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Coming October 20th, Prose in the afternoon at SPC

Join us October 20th for the kickoff of series, Prose in the Afternoon at SPC. Meet murder mystery writer and award-winning author Sue Owens Wright for a reading from her book, Ears for Murder.

Prose writers you are invited to bring your best hooks” for the open mic. Bring your juiciest, scariest, funniest, sexiest and or most provocative 100 words or less that entreat a reader to want to read more of your stuff. Spooky, scary, paranormal stuff encouraged!

Date/Time: Oct. 20th, 4-5:30
Sacramento Poetry Center1719 25th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Sue Owens Wright

About the Author

Photo by Aniko Kiezel

Sue Owens Wright is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction. She is a twelve-time finalist for the Maxwell, awarded annually by the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) to the best writer on the subject of dogs. She has won three Maxwell Awards and earned special recognition from the Humane Society of the United States for her writing. She writes the acclaimed Beanie and Cruiser Mystery Series, including Howling Bloody Murder, Sirius About Murder, Embarking On Murder and Braced For Murder, which is recommended on the American Kennel Club’s list of Best Dog Books. Ears for Murder won the Maxwell Award in 2018. She is also the author of a historical thriller, The Secret of Bramble Hill. Her nonfiction books include What’s Your Dog’s IQ?, 150 Activities for Bored Dogs, and People’s Guide to Pets. She has been published in numerous magazines, including Dog Fancy, Mystery Scene, AKC GAZETTE, Fido Friendly, The Bark, and Animal Fair. Her work also appears in several anthologies, including Fightin’ Words—25 Years of Provocative Poetry and Prose from the Blue Collar PEN along with Norman Mailer and other literary notables.

Wright graduated from California State University and has taught elementary school, college English and adult writing courses. She did MFA studies in fiction writing at the Universities of Dublin and Galway in Ireland and University College London in England. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, DWAA, Sisters in Crime, PEO International, Pastel Society of the West Coast, SSPCA, and Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Also Todd Boyd will read a flash fiction piece-The Hunter and the Saint. + Open Mic 100 word (or less) “hook” piece.

Coming October 26th: WOA Open Mic w/ Black Women Tell Tales

Join us at the Sacramento Poetry Center, October 26th, 2019 for Writers On the Air Open Mic and Featured Readers Black Women Tell Tales, a local Sacramento meetup of writers, poets, storytellers, and inspirational word artists.

Black Women Tell Tales Writing Group

Black Women Tell Tales

Gladys Unimuke Wilburn

Has been quilting, drawing and telling her Folk -Art Stories for twenty years. This year she appeared at the Crocker- Capital Storytelling event. Her “Harlem Hill Chronicles”, available on, takes place during Jim Crow Segregation Era in Fort Worth, Texas. The stories are woven with dreams of youthful confidence, guarded in the hopes of family love and fortified in the eyes of cultural history. “The Elephant Champion”, this year’s short story, will be published by the Northern California Publishers and Authors, in Dec.

MS Wilburn is a retired councilor of abused children.She lives in South Sacramento.


Lisa M. Randolph an aspiring children’s book writer, goes by the pen name, L.M. Randolph.  Her first action-adventure series The Wildlife Divas Adventure Team and short story Raju the Crying Elephant,tackles the subject of Wildlife Conservation and Endangered Species. Her real-life adventures have taken her to four of seven continents of the world. Her fascinating hobby of ‘Rock Hunting’ for semi-precious stones has sent her exploring mountains reaching heights up to 8000 feet, to valley floors of ancient seabed’s hunting for trilobite fossils.  Don’t be surprised when meeting her to find pockets filled with an interesting array of rocks, crystals and gemstones.

She resides in Elk Grove, California with two small rescue dogs, Rose (a terrier-mix) and Petal (a teacup chihuahua) and admits to being their emotional support human.  They’ve inspired her upcoming children’s book series, The Adventures of an Ugly Dog in a Tutu’.

Plus- Angelina Woodberry and Brenda Davis

The optional theme for this months reading is Between the Moon and You.

Refreshments will be served. Good cheer and as we used to say in the old days, good vibes prevail.

Open Micer’s are given 5-7 minutes to read their original work. Poets, Prose writers, novelists, storytellers, musicians are all welcome.

This will be the last WOA open mic this year but we will start up again in January.

WOA is always looking for word artists to feature or join us.