• Big Day of Giving [BIG DOG]
    Party for the big day of giving. 5:30 to 8:30 1719 25th Street
  • Pete Gealey
    Up on the walls the whole month of April 2015
  • Real Poets
    Sacramento Poetry Center's Real Poets program pairs trained poet mentors with at-risk youth to write original poems about their lives.
  • MATTHEW ZAPRUDER reads SCHWINN

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Among the Leaves

At dusk a lone nightbird drifts
And cries above the street. When
It quiets down we see how stars
Begin to gleam among the leaves
Of the tallest elms, far but clear.

As the dark deepens they shine
Like the warning-lights on buoys
Rocking beyond the harbor,
Though we’re happy to be walking here
On the bottom of the sea.

–George Keithley

ANIMISM

Imagine your favorite CEO furry, forepaws
up, with a nut in his teeth—what if every

bureaucrat & CEO who ruined it were forced
to live in nature? But it is not enough

to make a CEO scamper in a poem,
though the poem seeps water vinegary with

solvents from a shunt creek at the company
outlet. Even if you make the CEO shrug

downstream on his belly, you’ll change
nothing. You must believe that the gods inside

things can re-make themselves, that rural houses
will set themselves on fire—though the tree

is cut, the spirit won’t leave the wood.
Bless the jay whose dogma is rancorous

but who still absorbs blue heaven.
Bless the 8 AM windfall apples so spattered

that the only solvent for the light is more
of the light that spattered them.

–Dennis Schmitz

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Between Genres: Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction from CSUS Creative Writing Students

April 24, 2015

Between Genres: Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction Joshua McKinney and CSUS Creative Writing Students Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:30 PM SPC at 1719 25th Street Host: Tim Kahl Featured Readers include: Desmond Tung just turned 21 on the 24th of April. His favorite things in the world are dark chocolate and drinking coffee black. […]

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April in Paris: Jeanne Stevens, frank andrick, Ann Privateer

April 19, 2015

  April in Paris with Jeanine Stevens, frank andrick and Ann Privateer Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:30 PM 1719 25th Street Host: Rebecca Morrison Please join us for “April in Paris,” a reading in English about all things French. Please share your poems about France at the open mic. Free.  French refreshments. Jeanine Stevens: […]

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April in Paris

April 19, 2015

Join us on Monday, April 20, 2015, for “April in Paris,” a reading in English about all things French, featuring Jeanine Stevens, frank andrick and Ann Privateer. Free. French refreshments. Bring your poem about France to read at the open mic. Jeanine Stevens: My interest in French culture began as a child when I studied […]

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SPC Writers’ Conference 2015

April 6, 2015

     

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Mary Zeppa and Traci Gourdine

April 2, 2015
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A Staged Reading of Robert Frost’s North of Boston

March 27, 2015

A Staged Reading of Robert Frost’s North of Boston with John Bell, Tim Kahl, Susan Kelly-deWitt, Wendy Williams, Rhony Bhopla, Stanley Zumbiel, Joe Larrea, and Phillip Larrea Program for the Evening 1. Joe Larrea – The Death of the Hired Man 2. Tim Kahl – The Self-Seeker 3. Rhony Bhopla – The Code 4. Susan Kelly-DeWitt – […]

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Yuyutsu Sharma, Rhony Bhopla, Nancy Aidé Gonzalez, Tim Kahl, and Penny Kline

March 27, 2015

Yuyutsu Sharma, Rhony Bhopla, Nancy Aidé Gonzalez, Tim Kahl, and Penny Kline Yuyutsu  Sharma is a widely traveled Nepali/Indian writer who has read his works at several prestigious places in the world. He is a distinguished poet and translator. He moved to Nepal at an early age and now writes in English and Nepali. Half […]

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Soft Off’s Moetry

March 25, 2015

It’s Moetry Time with the Soft Offs Fundraiser for SPC Saturday, March 28 at 7:00 PM 1719 25th Street

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William O’ Daly and Judy Halebsky

March 20, 2015

  William O’ Daly and Judy Halebsky Monday, March 23 at 7:30 PM 1719 25th Street Host: Tim Kahl   William O’Daly attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, as an economics major but before the end of his freshman year began to study literature and write poetry.  At UCSB he studied with poets Kenneth […]

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