Dear Writers, Readers and Friends:
Things get splendiferously spooky in Sacramento’s literary scene this week. Get your ghoulish ol’ self on over to these festive events and join the fun!
TONIGHT: 916 Ink Halloween Costume Party and Reading!
- Poetry in Davis is a clearinghouse of information about poetry-related events in and around the city of Davis. This website focuses particularly on The Poetry Night Reading Series, hosted by Andy Jones.
- The Poetry Night Reading Series is held on the first and third Thursday of every month in Davis at the John Natsoulas Gallery at 521 First Street. The featured reader begins at 8:00 PM and is followed by an Open Microphone segment at 9:00 PM.
- Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure a table, and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic list.
- THURSDAY, November 1:
- Come celebrate Día de los Muertos
with Los Escritores Del Nuevo Sol
featuring award winning poets,
Francisco X. Alarcón and Carmen Calatayud.
This important holiday reinforces our culture’s strong sense of love and respect for one’s ancestors while celebrating the continuance of life, often with humor and poignancy. The Day of the Dead has a rich historical and cultural tradition that springs from the human hope to never be forgotten.
Please join us to celebrate Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with an evening of poetry, including an open mic to let you share your poetry and join us in refreshments as well.
We hope to see you at
Sol Collective (2574 21st St. Sacramento)
Thursday, November 1, 2012.
We will start at 6:00 pm.
Suggested donation : $5.00
Francisco X. Alarcón, award winning Chicano poet and educator, is author of twelve volumes of poetry, including, From the Other Side of Night: Selected and New Poems (University of Arizona Press 2002), and Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation (Chronicle Books 1992). His latest book is Ce•Uno•One: Poems for the New Sun (Swan Scythe Press 2010). His book of bilingual poetry for children, Animal Poems of the Iguazú (Children’s Book Press 2008), was selected as a Notable Book for a Global Society by the International Reading Association. His previous bilingual book titled Poems to Dream Together (Lee & Low Books 2005) was awarded the 2006 Jane Addams Honor Book Award. He created a new Facebook page, “Poets Responding to SB 1070.” The University of Arizona Press is presently preparing an anthology co-edited by Francisco X. Alarcón that will include more than 100 poets that have posted poems on this Facebook page. He teaches at the University of California, Davis.
Carmen Calatayud’s first poetry collection, In the Company of Spirits, was published in October 2012 by Press 53. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, Gargoyle, PALABRA: A Magazine of Chicano and Latino Literary Art, Split this Rock, and the anthology DC Poets Against the War. She’s a Larry Neal Poetry Award winner, a runner-up for the Walt Whitman Award and recipient of a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellowship. Born to a Spanish father and Irish mother in the U.S., Calatayud works and writes in Washington, DC.