The wonderful world of words
It's hard to believe it's been around for so long, but for 35 years, the Sacramento Poetry Center has been a mainstay for the local, regional and even national literary community. Between its workshops, readings and publications, poets and poetry lovers in Sacramento have had the opportunity to have a place to delve as deep as their souls desired into the wonderful world of words. The Sacramento Poetry Center is a unique literary center in that is not directly affiliated with a university (like many cities), so people in the community of all ages can focus on expression and creativity completely separate from any academic restrictions or oversight. An anniversary-celebrating event will have readers from the early days, the middle years and most recent era of the Center's existence. Some include Patrick Grizzell, Mary Zeppa and Bob Stanley. Phillip Larrea, co-editor of 2013's Sacramento Voices, will be the host for the evening. Sacramento Poetry Center 35th Anniversary Reading, 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 18; free. The Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th Street; www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com.