebecca Foust and Mari L'Esperance read at the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street, Placerville. Every fourth Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 - 8 p.m. - Featured readers at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. Plus open mic. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 - 8:00-10:30 p.m. - TheBlackOut Poetry Series featuring singers, poets, plus open mic, inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. (Exit Mack Road East to Stockton Blvd and then make a left on Massie right past Motel 6) 916-681-2555 Every last Friday. $5. Hosted by Terry Moore fromtheheart1@hotmail.com

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 - 7-9 p.m. - Spanish Poetry Reading - you are invited to read poetry in Spanish with or without English translations. All Spanish speakers at any level are invited. International House, 10 College Park Drive, Davis. Contact Maria Maldonado marumh@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show at the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. "The Show" is every last Saturday of the month. $5. This is a family event. "The BEST SHOW IN TOWN with an Open Mic, Top Notch Features, Live Band LSB with house singer Chris J." Sponsored by the FREEDOM EQUITY GROUP. http://mybmsf.com/bmsf/bmsf_peeps/peeps_poetry/wordouts_moore2.asp

MONDAY, AUGUST 31 - 7:30 p.m. - Hot Poetry in the Park with Garland Thompson, Jr., and Robert Lozano, Fremont Park, 15th and P. 916-979-9706. http://fremontpark.net http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

Eskimo's Kick-Ass Poetry Calendar © - MAY 2009

" . . . . Sun's going down this evening --/ Might never rise no mo'./ The sun's going down this very night --/ Might never rise no mo' --/ So dance with swift feet honey,/ (The banjo's sobbing low)/ Dance with swift feet honey --/ Might never dance no mo." --Langston Hughes, "Song for a Banjo Dance"
Eskimo Haiku

Rome:
Men in tight shirts.


Updated April 2009 - Click here for weekly and monthly writing/poetry workshops

FRIDAY, MAY 1 to SUNDAY, MAY 3 - 70th Annual Convention, California Federation of Chaparral Poets, Doubletree Hotel, 1150 North 9th Street, Modesto -

SATURDAY, MAY 2 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

MONDAY, MAY 4 - 7:30 p.m. - Annual High School Poetry Contest, Free, 25th and R, http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org/

TUESDAY, MAY 5 - 7 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more. Every first Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 - 8:15 p.m. - Poetry reading by Ariana Reines , 126 Voorhies, UC Davis Campus.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 - 9 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://www.bistro33.com/bistro33_davis 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, MAY 7 - 7-9 p.m. - UC Davis Creative Writing graduate students' reading series, 126 Voorhies, UC Davis Campus.

THURSDAY, MAY 7 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, MAY 9 - All day - Oak Park Community Festival and Farmer's Market, McClatchy Park, 5th Avenue and 35th. 5-8 p.m. - Second Saturday in the Hood - Broadway and 35th.

SATURDAY, MAY 9 - 2 p.m. - Open Mic at Barnes and Noble, in the Birdcage Shopping Mall in Citrus Heights on Sunrise Boulevard across the street from the big Macy's Plaza. Contact Margaret Bell at megdmb@surewest.net for more info.

SATURDAY, MAY 9 - 6-9 p.m. - Capitol Public Radio presents a reception for poet Jennifer Pickering's art exhibition: The Language of Flowers in Watercolor. Live music, refreshments, hors d'oeuvres, 7055 Folsom Blvd. (on the south side of the California State University campus, 916-278-8900, Show runs April 10 - June 26, M-F, 8-5, http://www.capradio.org

MONDAY, MAY 11 - 7:30 p.m. - Farrah Field and Brad Buchanan perform, "A Brief History of British Poetry from John Milton to Dylan Thomas," at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, MAY 12 - 6:30 p.m. - Open Mic at Empresso Coffeehouse, 1825 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, 209-941-0782, EmpressoCoffeehouse@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 - 7:30 p.m. - Rita Dove reads at the Crest Theater.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press presents a new chapbook from Tom Goff, a rattlesnake littlebook from Iven Lourie and Volume 5 of Interviews by B. L. Kennedy. Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, MAY 14 - 7 p.m. - Todd Walton and Marcia Sloan read at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street. $5 donation requested. timetestedbooks.net

THURSDAY, MAY 14 - 7-9:30 p.m. - Expression Redefined: A Nite of the Arts at the Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union, Davis Campus. "This event celebrates the creativity of writers, poets, visual artists, musicians, comedians, actors, film makers, and all other artists. The aim is to provide a night during which people of different interests can come together and share their minds and voices with one another, with the hope that these interactions will continue outside of the event. Come and support your friends, meet some awesome people, witness incredible talent and hard work, and have fun. It will be amazing." Contact namelessquarterly@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 14 - 8 p.m. - Featured readers plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, MAY 15 - 7:30 p.m. - Danyen Powell and Dr. Andy Jones feature plus open mic at the Library of the UU Church at 27074 Patwin Road in Davis. http://www.uusofdavis.org/ Free. allegras@dcn.org.

FRIDAY, MAY 15 - 8-10:30 p.m. - TheBlackOut Poetry Series featuring singers, poets, plus open mic, inside the Upper Level VIP Lounge (inside of Fitness Systems Health Club by the Cal State Skating Rink), 26 Massie Ct. May features are The Jaaziest One and Bene' Bailey.

SATURDAY, MAY 16 - Multicultural Children's Literary Arts Festival in Fremont Park, 15th & P Streets, Midtown Sacramento. Spoken word, music, art, dance, children's activities, & more! Free. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 16- 7-9 p.m. - Underground Books Poetry Series at 2814 35th Street next to the Guild Theater. $3. Features plus open mic. Your host: Terry Moore. Call 737-3333 for more info. Every third Saturday.

SATURDAY, MAY 16 - 6-9 p.m. - Music and Poetry Reading at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. Every third Saturday.

SUNDAY, MAY 17 - 3-5 p.m. - Featured readers plus open mic, The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library.

MONDAY, MAY 18 - 7:30 p.m. - Joseph Pratt reads at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, MAY 19 - 7 p.m. - Reading by Hannah Stein, poet (Earthlight; Schools of Flying Fish; and Greatest Hits of Hannah Stein, 1981-2004). Wyatt Deck, adjacent to the redwood grove, UC Davis Campus.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 - 9 p.m. - James Ragan reads plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://www.bistro33.com/bistro33_davis 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, MAY 21 - 8 p.m. - Publication party for WTF at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

MONDAY, MAY 25 - 7:30 p.m. - Joshua Clover and Jasper Bernes read at the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street, Placerville. Every fourth Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, MAY 28 - Noon - 1 p.m. - UC Davis Professor Clarence Major reads at the Poetry in the Arboretum series, Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum. 916-524-9338

THURSDAY, MAY 28 -8 p.m. - Featured readers at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. Plus open mic. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, MAY 30 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show featuring Supanova, Jane Guireman, and Lawrence Dinkins at The Show at the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. "The Show" is every last Saturday of the month. $5. This is a family event. "The BEST SHOW IN TOWN with an Open Mic, Top Notch Features, Live Band LSB with house singer Chris J." Sponsored by the FREEDOM EQUITY GROUP. http://mybmsf.com/bmsf/bmsf_peeps/peeps_poetry/wordouts_moore2.asp


Eskimo's Kick-Ass Poetry Calendar © - APRIL 2009

" . . . . 'Did you say pasta or basta?'. . . ." --Clarence Major, Surfaces and Masks, a book-length poem about Venice
Eskimo Haiku

Guest Haiku © Alan Britt

SUNLIGHT
 
Afternoon sunlight's
wobbly calf legs
flicker between lattice.
 
Pausing briefly
to chew the cuds
of dirty clouds.

Updated April 2009 - Click here for weekly and monthly writing/poetry workshops

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 - 9 p.m. - Drew Dellinger reads (http://www.drewdellinger.org) plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://www.bistro33.com/bistro33_davis 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, APRIL 2 - 7-9 p.m. - UC Davis Creative Writing graduate students' reading series, 126 Voorhies, UC Davis Campus.

THURSDAY, APRIL 2 - 7:30 p.m. - Chana Bloch will read her poetry as well as that of Dahlia Ravikovitch, the late great Israeli poet, in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road in Davis. The reading is sponsored by Israel Peace Alternatives, the Church and Society Committee of the Davis United Methodist Church and the Celebration of Abraham. For more info contact allegras@dcn.org

THURSDAY, APRIL 2 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 3 & 4 - Sacramento Poetry Center Annual Writer's Conference will feature readings and workshops by Libby Kovacs (wife of Pulitzer Prize winner James Wright, mother of Pulitzer Prize winner Franz Wright) William O' Daly, Camille Norton, Camille Dungy and Matthew Zapruder.

SATURDAY, APRIL 4 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

MONDAY, APRIL 6 - 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. reading - SPC Press Book Release of the California Poets Laureate anthology and readings by Julia Connor, Dennis Schnitz, José Montoya, Terry Ehret, Kevin Patrick Sullivan, Sam Pierstorff and Carolyn Wing Greenlee. Free. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org/

TUESDAY, APRIL 7 - 8 p.m. - Poetry reading by Jane Mead , 126 Voorhies, UC Davis Campus.

TUESDAY, APRIL 7 - 7 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more. Every first Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press presents a new chapbook from Laverne Frith, a littlesnake broadside from Taylor Graham and Musings3: An English Affai from Katy Brown plus anniversary party/buffet. Free. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, APRIL 9 - 8 p.m. - Poetry reading by Francisco Reinking and Mischa Erickson, 126 Voorhies, UC Davis Campus.

THURSDAY, APRIL 9 - 7 p.m. - Mary Roach reads at the Nevada County Center for the Arts, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley, 530-274-8384.

THURSDAY, APRIL 9 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, APRIL 10 (?) - 7:30-9 p.m. - TBA reads at La Raza Galeria Posada (1022-1024 22nd Street, between J and K streets). Call 916-446-5133 for info. Admission is $5 ($3 for students and seniors). Presented by Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol. Plus open mic. joannpen@comcast.net

SUNDAY, APRIL 12 - 3-5 p.m. - Featured readersplus open mic, The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library.

TUESDAY, APRIL 13 - 7:30 p.m. - Dennis Hock reads at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, APRIL 14 - 7:30 p.m. - Pam Houston and her UCD students read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, APRIL 14 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 - 9 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://www.bistro33.com/bistro33_davis 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, APRIL 16 - 8 p.m. - An evening of poetry and photographsy by Joe Wenderoth, 126 Voorhies, UC Davis Campus.

THURSDAY, APRIL 16 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, APRIL 17 - 7:30 p.m. - Hannah Stein features plus open mic at the Library of the UU Church at 27074 Patwin Road in Davis. http://www.uusofdavis.org/ Free. allegras@dcn.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18 - 7-8:30 p.m. - Poetry at the Vox in the Old Union Hall, 4th and F Streets, West Sacramento. Free. Readings by Rachel Leibrock, Joe Atkins, Lytton Bell, Genelle Chaconas, James Benton, Jen Jenkins, Matt Veazey, and Crystal Anderson. Hosted by Cynthia Linville clinville@csus.edu. Benefit for the Sacramento Homeless. http://voxsac.com/

SATURDAY, APRIL 18 - 7-9 p.m. - Underground Books Poetry Series at 2814 35th Street next to the Guild Theater. $3. Features plus open mic. Your host: Terry Moore. Call 737-3333 for more info. Every third Saturday.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18 - 6-9 p.m. - Music and Poetry Reading at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. Every third Saturday.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19 - 7 p.m. - Traci Gourdine and Quinton Duval read at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street. $5 donation requested. timetestedbooks.net

MONDAY, APRIL 20 - 7:30 p.m. - Mary Zeppa and Friends read at the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21 - 1-2:30 p.m. - Earth Week "Literature of the Wild" Open Reading. The public is invited to read poetry, prose, creative fiction or non-fiction of their own or a favorite wilderness writer. At the El Dorado Center, Folsom Lake College, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville, CA (Planet Earth) Community Room. Call 530-642-5644 or 916-608-6611 or email Kathy at lelandk@flc.losrios.edu.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21 - 7 p.m. - Danny Romero and Tim Kahl read at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First Street, Woodland. Contact Tim Kahl at tnklbnny@frontiernet.net for more info.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street, Placerville. Every fourth Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23 - Chris Olander and James Lee Jobe read at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. Plus open mic. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 - 7-9 p.m. - Open Mic at Barnes and Noble, in the Birdcage Shopping Mall in Citrus Heights on Sunrise Boulevard across the street from the big Macy's Plaza. Contact Margaret Bell at megdmb@surewest.net for more info.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25 - 7-9 p.m. - Features for April: One of Sacramento's hottest poets Mr. Ike Torres features. Plus, poet Eldridge Batiste and the Jimmy James Acoustic Guitar Experience. Open mic too!!!! The Show at the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. "The Show" is every last Saturday of the month. $5. This is a family event. "The BEST SHOW IN TOWN with an Open Mic, Top Notch Features, Live Band LSB with house singer Chris J." Sponsored by the FREEDOM EQUITY GROUP. http://mybmsf.com/bmsf/bmsf_peeps/peeps_poetry/wordouts_moore2.asp

SATURDAY, APRIL 25 - 7:30 p.m. Literature Alive! presents Listening to the Wild: An evening of prose, poetry, and music by local and regional artists: Beesharq, singer-songwriter; Tim Bellows, poetry; Jennifer Dewey, prose; Freedom and the Tall Cans, bluegrass; Carol Meals, harpist; Hank Meals, prose; Crawdad Nelson, poetry; and Craig Steiger, poetry, at the Nevada County Center for the Arts, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley, 530-274-8384. $12 general, $10 students & seniors.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26 - 2 p.m. pre-concert forum, 3 p.m. performance - Far Out Friends with Galax Quartet, Gary Snyder and Karen Clark at the Nevada County Center for the Arts, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley, 530-274-8384. $40 reserved seating. Reception following the show.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26 - Noon - 5 p.m. - THEPRIMESPOT.COM Presents A LIVE WEBCAST, "STRANGERS WITH POETRY," Live from The Clamshell. A live webcast of some of SoCal’s strongest poets, performing in an intimate (secret) venue. Hosted by G. Murray Thomas and Eric Morago, this will be an entertaining and enlightening session of spoken word. The featured performers will include: R.D. “Raindog” Armstrong, founder and publisher of Lummox Press. His latest book is Fire and Rain. James Bolt SoCal performance poet extraordinaire. Mona Jean Cedar combines poetry, dance and ASL until a unique performance style. Commoners & Kings (Jason O'Neal, Anthony Sims, and Dragonfly Jon): "We're all common men striving to be kings, but when we get to be kings don't forget to be common men." Scott Huestis, from Gizmo and Building 7,will be accompanying some of the poets on guitar. A rare SoCal appearance by Lob, head of the Instagon Foundation. Poet, musician, artist, all-around creative master. Eric Morago: A poet who blends page and performance, passion and humor, featured all around Southern California.  Mindy Nettifee, Long Beach’s poetry queen, author of Sleepyhead Assassins. Gill S.O.T.U "He be to soul what key be to lock." Rob “Ratpack Slim” Sturma, long-time host of Green and author of You Sensitive Bastard. G. Murray Thomas, performance poet, former editor of Next..., author of Cows on the Freeway. And many more to be announced. Watch your favorite poet on live internet TV! To watch this rare event, tune into ThePrimespot.com between noon and 5 pm. ThePrimeSpot.com is a website about Long Beach. 

MONDAY, APRIL 27 - 12 p.m. - Poet and critic John Yau gives a poetry reading, 126 Voorhies, UC Davis Campus. He gives a lecture at 7 p.m. in the Art Annex (TCS).

MONDAY, APRIL 27 - 7:30 p.m. - Lucy Corin and Danny Romero read at the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, APRIL 30 - 8 p.m. - Joe Wenderoth reads poetry and shows photos (again?), 126 Voorhies, UC Davis Campus.

THURSDAY, APRIL 30 - 4-7 p.m. - Come for a POETRY QUENCH! The community is invited to share this new idea to mark the last day of Poetry Month, Thursday, April 30. WHAT:  Stop on your way home - or on your way into town – for the First Ever POETRY QUENCH. All passersby are invited to have a small cup of water and accept a free poem – two necessary elements of life. WHERE: In front of La Raza Galeria Posada, 1024 – 22nd Street in midtown Sacramento. Poets and poetry lovers will be there to help QUENCH the public thirst for these necessities. WHO:  Initiated by Writers of the New Sun / Escritores del Nuevo Sol, we have invited members of the Sacramento Poetry Center, the Book Collector, ZICA writers, and other local poetry writers and teachers. Interest has grown quickly. The general public is welcome. We strongly encourage those who wish to also — one at a time, one poem at a time — recite.  Any reader can present his/her own poem, or one by anyone else – just so credit is given.  A podium, but no microphone – friendly and informal. IDEA SOURCE:  One of our writing group founders, Graciela Ramirez, had the idea of reciting poetry on the street for Poetry Month, starting April 1.  More talk led to the idea of a POETRY QUENCH, which should be manageable.  What then?  People could stop on their way home for their POETRY QUENCH, stay for the LRGP movie presentation, ‘City of Men,’ or visit Luna’s Café for their weekly poetry readings which start at 8 PM. Phone Contact: 916-456-5323;    Or E: joannpen@comcast.net

THURSDAY, APRIL 30 - 7:30-11 p.m. - SICKSPITS & THE HOTTEST POETRY SPEAK-OFF EVER! Poetry Slam between UCD, UC Berkeley, Stanford, and UC Santa Cruz. Email sickspits@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, APRIL 30 - Features TBA at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. Plus open mic. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, MAY 16 - Multicultural Children's Literary Arts Festival in Fremont Park, 15th & P Streets, Midtown Sacramento. Spoken word, music, art, children's activities, & more! Free. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 28 - UC Davis Professor Clarence Major reads at the Poetry in the Arboretum series, 12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum.


Eskimo's Kick-Ass Poetry Calendar © - MARCH 2009

" . . . . Armies cross your heart in moonlight./ Naked, they can barely stand/ the discipline./ Strands of your hair command attention;/ each gets what it wants,/ shimmering, at ease/ around the gravity of your face. . . . I tell you: the sage has said: and those who conquer/ conquer because they yield. . . ." --Bill Vartnaw, Suburbs of My Childhood
Eskimo Haiku

Guest Haiku © Alan Britt

WHITE SPRUCE
 
Snow crows
squawk and squawk
atop a snowy spruce.
 
Automobiles bruise
the dirty white hips
of February. 

Updated February 2009 - Click here for weekly and monthly writing/poetry workshops

TUESDAY, MARCH 3 - 7:30 p.m. - Brian Turner reads at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3 - 7 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more. Every first Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 - 9 p.m. - Alice Anderson reads plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://www.bistro33.com/bistro33_davis 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, MARCH 5 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8 - 3-5 p.m. - Jeanie Robertson reads plus open mic, The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library.

MONDAY, MARCH 9 - 7:30 p.m. - Dobby Gibson and Matt Hart read at the SPC, 25th and R. Plus open mic. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press presents a new chapbook from Norma Kohout, a littlesnake broadside from Patricia Hickerson and a brand new Rattlesnake Review. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13 - 7:30-9 p.m. - TBA reads at La Raza Galeria Posada (1022-1024 22nd Street, between J and K streets). Call 916-446-5133 for info. Admission is $5 ($3 for students and seniors). Presented by Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol. Plus open mic. joannpen@comcast.net

FRIDAY, MARCH 13 - 7-9 p.m. - The Second Friday Poetry Reading will NOT BE HELD in March and will be at a new location in April. Free. Hosted by Cynthia Linville.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15 - 7 p.m. - Douglas Blazek reads at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street. $5 donation requested. timetestedbooks.net

MONDAY, MARCH 16 - 7:30 p.m. - The McKinley Park Poets read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, MARCH 17 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 - 9 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://www.bistro33.com/bistro33_davis 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, MARCH 19 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 - 7:30 p.m. - Julia Levine and Gillian Wegener feature plus open mic at the Library of the UU Church at 27074 Patwin Road in Davis. http://www.uusofdavis.org/ Free. allegras@dcn.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 - 7 p.m. - Celtic Women Poets read plus open mic at Raven's Tale Bookstore, 352 Main Street, Placerville. Every Third Friday. 530-622-4540. Free. Contact poetspiper@att.net

SATURDAY, MARCH 21 - 7-9 p.m. - Underground Books Poetry Series at 2814 35th Street next to the Guild Theater. $3. Features plus open mic. Your host: Terry Moore. Call 737-3333 for more info. Every third Saturday.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21 - 6-9 p.m. - Music and Poetry Reading at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. Every third Saturday.

MONDAY, MARCH 23 - 7:30 p.m. - Troy Jollimore reads at the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street, Placerville. Every fourth Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26 - Features TBA at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. Plus open mic. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show at the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. "The Show" is every last Saturday of the month. $5. This is a family event. "The BEST SHOW IN TOWN with an Open Mic, Top Notch Features and Live Band LSB." Sponsored by the FREEDOM EQUITY GROUP. http://mybmsf.com/bmsf/bmsf_peeps/peeps_poetry/wordouts_moore2.asp

MONDAY, MARCH 30 - 7:30 p.m. - Sacramento City College !X Ethnic Theatre performs at the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 3 - SATURDAY, APRIL 4 - Sacramento Poetry Center Annual Writer's Conference will feature readings and workshops by Libby Kovacs (wife of Pulitzer Prize winner James Wright, mother of Pulitzer Prize winner Franz Wright) William O' Daly, Camille Norton, Camille Dungy and Matthew Zapruder.

SATURDAY, MAY 16 - Multicultural Children's Literary Arts Festival in Fremont Park, 15th & P Streets, Midtown Sacramento. Spoken word, music, art, children's activities, & more!


Eskimo's Kick-Ass Poetry Calendar © - FEBRUARY 2009

" . . . . Though I know their stone heads and hands/ would have been broken off early on--/ victors or vandals could have done/ a thing like that--I wish just a few of the gods/ had been left standing." --Paula Closson Buck, Litanies Near Water
Eskimo Haiku

Guest Haiku © Mike Cluff
 
Olin Dangerfield
Sings "Top of the World"
that Carpenters' felony
I then strangle him.

Updated February 2009 - Click here for weekly and monthly writing/poetry workshops

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2 - 7:30 p.m. - Miles Miniaci, Bo Lopez and Crawdad Nelson read with music by Litany at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 - 7 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more. Every first Tuesday.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 - 12 noon - Gary Short reads at Sacramento City College in Room A-6 (the Little Theater), 3835 Freeport Blvd., 916-558-2228, http://www.citytheatre.net/index.html

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 - 9 p.m. - Kim Addonizio reads plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://www.bistro33.com/bistro33_davis 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8 - 3-5 p.m. - David Anderson, Jack Fabian and Jim Nolt plus open mic, The Lincoln Poets Club, the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - 7:30 p.m. - Hannah Stein and Katherine Hastings read at the SPC, 25th and R. Plus open mic. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - 7:30 p.m. - Rattlesnake Press presents a new chapbook from Julia Connor, a littlesnake broadside from Josh Fernandez and a reprit by D. R. Wagner. At the Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, between J & K Streets, 916-442-9295, richard@poems-for-all.com, http://www.sacfreepress.com/poems/

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - 7:30-9 p.m. - An Evening of Love Poems featuring Alejandro Murguia, Winner of the American Book Award, and Milta Ortiz, Slam Poet, at La Raza Galeria Posada (1022-1024 22nd Street, between J and K streets). Call 916-446-5133 for info. Admission is $5 ($3 for students and seniors). Presented by Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol. Plus open mic. joannpen@comcast.net

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - 7-9 p.m. - The Second Friday Poetry Reading Valentines Day Marathon of Love Poems with 20 readers at The Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th Street, Sacramento, Free. Hosted by Cynthia Linville. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - 10 a.m. - Noon - Valentine’s Day Sonnet Walk in the UC Davis Arboretum - The Arboretum will partner with the Mondavi Center and the UC Davis Department of Theatre & Dance to present a special event featuring Shakespeare’s poetry read by local residents. Theatre & Dance professor Peter Lichtenfels directs the performance, inviting participants to different locations in the Arboretum and Davis where they will hear recitations as they walk from site to site. The daytime event is free of charge. Reservations required. Please contact: 530-754-2787, 866-754-2787 (toll-free). 530-754-5402 (TDD) MondaviArts.org

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - 2-4 p.m. - Culture Collection poetry series (meets every second Sat.), 6391 Riverside Blvd in Greenhaven (Sacramento). Free. Info: (916) 208-POET.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - 7-11 p.m. - CANCELED - "Insatiable" Valentines Day event with exotic food, smooth music and erotic poetry plus open mic. $20 advance, $25 at the door. Queen Sheba's restaurant, 1704 Broadway. http://www.chocolatesiztas.com/cs_events

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15 - 7 p.m. - Feature William O'Daly, translator of Pablo Neruda, with guitarist Louis V. Johnson at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street. $5 donation requested. timetestedbooks.net

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16 - 7:30 p.m. - African American Poetry Reading with Mario Ellis Hill and others. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 - 7 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 7 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 - 9 p.m. - Mary Mackey features, plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://www.bistro33.com/bistro33_davis 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19 - 7:30 p.m. - Ed Buryn and Brad Buchanan read at the Nevada County Center for the Arts, OffCenter Stage, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley. 530-432-8196/530-274-8384. $5 general, seniors and students. $1 for those under 18. Refreshments and open mic.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19 - 8 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 - 7:30 p.m. - Miles Miniaci and Charles Halsted read w/musical accompaniment plus open mic at the Library of the UU Church at 27074 Patwin Road in Davis. http://www.uusofdavis.org/ Free. allegras@dcn.org.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 - 7 p.m. - Features plus open mic at Raven's Tale Bookstore, 352 Main Street, Placerville. Every Third Friday. 530-622-4540. Free. Contact poetspiper@att.net

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 - 7-9 p.m. - Underground Books Poetry Series at 2814 35th Street next to the Guild Theater. $3. Features plus open mic. Your host: Terry Moore. Call 737-3333 for more info. Every third Saturday.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 - 6-9 p.m. - Music and Poetry Reading at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. Every third Saturday.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23 - 1-2 p.m. - Black History Month poetry reading and book signing by several local poets. Hosted by Emmanuel Sigauke. At the Hawks Nest Bookstore, Cosumnes River College, 8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento,

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23 - 7:30 p.m. - The Lawrence Dinkins Traveling All-Stars at the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street, Placerville. Every fourth Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba's Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26 - Features TBA at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. Plus open mic. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 - 8 p.m. (doors open at 7) Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir with special guest Jose Montoya, at the Guild Theater, 35th and Broadway. Tickets $30, available at La Raza Galeria Posada, R5 Records (Broadway & 16th), 40 Acres Art Gallery (35th and Broadway) or online at inticketing.com. Presented by La Raza Galeria Posada, swell-productions.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show at the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. "The Show" is every last Saturday of the month. $5. This is a family event. "The BEST SHOW IN TOWN with an Open Mic, Top Notch Features and Live Band LSB." Sponsored by the FREEDOM EQUITY GROUP. http://mybmsf.com/bmsf/bmsf_peeps/peeps_poetry/wordouts_moore2.asp



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Eskimo's Kick-Ass Poetry Calendar - JANUARY 2009

" . . . . Come closer./ You will begin to see how deep the woods are,/ how much of night is suggested./ Are you thinking about sleep?/ It is easy to imagine.// The tools you might use to invent the world/ are everywhere, close at hand." -- Terry Ehret, Translations from the Human Language
Eskimo Haiku

Guest Haiku © Mike Cluff
 
Icicle garden
koi tastes the infernal cold
spring too far away
 

Updated January 2009 - Click here for weekly and monthly writing/poetry workshops

MONDAY, JANUARY 5 - 7:30 p.m. - James Lee Jobe and Monica Storrs read at the SPC, 25th and R. Free. Refreshments. Open Mic. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 6 - 7 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more. Every first Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7 - 9 p.m. - Terry Ehret reads plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://www.bistro33.com/bistro33_davis 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, JANUARY 8 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - "Personal Epiphanies: Poetry of the Season" - readings by Ed Buryn & Maxima Kahn. Hosted by Q. Loren Ruh Smith. Followed by an Open Mike on the subject of Personal Epiphanies. Located at the Broad Street Bistro & Gallery, 426 Broad Street, Nevada City. Donations welcome. For more info, contact maxima@infostations.com

THURSDAY, JANUARY 8 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 - 2-4 p.m. - Culture Collection poetry series (meets every second Sat.), 6391 Riverside Blvd in Greenhaven (Sacramento). Free. Info: (916) 208-POET.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 - 6-9 p.m. - Join Midtown Monthly for their first art show in their new digs at The Space at 25th and R. http://midtownmonthly.net

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11 - 3-5 p.m. - Richard Stella Reads for The Lincoln Poets Club, plus open mic at the Willow Room, 12 Bridges Library, 485 12 Bridges Drive, Lincoln. Every Second Sunday. Contact 916-434-9226 or sjclark@psyber.com. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Library.

MONDAY, JANUARY 12 - 7:30 p.m. - Kate Asche reads at the SPC, 25th and R. Plus open mic. Free. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 - 8 p.m. - Featured reader plus open mic. Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 - 7:30 p.m. - Brad Henderson and Brad Buchanan read at the Library of the UU Church at 27074 Patwin Road in Davis. allegras@dcn.org.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 - 7 p.m. - Cleo Fellers Kocol and Phil Weidman read plus open mic at Raven's Tale Bookstore, 352 Main Street, Placerville. Every Third Friday. 530-622-4540. Free. Contact poetspiper@att.net

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 - 7 p.m. Reading? at La Raza Galeria Posada (1024 - 22nd Street, between K and J streets). Call 916-456-5323 for info. Admission is $5 ($3 for students and seniors). Presented by Los Escritores del Nuevo Sol. Plus open mic. joannpen@comcast.net

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 - 4 p.m. - Celebration of Scottish poet and songwriter, Robert Burns. Includes dinner and live music. $50. Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City. 530-478-5616 or 265-5040 http://www.minersfoundry.org

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 - 7-9 p.m. - Underground Books Poetry Series at 2814 35th Street next to the Guild Theater. $3. Features plus open mic. Your host: Terry Moore. Call 737-3333 for more info. Every third Saturday.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 - 6-9 p.m. - Music and Poetry Reading at Carol's Books, 1913 Del Paso Blvd. Every third Saturday.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 - 6:30 p.m. - Linda Niel, Kirk Lumpkin and Susan Kelly-DeWitt read nature poems at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, as part of the California Native Plant Society Conservation Conference. Free. http://www.cnps.org

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18 - 6-8 p.m. - The Pomo Literati featuring Bill Gainer, Todd Cirillo, Farinaz Agharabi, and Jim "the germ" Smith, plus beaucoup recorded works. On KUSF, 90.3 fm in San Francisco. www.kusf.org, hosted by frank andrick.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18 - 7 p.m. - New Poetry Series at Time Tested Books. Patrick Grizzell and B. L. Kennedy feature. At 1114 21st Street, Sacramento. $5 donation requested. timetestedbooks.net

MONDAY, JANUARY 19 - 7:30 p.m. - Holiday - No reading at SPC. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20 - 6-8:30 p.m. - Our House Art Gallery Poetry Night. Sign up for open mic by 6 p.m. Located at 1004 White Rock Road, Suite 400, Corner of Latrobe & White Rock Roads, in the Montano El Dorado Shopping Center, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-4278. Free. http://ourhousegallery.com

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21 - 9 p.m. - Joshua Clover features, plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://www.bistro33.com/bistro33_davis 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22 - 8 p.m. - Josh Fernandez, Todd Cirillo, and Raindog read plus open mic at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24 - 8 p.m. - Poetry by Jack Hirschman, Sharon Doubiago, John Bennett and Jane Crown. $10. You and yours host B.L.K. Luna's Cafe 1414 16th St.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25 - 6 p.m. - Poems-For-All presents- - -BURNS 250---A Burns Night Poetry Reading Featuring KEVIN JONES- - -Presenting 'HAGGIS: A REBUTTAL' by Rachel & Richard Hansen- - -at The Book Collector, 1008 24th Street, Sacramento, Between J & K Streets, 916.442.9295. Free, Burns/Scottish open mic.

MONDAY, JANUARY 26 - 7:30 p.m. - Reading for Flatman Crooked literary periodical with Joe Wenderoth and Chris "Whitey" Erickson at the SPC, 25th and R. 916-979-9706. http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28 - 6-7 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry Nite at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main Street, Placerville. Every fourth Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28 - 8-11 p.m. - Mahogany Urban Poetry Series at Queen Sheba Restaurant, 1704 Broadway (17th and Broadway). DJ Rock Bottom spins at 8 and open mic poetry at 9. $5 Cover, All ages.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28 - 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. - Presented at the Mondavi by the UCD Dept. of Education:  Chicano Poet & Educator Francisco X. Alarcón. TWO APPEARANCES - Words Take Wing; Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature - Matinee: for children and teachers, and including illustrator Maya Gonzalez at the Mondavi Center Jackson Hall, 10:30 AM and Evening Lecture & Conversation with the Author at the Mondavi Center Studio Theatre, 7 PM. For more information contact:  Dr. Joanne Galli-Banducci, Lecturer and Supervisor; University of California, Davis, School of Education, jagallibanducci@ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4877;  (530) 752-5411 (fax), Tickets:  $11 General;  $7 Student/Child, Purchase tickets at Box Office, online at www.mondaviarts.org, or call 866-754-ARTS.For more about Francisco Alarcón:  /spanish.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/Alarcon  ALSO:  TV Appearances on Spanish-Language TV: Este viernes 9 de enero me  van a entrevistar en dos programas de televisión en español en  Sacramento. En el Canal 19 de UNIVISIÓN 9 a las 6 am y en el Canal 64 de  TELEFUTURA a las 7 am.  Es muy temprano pero quizás estén levantados  a esas horas y le interese vesr esta entrevistas. Van a ser sobre mi  labor como poeta y sobre el programa del 28 de enero que tendré en el  Mondavi Center de UC Davis.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29 - Features TBA at Poetry Unplugged at Luna's, 1414 16th Street. Free. Plus open mic. http://www.lunascafe.com, 916-441-3931.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31 - 7-9 p.m. - The Show at the Wo'se Community Center, 2863 35th Street (off 35th and Broadway across from the parking lot). For vendor or event information please call T. Mo at (916) 208-POET. "The Show" is every last Saturday of the month. $5. This is a family event. "The BEST SHOW IN TOWN with an Open Mic, Top Notch Features and Live Band LSB." Sponsored by the FREEDOM EQUITY GROUP. http://mybmsf.com/bmsf/bmsf_peeps/peeps_poetry/wordouts_moore2.asp

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 - 7 p.m. - SickSpits' Open Mic Nite. Griffin Lounge, Memorial Union, UC Davis Campus. Free. Spoken word, rap, music, standup comedy and more.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 - 9 p.m. - Kim Addonizio reads plus open mic (10:00 p.m.) at The Bistro, 3rd and F Streets in Davis, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Free. Hosted by Andy Jones and Brad Henderson. http://www.bistro33.com/bistro33_davis 530-756-4556 or aojones@ucdavis.edu

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7 - 7 p.m. - RNR Music and Poetry - every first Saturday - Butch-N-Nellie's Coffee Company, 1827 I Street.