Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lots going on this week...starting with poetry on the radio!


This last week of August is a flutter with fun writing happenings. This week's Monday night reading at Sacramento Poetry Center has already passed us by (did you know you can hear a reading there almost every Monday of the year?), but great fun still awaits.

To start with: tune in at 5:00 pm to KDVS this Wednesday, 8/25, to hear me live on Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour! I’ll be talking about my writing as well as this blog and my other writing activities, and I’ll read a couple of poems on-air. Tune in on the waves or on the web at http://www.kdvs.org/. (The show will also be archived there for the week following, I think, in case you miss it and still want to hear it.)

Next: head to Roseville to hear yours truly and Tim Kahl read at the Outta the Blue Poetry Series this Thursday, August 26!
7:00 p.m. @ Roseville Arts! Blue Line Gallery
405 Vernon Street, Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 783-4117
cost: gallery members and students, $5; non-members $15 (supports use of the gallery space by the reading series)
*see previous blog post for reader bios*

***But the fun doesn't stop! On Friday, you have two fantastic events from which to choose:***

Friday, August 27: Stories on Stage
Stories on Stage is Sacramento's monthly reading series, featuring short fiction read by actors.
On Friday, August 27th, Scott Divine will read David Hagerty’s "The Lead Out” and Victoria Goldblatt will read Becky Hagenston's "Midnight, Licorice, Shadow."
Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street (Between Q & R)Donation: $5
Performance begins at 7:30PM.
Doors open at 7PM.
Stories on Stage says: "We’ll be raffling off a copy of September SoS featured writer Stacia Saint Owens’ story collection, Auto Erotica. 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.
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 our fan on Facebook."


Friday, August 27: Red Fox Poetry at ArtSpace at 7 p.m.
Poetry reading hosted by El Dorado Arts Council and Red Fox Underground.
Featured poet is William O’Daly; he’ll be reading from his own poems as well as his translations of the Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda. 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.

Have you had your fill yet? In case not, check out the coolest new press in the region, and--if you're a poet--consider submitting to it for publication!

One by One is a new poetry journal inspired by the spirit of stolen moments and an undying love of tactile imprints. It’s quite different from most journals in that it’s unbound and spread out over time - subscribers will receive a single letterpressed poem in the mail every other week or so, all throughout the year. The idea is to make the walk back from the mailbox to be the best part of our readers’ days, and to help create deeper and more meaningful reception for standalone poems. (Those whose poems we print will also be the subject of features on our press blog in which they can speak to their process, sources of inspiration, and other issues of significance to the sustaining of their work: we aim to make that conversation as visible as the finished work itself.)

The current reading period is open from August 1 – September 30, 2010 for a first batch of poems that will go into production later this fall and start finding mailboxes on 1/1/11. We’re looking for poems that will thrill and awaken our readers as singular pieces. Submission information is available on the press website, http://www.onebyonepress.com.

One by One editor Rae Gouirand says: "This project has been long in the making, and I'm incredibly excited to open the gates and welcome the poems that want to find us. If you like the sound of all this whatnot, please give me a hand spreading the word to other poets and friends of poetry you know."



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