• SPC Benefit at Mimi and Burnett Miller's
    1231 40th Street 6 to 8 PM $35/person $25/person for members featuring: Kathryn Hohlwein
  • ART HAIKU: A Small Works Invitational
    Opens on December 1st from 3-6 p.m, will run December 1 thru December 30, 2015, with a Second Saturday reception on December 12th.
  • 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
    Sacramento Poetry Center was an organizer and sponsor of the Squaw Valley Benefit Reading


SPC Prosody Class


Joshua McKinney, Connie Gutowsky, Stan Zumbiel, Heather Judy and Katie Walker

Monday, November 23 at 7:30 PM
SPC at 1719 25th Street
Host: Tim Kahl
Connie Gutowsky, Stan Zumbiel, Heather Judy and Katie Walker will be reading works that were generated from Josh McKinney’s prosody class conducted at Sacramento Poetry Center during the summer of 2015. Linda Collins and Melinda Rivasplata were also part of this group, but will be unable to join the festivities.
Connie Gutowsky is a criminal defense attorney who, if she could resurrect one poet to have over for dinner, would choose Wislawa Szymborska and serve pork chops with sauerkraut.
Stan Zumbiel taught English in middle and high school for 35 years. He lives in Fair Oaks, California where he can be found wearing suspenders 5 out of 7 days of the week . . . this is exactly the same ratio of pictures of him you will find on the internet where he is wearing suspenders.
Heather Judy is a painter and writer from Sacramento, California who is a former recipient of a Bazzanella Award for poetry.
Katie Walker is the Advancement Director for non-profit Sacramento Child Advocates.


CAConrad and Angela Hume

November 11, 2015

CAConrad and Angela Hume Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM SPC at 1719 25th Street Host: Tim Kahl CAConrad’s childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He is the author of eight books of poetry and essays, the latest ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Wave […]

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Zaid Shlah

November 5, 2015

Zaid Shlah Monday, November 9 at 7:30 PM Sacramento Poetry Center at 1719 25th Street Host: Emmanuel Sigauke  Born in Canada, and of Iraqi heritage, Zaid Shlah currently resides in Northern California with his family. His poetry has appeared in literary magazines, journals and anthologies in both Canada and the US. In May of 2005, he was […]

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Rebecca Foust and John Oliver Simon

October 24, 2015

Rebecca Foust and John Oliver Simon Monday October 26 at 7:30 PM 1719 25th Street Host: Tim Kahl   Rebecca Foust grew up Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, a small town surrounded by farmlands and forests, quarries and strip mines. After earning a BA in English, I moved to northern California in 1979 to attend Stanford Law School. A […]

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A Night of Stories with Irving Rothstein

October 11, 2015

Monday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. SPC at 1719 25th Street Host: Bob Stanley Please join The Sacramento Poetry Center in welcoming Irving Rothstein, storyteller and author of It Couldn’t Have Been the Pay: A Life of Teaching and Learning in Public Schools, on Monday, 10/19, 7:30 p.m. at SPC (1719 25th Street in Sacramento). Rothstein taught in […]

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Frank Dixon Graham, Lawrence Dinkins, Rebecca Morrison

October 11, 2015

Frank Graham, Lawrence Dinkins, Rebecca Morrison   Monday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 PM SPC at 1719 25th Street Host: Bob Stanley Currently the Editor-in-Chief of Tule Review, and a poetry editor for Pitkin Review, Frank Dixon Graham has organized poetry events and workshops all over Northern California. An activist for Social Justice, Frank has been a force in the […]

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Patricia Caspers and Katherine Case

October 5, 2015
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Jordan Okumura and Rebecca Woolston

September 26, 2015

Jordan Okumura and Rebecca Woolston Monday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 PM SPC at 1719 25th Street Host: Tim Kahl Jordan Okumura currently lives in Sacramento, California and writes for two trade news publications in the produce industry, The Snack Magazine and AndNowUKnow, in order to support her creative writing habit. She is a graduate of California […]

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Abe Sass Book Release Reading for We’re All in This Together

September 19, 2015

Abe Sass and his new book of poems: We’re All In This Together   Published by I Street Press Monday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 at 7:30 PM SPC at 1719 25th Street Bob Stanley will host and introduce Abe. Bob will also read some of his own poems. All revenues from sales of Abe’s book […]

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Geoff Neill and Zoe Keithley

September 12, 2015

Geoff Neill and Zoe Keithley Monday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 PM SPC at 1719 25th Street Host: Tim Kahl Geoff Neill is a local poet, host, and publisher. His poems have appeared in several anthologies, including Late Peaches and Sacramento Voices. He is the founder and publisher of little m press, which has published around thirty chapbooks for many […]

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