Writers, readers and friends: it’s a big week in Sacramento as American River College welcomes U.S. Poet Laureate Phillip Levine to SummerWords! As if that ain’t enough, check out the other exciting miscellany below, including a film by Gary Snyder, last call for Lynn Freed’s June weekend workshop for fiction and creative nonfiction writers (thanks, Valerie Fioravanti, for bringing her to town!), and a submission deadline for local Swan Scythe Press’s 2012 Chapbook Competition.
Jump in! The water’s fine!
DON’T MISS U.S. POET LAUREATE
at SummerWords at American River College *THIS* weekend!
Head to the above website to buy tickets for Phillip Levine only (Saturday night) or for the whole SummerWords Colloquium!
Crocker Art Museum features the film by
renowned poet Gary Snyder:
The Practice of the Wild
(2010, 53 MINUTES, NR)
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 7 PM
Legendary Beat figure, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, and naturalist Gary Snyder is the focus of this documentary, which intertwines the many fascinating aspects of his journey across nature and the page. Presented in collaboration with the California Film Foundation, CFF director Martin Anaya will introduce the film and offer post-screening remarks. Space is limited.
Bitly link to the web calendar listing:
TWO SPOTS LEFT in LYNN FREED Fiction/Nonfiction Workshop, June 30-July 1
There are two CNF spots remaining in Lynn Freed’s Mixed-Genre Fiction & Nonfiction Master Teacher Weekend Workshop. Lynn’s over-arching theme as we discuss two genres will be voice—a topic that’s a favorite of yours truly!
Sue Staats interviewed Lynn about the workshop and voice over at the SoS blog here.
Some details about the workshop:
The page limit is 25 double-spaced pages. The submission deadline is June 15th. Payment is $400. Deadline for payment is June 10th. To register, contact Valerie Fioravanti, http://valeriefioravanti.com/master-teacher-workshops/
Lynn Freed will be featured at Stories on Stage on the Friday night before the weekend workshop—don’t miss it!
Swan Scythe Press Poetry Chapbook Contest, deadline June 1
Swan Scythe does wonderful work, friends—I have several books from this press started by Sandra McPherson and now fearlessly led by James DenBoer. Submit and/or support today! http://swanscythe.com/
From the website:
“Swan Scythe Press began publishing in 2000, and over the last decade has published 32 chapbooks. Its authors have won many national and local grants, awards and fellowships, and have distinguished themselves as artists and educators throughout the U.S. and in foreign countries. Now launching its second decade under the direction of James DenBoer, Swan Scythe Press is committed to discovering and publishing the best new poets in America today, and to featuring poets of diverse ethnicities/races, ages, sexual preferences, and genders — though our emphasis is on the quality of the writing, not on any particular demographic.”