The Music of Chris Jones

The Music of Chris Jones
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Belle Cooledge Library

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 of love, drugs, and pain. He views his music as influenced by a variety of artists, including Frank Ocean, Carlos Santana, Prince, Marvin Gaye and D’Angelo.

The Love Experiment: Vol. 1., Chris’ debut album, is scheduled to release this year.

We look forward to Chris sharing an evening full of original music with us at our next Scriptorium – Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Belle Cooledge Library. This event is open to the community.

We hope to see you there in support of a full-time Sacramento artist!

Take a moment to learn more about The Music of Chris Jones.

Joy Elan

IMG_3694Joy 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 authored five books, and in June 2014 won third place in Oakland’s Got Talent for her spoken word piece, I’m A Survivor. In 2015, Joy was awarded Poetry Video of the Year by the National Poetry Awards for her video performance of I’m A Survivor.

Joy writes about local and national social issues, especially within the Black and disability communities.

She joined us Saturday, June 25, 2016 to give her words, poetry and wisdom!

Silence Is Not Always Golden: Spoken Word Poet Joy Elan

Silence Is Not Always Golden
Spoken Word Poet Joy Elan
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 6 p.m., Belle Cooledge Library
Plus The L.O.V.E. Project • Open to the Community


 

We welcome Bay Area spoken word poet Joy Elan to Scriptorium Saturday on June 25, 2016!

ABOUT JOY ELAN

JOYEPHOTOJoy 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 authored five books, and in June 2014 won third place in Oakland’s Got Talent for her spoken word piece, I’m A Survivor. In 2015, Joy was awarded Poetry Video of the Year by the National Poetry Awards for her video performance of I’m A Survivor.

Joy writes about local and national social issues, especially within the Black and disability communities.

Join us Saturday, June 25 as Joy Elan comes to Sacramento to give her words, poetry and wisdom for us to hear. This event is open to the community.

Joy’s books will be available for purchase.

THE L.O.V.E PROJECT

At our show on June 25, we will also introduce The L.O.V.E. Project (Lifting Others through Voice and Education), an expansion of Scriptorium Saturday.

Sessions will provide a voice of love and practical understanding to help others on different topics. A table will be available with information on events.

Hulon “The Survivor” Thompson

DSC_0448Hulon “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, his poetry that reflects personal growth into his self-made identity, and conscious art pieces. It was an evening of testimony, creative thought, and encouragement.

Robert Prather

IMG_1912At 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, the significance of music and MC Hammer to his work, and much more about the artist’s life.

You can view his Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/southernoutlined

T.R. Francis

photo 22focusFor our February 21, 2015 Black History Month show, 88-year-young T.R. Francis gave us a special presentation full of reflections and historical insight. The show was full of love and perspective as we listened to his words and the words of those who have been impacted by incredible life!