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Saturday Feb. 21 Straight Out Scribes shared poetry with the Sisters of Nia in West Sacramento. The mothers and daughters were especially attentive and very receptive. Plans are in the works for us to return and hold a writer's workshop for the group and the public.
Later that day, the Scribes kicked off the release of our new book Mud Cloth Roots at the Soap Salon on Saturday, Feb. 21. It was an overwhelming success! Folks came from far and wide to help us celebrate the release and Soap Salon host MJ McWhorter was a wonderful hostess. The food, wine, music, sound system, gallery hanging of the Writings on the Wall art and overall setup was perfect. We had a great time!
Photo by NSAA.
We are now gearing up for another book signing event to be held at 1001 Del Paso at the art gallery space on Saturday Feb. 28, 2-4 p.m. We hope you will join us.
Access Sacramento is streaming live radio and the host of one of the shows on the station, JoAnne Fuller interviewed the Scribes about our new book Mud Cloth Roots. The Straight Out Scribes interview will air on Thurs. Feb. 26th at noon on KUBU 96.5fm The segment is less than a half hour so if you tune in late you might miss us. I was able to listen in on my car radio so it has a pretty good range. You can also listen online http://tunein.com/radio/KUBU-LP-965-s236832/
The interview was recorded on the morning of Wednesday 2/16 at the Access Studios inside the Coloma building. JoAnne was a great host. She treated us well, got us in and out and sent us on our way. We left there picked up a bit of lunch at Queen of Sheba's restaurant, then headed to Staajabu's to focus on and rehearse for our upcoming programs with Sisters of Nia and Soap Salon on Saturday.
Peace fam, folks, friends and fans!
Still getting the hang of the blogging tools here. I thought my post had published, but realized that it just posted now. Arrgg.
Anyway, yesterday's visit to Folsom Lake College went well. It was our first appearance at the campus sharing poetry in Folsom. We were well received. The audience was visibly moved and our hosts said they look forward to having us come back again. So we will be on the lookout for that invitation.
Next up Sister's of Nia and the Scribes book release party at the Soap Salon on Feb. 21.
Feb. 11 the Scribes will share poetry at Folsom Lake College from noon to 1 pm. as part of their Black History month participation.
We are looking forward to the experience and we'll tell you all about it.
The SuperBowl is probably a good way to kick off Black History Month, since so many of those involved are Black folks. And we definitely participated on Sunday, Feb. 1 while attending our standard party at Pauline's. It was an amazing time. The week went by in a blur.
On Friday, we quietly celebrated Bob Marley's birthday, singing Don't Worry About a Thing, but then Bob Marley music is a regular part of our lives. We indeed had a Happy Friday 2/6/15 which wrapped up with a poetry reading at New Testament Baptist Church. They do "Poetry Live" every other month. Wow! They were so amazing. They truly spoiled us. They treated us so well and were so appreciative of the words we shared. We floated out of there, spirits soaring, which was a particularly special blessing since the rain and the wind made it seem like we might need a boat to row out of there.
Incidentally, the new book Mud Cloth Roots arrived on our doorstep just before we departed to attend the event and New Testament got the first look. It was well received.
This blog will be updated regularly after our events. To see where the Scribes will visit next, check out our events tab.
Dr. V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu make up Straight Out Scribes, the premier dynamic mother/daughter poetry duo.