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Year 2004 Scribes Special Appearances in Review


Monday, December 20, 2004 8-10 P.M. Radio Station KPFA 94.1 FM Berkeley – will host Straight Out Scribes on “Transitions on Traditions”. Brotha Greg Bridges moderates this fantastic program, of jazz, blues, spoken word and then some. The Scribes will be talking up their new 26 track CD “Priorities” which will be released December 17. For more info., www.kpfa.org/archives/music. FREE! Just turn on your radio.

Friday, November 19, 2004 – 8-10 p.m.
Straight Out Scribes feature at “Tunel 21” - 926 Second Ave. in Old Sacramento –
This is a New Poetry Venue hosted by Terry (fromtheheart) Moore. $7 from 8-10 p.m. $10 from 8 p.m. until – includes poetry and “Club Fire” which jumps off immediately following the featured poets.

Saturday, October 30, 2004 – 11:00 a.m.
Robertson Community Center 3525 Norwood Avenue, Sacramento
A program to encourage organizing on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the MOVE 9. Speakers, refreshments, poetry and stimulating discussion. If you don’t know about these political prisoners come out and be enlightened, or come out and show support. FREE!
For more info: 916-566-2465.

Sunday, Oct 10, 2004
2pm - 5pm
Speak Out for Change
North Steps State Capitol (11th & L), Sacramento.
Free


A community event to get Bush & Co. out of office, end the war on Iraq, and change U.S. foreign & domestic policies to support humanity, social & economic justice, the environment, peace. The Straight Out Scribes will share our poetry near the beginning of the program for about 10 minutes, then head off to the Bay area for Wiled Poppies! We miss the Maafa commemorations, but will send positive vibrations.

Wild Poppies -- A poetry jam across prison walls.
Sunday, October 10
5-7:30 p.m.
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

$5-$15 sliding scale, no one turned away
Poets and musicians honor poet and political prisoner Marilyn Buck with a CD release celebration, featuring Linda Evans, devorah major, Kiilu Nyasha, Nellie Wong, Piri Thomas, Straight Out Scribes and others.
For more information, call 415/863-9977
CD available at www.fredomarchives.org

Friday and Saturday, September 3-4, 2004 Sacramento Ballet Building – 1631 K Street, Sacramento. Mark your calendar for THE SACRAMENTO LOCKS FESTIVAL – IN CELEBRATION OF OUR NATURAL HAIR. Friday September 3, 7-11 p.m., Festival Kick Off Reception and Reggae Dance Party with food, music and fun for the whole family - $5 Adults, Children under 12 free. Saturday, September 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Sacramento Locks Festival will feature, hair presentations and demonstrations, vendors, food, music, poetry, information and much more - $10 Adults, Children under 12 free. For vendor space contact Karen Green at (916) 478-2831 or email kgreen06@comcast.net. Vendors are encouraged to call early. Space is limited. For more information about the Festival, email staajabu@yahoo.com. For an ad in the Festival Souvenir Booklet, contact V.S. Chochezi at 916-452-1290 or sananaa7@yahoo.com. Proceeds will benefit the Jamaican and American Students Associating through Cultural Awareness program (JASAC), and Straight Out Scribes.

SATURDAY JULY 24TH 2004
4 TO 6 P.M.

PATRICITY PRESENTS POETRY IN SPIRIT & TRUTH
24 HR. CALIFORNIA DINER
9584 MICRON (Bradshaw Exit)
MOTHER & DAUGHTERS TALENT
STRAIGHT OUT SCRIBES (V.S. Chochezi & Staajabu)
PATRICITY & PRECIOUS
MARCHELLE & KHALILAH from San Francisco
OPEN MIC


June 26, 2-4 P.M. – Carol’s Books, 300 Florin Road,Sacramento – “From The Sistahs to the Brothas.” A tribute to the men in our lives, featuring poet and vocalist Sistah Cleo Cartel. Come out and speak what is on your heart at the open mic and brothas come out and hear what the sistahs have to say. There will be refreshments, door prizes, open mic and the very popular “Know Your Peeps” competition. Admission is Free, the public is invited and elders and children are welcome. For more information contact Carol or Melba at 916-428-5611.


Now thru May 15, 2004 – "Louder Than Words" Black Panther Party photo exhibit

Golden State Museum, 1020 "0" Street (corner of 10th & O), Sacramento.

Museum hours are Tu – Sat
10am – 5 pm, Sun noon – 5 pm.
Admission: $5 adults, $4 Seniors, Age 6-13 $3.50, under 5 – Free.
For more info www.itsabouttimebpp.com.
Museum info call 916-653-7524 or check the website: www.goldenstatemuseum.org.


Sunday, May 9, 2004 – 1-4 p.m.
Crocker Museum Ballroom – 216 “O” Street, Sacramento
Women In Art, Mother’s Day Program – Straight Out Scribes will be featured at 2 and 3 p.m. Maija Peeples-Bright will conduct an acrylic painting activity where participants may take their creations home and Co-Madres Artistas will conduct an art demonstration. There will be scheduled tours of art created by women. Activities are of no additional cost with regular museum admission. For more info, call the Crocker at 916-264-5423 or email emoore@cityofsacramento.org

Saturday, May 8, 2004 – All Day - Whole Earth Festival
– UC Davis, Davis, CA - Healthy foods, information, song, dance, poetry, games, and product booths. Straight Out Scribes will read on the Quad from 2:35 – 3:05 p.m. The festival runs May 7-9. For more info contact Whole Earth Festival 530-752-2569 or check the website: www.wef.ucdavis.edu.

Saturday, April 24, 2004
All Out For Mumia in San Francisco
10:30 A.M. Assemble: Justin Herman Plaza(at the foot of Market St.) March up Market Street: at 12 Noon. Mass rally: Civic Center.
For more info, http://www.freemumia.org
The Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal 298 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94103 415/255-1085 alerts@freemumia.org


Saturday, April 10, 2004
7-9 P.M.
Circle of Poets Fundraiser – for people with disabilities who live independently. We’re trying to help raise enough money so they can attend their annual convention.
Sierra II, 2791 24th Street (off Broadway). Featuring Straight Out Scribes. Come out and support. Food, raffles, speakers and fun galore. $5 donation requested for more info contact gloria@cepsinc.com


Saturday, April 3, 2004 – 4-6 P.M.
Sacramento Flor y Canto (Flower and Song) Poetry Festival Open Mic will be hosted by Straight Out Scribes.

Free. Bring your poems, creative imaginings and awesome opinions to share with poets and poetry lovers from everywhere.

Where? Crest Café right next door to the Crest Theatre at 10th and K Streets.

The festival begins April 1, with the free kick-off celebration featuring a whole group of poets in the CSUS ballroom from 5-8 P.M. There will be Flor y Canto activities every day through April 4.

For ticket prices and info, http://www.sacculture.com or Rhyena Halpern at 916-566-3989. Tickets available at the Crest or www.tickets.com.


Saturday, March 27, 2004 – 1-3 P.M.
Award’s Luncheon
CLUW (Coalition of Labor Union Women) California Capital Chapter will have its annual International Women's Day Awards luncheon. Holiday Inn, 3rd and J Streets, Sacramento.

Straight Out Scribes will be featured. For tickets contact chapter president, Betty Slye at 916-416-3675.


Saturday, March 6, 2004 – 1-3 P.M.
Reception for Black Panther photo exhibit “Louder Than Words” at the California State History Museum (formerly the Golden State Museum) at 10th and N Streets, Sacramento. Featuring former Black Panthers, Emory Douglas, Tarika Lewis and Aaron Dixon, with poetry by Straight Out Scribes. Light refreshments will be served. For more info., contact Bill Jennings at itsabouttime3@juno.com


Friday, February 27, 6-8 p.m. - Free
Sacramento Area Black Caucus Black History Month Program
Fruitridge Community Center, 4000 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento (Between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & 44th Street)

“African American Masters of Music” featuring the musical compilations of Handy, Blake, Ellington, Holiday, Monk, Gillespie, and Parker, performed by Steven Gundy on Sax, Clark Goodloe on Piano, Freddy Williams on Bass, Legrand Rogers on drums with vocals by Alimaatu Naffissatu. Special Guests: Straight Out Scribes.

Live Jazz? Free? In Sacramento? YESSSSS! With appetizers too!

For more information contact Sister Alimaatu, 916-452-5094.

Monday, February 23, 7:30 p.m – Free -."An Evening with Angela Davis", CSUS 6000 J Street in the University Union Ballroom.
Social justice champion Angela Davis will speak as part of a series of activities scheduled at the University in February in celebration of Black History Month. The Scribes may not be on the program, but we will definitely be in the house!

Sunday, February 22, 2004 “Voter Matinee” - CSUS 6000 J Street, Sacramento in the Redwood Room. 12:30-4:00 pm - Free
The Greater Sacramento Progressive Coalition will sponsor a Sunday Voter Matinee with host Ed Asner. There will be speakers, music, videos, and poetry by Straight Out Scribes. A Panel will feature 9th Assembly District Candidates. For more information, contact the Greater Sacramento Progressive Coalition (916) 320-6430.

Thursday, February 19, 2004 – 6-8 P.M. – Free
CSUS 6000 J Street, in the Hinde Auditorium. The Women’s Resource Center presents “My Soul is My Witness” a poetry reading in celebration of Black History Month, featuring African American women poets.
Straight Out Scribes will read along with Miss Marianna and Patrice Hill.
For more information contact the resource center at 916-278-3819.


Saturday, February 7, 2004 – 6-8 P.M. – Free
KINKS International, 629 15th street, on the corner of 15th & G Streets
Sacramento – Its About Time presents “Sisters In Struggle” a program in celebration of Black History Month, with poets Straight Out Scribes, Kilolo Umi of All African Peoples Revolutionary Party, Sister Sheba and more. For more info. contact BJ or Gail at itsabouttime3@juno.com.


Saturday, January 31, 2004 – 2-4 P.M. – Free
Carol’s Books, 300 Florin Road, Sacramento. Book Release Gathering for “Faith of Our Fathers: An examination of the spiritual life of African and African American people” by Pennsylvania death row inmate and award winning journalist, Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Guest speaker, Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio Project will give an update on Mumia’s case. Straight Out Scribes will read excerpts from the book. There will be form letters and petitions to the Governor of Pennsylvania. Light Refreshments will be served. Come find out the status of Brother Mumia’s case and learn what we can do to help.

For more information, contact straightoutscribes@yahoo.com or contact
Carol’s Books, at 916-428-5611.


Jan. 27 thru May 15, 2004 – "Louder Than Words" Black Panther Party photo exhibit

Golden State Museum, 1020 "0" Street (corner of 10th & O), Sacramento.

Museum hours are Tu – Sat
10am – 5 pm, Sun noon – 5 pm.
Admission: $5 adults, $4 Seniors, Age 6-13 $3.50, under 5 – Free.
For more info www.itsabouttimebpp.com.
Museum info call 916-653-7524 or check the website: www.goldenstatemuseum.org.



Year 2003 Scribes Special Appearances



Fall is here, but don’t trip,
Join Straight Out Scribes, V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu,
Sacramento’s mother/daughter poetic duo at one or all of the following events:

November 15, 2003
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
with door prizes, refreshments, entertainment and fun for the entire family.

For more information, contact Carol McNeal or Melba Whittiker at 916-428-5611.


Saturday, November 1, 2003 at 10 a.m.
300 Florin Road (off Greenhaven)
Greenhaven Plaza shopping center
Sacramento, CA

Carol's books will reopen its doors in a new location.
The bookstore has long been a cornerstone and a very important part
of the African/African American Community in the Sacramento region.

Carol plans to open especially for
the fast approaching holiday season
and she will feature Christmas and Kwanzaa Cards, gifts, and books.

Monday, September 22, 2003
9-9:30am - The MET
Sacramento High School, 4104 Martin Luther King Blvd., Sacramento 95824
The public is invited to attend this unique high school's assembly as they host Straight Out Scribes as a part of their poetry and literature studies. For more info, Marin Andrus, 530-297-5023, or marin_andrus@antiochne.edu.

Friday, September 19, 2003
8:00pm – Java House

3306 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland, CA 94610

The Scribes will be one of three features for the evening. Hope all our Bay Area friends drop by and give us a holla. For more info and directions, Java House, (510) 836-5282.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

7:30pm Border’s Books, 2339 Fair Oaks Blvd. Sacramento. The Scribes will feature at this popular Wednesday night reading, Urban Words, with Sandy Wasserman hosting. We always have a good time at Borders so come out and give us… “a hand”. For more info, contact Sandy at 916-446-9277.

Saturday, September 6, 2003
First Ever, Sacramento Congress of African People.
Representatives from the African/Black community will gather at the Women’s Civic Improvement Center, 3555 3rd Ave for the First Sacramento Congress of African People (CAP), from 9:00am to 5:00pm to network, share information and ideas. For more information, Faye Kennedy, (916) 484-5025 or via e-mail: fayek@springmail.com.

Saturday, August 23, 2003 – 12:00 Noon – 5:30 p.m.
FOR OUR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FRIENDS
The Afro-Centric Committee of Ventura County presents the 6th Annual Showcase Art Walk and Poetry Reading, featuring Straight Out Scribes at The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley. The Scribes will be on from 1-2 p.m. Vendors, selling all kinds of African Art… Food and fun galore! For more Info, contact staajabu@yahoo.com or 916-452-1290.

Saturday, July 19, 2003 – 12 Noon – 8 p.m.
– James McClatchy Park, 5th Avenue & 35th Street (off Broadway in Oak Park).
Straight Out Scribes will join a host of other artists gathering in the Park to kick-off the “Sacramento Performing Arts Meltdown” (SPAM). The Scribes go on at 1:20 p.m. For more information, contact Quiet Bear at 530-306-4345. Poets, visual artists, vendors and much much more.
Vendors fee $25 plus a gift to raffle. You don't want to miss this!
Other SPAM dates are July 26, Aug. 2, Aug. 9, Aug. 16, Aug. 23 and the 24 hour long Aug. 30 Meltdown.

June 28, 2003 From the sisters to the brothers (father's day tribute) closed out the ten-year long popular Poetry On A Saturday Afternoon series produced, coordinated and moderated by mother/daughter poets, Straight Out Scribes, V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu.

Friday, May 9 - 8-4 P.M. - BIG (Blacks In Government) Conference. The 14th annual training conference. Double Tree Inn, 2001 Poynt West Way,Sacramento. Individuals from federal, state, county, city plus a youth symposium. The Scribes will read during the 11:30 a.m. luncheon. Conference fee $85. Luncheon only $40. For more information, Gloria Robertson 916-231-1662 or www.gloriousbaskets.com

Friday, May 9, 7:00 P.M., - Whole Earth Festival, UC Davis campus, Davis, CA on the Quad. The Scribes will take the stage at 8:20 P.M. For more info, contact Naomi, 530-752-2569 or naomiwile@yahoo.com

Saturday, May 3, - Verano Negro - Verano Negro is the principal Afro-Peruvian festival of Peru. The Scribes may not be on the program, but we will definitely be in the house at this important fundraiser by Under One Sun at the St. Ignacious Parish Center, 3235 Arden Way, Sacramento starting at 7:30 p.m. with a live music and dance performance, Peruvian food, a photography exhibit, and Latin dancing until 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information, contact Under One Sun at 916-736-9397 or by email at undr1sun@aol.com. or www.under-one-sun.org.

Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. – Poets against the war - Julianna’s Kitchen, join the Scribes, Mary Zeppa, Quinton Duval, JoAnn Anglin, Kathleen Lynch, Ann Conradsen, Joseph Conradsen plus open mic. Julianna's Kitchen, is located at 1401 G Street at 14th & G. Free. For more info: SPC 916- 441-7395. Julianna’s has great food. Try their flavorful, fantastic falafels. Yummmmmmeeeeee!

Peace Up Y’all! Staajabu 916-452-1290
FREE MUMIA!

Year 2002 Scribes Special Appearances

Sunday, October 27, 12 Noon to 6 pm -
Poetry Festival 2002 in Florin Mall!

Here are some of the following participants: Supercaliflowlinguistics, The Young Temptations, STRAIGHT OUT SCRIBES, Gloria Purter, 2nd Born, Kontagiouz Soundz, and much much more. For more info: Terry Moore 916-455-POET. Saturday, October 26, 2-4 pm
Poetry On A Saturday Afternoon

will feature the amazing Angela Boyce. KINKS International, 629 15th Street (l5th & G). Refreshments, door prizes, community announcements & open mic FREE! Children & Elders welcome. For more info: 916-452-1290 or straightoutscribes@yahoo.com

Saturday, October 19, 6 to 9 pm
Book Release Party!

Yes, we said Par-teeeee!
KINKS International,
629 15th Street (corner of 15th & G).
STRAIGHT OUT SCRIBES will officially release their newest poetry anthology, SCRIBES RISING. Come celebrate with us and grab a copy while they last. The Scribes will be glad to sign it too. Refreshments, DJ, dancing, poetry, community announcements and more. 916-452-1290

Saturday, October 19, 12 Noon to 6 pm
First ever, Sacramento Living Arts Marketplace

KINKS International,
629 15th Street (corner of 15th & G)
You have got to check this out! Artists and crafts people creating before your very eyes. Refreshments, music and innerattainment provided by Brutha Idu Maduli. For more info: 916-452-1290.

Friday, October 18, 8:30 p.m.
International Soul Series

"Hedonism" - spoken word meets hip-hop.
24th Street Theater, 2791 24th Street
A host of poets including STRAIGHT OUT SCRIBES, Harlem's Abdul Kenyatta, Slam teams from everywhere, Hedevious, Gaknew and much much more
Tickets $15 in advance, $25 @ the door
More info: 916-455-POET.

Saturday, October 5, 8 pm
Women Take Back The Night

West Steps of the Capital at 10th and L Streets.
Featuring music, poets, information tables, and speakers. STRAIGHT OUT SCRIBES will be on the program. FREE! For more info: 916/443-3470 or www.womentakebackthenight.org

Friday, October 4, 8 pm & Saturday, October 5 - 9:30 am -
ANNUAL WRITERS CONFERENCE Sacramento Poetry Center
, 1631 K Street in Ballet Bldg.
Reading Friday Night at 8 pm featuring California Poet Laureate QUINCY TROUPE, JOSE MONTOYA & TRACI GOURDINE - $15 members; $20 general - Doors open 7:30 pm. Workshop with Quincy Troupe on Saturday, 9am to noon Hart Senior Center, 27th & J St., Sacramento $25. SPC members/students/seniors; $30 general For more info: Sacramento Poetry Center 916-441-7395 www.sacramentopoetrycenter.org

Saturday, September 28, 2-4 PM
Poetry On A Saturday Afternoon KINKS International,

629 15th Street (corner of 15th & G).
Featuring Vince Kobelt from LA's St. Elmo's Village. Refreshments, door prizes, announcements, open mic. 10th Season Anniversary Celebration

FREE! Children & elders welcome. For info: 916-452-1290 or straightoutscribes@yahoo.com

Friday, September 27, 6:30 pm -
Anti Racist Action Fundraiser
Espresso Metro 11th and K Streets. Featuring music, poets including STRAIGHT OUT SCRIBES and more. For info: arasouthsac@hotmail.com

b>Saturday, September 21, 9:00 pm -
International Soul Series, where hip-hop meets spoken word - Marsupial Records, 1011 K Street (10th & K). Featuring STRAIGHT OUT SCRIBES, Born2B Poets, Talaam Acey, Mahogany Poets, Oakland Slam Team Poets and more. $7 before 10 PM, $10 after. For more info: 916-284-7658 or www.malikspeaks.com

Sept. 7, 12-7 p.m.
Back to School Festival at McClatchy Park, 35th St. and 5th Ave. off of Broadway
$5 donation, proceeds to benefit foster children, kids of women prisoners and children in group homes
Gospel explosion, jazz, blues, R&B and poetry by Straight Out Scribes and Terry Moore
Sponsored by Brenda Lee, call 916/451-5991 for sponsorship, booth space, donations or to volunteer.

August 17, Straight Out Scribes will be featured by the Afro-Centric Committee of Ventura County and Julia's Professional Services at the Fifth Annual showcase Art Walk and Poetry Reading. The program will run from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley.

August 14, Straight Out Scribes will be featured at Borders Books on Fair Oaks off of Howe Ave. at 7 p.m. The Scribes will read from their "SURPRISE!" new book, Scribes Rising.

Tuesday, August 6, 2002
Moore Time for Poetry Presents:
"Poetry from the cellar"
Featuring: Straight Out Scribes & Charlene Hubbard
9pm on Ch.73/17

You won't want to miss the SOS Award Winners and Charlene!
Tune in and be poetically turned on.
Hosted by Terry Moore & Regina High

Straight Out Scribes will be the feature
Friday, June 28, 2002
7:00 P.M.
at Jewel Of The Valley poetry show
Sponsored by the Lodi Arts Commission and Blue Moon Press.
The series is located at Tillie's Coffee and Tea Shop
21 West Pine Street in downtown Lodi.
Open Mic at 8 P.M.
This is a monthly series the last Friday night of the month.
For more information contact Blue Moon Press: 209-367-4673.
Contact person - Jim Harvey, Producer, Jewel of the Valley.

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Washington Neighborhood Center Benefit Show
Saturday April 27th 5-11pm all ages
$10 sliding scale donation
@ Hart Senior Center in downtown sacramento(Jst.&27thst.)
performances by: straight Out Scribes, Western Civ, new maps out of hell, and more

also: activist literature tables, kids' interactive art space, free vegan food by food not bombs, and more
For more info please email hellatight666@hotmail.com or call Tim at 441-4812.
Please spread the word!


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Luna's Cafe, Poetry Unplugged

Thursday, April 11, 2002 - 8 P.M.
1414 - 16th Street, Sacramento, CA
916/441-3931

__________________________________________________ Big ups and shout outs to Discovery High School's principal, faculty and students. They recently made welcomed the Scribes to their school, then came through and graced the audience at Poetry On a Saturday Afternoon.

Poetry On A Saturday Afternoon

The Sacramento community is in for a real treat as the Scribes celebrate their Ninth Season at Carol's Books, a unique literary oasis which specializes in books by and about African Americans.

POSA Schedule for 2001/2002
Featured Reader at 2pm
-Open Mic 3pm

September 29
Terry (From the Heart) Moore, poet

October 27
Shawana Low, Sacramento artist & poet

November 25
Ayo Mouzan, poet, vocalist, dancer

December 15
Joel Grier, poet, writer


POSA 2002

January 26
Traci Gourdine, Nationally known City of Davis poet, writer, instructor

February 23
Angelo Antwone Williams, poet, writer, producer

March 30
Negesti, Seattle artist, poet, writer, storyteller

April 27
Cornel West, poet, writer, producer

May 18
Black Rain (Jihad Malik Raashad) poet, writer

June 29
From the Sistas to the Brothas - All Open Mic

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Straight Out Scribes keeps it going with their eighth season of Poetry On a Saturday Afternoon at Carol's Books. Thanks to all who have participated as featured poets/performers, open mic poets/performers and audience members! Held the last Saturday of every month from 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m., Straight Out Scribes welcome their audience as they have since December 1, 1993. In the midst of one of the largest collections of books by and about people of color in Northern California, the narrator chants Greetings, Hotep, As Salaam Alaikum, Que Pasa? Bonjour, Kedu, as people take their seats and prepare to hear the featured reader. Carol's Books, 5964 South Land Park Drive, has been host to this family poetry series where children are welcome, and admission is free.

The Scribes, V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu, mother/daughter poets, produce, coordinate and moderate the series. Poetry lovers are invited to come and vibe with the scribes and enjoy the cool atmosphere, featured reader, community announcements and open mike as Poetry On A Saturday Afternoon continues. For more information, contact Staajabu 916-443-3322. For directions call Carol's Books, 916-428-5611.


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2000/2001 Schedule

September 30, 2000
T'Chaka Muhammad

October 28, 2000
Greg Jones

November 25, 2000
James Sweeney
From Oakland, CA

December 16, 2000
Luke Breit

January 27, 2001
Khiry Malik Moore

February 24, 2001
Angelo Antoine Williams

March 31, 2001
Sis. Avotchta
From Berkeley, CA

April 28, 2001
Sister Sheba

May 26, 2001
Bro. Paradise
From Oakland, CA

June 30, 2001
All Open Mic
From the Sistas
To the Brothas
Year 2001 Scribes Special Appearances

SACRAMENTO THROUGH AFRICAN EYES, AND THE 3rd ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVALÂ…

Sunday, December 9, 2001 - 2-4 P.M., Carol's Books,
5964 South Land Park Drive:
"Sacramento Through African Eyes,"
Poetry Reading and signing of a first ever exciting new 16-month poetry calendar, featuring photos and poetry by Straight Out Scribes and quotes from some of their favorite poets. The calendar will highlight some of Sacramento's most popular parks, businesses, and restaurants frequented by the African community. Admission is free and the public is invited. There will be refreshments and door prizes! Join us and bring a friend. For more information, contact Straight Out Scribes 916-443-3322. This project is sponsored by ZICA Creative Arts and Literary Guild, and funded in part by a New Works Award from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.



Saturday, December 8, 2001 - 2-4 P.M., "Sacramento Through African Eyes" Artist Reception.
KINKS International, 629 15th Street (15th and G Streets).

This is the debut photo exhibit of photographer/writer/poet V.S. Chochezi. The exhibit will display 7 beautifully framed color photographs along with a 16-month calendar with photos highlighting establishments frequented by Sacramento's Black Community. The public is invited, admission is free, and there will be music, refreshments, and a festive atmosphere. Sponsored by ZICA Creative Arts and Literary Guild, this exhibit is made possible by a New Works Award from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. For more information, contact Straight Out Scribes 916-443-3322.

Saturday, December 8, 2001 - 5:30 - 9:30 P.M.,
Annual Human Rights Festival at the Hart Senior Center,
915 27th St.

Straight Out Scribes, V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu will be selling hand made hats, note cards and calendars and will have petitions and information about Pennsylvania death row political prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Sponsored by Grandmothers for Peace and Sacramento-Yolo Peace Action. Featuring Out of Kelter Band, traditional Arab folk dancing by the Baladna Arabic Folkloric Troupe, and poems and songs by local artists. International foods and crafts will be sold. Minimum ticket price is $10 and larger donations are welcome, as all ticket proceeds will go to help Afghan and Palestine refugees. For advance tickets, send a check to Peace Action with the number of tickets you want and a SASE to Sacramento-Yolo Peace Action, 909 12th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. (For a tax deductible donation, write checks to the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC-www.afsc.org) and put for "Afghan refugees".) Call (916) 448-7157 or email sypeaceact@jps.net for more information and/or if your group would like to have a table at the event.

Saturday, November 10
7:00 P.M.
Straight Out Scribes will be reading
For "Second Saturday Night" at the
Urban Urbalist
1729 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

There will also be music and refreshments.
For more information and/or directions contact Maya at 916-447-4372
Thursday, November 1, 2001
7-10 p.m.
Straight Out Scribes will be featured at
Poet Skool
Afro NeoPolyTan Poetry Series
Hosted by Paradise Freejah Love, formerly known as Richard Moore
Includes Open Mic
Cafe 1428
1428 Alice Street, 14th and Alice Streets
Alice Arts Center?
Downtown Oakland


Friday, October 19, 2001
7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Word, KVIE Channel 6 (This is a repeat of the Oct. 14 program.)

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001 <

2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Word,KVIE Channel 6

Straight Out Scribes will be featured along with about 20 other Sacramento poets including Mario Ellis Hill, Angela D'Alforque, Angela Boyce, Don Antoine, Box A Chocolates and other great poets on this KVIE, Channel 6 program.

October 5, 2001
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Fund raising dinner for Christopher Cabaldon, candidate for State Assembly District 8 at the home of Carmen and Rosa in Elk Grove. Suggested donation is $25. Straight Out Scribes are the featured entertainment.

Oct. 3

Club 1831
Straight Out Scribes will be featured Oct. 3 presented by Froz n Locs
1831 S Street every Wed.
Doors open 9 p.m.
Show starts 10 p.m.
Security, music, poetry
For more information call 888-650-6782
or visit the web site www.doubleimpactent.com

Monday, May 21, 2001, 6:00 P.M. THE LAST POETS will present their historically dynamic poetic renditions for "Afri-Causa, Legacy of Oral Tradition" along with The Royal Chicano Air Force, Olivia Castellanos, Straight Out Scribes, Box A Chocolates, Brown Sugar Cipher and more at Sacramento High School, 2315 34th Street, Sacramento, Tickets $12. $15 at the door. Under 18 $7. For more Information call 916-492-2289 or email movimiento_molcajete@hotmail.com.

May 19th Stomp Fest 12 noon, Freeborn Hall, tickets $15 at the door $10 in advance. May 19, 31st Annual Celebration of Black Family. Music, arts, crafts, vendors, food, health fair, poetry (Straight Out Scribes will be reading at 4:30 P.M.) and more. For more information, call 530-752-2027. Details available on line at: http://spac.ucdavis.edu/black

CALIFORNIA FEDERATION OF CHAPARRAL POETS CONVENTION PROGRAM
May 19, 2001: SATURDAY
May 20, 2001, SUNDAY
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Saturday, May 26 2:00 P.M. BROTHA PARADISE FREEJAHLOVE SUPREME from the Bay Area will be the featured reader for "Poetry On A Saturday Afternoon" at Carol's Books, 5964 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822. Straight Out Scribes will host. Refreshments, open mic, door prizes, Mumia update and community announcements. Sacramento's longest running poetry series at Sacramento's oldest African American Bookstore. For directions call Melba or Akintunde at 916-428-5611 and for information about the series, call Straight Out Scribes, 916-443-3322.

Saturday May 26, AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY, 9 A.M. - 12 Noon - Sacramento City College, "International Symposium," 12 Noon - 7 P.M. McClatchy Park,, 5th Street and 33rd Ave., Sacramento. Speakers, vendors, edutainment. For more information, call 916-929-7220 or email aaprpca@aol.com *********************************************************************
Thursday, May 10, 2001, 7:00 P.M. MANNING MARABLE, America's most widely-read radical author of "Along the Color Line" and national co-chair of the Black Radical Congress will speak at Coloma Community Center Auditorium, 4623 T Street. Straight Out Scribes, V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu, will open the program with some uplifting, inspiring and thought provoking poetry. Admission is Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5. Proceeds to benefit the Marxist School. For more information 916-446-1758 or www.marxistschool.org. ###########################################################
"Be sure not to miss this annual multi-cultural celebration of diversity and inclusiveness in honor of “National Poetry Month” featuring some of Sacramento’s most gifted and empowering voices guaranteed to lift the spirit, soften the soul and penetrate the mind."

Saturday, April 21, 2001 @ 8:00pm.
In Celebration Of National Poetry Month
Poetry Works Presents
A Night Of Music & Spoken Word:
Poets, Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Door Prizes
& Best Of Open Mic ($50.00 In Cash Prizes!)

@ The Poetry Shack
(Inside The Pioneer Auditorium)
2700 L. St. (Across From Sutter Fort)
Sacramento, CA.
(916) 553-4510
http://www.angelfire.com/ca4/poetryworks

Featuring: Angela-Dee Alforque, Luke Breit, Felicia, Ted Finn, Reubi Freyja, Terry Guilford, Johnny Heart, Be Davison Herrera, Jack Herrera, Selwyn Jones, Joe Montoya, Terry Moore, Straight Out Scribes, Viola Weinberg, Cornel West & The ‘Z’ Jazz Trio, with special guest appearances by musicians from the group’s; dRAW PiNKY & The Joe Montoya Band, along with other surprise musical guests.

Open Mic To Follow
$5.00
(Sponsored In Part By Poets & Writers & California Poets In The Schools)

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Sacramento City College
Cultural Awareness Center and African-American
Heritage Committee present:

Pan African Night
Friday, April 20,2001
Student Center
Starts promptly at 6 p.m.
Free and open to EVERYONE!
Music, poetry, dancing, food and more

Features include:
Kucheza Ngoma II Dance Co., Rogelio Kindelan Nordet, catered by H & B's, Box of Chocolates, Brother G and the Down to Earth Band, Straight Out Scribes and Sheila Butcher-Smith

Fore more information, call 558-2155

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Saturday March 24,2001
Cafe Colonial

Café ƒolonial, 3520 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento CA 95820, Tele 916/454-5213

Doors open at 7:00pm
$5 Cover (includes vegetarian buffet]
Book Signing & a chance to purchase SOSÂ’ CD, Mind Quake!!

Saturday March 14,2001
La Pena Cultural Center.
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
501/849-2568
www.lapena.org

Cafe Poetry. An evening of women's word honoring International Women's month with Avotcja, Straight Out Scribes, Tureeda & Kira Allen. Hosted by Joyce Young. Open mic to follow. 7:30pm $4 We scheduled more than a year out for this event and are excited about attending. Join us as we prepare to represent Sacramento and stun the Berkeley crowd!

Saturday March 3, 2001
The Sacramento Youth Cultural Exchange Program to Jamaica is holding a fundraising event.
The event will be a Fashion Show, Dinner and Entertainment with the Hip Hop team know as Box. A. Chocolates, the mighty mother and daughter poets of Straight Out Scribes (Staajabu and V.S. Chochezi), and reggae music by DJ Treat 1 from St Ann, Jamaica

LOCATION: WomanÂ’s Civic Improvement Club, 3555 Third Avenue, Sacramento, CA
TIME: 5:00 P.M.
COST: $10.00 Adults, $5.00 Youth (12 & under)
CONTACT: Karen Green (916) 954-2454
EMAIL: kgreen06@acninc.net

All proceeds benefit The Sacramento Youth Cultural Exchange Program to Jamaica.

This program is being sponsored by Trinity Promotions & Productions of Sacramento, CA. Local sponsors include WoÂ’se Community Church of Sacramento and Oakland, K.I.N.K.S International Holistic Beautification Center of Sacramento, and Darrell Brandon Enterprises.

TICKETS: Available by advance ticket sales at KINKS or call (916) 954-2454

Saturday, March 24, 2001 Cafe Colonial

Café ƒolonial, 3520 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento CA 95820, Tele 916/454-5213

Doors open at 7:00pm
$5 Cover (includes vegetarian buffet]
Book Signing & a chance to purchase SOSÂ’ CD, Mind Quake!!

Saturday March 14,2001
La Pena Cultural Center.
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
501/849-2568
www.lapena.org

Cafe Poetry. An evening of women's word honoring International Women's month with Avotcja, Straight Out Scribes, Tureeda & Kira Allen. Hosted by Joyce Young. Open mic to follow. 7:30pm $4 We scheduled more than a year out for this event and are excited about attending. Join us as we prepare to represent Sacramento and stun the Berkeley crowd!

Saturday March 3, 2001
The Sacramento Youth Cultural Exchange Program to Jamaica is holding a fundraising event.
The event will be a Fashion Show, Dinner and Entertainment with the Hip Hop team know as Box. A. Chocolates, the mighty mother and daughter poets of Straight Out Scribes (Staajabu and V.S. Chochezi), and reggae music by DJ Treat 1 from St Ann, Jamaica

LOCATION: WomanÂ’s Civic Improvement Club, 3555 Third Avenue, Sacramento, CA
TIME: 5:00 P.M.
COST: $10.00 Adults, $5.00 Youth (12 & under)
CONTACT: Karen Green (916) 954-2454
EMAIL: kgreen06@acninc.net

All proceeds benefit The Sacramento Youth Cultural Exchange Program to Jamaica.

This program is being sponsored by Trinity Promotions & Productions of Sacramento, CA. Local sponsors include WoÂ’se Community Church of Sacramento and Oakland, K.I.N.K.S International Holistic Beautification Center of Sacramento, and Darrell Brandon Enterprises.

TICKETS: Available by advance ticket sales at KINKS or call (916) 954-2454

Februrary 21, 2001
Come out and support this event y'all, it's for a very good cause - American Diabetes Association
Luna's Cafe
1414 16th St.
7:30 p.m.

No host bar with Mexican dinner, silent auction and poetry w/the gentleman, Terry Moore, Angelo Williams and the mother/daughter duo Straight Out Scribes (V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu)!
$15, phone (916) 736-1684.


Feb. 17, Read poetry at Reparations Awareness Day at McClymons High School, Oakland California

Feb. 3, Featured readers at Tower, Watt Ave., Sacramento, CA

January 11, Read at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento as part of activities for the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art.

Year 2000

Dec. 2 and 9, 3-5 p.m.
Kwanzaa presentations at Carol's Books 5679 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento Learn how the Kwanzaa principles, the symbols of Kwanzaa and various Kwanzaa practices and ceremonies. Presented by Straight Out Scribes Help spread the word!

Dec. 2, 8 p.m.
Homovitz Gallery, Del Paso Blvd. Featured poets, Poetry Works Show. For more information contact Johnny Hart at poetryworks1@yahoo.com

Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m.
Kwanzaa presentation at U.C. Davis
more info. tba

Dec. 18, 2-4 p.m.
Luke Breit, Sacramento Poetry Center director and Poetry Now editor will be the featured poet for Poetry On a Saturday Afternoon at Carol's Books.

Saturday Nov. 18
SACRAMENTO: Club Malik invites you to hear poetry and groove to old school, hip hop and reggae music inside The Stock Market Bar & Grill at 8887 Folsom Blvd. at the corner of Watt Avenue. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission price is $10. For more information, call 916/282-5241. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Nov. 25
Poetry On A Saturday Afternoon!
Eighth season continues
2-4 p.m.
5679 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento
Hosted by Straight Out Scribes
Featuring distinguished Oakland poet James Sweeney.
Call 458-4611 for more information.
FREE!

October 9
Sacramento Poetry Center
Monday Night Poetry Series
7 p.m.
17th and K Sts. "Ballet Building"
Straight Out Scribes are the featured readers

October 11
Borders Books, 7 p.m.
Fair Oaks Blvd. near Howe Ave.
Hosted by Be Herrera
Straight Out Scribes will be featured readers.

Aug. 27
Fiery Feminist Freedom Fest!
Women's Rights Day Celebration 2000
New Valencia Hall, 1908 Mission Street
San Francisco (near 10th St. Bart, #49 Muni)
Featuring:
Veronica Black, Nellie Wong, Daughters of Yam, Faith Petric, Merle Woo and Straight Out Scribes
Door donation $3-$5, Buffet donation $8
Call 415/864-1278 for more information.

Aug. 18
Black August!
Lowell Park 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Straight Out Scribes is scheduled to perform at 1:45 p.m.
FREE

July 31
Urban League Project Success!
Stockton and Broadway, 10:30 a.m. Straight Out Scribes featured for 1 hour, question and answer period follows


July 24
Politics of Poetry
Sacramento Poetry Center, 17th & K, "Ballet building" Featured readers include Jeanie Keltner, Dorothy Wake, Phil Goldvarg and Straight Out Scribes.
Open reading follows.

May 13
Stop the Execution!
Western Regional Mass Demonstration San Francisco Civic Center Plaza
Go to the link on our home page for more information

May 5-6
Hair It Is and the Northern California Dreadlock Conference! For more information, go to the link on the home page.

April 29
2-4:00 p.m.
Poetry On A Saturday Afternoon
Featuring Lawrence Brooks
Hosted by Straight Out Scribes
at Carol's Books
For more information, scroll to bottom.

April 22
7:00 p.m.
Lil Bobby Hutton Day
aka Defermery Park
18th and Adeline
West Oakland
12-5 p.m.
For more info. call
510/869-4516

Straight out Scribes will read poetry for this event. Join us in the park for a day of remembrance, networking, fun, celebration and information.

April 22
7:00 p.m.
Tower Books
2538 Watt Ave.
Sacramento, CA
916/481-6600
FREE!

Straight Out Scribes will be featured at the Tower Poetry Series along with other features, followed by open mic. The mother/daughter dynamic poetic duo, the Scribes, will preview their 1st CD which is near completion. The series is hosted by Lawrence Brooks and Terry Moore.

For more on this poetry venue and many others, check out the Poetry Works web site. You can access the site from our the links listed on our home page.

Mar. 29
March is Women's History Month
Straight Out Scribes and Melody & the Matriarchs
will present a performance to benefit
Women's Voices for the Earth

Highlighting the connection between pesticides, pollution, nuclear testing, etc. and breast cancer, other cancers, birth defects and Leukemia.

Donation of $7 to $10 is requested.
Luna's Cafe is located at 1414 16th St., Sacramento, Ca

Mar. 5 (Sunday)
UC Davis African and African American Alumni Association and the African Continuum will host
An Afternoon on the Nile
2:30 - 5 p.m.
to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Black Family Week
at the Nile of Sacramento
1115 Front Street, Old Sacramento, CA

The event will feature the UC Davis Gospel Choir, Live Jazz and more. Straight Out Scribes will be on hand at the event to share some of their poetry.

For more information, contact Steven Baissa at 530/752-2027. Get Black Family Week 2000 updates online at spacweb.ucdavis.edu.

March 1
The Sean King Sugah Shack Part III
2 times the funk
2 times the flava
Spoken word and jazz
7 p.m. at California State Univerity, Sacramento
University Union Ballroom
Admission $5

V. S. Chochezi and Staajabu are on the program.
Feature presentations will be shared by Phil Goldvarg, (Angelo Antoinne Williams and Guy Ollison, Davis Shugah Shack founding members), Angela Boyce, Rob Lozano, Sean King and others! Ifamadoupue and her band will also perform. All this for only $5? No diggity, no doubt. Don't miss it.

Feb. 16
VetHouse Voice featured Straight Out Scribes Times Two
Channels 73, 74 and 17 at 11 pm
On Feb. 10 VetHouse Voice featured Staajabu
For information about reruns call Access Sacramento

Feb. 10
Soul Speaks: The Series
Winter Quarter Theme: Internal Bleeding
UC Davis Rec Pool Lodge
7 p.m.

Souls Speaks is hosted by The African Continuum and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. This session was very well attended and featured Kevyn Johnson, open mic and lots of food! It was fun. For more information about the series, contact Neal A. Liggins naliggins@ucdavis.edu.

Feb. 5
at the Washington Center
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
400 16th St.

The Scribes will participate in the Chocolate Chunk Funk Festival "The Ballad of Proposition 21." 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. $3 - $10 sliding scale at the door.

Also featuring Phil Goldvarg, Mario Ellis Hill, Rob Lozano, Guy Ollison, Yuri Kolsen, Angela Dee Alforque, Angelo Williams, Andrea Ya ya Porras and more! Prop 21 requires adult trial for juveniles 14 or older and allows for children to be given the death penalty. Vote no on prop 21!

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