SOS Scribes Update
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It's hard to believe almost a whole year has flown by since I posted last. Bad blogger... bad... bad blogger!! Anyway here's a little tiny bit of what the Scribes have been up to in case you aren't on Instagram or Facebook where we update more frequently. We do it for a good cause. We do it to uplift the community. We do it because it's fun. We do it because you keep asking. Poetry is a passion it isn't paying our bills, still we do accept honorariums, donations, stipends, love offerings, grants, and whatnot... just sayin, no begging. Below is some of what we did from June 2018 to now. So take a scroll and get caught up. Hopefully I will be blogging with you again before another year flies by. Peace Scribes fam!
We will gather again this month for the 2nd occurrence of Creative Minds at the GOS ART Gallery, 1825 Del Paso Blvd. Bring your poems, art, short stories, musings... there are 10 open mic slots for 3 mins. per person. This month's theme is BAMM!!
Plus announcements, games, door prizes and refreshments.
May 25 SOS and GOS launched Creative Minds, a new spoken word series held at GOS Art Gallery, 1825 Del Paso Blvd. There was standing room only and the series was well received. The theme was Crucial Comments and Vicious Verses.
May 9 SOS featured at Luna's Cafe in midtown. We along with the audience howled at the moon and made such a ruckus, they had us do an encore set. Yeah, Luna's is the business still! Of course we went early, got a good parking space a good spot to sit, got chips, guac and liquados… ahh life is good.
April 13, 2019 SOS delivered a writing workshop for Our Life Stories writing conference held at Cosumnes River College. Participants were enthusiastic and talented. We truly had a good time.
April 4, Berkeley, CA An evening of justice and Freedom for Mumia program with Pam Africa, Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Dr. Ula Thurman and others... SOS opened the program with poetry. As you might imagine, it was a powerful event!
February and March 2019.. SOS hiatus... work a little, rest a little, what can I say? No burnout and when you have been at it for 30 years, well, we earned it.
SOS shared poetry on the Alpha Academy Martha Parker Scholarship Fund Gospel Awards program entitled Finish Strong, held at Cosumnes River College, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. It was an awesome event!
SOS shared poetry at the Crocker Art Museum Noon Year's Eve program. It was great fun and well attended!
SOS delivered a workshop on writing, poetry and stress management for the Roberts Family Development Center youth participants.
Oct. 6, 2018 SOS shared poetry on the Wakanda Day Program at the Sojourner Truth Museum Program.
August and September 2018
The Scribes took a needed hiatus. We stay busy ya'll!
July 26, 2018 SOS did a spoken word workshop with the Crocker Art Museum Block By Block Street team! Shout out to the young art organizers and enthusiasts!
Photo by Emmanuel Sigauke SOS at CRC for Our Life stories delivering writing workshop to participants
June 9, we kicked off Legacy: a four generational family art show at the Sacramento Poetry Center. Thank you again for all who showed up, packed the place and shared your positive vibes with us. We look forward to celebrating the success of the exhibit with all of you at the closing reception on June 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The poetry center is on 25th and R Sts. in Sacramento.
June 1-2 SOS was featured at the Sacramento Black Book Fair. Photo by Ruth Marie Chambers.
May 19, SOS shared poetry and served as MCs for the first ever Uptown Art Fest at RFDC. It was so chill we are going to do it again on July 22, 2018, 5-8 p.m. 770 Darina Ave., Sacramento. Photo by Nia Nicole Brown.
We are soooo excited to see your reaction to the latest Scribes endeavour. Our family art show opens June 9 with a fun filled reception at 25th and R sts, home of the Sacramento Poetry Center. We hope to see you there!
Straight Out Scribes was on Capitol Public Radio with Beth Ruyak promoting the Black Book Fair.. Click here for the highlights...
It was so nice we will have to do it twice so join us at the next RFDC Uptown Arts Fest on Darina off Del Paso Blvd. on July 1, 2018 at 4 p.m. Wholesome fun for the whole family. Shawn Raiford, PDub and the songstress did the dang thang! Diva Market was on hand with their beautiful wares. The weather cooperated and the audience was perfect. Thanks Nia Brown for the photo.
There's quite a bit to catch you up on... but... not now. Now, I just want to invite you out to the Robert's Family Development Center in DPH for a FREE concert featuring Shawn Raiford Band. Straight Out Scribes will poet and MC. Diva Market vendors will be on site and it promises to be fun for the whole family. See you there at 5 p.m. Peace!!
June 1-2, SOS will participate in the Black Book Fair in Sacramento.
June 4, SOS Family Art Show, Legacy at SPC begins.
Dr. V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu make up Straight Out Scribes, the premier dynamic mother/daughter poetry duo.