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Poets from Sacramento Voices Read at the John Natsoulas Gallery on December 15th at 8PM

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Poets from Sacramento Voices

Read at the John Natsoulas Gallery

December 15th at 8PM

The Poetry Night Reading Series is proud to feature poets and fiction writers from a new anthology, Sacramento Voices, on Thursday, December 15th at 8 P.M. The assembled authors will be performing at the John Natsoulas Gallery at 521 1st Street in Davis.

The Sacramento Voices Anthology offers a sampling of the Sacramento Valley’s premier poets. Edited by Phillip Larrea and Dave Boles, this anthology is a collection of readers that appeared at the Sacramento Poetry Center for Phillip Larrea’s reading series, “Sacramento Voices.” Divided into two sections, this anthology showcases not only the readers featured in the series.

The authors featured in the anthology include Sandra McPherson, Jeff Knorr, Bob Stanley, Bill Gainer, D.R. Wagner, Dave Boles, Allegra Silberstein, Geoffrey Neill, Meri St. Mary, Stan Zumbiel, Cynthia Linville, Nancy Aide Gonzalez, Shawn Aveningo, Emmanuel Sigauke, Tim Kahl, Shawn Pittard, Evan Myquest, Annie Menebroker, JoAnn Anglin, Susan Kelly-Dewitt, Kate Duren, Ann Privateer, Katy Brown, Dennis Hock, Mary Zeppa, Martha Kight, Evan White, Tom Goff, Laura Martin, Wendy Williams, Phillip Larrea, and Dr. Andy Jones.

The readers at the December 15th event will include Sandra (Sandy) McPherson, UC Davis English Department Professor Emerita and author of 20 books of poetry; Naomi Williams, author of the acclaimed historical novel Landfalls, now out in paperback; Evan White, the local author and artist who will be bringing beverages; Allegra Silberstein, beloved poet and dancer; Maureen Wanket, prize-winning poet and novelist; Barbara West, local poet and performer; and Phillip Larrea, the anthology’s editor, an actor, and the author of multiple books of poetry books, including the recent Part Time Job from Sybaritic Press. Dr. Andy Jones, the poet laureate of Davis, will read a creative non-fiction piece by his wife, Kate Duren.

An open mic will follow the readings by the featured poets and fiction authors. Please bring your poems, short stories, and songs. Participants will be asked to limit their performances to five minutes or two items, whichever is shorter. All are welcome.

The John Natsoulas Gallery currently features breathtaking artwork by Kerry Rowland-Avrech. Come check it out!


Upcoming Readings:

January 19: Poetry Night’s Day of Resistance
Future: Amos White, Dorine Jennette, Geoffrey Neill, Bob Stanley, Julia Levine, Wendy Williams, and others.
Media Contact: Andy Jones

Email: aojones@gmail.com
The John Natsoulas Gallery 530-756-3938

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