Friday, September 9, 2011

Scholarships for Suprise Valley; Cal Lectures supports 3 one book programs; 100 Thousand Poets for Change; SPC Poetry Contest DEADLINE 9/15

Hello Friends,

There's a lot going on in these next few weeks!  Enjoy!



As of last week, there were still scholarships are  available for the Surprise Valley Writers' Conference.  Contact the conference now to see if there is still availability!

nonfiction: $200 scholarship
fiction: $200 scholarship
poetry: $200 scholarship
poetry: $200 scholarship

Conference dates are September 15-18.

Is Proud to Support Three Fall
Community One Book Programs

Deborah Davis
Saturday, September 24
Crocker Art Museum  
11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Presented by Crocker Art Museum 
One Book/Many Perspectives
Strapless author Deborah Davis will take the stage to talk about the mysterious woman who posed for one of the most infamous portraits in American art history -- Madame X by John Singer Sargent. Filled with scandal and beauty, this is a tantalizing tale not to be missed.
For more information about this lecture and other One Book programs, or to purchase tickets, please visit the Crocker Art Museum website or call (916) 808-1182.
Robert Hirst
Thursday, September 29
Central Library
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
6:00 p.m.

Presented by Sacramento Public Library
and The Bee Book Club 
Be a part of the Big Read/One Book Sacramento 2011! Read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, and then join keynote speaker Robert Hirst, general editor of the Mark Twain Project at the University of California at Berkeley, and McAvoy Layne, the "Ghost of Mark Twain," portraying the legendary 19th century American writer and humorist.
Programs based on Tom Sawyer themes will be offered at all 28 Sacramento Public Library locations throughout the months of September and October.  
Learn more at the Sacramento Public Library 
Michele Norris
Thursday, October 20 
University Union Ballroom
7:00 p.m.

Presented by Sacramento State
One Book Program 
As the starred review in Booklist states: "Lauded journalist Michele Norris, co-host for All Things Considered on NPR, intended to write a book analyzing the changing conversation about race in the Obama era. But once she realized that even within her own family, discussions about race were 'not completely honest,' she changed course. The result is an investigative family memoir of rare candor and artistry that dramatically reveals essential yet hidden aspects of African American life." Join the community in reading and discussing this important memoir, and meet the author during her lecture and book signing.
For information about other programs and events associated with this One Book, please visit Sacramento State One Book. 

100 Thousand Poets for Change
Creative artists promoting cultural harmony and environmental responsibility.

08-29-11: To date, there are 500 �100 Thousand Poets for Change� events planned in 400 cities representing 95 countries.

A STARRY NIGHT POETRY SERIES will present our �100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE� poetry and music showcase on Saturday, September 24th from 11:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. at HERITAGE OAK WINERY in their hummingbird outside patio. We are very grateful to Tom and Carmela Hoffman for providing this beautiful setting. Admission is free. We have SEVENTEEN POETS reading at this event.

SPC Poetry Contest

Entry Fe
e: $3 per poem
Prizes: First, second and third prizes will be awarded — $100, $50, $25. 10 honorable mentions will receive $10 gift certificates.
Poem Requirements: Please send two copies of each poem, one with your name and contact info, another without any identifying information on it. No restrictions on length, subject or style.
Deadline: September 15th, 2011
Send poems to:
Sacramento Poetry Center Poetry Contest
The Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

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