Posted: November 1, 1999
A coalition of Sacramento's accomplished poets and California State University, Sacramento will host the "Sacramento International Poetry Festival," Friday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 7 in the University Union. The event draws on the Capital Region's multi-cultural literary talents.
The festival, which organizers hope to make an annual event, will feature special guests Saul Williams and Jessica Care Moore from 8 - 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Their presentation is $10 and $5 for CSUS students and are available at the University's Central Ticket Office, 278-4323.
Moore made history by becoming the first poet to appear on the nationally televised "It's Showtime at the Apollo" amateur night and was the only female participant on the 1996 New York Poetry Slam Team.
Williams, quoted as being the "Bob Marley of American poets," in Esquire magazine, has won several awards for his poetry, including the 1996 Grand Slam Championship at the Nuyorican Poets Café in New York. He co-wrote and played the lead actor in the 1998 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prizewinner, Slam.
The weekend-long festival will include an open mic session for children, poetry readings, and several workshops, including one focusing on Latina poetry. The Sacramento Hall of Fame Recognition Awards for local poets will be held from 5 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7.
More information is available at the Multi-Cultural Center at 278-6101.
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