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Thursdays at Luna’s

If you are in Sacramento, California, on a Thursday evening, be sure to catch Poetry Unplugged at Luna’s Café, a spoken-word series that has been going strong for seventeen years. In October 2012 Poets & Writers supported an event that combined sound tapestries created by sample-master Ruben Reveles, with spoken-word performances and live music. Series cohost Frank Andrick says that in recent years other sources of financial support have dried up. “Without funding from Poets & Writers we would not be able to bring poets in from out of town to read at Luna’s,” he says. “And nothing makes a local poet prouder than to be paid to read—that makes us professionals.” Poets & Writers funds thousands of literary events each year through the Readings/Workshops program, paying writers fees for giving readings and leading writing workshops in California and New York, as well as eight cities outside those states: Atlanta; Chicago; Detroit; Houston, Texas; New Orleans; Tucson, Arizona; Seattle; and Washington, D.C. Our work in California is supported in part by the James Irvine Foundation, with additional backing from the Friends of Poets & Writers. See more photos and learn how to apply for assistance at

Photo Credit: Chris Moon