Don't see your reading event listed on Medusa? That's probably because you didn't send it to us! We try to find every event in our area, but sometimes we miss, or even though we see an event listed as "on-going", we might not list it because we're not sure—maybe you've taken a week off. So keep us in the know, and we'll do our best to advertise for you. It's such a shame to invite poets to read for you, and then to fail to advertise them.
Want to learn about some Bay Area events? Debralee Pagan (debralee@astoundnet) publishes an e-newsletter called "Strictly East" (Poetry Past the Caldecott Tunnel)—email her for a free subscription. See also www.poetryflash.org.
MARIEWRITERS WORKSHOP at SPC Wed. (12/19)
Wed. (12/19), 6pm: MarieWriters Generative Writing Workshop, Sac. Poetry Center, 25th & R Sts., Sac. Facilitated by Christin O'Cuddehy.
THIRD THURSDAYS AT THE LIBRARY in Sac. Thurs. (12/20)
Thurs. (12/20), 12noon. Third Thursdays at the Central Library poetry read-around; bring poems by someone other than yourself. Sacramento Room, 828 I St. Sacramento. Hosts: Mary Zeppa, Lawrence Dinkins.
SIX POETS in Davis Fri. (12/21) Allegra Silberstein
Fri. (12/21), 7:30pm: The Other Voice in Davis presents six poets: Allegra Silberstein, Charles Halsted, Carlena Wike, James Lee Jobe, Beth Suter, Dorine Jeannette, plus open mic. Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis library, 27074 Patwin Rd., Davis. Free, but donations accepted to raise cash for the UC Davis Campus Ministry Winter Retreat. Click pic for info.
POETIC LICENSE in Placerville Sat. (12/22)
Sat. (12/22), 2-4pm: Poetic License poetry read-around, Placerville Sr. Center lobby, 937 Spring St., Placerville. The suggested topic for this month is "Scotland" but other subjects also welcome. Bring your own poems to share; read from your favorite poets; or just come to listen. Free; all ages welcome. Click pic for more about El Dorado County poetry.
MORE THAN A WEEK AWAY--
•••Fri. (12/28), 7pm: Speak Up: The Art of Storytelling and Poetry at The Avid Reader, 1945 Broadway, Sac. This month’s theme: New Beginnings. Hosts: Mary McGrath, Todd Boyd.
And there's always Luna's...
Every Thurs. night, 8pm: Be sure to check out Poetry Unplugged at Luna's Cafe (1414 16th St., Sacramento) at least once in your life! 20 years of wild/crazy poetry, with featured readers and plenty of open mic—not to mention Art Luna's wonderful food and dandy libations! Readings are free, but a one-drink minimum purchase is appreciated. Click/pic for more about Luna's Cafe, or see www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEIRBEEqNtw for more about Poetry Unplugged. And get there early!
WHAT'S COOKIN' at SAC POETRY CTR? Click/pic for info
UP-COMING EVENTS: •••Mon. (12/17), 7:30pm: Christmas celebration with Yuyutsu RD Sharma and poets from Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty-Five Poetic Intersections, including Penny Kline, Tim Kahl, Allegra Silberstein, Meera Klein, Nancy Aidé González plus open mic. 25th & R Sts., Sac. •••Wed. (12/19), 6pm: MarieWriters Generative Writing Workshop, a small, guided group facilitated by Christin O’Cuddehy. 25th & R Sts., Sac. Free. •••Thurs. (12/20), 12noon. Third Thursday at the Central Library poetry read-around; bring poems, preferable by someone other than yourself. Sacramento Room, 828 I St., Sacramento. Hosts: Mary Zeppa, Lawrence Dinkins. •••Mon. (12/24): NO READING at SPC. •••Mon. (12/31): NO READING at SPC.
•••Sat. (1/6), 12-3pm: You are cordially invited to enter 3-5 artworks to the SPC fundraiser art show at the Sacramento Poetry Center Art Gallery entitled Paradise Relief: An Invitational Art Showto Benefit the Camp Fire Victims, curated by Bethanie Humphreys and Heather Judy. Info: www.facebook.com/events/202445027323910/?active_tab=about/. For questions, or to receive the entry form, please message or e-mail Bethanie Humphreys at firstname.lastname@example.org/.
SPC GALLERY for December: Women's Wisdom Art
AND NOW FOR MORE FUN--
HOT, HOT JOURNALS FULL OF HOT, HOT POETRY!
Online and otherwise--Here are some journals and other publications that are local-ish (okay, there are some Bay Area ones in here, too). If we've left anybody out, let us know!
Plus, keep an eye on the college scene. Some of those journals accept submissions from non-students, though they usually have more limited (mostly annual) deadlines. Go to Medusa's Hot Links for Calaveras Station, Penumbra, Suisun Valley Review, Cosumnes River Journal, but be aware that college journals come and go in this time of tight funding.
...keep scrolling down this skinny blue box for NorCal online journals, publishers, more than 100 Hot Links and much, much more!
Get your poetry NOW--Poetry Now is the quarterly journal from Sacramento Poetry Center. Click/pic for submissions guidelines.
Check out the Tule—Click/pic for guidelines to submit to Sac. Poetry Center's Tule Review (print).
SACRAMENTO POETRY, ART and MUSIC
Eskimo Pie Girl!Run by Eskimo Pie Girl (from Alaska) Rebecca Morrison, this long-standing website has much on-going poetry and art. Click/pic for SPAM.
CONVERGENCE Cover Photo: Robbers Roost by Stephanie Lakos
Ekphrastic writing done right—Ekphrastic writing ain't easy, but this semi-annual journal, edited by Sacramento's Carol and Laverne Frith, shows us how it's done. (Art is supposed to be a springboard for ekphrastic poems, not just a description of the scene.) Click/pic to order your copies. The Friths also offer the Ekphrasis Prize every year.
A Wee Wonder!Joyce Odam's half-sized Brevities packs a wallop with its monthly collection of poets from around the country. E-mail Joyce about submissions at email@example.com.
MUNYORI LITERARY JOURNAL Joanne Hillhouse (photo by Andy Williams)
Click/pic to go to Munyori Literary Journal (online), edited by Sacramento's Emmanuel Sigauke and featuring writers from around the world.
SONG OF THE SAN JOAQUIN
Song of the San Joaquin (print), edited by Salida's Cleo Griffith, is a quarterly journal of the San Joaquin chapter of Calif. Fed. of Chaparral Poets, Inc. Subject matter is the Central Valley, whether you live there or not. There is a reading in Modesto to premier each issue. Click/pic for more.
Sacramento artist and writer Jennifer O'Neill Pickering is the featured artist in the latest issue (#8) of Blue Moon Literary and Art Review (print). Click/pic for more info. Available at Avid Reader in Sac. and Davis, and in Davis at Newsbeat, Konditorei Austrian Pastry Cafe, John Natsoulas Ctr. for the Arts, Rominger West Winery.
MANZANITA WRITERS PRESS
Manzanita Writers sponsors publications, workshops and readings in Calaveras County under the guiding hand of Monika Rose, including their weekly radio program for writers (manzapress.com/radiotv). Click/pic for more.
Click pic to download the Bay Area's online Ginosko Literary Journal, edited with a deft hand by Ron Cesaretti in Fairfax.
Literary Review and CalendarThe venerable Poetry Flash (online, print), edited and published for a very long time by Joyce Jenkins, is the go-to publication for the Bay Area and much of NorCal. Click/pic for a look-see.
TEA PARTY (OAKLAND) No, not THAT tea party...
Here's a lively print publication out of Oakland... Click/pic for more.
Click/pic for the latest issue of Canary, an online literary/poetry journal of the environmental crisis, pub. by Hip Pocket Press. The Entrekins live in Orinda now, but they used to live in Grass Valley. HP Press also publishes books and the online Sisyphus.
For the bookworm—or is that booksnake?Here are some more publishers (local and friends of locals) to watch for. Most of their books are available at The Book Collector, 1008 24th St., Sac., or you can order directly.
POEMS-FOR-ALL Richard Hansen The wee-est of books with plenty of punch!Richard Hansen's tiny Poems-for-Allare published out of San Diego now. Click/pic for more.
ABOUT THE SWAN
What's the Latest?Click pic for what's new fromSwan Scythe Press.
Bill Gainer's R.L. Crow Publications has a distinguished history of publishing distinguished poets. Click/pic to check them out. R.L. Crow also sponsors The Magnet Project—beautiful square magnets with poems from local poets (art design by Richard Hansen). These are free; look for them at The Book Collector or from Bill or Richard.
SIX FT. SWELLS
Todd Cirillo, Julie ValinandMatt Amottpublish After Hours Poetry of their own and others in occasional anthologies and other books. Click/pic for more.
KOOL STUFF FROM KAMINI
Kamini is a long way away, but they do publish locals likeAnnie Menebrokerand other Snake Pals. Click/pic for their latest.
Presa Press publishes books and magazines, including Presa Magazine, focusing on the lively small press poets—including many Snake Pals from around the country. Click/pic for more.
LATEST FROM LUMMOX
Click/pic for what's new from R.D. Armstrong's Lummox!
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