• 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


Amanda Nadelberg and Claudia La Rocco ||| Monday, May 22 @ 7:30 pm ||| SPC 1719 25th St

May 17, 2017
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Joey Garcia and Alice Anderson ||| Monday, May 15 @ 7:30 pm ||| SPC 1719 25th St

May 10, 2017

Joey Garcia is a co-founder of the first-ever Belize Writers’ Conference (scheduled for April 2018). She was born in Belize, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and now lives in Sac with a big dog and a small cat. Joey’s memoir was a 2017 San Francisco Writers Conference nonfiction finalist. She has received a 2014 […]

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Emmanuel Sigauke, Lisa Dominguez Abraham and CRC Creative Writing Students || Monday, May 8 at 7:30

May 8, 2017

Emmanuel Sigauke teaches English at Cosumnes River College. He grew up in Zimbabwe where he graduated with a degree in English from the University of Zimbabwe. After this, he attended Sacramento state and graduated with a Masters in English. He has published poetry and short fiction. He is also the founding editor of Munyori Literary […]

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Yuyutsu Sharma, Arturo Mantecon and Penny Kline || Weds, May 3, 6:00 pm || AVID READER, 1945 Broadway

May 3, 2017

Yuyu Sharma is the recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator. Sharma has published nine poetry collections including, Milarepa’s […]

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Barbara West and Michael Ellis || Monday, May 1 @ 7:30 pm || SPC 1719 25th St

May 1, 2017


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SPC Writing Conference this Saturday 4/29

April 26, 2017

DETAILS PAY at the DOOR The 2017 Sacramento Poetry Center Writing Conference will feature presentations and readings by: Indigo Moor, Hugh Behm-Steinberg Paul Hoover, Iris Jamahl Dunkle Marsha de la O, Kathleen Winter ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ ♘ […]

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April Ossmann and Camille Norton || Mon, April 24 @ 7:30 pm || SPC, 1719 25th St

April 19, 2017

Join Kate Asche in celebrating April Ossmann and her newest poetry collection! Bring your burning publishing, editing and writing questions for the Q&A. THIS Saturday, 4/22, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at Kate’s J Street Writing Loft (Note: Classroom is on the Second Floor) **Free** 18th & J in Midtown Sacramento kateasche.com/guestwriters   Camille Norton DELAY […]

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MK Chavez and Cassandra Dallett || Monday, April 17 @ 7:30 pm || SPC 1719 25th St

April 14, 2017
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2017 Sacramento Poetry Center Conference

April 10, 2017

10:00 Indigo Moor: “Balancing Image & Statement.” How to make a poem flow, move in the intended ways of the author. Poems are too often bogged down with excessive imagery or rendered less than “artistic” by extensive exposition. The former creates poetry without anchors for the reader to grasp direction; the latter, poetry with no […]

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