Below is a Press Release from Eugene Redmond, Editor of Drumvoices Revue. The latest issue of journal which by the way features some of my kwansabas (not one of Raji's 10 Nigerian poets), will be launched in 5 West Coast venues between April 20th and 23rd, 2006.
April, 1, 2006
TO: All Media, Poets, Dancers/Drummers/Musicians, English Departments, Schools, Cultural/Arts Centers, Churches, Writing Workshops, Spoken Word Artists, Literati
Contact: Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club/SIUE English Department 618 650-3991;
Fax: 650-3509; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CSUS, Marcus Books (SF), Carol’s Books Host Signings:
Northern California Premieres of Drumvoices Revue #14
--April 20-23--Will Begin & End in the Sacramento Area
Northern California premieres of Drumvoices Revue #14—whose section on
“Art & Activism in Sacramento/Northern California” contains 30 poets/writers—will
occur at several locations in Sacramento and the San Francisco during
April 20-23, 2006. Subtitle of the 236-page journal is “A Confluence of Literary,
Cultural & Vision Arts.” The events continue the yearlong celebration of the
EBR Writers Club’s 20th birthday. The group, which co-publishes DR with the English Department of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, was founded in East St. Louis (IL) in 1986.
1. April 20: “Drumvoices: A Poetic-Bluesaic-Mosaic”--California State
University-Sacramento, Hinde Auditorium, University Center,1:30 p.m.
Featuring Eugene B. Redmond (DR Founding Editor/former CSUS English Professor),
Darlene Roy (DR Associate Editor) & Charlois Lumpkin (members EBR Writers Club
of East Saint Louis, Illinois), Mary Mackey (CSUS Poet/English Professor), Jose
Montoya and Dennis Schmitz (former Poets Laureate of Sacramento), Odessa Bethea & Marie Celestin (CSUS Alumni), Jumaane Cowan (CSUS Student), Olivia Castellano (Poet/CSUS English Professor Emeritus), Genoa Barrow (Senior Staff Writer, Sacramento Observer), Selwyn Jones (Master Drummer). Contact: 916.278.6586
2. April 21: Sacramento City College, 12:00 Noon. Featuring Redmond, Darlene Roy & Charlois Lumpkin (Soular Systems Ensemble), Danny Romero, Odessa Bethea, Marie Celestin. Contact: 916. 650.2901
3. April 21: Marcus Books, 1714 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, 6:00 P.M. Featuring Redmond, Opal Palmer Adisa, Reginald Lockett, Charles Curtis Blackwell, Darlene Roy & Charlois Lumpkin, Odessa Bethea, devorah major former Poet Laureate of SF), Lori Jean Robinson, Guy Johnson, Marie Celestin. Contact: 415. 346.4222
4. April 22: Carol’s Books, 300 Florin Road (Greenhaven Center), Sacramento, 2:00 P.M. Featuring Redmond, Darlene Roy & Charlois Lumpkin, Genoa Barrow, Odessa Bethea, Charles Curtis Blackwell, Marie Celestin, Reginald Lockett, Jose Montoya, Lori Jean Robinson, Otis Scott, Hortense Simmons. Contact: 916.428.5611
5. April 23: Studio 33, 711 “J” Street, Sacramento, 2:00-5:00 P.M. “DRUMVOICES (Artsy) Party with a Purpose”—w/Artists & Friends “Autographing by DR Contributors”
“East Saint Sacramento ‘Stroll’” via Oral, Visual & Gestural Memorabilia “Music, Food, Poetrees & Percussive Interludes” Contact: 916. 613.7401
In addition to “Literary Arts/Activism in Sacramento/N. Calif.” selected by Odessa Bethea), other major features in this year’s Drumvoices are “Kwansabas for Jayne Cortez,” “Interviews with Amiri Baraka and Magdalena Gomez,” “10 Nigerian Poets” (selected by Remi Raji), and “Narrative Exchanges Between SIUE & University of Ibadan, Nigeria.” Among EBR Writers Club trustees featured in this issue--which includes 115 authors--are Maya Angelou, Baraka, Raymond R. Patterson (1929-2001), and Quincy Troupe.
Drumvoices Revue is a collaborative publication of the English Department of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Eugene B. Redmond Writers
Club of East St. Louis, Illinois (P.O. Box 6165) 62202. For more information or to order Drumvoices Revue ($10 per copy), send check or money order to P.O.
Box above or call EBRWC/SIUE English at 618 650-3991; Fax: 650-3509;
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