Coffee & Poets 37: Stuart Canton Interviewing Jason Shapiro

Episode: 37

Episode Date: September 17, 2017
Produced by: NSAA

Interviewer: Stuart Canton, Guest: Jason Shapiro

Bio: Jason Stephen Shapiro hails from a background in theater, photography, radio, and blazing trails through forests with reckless abandon and breathing life into classic cars before letting them die a purposeless death. Jason thinks he can play guitar, and accompanies himself tuneless. He identifies as bi-coastal and mid-west curious, when asked his gender he replies, “fo-get-abat-it.” He’s got several useless degrees and is getting precariously old, but forgets this and does acrobatics in his sleep, often waking to a new injury. He Served on the American River Review as a fiction editor in 2012 at American River College, and reopened the wound as poetry editor for the Caleveras Station Arts & Literary Journal, before becoming Executive Editor, and is getting his M.A. done in creative writing. Jason’s works are published in the ARR, The Gapped Tooth Madness, and Poetry Now.

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2837 36th St,
Sacramento, CA 95817

Black Talk Sacramento No. 35: Eye Wear & Police

Current Show Date: September 12, 2017 / 5pm-7pm
Every Second Tuesday @ 5pm-7pm

The Black Talk Sacramento Podcast Hosted by:

  • Marichal J Brown: Barber, Educator and Publisher
    Marichal: Salon, Barber Shop & Suites
    (2648 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento CA, 95815)
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    GOS” Art Studio Gallery: 1825 Del Paso Blvd Sacramento, CA 95815
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Underground Books
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Artist: Dre-T, Rodzilla, Paul Willis

1st Guest:

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(916) 226-0257

2nd Guest:

Henry Harry




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Coffee & Poets 36: Stuart Canton interviewing Frances Kakugawa

Episode Date: August 20, 2017
Episode: 36
Produced by: NSAA
Interviewer: Stuart Canton
Guest: Frances Kakugawa

Short Bio: Frances Kakugawa, who currently resides in Sacramento, was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii in Kapoho, which was demolished by lava when she was 18 years old. She has taught for many years in the Michigan and Hawaii public school systems; conducted language arts workshops for teachers in Micronesia and in Hawaii; and was a curriculum writer and lecturer for the University of Hawaii.
Current Project: Dangerous Woman

Coffee & Poets

Located at:
The Brickhouse Art Gallery
2837 36th St
Sacramento, California, CA 95817

African American Quilters Lillian LeBlanc Presentation Photos

08-12-2017 – The Canvases of African American Quilters – Lillian LeBlanc Presentation

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The NSAA Report 8.11.2017 — The Sandbloom Cometh

The Canvases of African American Quilters

Poetry Cake featuring Kevin Sandbloom

Sacramento Black Women’s Health & Wellness Conference

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Poet City (Coffee Table Book)

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NSAA Report 8.10.2017 — Poet City Book Release Party @ Luna’s Cafe

Stop #1 on the Poet City Book Release Tour: Luna’s Cafe

Luna’s Cafe
1414 16th St, Sacramento, California 95814

Four years ago, I put together a book called Open Mic Sketchbook published by little m press. At that time, I only hosted at Mahogany Urban Poetry Series every third Wednesday but two years ago I agreed to host Joe Montoya’s Poetry Unplugged every fourth Thursday at Luna’s Cafe. Open Mic Sketchbook was based on my time hosting at Mahogany but now that I’m hosting at two locations I thought of making Open Mic Sketchbook broader. Poet City is that concept.

20170805 – Marichal – Salon, Barber Shop & Suites – Open House Mixer

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20170805 – African American History Legacy (AAHL)™ Exhibit – Presentation by Alice Beasly

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