Monday, July 26, 2010

Catching Up--Lots to See and Do!

Hello writers and readers,

I apologize for my absence this last week or two. Lots of planning in the works for future writing adventures for me and others left me out of time!

However, there are just too many exciting things going on to not share some of them with you! Read on, get involved and have fun!



TONIGHT: Local poet Dorine Jennette reads with poet Rob Schlegel at Sacramento Poetry Center

Monday, July 26, at 7:30 PM at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 (Between R and Q streets).

Rob Schlegel won the 2009 Colorado Prize for Poetry for his book, The Lesser Fields.

Dorine Jennette will ready from her collection Urchin to Follow, winner of The National Poetry Review Book Prize, and will share some new work.

Dorine is brinking brownies to share. See you there!

THIS WEDNESDAY: Poetry Readings by Margaret Hoehn and John Crandall at Sutter Medical Center Resource Library in Sacrmamento, Celebrating 25 Years

This Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Margarte Hoehn reads are 1:00 and 1:30 pm
John Crandall reads at 1:15 and 1:45 pm

As part of the Resource Library's 25th Anniversary Celebration, Margaret Hoehn and John Crandall will be reading some of their poetry. Theresa Johnson says that there will be plenty of cake, so bring your sweet tooth.

In 1985, Sutter Hospitals Foundation opened the Sutter Resource library at 1006 21st Street. KD Proffit was hired as the medical librarian. Current volunteers Linda Mason and Lindy Richardson were there to help get it started. The library has been located in the Sutter Cancer Center/Buhler Building since 1989. KD retired in 2007 but remains part of our library family. Come help the Library celebrate 25th Anniversary Cellebration
Address: 2800 L StreetSacramento, CA 95816-5600
Phone: (916) 733-3880

NEXT MONDAY, August 2: Celebrate Sacramento Poetry Center's Summer 2010 Tule Review!

Poetry Reading, Monday, August 2, 7:30 p.m.

Seventen of 38 contributors from California and beyond will read from the Tule Review 2010. Poets will share one poem each, and readers will include:

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
Taylor Graham
Tom Goff
Susan Flynn
Margaret Duarte
Clark M. Dixon Moses
Sandra Bozarth
Naomi Benaron
Franciso X. Alarcón

Edited by Linda Collins and Theresa McCourt.
Host: Bob Stanley, Sacramento's Poet Laureate

Copies of the summer Tule Review (perfect bound) on sale after the reading for $10 (bring check or cash)--all proceeds go to community projects related to poetry.

Street Address:1719 25th StreetSacramento, CA 95816(Between R and Q streets)

The Sacramento Poetry Center is a nonprofit organization, and all contributions to the SPC support poetry readings and many other community projects.


Surprise Valley Writers' Conference - UCDE and UCD students eligible for discount! Applications due August 1

The Modoc Forum is now preparing for the upcoming “Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference, A Rural Setting for Serious Writing (SVWC),” September 16–19, 2010, based in Cedarville, Modoc County, CA. UC Davis Extension and UC Davis regular students are eligible for a discount! Call 530-279-2099 for more information.

Core faculty will be keynote speaker Ida Rae Egli (historical-literary nonfiction), Chris Coake (literary fiction, Univ. of NV, Reno), Julia Connor (poetry, Sacramento Poet Laureate Emeritus), Gerald W. Haslam (literary short stories), and William O'Daly (poetry and translation).

For detailed information, faculty bios, conference fees, refund info, dates, the location of the conference, and more, check out the conference Web site for further details (, click on “Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference” in the upper left).

With regard to the SVWC, please note that submissions of work to be considered for participation in the conference will be accepted via email only this year ( Submissions must be unpublished and submitted no later than August 1, 2010. To apply for the fiction or creative nonfiction workshops, send one short story or the first chapter of your manuscript (up to 5,000 words). It is recommended that novelists and creative nonfiction writers submit the first chapter of their work. If not, please also attach a brief synopsis. Poetry submissions should include three to five poems. Manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced. Notification of acceptance will take place the week of August 15, 2010. For UC Davis Extension and UC Davis regular student discount information, call 530-279-2099.


Call for Submissions!

The Sacramento Poetry Center welcomes submissions for the winter Tule Review- now 50-60 pages and perfect bound - with an anticipated publication date for January 2011. We consider poetry of all styles and forms from both local and far-flung places, as long as the poems are strong and well crafted.

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2010
Please note: As of June 16, 2010, we have changed our submission guidelines.

New Submission Guidelines: Please click on the link below:

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