Email – June 2017

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Chris Jones

Chris Jones is an up and coming American singer, songwriter, producer, and musician based out of Sacramento, CA. With music residing in the midtempo range and delivering a thoughtful, honest, worldly, and smooth sound, his lyrics often deal with themes… Continue Reading

Andrew Duke Killmer

Andrew’s poems and stories have appeared in print and online in The Suisun Valley Review, Brev Spread, and The Black Rabbit Magazine. In 2010, he received the Quinton Duval Award in Creative Writing, and in 2015 won the Dominic J.… Continue Reading

Terry A. O’Neal

Sacramento author, poet, screenwriter and educator Terry A. O’Neal was our first guest of 2017. Terry is a bestselling author, whose poetry has been published in numerous magazines, journals and newspapers. Her previous publications include three volumes of poetry, Motion… Continue Reading

New: Sacramento Poets Directory

Sacramento Poets Directory I’ve started a  brand new directory for poets from Sacramento (and close areas) to list themselves in! Though Sacramento may not necessarily be known as an “arts” town, it certainly boasts its share of poets. As part of… Continue Reading

Jacque LaRue

What a glorious gathering we had October 29, 2016 as former R & B musician Jacque LaRue (of the singing group LaRue) joined Scriptorium! The evening was full of joy, gratitude, thanksgiving, beautiful music, and community. Jacque briefly overviewed her… Continue Reading

Doug Rice

Sacramento State professor Doug Rice is a novelist, photographer, theorist, and scholar. He teaches film theory and history. Doug is the author of numerous books including Blood of Mugwump (selected by late novelist Kathy Acker as runner-up Fiction Collective 2… Continue Reading

Marc Anthony Richardson

Marc Anthony Richardson is a novelist and artist from Philadelphia. Year of the Rat, his debut novel, was winner of the Ronald Sukenick innovative fiction prize. A ten-year endeavour, Year of the Rat focuses on themes of critical social issues concerning… Continue Reading

Jovonny “JDWorldwide” Devicente

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jovonny “JDWorldWide” Devicente is a poet, hip-hop artist and activist. Over the years he has performed all over the Los Angeles area, including the famous performing arts theatre, Da Poetry Lounge, Los Angeles City… Continue Reading

Elsa Valmidiano

Philippine-born and LA-raised Elsa Valmidiano is a writer, poet, feminist, literary activist, globe trekker, and women’s freedom fighter. Elsa began writing as early as she started reading. Though life took some turns as she studied law and became an activist… Continue Reading

Recap: Strategies for Overcoming Life Adversities

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, our second  L.O.V.E Project, Strategies for Overcoming Life Adversities, featured some practical advice on living well. The session highlighted ways all people can benefit from posturing themselves with basic attitudes, strategies, and principles in life,… Continue Reading

Next Show: Poet Elsa Valmidiano, August 6, 2016!

Poet Elsa Valmidiano Saturday, August 6, 6:00 P.M. Sharp Robbie Waters Library Enjoy poems and short poetic prose pieces from Elsa’s chapbook-in-progress, which centers on the women who shaped and continue to shape her identity and her perspective. About Our… Continue Reading

Joy Elan

Joy is an award winning spoken word artist hailing from Oakland and Berkeley. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies from UC Berkeley and her Master of Arts degree in Education from Stanford University. She has… Continue Reading

Hulon “The Survivor” Thompson

Hulon “The Survivor” Thompson is a poet, artist, musician and survivor. He was our featured guest at Scriptorium Saturday on September 19, 2015, and gave a courageous presentation on his life growing up in Compton, triumphing over a cancer diagnosis,… Continue Reading

Terrence “Chaziel” Thomas

“I started writing raps and poetry at the age of fifteen because it was what my friends were doing at the time,” says San Francisco-born rapper and poet Terrence Thomas, “but suddenly I began to develop a sincere passion for… Continue Reading

John & Leah Savage

Husband and wife authors John and Leah Savage joined us on Saturday, April 16, 2016 to share from their motivational books, Eagles in the Midst: Overcoming the Wilderness and Married to Love. Centered on love, healing, restoration, self-identity and testimony.… Continue Reading

Robert Prather

At our July 25, 2015 event, Robert Prather shared a presentation on his art and cartoons, along with a special presentation on his first comic book, “Grand Soulful Gent.” He spoke about his journey to becoming an artist, his influences,… Continue Reading