The Sacramento Thursday Night Writers will read their work at the November gathering of The Other Voice, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the library at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road.
This small, eclectic group of writers — consisting of teachers, quilters, counselors, mental health workers, editors, retirees, students, artists and marathon runners — first gathered at the Sacramento Poetry Center in the fall of 2011, forming what is now known as the Sacramento Thursday Night Writers group.
They are led in the Amherst Writers and Artists method by facilitator Laura Martin. This private writing workshop offers a safe, creative space for members to write and share their words with others.
Some members are first-time authors, and some are prize-winning poets. Some never believed they could write, while others get paid to write for a living. Still others can be found hanging around coffee shops crooning their words during open mic nights. And some choose to remain blissfully anonymous and share their work only with the group.
All of them, though, hold the common belief that, in the words of Amherst Writers and Artists founder Pat Schneider, a writer is someone who writes.
Refreshments and an open mic follow the reading, so bring along a poem to share.