SOS Scribes Update
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(Photos by Emmanuel Sigauke) Maybe March madness is all about basketball, but for the Scribes, it's was all about Mud Cloth Roots, our latest collection of poetry. The book was well-received at the Sacramento Poetry Center (SPC) Monday night March 16. Rebecca/Eskimo Pie was our wonderful host and notables such as Emmanuel Sigauke, Zica member Jaqueline and others who slip my mind at the moment turned up to help us celebrate. It was a well-attended event and young and old showed their sincere appreciation. Of course our poetry was dedicated to women in recognition of women's herstory month. It was a great night.
On Saturday March 21, SOS featured at the Hagginwood Library. Again, we received massive love and respect from those in attendance and shared poems sticking with the women's herstory month theme.
As we usher in April, SOS is preparing for our upcoming appearances. We will continue to honor women, but will also read poems in recognition of National Poetry Month. Mud Cloth Roots will still be the foundation for our reading. Catch us at Luna's Cafe on April 9, 8 p.m. and/or at Fenix studio on April 11.
Get your copy of Mud Cloth Roots today. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mud-cloth-roots-dr-v-s-chochezi/1121180240?ean=9781507592694
Dear friends and supporters joined us at Sacramento City College last Wednesday for the noon hour reading as we continue to share and celebrate our new collection of poetry released in Mud Cloth Roots. We signed books, shared stories, read poems and spit weaves. We had a great time and Victoria Henderson and Tamara were wonderful hosts as always.
Next we will feature at the Sacramento Poetry Center's regular Monday night poetry series followed by open mic. We hope to see you there. Monday night, SPC, 7:30 p.m. FREE but bring your wallet in case you want to make a donation and take home a copy of Mud Cloth Roots.
Thank you again Cleo Cartel The Artist for hosting us at Mahogany last night and @Khiry Malik for continuing to offer a place for folks to share their ideas. There were several first timers on the mic last night. And also folks we don't get to see often came thru. The love for the Scribes is always much appreciated. And even when you hear something jarring that you weren't prepared to hear and even don't wholeheartedly agree with, sometimes it's an opportunity to discuss, a wake up call, an opportunity to plan how to educate or counteract negative energy, and at the very least a chance for someone who sorely needed to vent, to get something off their chest and if you can't do that at Mahogany, where can you do it? My appreciation for Mahogany grew tremendously last night. I think that means I'm growing/maturing too. The vendors were awesome, the libation was great and we shared pieces from Mud Cloth Roots. Next up, Sac City College at noon on March 11 at the Cultural Awareness Center in honor of women's herstory month, the Scribes are on the move. Peace!
Photo by Diane Mitchell, SOS at Mahogany March 2015
Dr. V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu make up Straight Out Scribes, the premier dynamic mother/daughter poetry duo.