Dear Writers, Readers and Friends,
This October is ridiculously full of fantastic local literary activities, as well as a whole bunch of other artsy fun! I am writing today to recommend to your attention several upcoming events at which I will be featured or am a supporting figure. I would love to connect with you at any or all of these! The first is our local creative nonfiction mag, Under the Gum Tree’s One-Year Anniversary Party on 10/19 (I will read my first published piece of CNF, “Four Elegies”) followed by the Release Party for Late Peaches, an anthology of 117 Sacramento poets on 10/20, where I am a featured reader. And, just outside of “Artober,” please join me at Sacramento Poetry Center for the Tule Review Fall 2012 Issue Release Party on 11/3, which will feature readings by a dozen or so of the very excellent contributors. I am co-editor of this excellent local literary journal. Details on all of these events follows—as well as info about some others! Happy writing, reading and listening! ~Kate
Under the Gum Tree One-Year Anniversary Party & Reading
Friday, October 19 @ ThinkHouse Collective
(18th & P Streets in Sacramento)
Evening; 7:00 p.m. – check out this reader lineup:
Bridget Crenshaw Mabunga
Late Peaches: Poems by 117 Sacramento Poets Reading & Release Party
Saturday, October 20 ~ 6:30 p.m.
at Antiquite Maison Privee
2114 P Street, Sacramento
**This is going to be a fantastic event with many of our local poets appearing to read. Please come!**
Tule Review Fall 2012 Issue Release Party & Reading
Saturday, November 3 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento Poetry Center
25th and R Streets, Sacramento
**This fall’s Tule maybe be the most beautiful yet! Come enjoy great readings and get your copy! This issues features writers from near and far, first-time publishers and seasoned award-winners.**
Mahogany Urban Poetry Series • Feat Lisa Gardenia • Hosted By NSAA
Wednesday, October 17 at 9:00pm
Location: Queen Sheba
FROM ANDY JONES AND POETRY IN DAVIS:
Dear Friends of Poetry,
I hope you can join us for two poetry nights this week, including a Friday night event with Beat Generation writer A.D. Winans, one of the most prolific authors I have ever met. On Thursday, October 18that 8 PM, The Poetry Night Reading Series welcomes Emily Hughes and Traci Gourdine. And then on Friday at 7:30 PM The Davis Jazz Beat Festival welcomes A.D. Winans. Both events will take place at the John Natsoulas Gallery at 521 1stStreet in Davis.
Emily Hughes and Traci Gourdine at Poetry Night, October 18th:
Emily Hughes has published poems in the Sacramento News & Review, and Burning the Little Candle: An Anthology of Writing from the Faculty& Staff of American River College’s Creative Writing Program. A returning Davisite, Emily earned an M.A in creative writing from the University of California, Davis, and now teaches at American River College.
Traci Gourdine has been widely published in literary magazines, and was co-editor of Night is Gone, Day is Still Coming (Candlewick Press), as well as We Beg to Differ, poems by Sacramento poets against the Iraq War. Traci is a professor at American River College, where she chairs the Creative Writing department for the California State Summer School for the Arts. Traci has served four terms as chair of the Sacramento Poet Laureate Committee, and for ten years she facilitated writing workshops within California state prisons as part of the Arts in Corrections program.
The open mic will begin at about 9, so come early if you would like to perform something musical or poetic after our featured poets. The Poetry Night after-party starts at about 10 PM at de Vere’s Irish Pub in Davis.
A.D. Winans at The Davis Jazz Beat Festival, October 19th at 7:30 PM at the John Natsoulas Gallery.
A native of San Francisco, A.D. Winans is a poet, essayist, photographer, and short story writer whose work has appeared in over 2,000 literary magazines and anthologies. In addition, he has written 50 books of poetry and two books of prose. Winans was close friends with Beat poets Charles Bukowski, Bob Kaufman, and Jack Micheline, having participated in the Beat and post-Beat era starting in 1958. Winans was the editor and publisher of Second Coming Magazine, which produced the highly acclaimed California Bicentennial Poets Anthology. In 2006, he was awarded a PEN National Josephine Miles Award For Excellence in Literature, and, in 2009, PEN Oakland presented Winans with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2010, Bottle of Smoke Press published a 300-page collection of Winans’ selected poems, and in February 2012 Little Red Tree Press published Winans’ San Francisco Poems.
The 6th Annual Davis Jazz Festival: Beyond the Beat Generation takes place this coming weekend, Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20, 2012, at the John Natsoulas Gallery and at Davis Commons (in front of the new Whole Foods Market). For six years the Davis Jazz Festival has been the premier collaborative conference in the region, offering an eclectic mix of poets, singers, bands and performance painters for people of all ages to enjoy. Featuring music from classical jazz combos to hard-driving big bands, the festival will serve as an educational event for creative youth, and will benefit the Davis High School Band Program.
I hope you can join us at one or both events.
Poetry Night and the Jazz Beat Festival
Media Contact: Andy Jones
The John Natsoulas Gallery 530-756-3938
You are also invited to join the Poetry in Davis Facebook group mailing list:
521 1st Street, Davis, CA 95616, USA