Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Life Support: May Literary Events in Sacramento and Beyond

1st

Tchaka Muhammed & Dwight Sanders
Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street
Sacramento, CA

Tchaka Muhammed is a poet, educator, storyteller, and motivational speaker. Dr. Muhammed has lectured on civil rights and cultural awareness in schools across the Sacramento area.

Dwight Sanders is a young poet from the Sacramento area. In 2009, he won the Sacramento Poetry Out Loud competition.


7th

Larry Tag
Avid Reader at the Tower
1600 Broadway
Sacramento, CA

Larry Tagg is a renowned bassist who has performed with Todd Rundgren, Heart, and Hall and Oates, among others. He teaches drama at a local Sacramento high school and is the author of The Generals of Gettysburg and The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln, his most recent publication.

10th

Michael Pollan
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1300 N Street
Sacramento, CA
Michael Pollan is the best-selling author of nonfiction food-related books such as Botany of Desire, Omnivore's Dilemma, and In Defense of Food. He is a contributor to the New York Times Magazine and a professor of journalism at UC Berkeley.


12th

Groovin' Literary Arts Reception
624 E Street
Marysville, CA

The Gallery transforms into a vintage 1970's lounge for this night of art and literature. Guests are encouraged to dust off their platform shoes and don their bellbottoms to enjoy ten regional authors, five illustrators, and a bevy of poets and writers from around the region.


15th

Clive Matson, Q.R. Hand, & H.D. Moe
Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street
Sacramento, CA

Clive Matson grew up on an avacado farm in Southern California before joining the Bohemian movement in San Francisco. He is the author of eight books of poetry and the editor of An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind--Poets on 9/11.

Q.R. Hand is the author of the poetry collection whose really blues. Of Hand, Al Young says, "these tough, caring, wayward poems take it all and everything. Forever at play in the fields of the word, Q.R. Hand is a homegrown American original."

A "baby beat" poet, H.D. Moe is a writer, publisher, editor, philosopher, and former coordinator of the San Francisco Poetry Festival. He has published more than thirty books of poetry, including Ozone Allah, The Logic of Snowflakes, and Muse News

20th

Deborah Madison
The Avid Reader
617 Second Street
Davis, CA

A chef, Deborah Madison was the founder of the restaurants Cafe Escalera in Santa Fe and Greens in San Francisco. In addition to authoring four cookbooks, she has collaborated with Patrick McFarlin to write What We Eat When We Eat Alone, a collection of stories and recipes.

21st

Kathryn and Laura Hohlwein
1114 21st Street
Sacramento, CA

Kathryn Hohlwein is the author of Touchstones: Letters Between Two Women, 1953-1964 and the editor of Enter the Heart of Fire: A Collection of Mystical Poems. A literature scholar, she is the founder and president of The Readers of Homer.

Laura Hohlwein is a writer, artist, teacher, and creative director for The Readers of Homer. She is the author of two chapbooks, Reciprocal Questionaire and The Company of Space.

Sing Me Your Story, Dance Me Home: Art and Poetry from Native California
11793 N. Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA

This exhibition of art and words includes 21 visual artists and 10 poets working together in collaboration to showcase the variety and importance of California's Native peoples to the state. Writers include Julian Lang,  Janice Gould, Linda Noel, and Sylvia Ross.

22nd

Julia B. Levine & Nancy Bodily
Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street
Sacramento, CA

Julia B. Levine is both a poet and a practicing psychologist in Davis, CA. Her books include Practicing for Heaven, Ask: Poems, and Ditch Tender.

Nancy Bodily is a journalist, radio personality, and Davis-area poet. Her work has recently been featured in an issue of the Banyan Review.


29th

Dorinne Jennette
Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street
Sacramento, CA

Dorine Jennette is a former editor for Puerto Del Sol, Verse, and the Georgia Review. She currently works as a freelance editor for poetry publications and teaches a creative writing class at the Stonegate Club in Davis, CA. Her collection, Grace by Degrees, is forthcoming in 2010.

1 comment:

Tammy@savasbeatie said...

Thank you for the listing of upcoming literary events especially the one for "The Unpopular Mr. Lincoln" by Larry Tagg.
Here is the link to the book on our website:
http://www.savasbeatie.com/books/LINCOLN_book.htm
Here is another link to Larry's website that will lead you to recordings of some interviews Larry has done with various media:
http://larrytagg.com/press.html
This is a great opportunity to hear the author discuss his book.
Tammy Hall
Savas Beatie LLC
Sacramento, CA
www.savasbeatie.com