• Real Poets
    Real Poets
    Sacramento Poetry Center's Real Poets program pairs trained poet mentors with at-risk youth to write original poems about their lives.
  • Robert Hass reads at The Crocker Art Museum
    Robert Hass reads at The Crocker Art Museum
    Sacramento Poetry Center was an organizer and sponsor of the Squaw Valley Benefit Reading



Award-winning author, Meera Ekkanath Klein, deftly weaves her love of cooking and story-telling into an irresistible tale. My Mother’s Kitchen: A novel with recipes (2014, Homebound Publications) was selected as a Winner in the 2015 International Book Awards in the Multi-Cultural Fiction category. The book was also selected as Finalist in the 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Awards, 2015 Beverly Hills International Book Awards and 2015 USA Best Book Awards, all in the Multi-Cultural Fiction category. She has participated in the celebrated 2015 Authors on the Move fundraiser for the Sacramento Library Foundation dinner and auction.  She was featured on Capital Public Radio on. She has participated in the Local Author Festival at the Sacramento Library and has been a presenter at the 2015 Great Valley Book Fest. She has also made numerous presentations at local libraries. A former newspaper reporter and columnist, Klein, honed her writing skills in a busy newsroom. She mastered the art of Indian cooking in her own mother’s kitchen in the beautiful Blue Mountains or Nilgiris of south India. Klein currently lives in northern California and is completing a sequel to My Mother’s Kitchen, as well as working on several other writing projects.
Julia B. Levine has won numerous awards for her work, including the 2015 Northern California Book Award in Poetry for her latest collection, Small Disasters Seen in Sunlight, (LSU press 2014) as well as the 2003 Tampa Review Prize for her collection, Ask; the 1998 AnhingaPoetry Prize and bronze medal from Foreword magazine for her first collection, Practicing for Heaven, as well as a Neruda Award from Nimrod, and a Discovery/The Nation award.  Widely published, her work has been anthologized in The Places That Inhabit Us, The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry.  She received a PhD in clinical psychology from UC Berkeley, and lives and works in Davis, California.


Literary Tides : Portuguese-Inspired Poems and Other Writings

January 30, 2016
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Pat Lynch and Penny Kline

January 22, 2016

Pat Lynch and Penny Kline Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM SPC at 1719 25th Street Host: Bob Stanley Pat Lynch lives in Sacramento, California. Her essay, “Pulling Forty,” received the top award from the New West Magazine. Some of her short stories appeared in Alimentum, Weber, The Contemporary West, and XX Eccentric, a Main Street Rag Short Fiction Anthology. Her […]

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Kate Asche and Jeff Knorr [Mosaic of Voices]

January 19, 2016
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Third Thursdays in the Sacramento Room [January]

January 19, 2016

It’s back . . . Third Thursdays in the Sacramento Room   Thursday, January 21 at the Central Library 828 I Street, 12 Noon Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins, hosts New Year’s Day– everything is in blossom! I feel about average. –Kobayashi Issa In Roman mythology, Janus is the god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings, endings and time. […]

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The Dream (MLK Day Reading): Brother Hypnotic, Staajabu, Vincent Kobelt, Chicanas, LaRock Rahman, Indigo Moor, DaMar Grier

January 16, 2016
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Tim Kahl Book Release Reading for The String of Islands

January 8, 2016

Tim Kahl Book Release for The String of Islands Monday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 PM SPC at 1719 25th Street Host: Emmanuel Sigauke Tim Kahl [http://www.timkahl.com] is the author of Possessing Yourself (CW Books, 2009), The Century of Travel (CW Books, 2012) and The String of Islands (Dink, 2015). His work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Drunken Boat, Mad Hatters’ Review, Indiana Review, […]

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Laverne Frith and Indigo Moor

January 1, 2016

(916) 240-1897   www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com  (free event)

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