Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sacramento/Davis: A Confluence of Poets

Dear friends,

Here are some more great reading events to check out this week!

Sacramento Poetry Center presents the 2010 Confluence college poetry tour
Sacramento, Oct 18-21, 2010

Monday, Oct 18
10:30 am American River College Kathleen Lynch and Lawrence Dinkins (NSAA) Classroom visit Hosted by Bob Stanley
10:30 am Sacramento City College John Murillo and Dorine Jennette Classroom visit Hosted by Tim Kahl
1:45 – 3:00 Mira Loma High School Kathleen Lynch and Lawrence Dinkins (NSAA) Reading Hosted by Bob Stanley

Tuesday, Oct 19

12 noon Cosumnes River College Kathleen Lynch and John Murillo Reading Hosted by Tim Kahl
12 noon Folsom Lake College Dorine Jennette and Lawrence Dinkins (NSAA) Reading Hosted by Bob Stanley
6:30pm Valley Hi- North Laguna Library All four poets Reading Hosted by Bob Stanley

Wednesday, Oct 20
11am Solano College Dorine Jennette Reading
10am to 1pm CSU Sacramento Kathleen Lynch and John Murillo class visits Hosted by Bob Stanley

Thursday, Oct 21
9am CSU Sacramento Dorine Jennette Class visit
12 noon American River College All four poets Reading Hosted by Bob Stanley
7pm Natsoulas Gallery, Davis John Murillo, Dorine Jennette, and Lawrence Dinkins Reading Hosted by Andy Jones

Confluence 2010 - Participating Poets
Lawrence Dinkins (NSAA) came to Sacramento from Detroit, and began writing poetry in the last few years. A dynamic performance poet, Lawrence has recorded two CDs: NSAA Live: Lightning in a Bottle, and the 2010 release ElectroPoeticCoffee, with guitarist Ross Hammond. Mr. Dinkins also hosts a poetry series the third Monday of every month at the Mahogany Poets Series, at Queen Sheba’s Restaurant at 17th and Broadway. In addition to his poetry and performance work, Lawrence serves on the board of the Sacramento Poetry Center, and works as a graphic artist and web designer in Sacramento.

Dorine Jennette is the author of Urchin to Follow (National Poetry Review Press, 2010). Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in publications such as Verse Daily, the Journal, Ninth Letter, the New Orleans Review, and the Georgia Review. Originally from Seattle, she earned her MFA from New Mexico State University and her PhD from the University of Georgia. She lives in Fairfield, California.

Kathleen Lynch is a poet who also publishes fiction, essays, reviews, and does free-lance editing. Her book of poetry, Hinge, won the Black Zinnias Press National Poetry Book Award in 2006. Kathleen’s chapbooks include How to Build an Owl (1995), No Spring Chicken (2001), Alterations of Rising (2001) and Kathleen Lynch - Greatest Hits (2002). Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Poetry, Runes, The Laurel Review, Poetry Northwest, and The Midwest Review. Kathleen also hosted a poetry series in Sacramento, worked as Coordinator of Writers' Workshops at the San Jose Center for Poetry and Fiction, and taught through Poets in the Schools. She mentors individual poets and conducts training programs for elementary and high school teachers. She lives in Carmichael, California.

John Murillo is the author of the poetry collection, Up Jump the Boogie. A graduate of New York University's MFA program in creative writing, John has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing, and the New York Times. Mr. Murillo’s work has appeared in Callaloo, Court Green, and Ploughshares, and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of African-American Poetry. His choreo-play, Trigger, is scheduled for production by Edgeworks Dance Theater in spring 2011. A founding member of the poetry collective, The Symphony, John is currently a visiting assistant professor of creative writing at Cornell University.

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