Friday, August 5, 2011

Writers Who Wine; events at Time Tested Books; Reading at Luna's; Monday night poetry at SPC; Literary Festival at Ironstone

Hi Friends,

I hope this lovely summer week has inspired some great writing for you! Or perhaps you got to snatch an hour in the afternoon to enjoy a good read? If you're looking for writing things to do in the next few weeks, read on! -Kate


Writers Who Wine - August

Jennifer Basye Sander says: Save the date -- August 26th is the next Writers Who Wine. We are still wineing at Revolution from 6-9, hope to see you all there for a late summer blow out. Sounds like so many of us have interesting creative news to share with each other! Way to write, people.


Time Tested Books August Events

Sunday, August 7th, 3:00pm
Brad Warner - Sex, Sin and Zen

Brad Warner is an ordained Soto Zen Priest, a columnist for, a bass player in punk band Zero Defex, a monster movie enthusiast, and the author of several books: Hardcore Zen, Sit Down and Shut Up, Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate and, most recently, Sex, Sin and Zen: A Buddhist Exploration of Sex from Celibacy to Polyamory and Everything in Between. He'll be reading excerpts, answering questions, and signing copies of his books--all four of which are available here at the store.

This event is FREE and everyone is invited.

Sunday, August 21st, 7:00pm
Librarians Rivkah Sass & Stacey Aldrich
The Sacramento Living Library

What does a library look like in the 21st century? Rivkah Sass (of the Sacramento Public Library) and Stacey Aldrich (of the California State Library) discuss the future of libraries as an institution.

This event is FREE and everyone is invited.
Time Tested Books
1114 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95811


Luna's features fiction

open-mikers & Story Workshop® Sacramento members
reading from


and acclaimed local author

Gini Grossenbacher

reading from her historical romance in progress Appearances Can Be Deceiving. International traveler, MA and teacher of writing with over
twenty-five years’ experience, she puts her hand to a major work
of romantic fiction set in the Gold Rush days in the mining towns near Sacramento. Her fans will know her nome d’plume of Liz Allenby.

August 20

Open mike &Writers Circle, 5:30 pm; feature, 6:30 pm

@Luna’s CafĂ©
food for body and soul
1414 Sixteenth St
916 441 3931


Monday night Poetry at SPC


George Keithley and A.P. Sweet

Monday August 8 at 7:30 PM
Crossroads for the Arts at 1719 25th Street
Host: Emmanuel Sigauke

George Keithley`s epic poem, The Donner Party, a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, received the Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center and has been adapted as a play and an opera. A collection of poems, Song in a Strange Land, received the Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America. The Starry Messenger, A sequence of poems about Galileo, has been highly praised by Jane Hirshfield, Marvin Bell, Daniel Hoffman, and X.J. Kennedy. His most recent book of poetry is Night’s Body. Poems, stories, and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s, TriQuarterly, The Sewanee Review, Agni, The Kenyon Review, The North American Review, and New Letters, while earning the Pushcart Prize, the Allen Tate Poetry Prize, The Monroe K. Spears Essay Prize, and a Raymond Carver Short Story Award. A drama about Aaron Burr, The Best blood of the country, won several awards for play writing.

A.P. Sweet is a dialysis machine tech who lives in Northern California with his wife and two small children. His first collection of poems is entitled Dead, but Dreaming, which came out in 2011.


Moonstruck with Manzanita Literary Festival

Aug 13 , 11:00‐4:00 at Ironstone
Vineyards in Murphys. Art, music, book sales, readings. Sign up for 2‐3 min. reading
slots by Aug. 7 . Contact: Linda Field (209) 736‐0222.

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