Friday, August 28, 2009

Life Support: September Literary Events in Sacramento and Beyond


1114 21st Street
Sacramento, CA

A native of Indiana, Mary Mackey has lived in Costa Rica and served as the Chair of PEN American Center West. She currently lives in Sacramento and is a Writer-in-Residence at CSUS. Mackey is the author of more than 15 books, including 5 books of poetry and her newest historical fiction novel, The Widow's War.


1719 25th Street
Sacramento, CA

A poet and translator, Tim Kahl is Vice President of the Sacramento Poetry Center, and has had his work published in journals such as Prairie Schooner, Fourteen Hills, Ninth Letter, The Journal, and Indiana Review. His first collection of poetry, Possessing Yourself, is available from WordTech Communications.


Art Sale benefiting
1719 25th Street
Sacramento, CA

Proceeds from this art sale will benefit the Sacramento Poetry Center and the California Stage.

1722 J Street
Sacramento, CA

Eben07 is a character from a locally produced webcomic. His creators will be on hand to introduce the first issue, Operation: For the Love of Russia, as well as a preview of the second issue, Operation: Mongoose.


James Blue Wolf, Indigo Moor, Dennis Hock, Maya Kholsa, Susan Kelly-DeWitt
1719 25th Street
Sacramento, CA

James Blue Wolf is Poet Laureate of Lake County, CA. His full-length collection, Sitting by His Bones, was published by Earthen Vessel Productions.

Indigo Moor is a recipient of the Cave Canem Writing fellowship in poetry. His volumes of poetry include Tap-Root and Through the Stonecutter's Window.

Dennis Hock is a professor of writing at Cosumnes River Community College. He is the author of the poetry collection The Secret Cup.

Maya Kholsa is a poet and prose writer. Her books include the poetry collections Keel Bone and Heart of the Tearing, as well as the memior Web of Water.

Susan Kelly-DeWitt is known as a teacher, editor, and freelance writer. She is the author of five chapbooks of poetry and the full-length collection, Fortunate Islands.


Mandy Dawn & Rae Gouirand
Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis
27074 Patwin Road
Davis, CA

Mandy Dawn is a poet and the Office Administrator of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis.

Rae Gouirand received her MFA from the University of Michigan. Her poems have appeared in journals such as jubilat, DIAGRAM, Spinning Jenny, Barrow Street, and Columbia Poetry Review.


The Farm on Putah Creek
5265 Putah Creek Road
Winters, CA

David 'Mas' Masumoto is a third-generation organic farmer and memoirist. His family farm produces peaches, grapes, nectarines, and raisins. As a writer, Masumoto is a columnist for the Sacramento Bee. His newest nonfiction book is Wisdom of the Last Farmer: Harvesting Legacies from the Land.

D.R. Wagner & Phil Weidman
1114 21st Street
Sacramento, CA

D.R. Wagner is an artist, musician, poet, and design professor at UC Davis. He has published more than 20 books of poetry and has exhibited his work in more than 30 solo shows.

A native Californian, Phil Weidman has served in the Army and worked as a landscape gardener and teacher. He is a visual artist and the author of nine books of poetry.


Memorial Auditorium
1515 J Street
Sacramento, CA

Garrison Keillor is an author, storyteller, actor, and public radio institution. His weekly variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, combines sketch comedy, music, and stories, and was made into a movie directed by Robert Altman. Keillor's books include Lake Wobegon Days and Life Among the Lutherans.


Thomas Centolella
UC Davis Arboretum
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA

A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, Thomas Centolella has taught at Berkeley, the College of Marin, and in the California Poets in the Schools program. He currently lives in San Francisco. Centolella is the author of the poetry collections Terra Firma, Lights & Mysteries, and Views from Along the Middle Way.


D.A. Powell
1719 25th Street
Sacramento, CA

Originally from Georgia, D.A. Powell attended Sonoma State University and the Iowa Writer's Workshop. He has taught at many universities including the University of Iowa, Columbia, and Harvard, and is the author of the poetry collections Tea, Lunch, and Cocktails. His newest book of poetry is entitled Chronic.

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