916 INK book launch THIS Mon; Robin Romm onlin fiction ws starts 2/4; Escritores del Nuevo Sol reading THIS Mon @ SPC; 2/6 Straight Talk Story Tellers; 2/10 Valona Second Sunday poetry; UOP Stockton offers new CW conference; (in)Visible Memoirs workshop for at-risk young adults starts 2/22 in Modesto

Dear Writers, Readers and Friends,

Here we are, officially well into the new year. I hope 2013 is brining you time and energy to do the literary things you love. Perhaps, even, you will try something new this year—something new in your writing, or a new author to read, or maybe check out a new event? Below, you’ll find lots of goodies to consider this week and ahead…maybe something interesting enough to get you into a new creative place, with new friends? Or perhaps you’ll revisit a series or venue you’ve loved in the past, and reconnect with “old” literary kindreds?

Either way, I know you’ll enjoy it!



916 Ink and Visions In Education is pleased to announce the book release of Paper Wings on February 4!

Paper Wings is an anthology of student work from grades 9-12. These students have fresh voices, keen insight, and are ready to take the stage at the B Street Theatre!

Where? The B Street Theatre at 2711 B Street (Free parking).

What Time? 6 pm

When? Monday, February 4th

We’d love it if you could help us fill the seats and help cheer for these newly christened authors.

Light refreshments will be served. Paper Wings will be sold for $15.


Robin Romm offers online workshop through Provincetown Arts starting FEBRUARY 4

Friends, I received this message from Robin Romm, who taught at The Tomales Bay Workshops some years back:

“I wanted to reach out and let you know that I am teaching a four-week nonfiction writing class at Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center as part of their online program. It begins February 4th and it’s $500. There is a scholarship available.

Here is the link:


Here is the link to the scholarship:


It’s open to all nonfiction writers and fiction writers. I would love to have you apply–or to have your students and friends apply. It’s all taught online and you can check into the class blog whenever you have time, so it’s ideal for busy people. We will be reading and writing off of prompts that I give each week. Students will have a chance to have their work critiqued both by me and by their peers.”


Escritores del Nuevo Sol

(Writers of the New Sun)

Join us for this magnificent reading, which will include:

Francisco X. Alarcón, Arturo Mantecón, Graciela Ramirez, JoAnn Anglin, Nancy Aidé Gonzáles, Betty Sanchez, Luz Maria Gama, Zheyla Henriksen, Paco Márquez and more…!


The Escritores del Nuevo Sol was established in 1993 in anticipation of the Aztec calendar’s marking of the rise of a new era on December 21, 2012. The group of bilingual poets, essayists, short story writers and novelists meets once a month to write, share and discuss. Open to the public, the group’s mission is to honor and advance the literary and artistic traditions of Chicano, Latino, Indigenous, and Spanish-language peoples.


Monday, Febraury 4, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Sacramento Poetry Center

1719 25th St. (@ R), Sacramento, CA 95816

916-240-1897 www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com



Straight Talk Story Tellers

7pm, Avid Reader, 16th and Broadway, Sac.

theme: Into the Woods.




SUNDAY February 10th 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

1323 Pomona Street Crockett, Ca

(see attached flyer)
Hosted by Connie Post

Our Featured Poets for February 10th are:

Keith Ekiss and Danusha Laméris

Keith Ekiss is the author of Pima Road Notebook, published in 2010 by New Issues Poetry & Prose. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, his poems have appeared in Blackbird, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, New England Review, Southwestern American Literature, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of scholarships and residencies from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Petrified Forest National Park. His creative non-fiction has been anthologized in Permanent Vacation: Living and Working in Our National Parks (Bona Fide Books, 2011).

Danusha Laméris’s work has been published in Lyric, Poetry Northwest, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Sun and The Crab Orchard Review as well as in a variety of other journals. Her poems have also appeared in the anthologies In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare, A Bird as Black as the Sun: California Poets on Crows and Ravens, and Intimate Kisses. She was a finalist for the 2012 New Letters Prize in poetry and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in a barn in Santa Cruz, California



UOP Stockton offers new writing conference, June 14-16, 2013