Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tis the season for literary merrymaking: THIS Thursday noon join Sac Poetry Center at Central Library; Poetry in Davis THIS Thursday night 12/15; Library presents writing classes at I Street Press; Sacramento Press 3rd Annual Journalism Open Contest; Why There Are Words 2nd Anniversary Celebration

Friends, there's still time to get more literary merryment (or did we mean mayhem?) in before the bell tolls twelve and the New Year rings in.  Enjoy, and warmest wishes of the season to you and yours!


P.S. Looking for something nice to read by the fire? Check out my recent interview of creative nonfiction writer Brenda Miller for the Stories on Stage Master Teachers Workshops! In fact, if you want to write with Brenda January 14-15, 2012, last I heard, there was still one open space. I will be there in workshop, and I can't wait!

THIS Thursday @ noon: Sacramento Poetry Center in the Sacramento Room at Central Library

Third Thursdays in the Sacramento Room 
Thursday, December 15 at the Central Library

828 I Street, 12 Noon
Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins hosts
In the bleak midwinter,
(Christina Rosetti)
Let there be light.
On December 15, let’s counter midwinter’s bleakness with poetic light.  Bring your favorite poems (preferably by a writer other than yourself) which explore or celebrate the welcome phenomenon of light out of darkness.  And/or which explore or celebrate one or more of December’s festivals of light (in this year’s chronological order): Chanukah, the winter solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa. Cast your net wide.  Think metaphorically as well as literally.  Let your mind (and your senses) run free.


THIS Thursday night, 12/15: POETRY IN DAVIS

Joan Gelfand and Jenny Holland Perform at the John Natsoulas Gallery

Thursday, December 15 at 8:00pm

Get the full scoop at:


SACRAMENTO LIBRARY announces new writing classes at I Street Press Community Writing and Publishing Center!

Sacrament Library says: Welcome to I Street! Join Sacramento Public Library as we jump into the world of print-on-demand, self-publishing and writing/publishing classes. We hope that I Street will become the go-to destination for all things writing and publishing. Do you have a book inside? We can print it for you!

To register and for full details (and to download the winter 2012 catalog of classes), visit


SACRAMENTO PRESS Third Annual Journalism Open Contest - $600 grand prize!

The Sacramento Press will be holding our third annual Journalism Open writing contest in January.  The contest is open to anyone who lives or works in Sacramento and we will be giving away cash prizes (grand prize is $600).  Let me know if you have any questions!


WHY THERE ARE WORDS in Sausalito celebrates 2 years of great literary prose readings!

Join us January 12 at Studio 333 in Sausalito, 7-9pm when we present Other Voices: Come Together and find out what all the rave reviews have been about. This will be a special show with a surprise treat. The following authors’ readings are going to be anything other than ordinary!

Full details, including reader bios and photos, at

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