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UPCOMING NORCAL EVENTS/DEADLINES

Don't see your poetry event listed in Medusa? That's probably because you didn't send it in! It's such a shame to invite poets to read for you, and then fail to advertise them. 
So try to get your message out in a timely manner—and that includes
sending it to kathykieth@hotmail.com! 
 
Here's what's coming up in our area.
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READINGS/WORKSHOPS (scroll down for DEADLINES):

 
•••Mon. (6/27), 7:30pm, Zoom only: Sac. Poetry Center with featured readers plus open mic. Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/7638733462 (pass: p03trY1nc). Info for this and for SPC weekly workshops: www.facebook.com/sacpoetrycenter/.  
 
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•••Thurs. (6/30), 8pm: The very-long-running (22 years!) Poetry Unplugged at Luna’s Café and Juice Bar, 1414 16th St., Sacramento, CA, features Straight Out Scribes plus, of course, Luna's famous open mic (sign-ups at 7:30pm, begins at 8pm). $2 cover or one drink minimum. Info: www.facebook.com/JMpoetryunplugged AND/OR www.lunascafe.com/calendar.html/. Contacts: lunas@lunascafe.com; 916-441-3931. Proof of vaccination required for entrance to all events. Park at garage at 17th St. between L and Capitol. Host: Mario Ellis Hill. Info: www.facebook.com/events/533382984933248?ref=newsfeed/.

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•••Fri. (7/1), 5-8pm: Osborn Woods Gallery and Griffin Queen present First Friday at the Miners Foundry, featuring Juliette Morris Williams, Griffin Queen, AL Martinez. 325 Spring St., Nevada City, CA. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1191133381699505/?ref=newsfeed/.
 
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•••Thurs. (7/7), 8pm: Joe Montoya’s Poetry Unplugged and Slam Remix at Luna’s Café and Juice Bar, 1414 16th St., Sacramento, CA, features Sho Nuff and Jenny Davison plus, of course, Luna’s famous open mic (sign-ups at 7:30pm, begins at 8pm). $2 cover or one drink minimum. Info: www.facebook.com/JMpoetryunplugged AND/OR www.lunascafe.com/calendar.html/. Contacts: lunas@lunascafe.com; 916-441-3931. Proof of vaccination required for entrance to all events. Park at garage at 17th St. between L and Capitol. Info/slam rules: 
 
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•••Sat. (7/9), 4pm: Sacramento Poetry Alliance features Catherine French, Lisa Dominguez Abraham plus open mic. The Library of MusicLandria, 1219 S St., Sacramento, CA. Info: www.facebook.com/events/795875898065116/.
 
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•••Mon. (7/11), 7:30pm, Zoom only: Sac. Poetry Center with featured readers plus open mic. Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/7638733462 (pass: p03trY1nc). Info for this and for SPC weekly workshops: www.facebook.com/sacpoetrycenter/.  
 
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•••Tues. (7/12), 7pm: Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center (MoSt) presents Second Tuesday Poetry, featuring Linda Scheller, Zubair Ahmed plus open mic. RSVP required for Zoom link: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArcu6oqD4sGNDZmBo6MV6JoEG46YsUVpYJ?fbclid=IwAR0lIRwhr61g6ARLiaSr_ZuRHu0qB6sqkfKgWYfhMpZPtznyd3NdgvCAWSY/.
 
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•••Sat. (7/16), 1-3pm: Modesto-Stanislaus (MoSt) Poetry Center presents its Humor in Poetry Workshop, facilitated by Linda Scheller. Stanislaus County Modesto Library, 1500 I St., Modesto, CA. Info: www.facebook.com/events/6163104230383431/?ref=newsfeed/.
 
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•••Sun. (7/17), 3-5pm: The Poets Club of Lincoln will resume "live" open mics at The Salt Mine on the southeast corner of Sixth St. and Lincoln Blvd. in Lincoln.   
 
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•••Mon. (7/18), 7:30pm, Zoom only: Sac. Poetry Center with featured readers plus open mic. Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/7638733462 (pass: p03trY1nc). Info for this and for SPC weekly workshops: www.facebook.com/sacpoetrycenter/.   
 
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Genoa Barrow
 
•••Mon. (7/25), 7:30pm, Zoom only: Sac. Poetry Center with featured reader Genoa Barrow plus open mic. Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/7638733462 (pass: p03trY1nc). Info for this and for SPC weekly workshops: www.facebook.com/sacpoetrycenter/.   
 
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•••Weds. (7/27), 5:30-7pm: Arts & Culture El Dorado Poetry Reading with Suzanne Roberts and Lara Gularte, plus open mic and book signing. Georgetown Library, 6680 Orleans St., Georgetown, CA. Free. This event will be the first stop on Arts & Culture El Dorado's Laureate Trail, a literary tour of El Dorado County Libraries.
Laureate Trail allows the public to join the El Dorado County Poet Laureate on a literary tour of the county. The Laureate is joined by local poets, Poetry Out Loud winners and special guests at El Dorado County Libraries in each district in the county for free poetry readings and events. Info/schedule: artsandcultureeldorado.org/laureate-trail/.
 
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•••Mon. (8/1), 7:30pm, Zoom only: Sac. Poetry Center with featured readers plus open mic. Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/7638733462 (pass: p03trY1nc). Info for this and for SPC weekly workshops: www.facebook.com/sacpoetrycenter/.   
 
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•••Thurs. (8/4), 8pm: Joe Montoya’s Poetry Unplugged and Slam Remix at Luna’s Café and Juice Bar, 1414 16th St., Sacramento, CA, features Sho Nuff and Jenny Davison plus, of course, Luna’s famous open mic (sign-ups at 7:30pm, begins at 8pm). $2 cover or one drink minimum. Info: www.facebook.com/JMpoetryunplugged AND/OR www.lunascafe.com/calendar.html/. Contacts: lunas@lunascafe.com; 916-441-3931. Proof of vaccination required for entrance to all events. Park at garage at 17th St. between L and Capitol. Info/slam rules: 
www.facebook.com/events/443406694454444?ref=newsfeed/. 
 
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•••Mon. (8/8), 7:30pm, Zoom only: Sac. Poetry Center with featured readers plus open mic. Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/7638733462 (pass: p03trY1nc). Info for this and for SPC weekly workshops: www.facebook.com/sacpoetrycenter/.   
 
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•••Mon. (8/15), 7:30pm, Zoom only: Sac. Poetry Center with featured readers plus open mic. Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/7638733462 (pass: p03trY1nc). Info for this and for SPC weekly workshops: www.facebook.com/sacpoetrycenter/.   
 
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•••Sat.-Sun. (8/20-21): 11th Annual Banana Festival, Wm. Land Park, 1401 Sutterville Rd., Sacramento, CA. Live bands, multicultural food, attractions, vendors, kids' rides and entertainment. Info/tickets: www.bananafestivalsac.org/. No poetry per se, but plenty of inspiration!
 
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•••Mon. (8/22), 7:30pm, Zoom only: Sac. Poetry Center with featured readers plus open mic. Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/7638733462 (pass: p03trY1nc). Info for this and for SPC weekly workshops: www.facebook.com/sacpoetrycenter/.   
 
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•••Thurs. (8/25), 7-9pm: Escritores del Nuevo Sol (escritoresdelnuevosol.org) and Sacramento Poetry Alliance (SacramentoPoetryAlliance.com) reading for MALDEF, defender of Mexican-American interests in North America (www.maldef.org). Emcees: Paul Aponte, Frank Graham. Readers (subject to change): Poet Laureate of San Antonio Octavio Quintanilla, Francisco Aragón, Tim Z. Hernandez, Adela Najarro, Paco Marquez, Yago Cura, Michael Medrano, MK Chavez, William O'Daly, Arturo Mantecón, Betty Sánchez, JoAnn Anglin, Paul Aponte, and more. Gina Montoya, VP of Development with MALDEF, will give a brief intro to the organization. To make a donation to the cause, please DONATE DIRECTLY TO MALDEF at www.maldef.org/donate/.
 
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•••Mon. (8/29), 7:30pm, Zoom only: Sac. Poetry Center with featured readers plus open mic. Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/7638733462 (pass: p03trY1nc). Info for this and for SPC weekly workshops: www.facebook.com/sacpoetrycenter/.  
 
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•••Thurs. (9/8), 8pm: Joe Montoya’s Poetry Unplugged and Slam Remix at Luna’s Café and Juice Bar, 1414 16th St., Sacramento, CA, features Sho Nuff and Jenny Davison plus, of course, Luna’s famous open mic (sign-ups at 7:30pm, begins at 8pm). $2 cover or one drink minimum. Info: www.facebook.com/JMpoetryunplugged AND/OR www.lunascafe.com/calendar.html/. Contacts: lunas@lunascafe.com; 916-441-3931. Proof of vaccination required for entrance to all events. Park at garage at 17th St. between L and Capitol. Info/slam rules: 
www.facebook.com/events/743287533493158/?ref=newsfeed/. 
 
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•••Sat. (9/10), 4pm: Sacramento Poetry Alliance features Linda Scheller, Gary Thomas plus open mic. Library of MusicLandria, 1219 S St., Sacramento, CA. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1044536556149202?ref=newsfeed/.
 
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•••Weds. (9/21), 5:30-7pm: Arts & Culture El Dorado Poetry Reading with Suzanne Roberts and Lara Gularte, plus open mic and book signing. Pollock Pines Library, 6210 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines, CA. Free. This event will be the first stop on Arts & Culture El Dorado's Laureate Trail, a literary tour of El Dorado County Libraries.
Laureate Trail allows the public to join the El Dorado County Poet Laureate on a literary tour of the county. The Laureate is joined by local poets, Poetry Out Loud winners and special guests at El Dorado County Libraries in each district in the county for free poetry readings and events. Info/schedule: artsandcultureeldorado.org/laureate-trail/.
 
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•••Sat. (10/8), 4pm: Sacramento Poetry Alliance features Lara Gularte, Dianna Henning plus open mic. Library of MusicLandria, 1219 S St., Sacramento, CA. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1044536556149202?ref=newsfeed/.
 
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•••Sat. (10/15), 12-2pm: Sacramento Poetry Alliance hosts the outdoor S'more Poetry & Song Competition in collaboration with the California State Railroad Museum, in a good ole western-styled poetry reading and song-singing event, with travelers, pioneers, descendants of cowboys, Okie settlers, Portuguese cowhands, and regular gold country miners. The theme is Train Culture, Pony Express, and the American West with all the songs and poetry. So, bring your favorite poems and songs, those of your own or someone else's, and enjoy the fun. You might win a prize, and we'll provide some s'mores and dogs to the first visitors! Info: www.facebook.com/events/1627886357566372/.
 
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•••Weds. (11/30), 5:30-7pm: Arts & Culture El Dorado Poetry Reading with Suzanne Roberts and Lara Gularte, plus open mic and book signing. S. Lake Tahoe Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., S. Lake Tahoe, CA. Free. This event will be the first stop on Arts & Culture El Dorado's Laureate Trail, a literary tour of El Dorado County Libraries.
Laureate Trail allows the public to join the El Dorado County Poet Laureate on a literary tour of the county. The Laureate is joined by local poets, Poetry Out Loud winners and special guests at El Dorado County Libraries in each district in the county for free poetry readings and events. Info/schedule: artsandcultureeldorado.org/laureate-trail/.
 
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•••Weds. (2/1/23), 5:30-7pm: Arts & Culture El Dorado Poetry Reading with Suzanne Roberts and Lara Gularte, plus open mic and book signing. S. Lake Tahoe Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., S. Lake Tahoe, CA. Free. This event will be the first stop on Arts & Culture El Dorado's Laureate Trail, a literary tour of El Dorado County Libraries.
Laureate Trail allows the public to join the El Dorado County Poet Laureate on a literary tour of the county. The Laureate is joined by local poets, Poetry Out Loud winners and special guests at El Dorado County Libraries in each district in the county for free poetry readings and events. Info/schedule: artsandcultureeldorado.org/laureate-trail/. 
 
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•••Weds. (4/29/23), 5:30-7pm: Arts & Culture El Dorado Poetry Reading with Suzanne Roberts and Lara Gularte, plus open mic and book signing. S. Lake Tahoe Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., S. Lake Tahoe, CA. Free. This event will be the first stop on Arts & Culture El Dorado's Laureate Trail, a literary tour of El Dorado County Libraries.
Laureate Trail allows the public to join the El Dorado County Poet Laureate on a literary tour of the county. The Laureate is joined by local poets, Poetry Out Loud winners and special guests at El Dorado County Libraries in each district in the county for free poetry readings and events. Info/schedule: artsandcultureeldorado.org/laureate-trail/.
 
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•••For more about Library of MusicLandria, Sacramento’s free musical instrument lending library, stop by 1219 S Street in Sacramento during library hours to explore or sign up: see www.facebook.com/libraryofmusiclandria or www.musiclandria.com/.

•••For more info about El Dorado County poetry events, go to Western Slope El Dorado poetry on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElDoradoCountyPoetry/.

•••For info about MoSt events (Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center), go to www.mostpoetry.org/.  
 
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RECURRING WORKSHOPS:


 

Weekly workshops at Sac. Poetry Center
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DEADLINES:

 
•••July 21 is the deadline for the annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest for youngsters and adults. This year’s theme is “People Are Everything”. Info: slolowe44.blogspot.com/2022/04/2022-voices-of-lincoln-poetry-contest.html/. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 

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