WOA Open Mic with Storytellers Sue Hobbs, Suzi Byrd, and Poet Mary Zeppa


Here’s the reading from our features on June 22nd, 2019 – Storyteller(s) Sue Hobbs, Suzi Byrd, and poet Mary Zeppa.

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Here’s some info about the Features:
Sue Hobbs The title of my story is “The Jam.” Here is a little bit about me: I am a tenure track professor at Sacramento State University in the Child Development Program. I am a member of the Citizen Band Potawatomi, which is a Native American tribe with headquarters in Shawnee, Oklahoma. My Potawatomi name is Shishib’kwe (pronounced she -she- buh- kway). It means Duck Woman. I have two daughters and four grandchildren (one was just born on May 8).

Suzi Byrd I work at Sacramento State as administrative support staff. I have two degrees, one in biological sciences and one in art studio. Neither of which I use professionally. I live in Sacramento with my two daughters.

Mary Zeppa is a singer and lyricist as well as a poet and literary journalist, has been active in the Sacramento Poetry Center (SPC) since 1981. Zeppa served as Co-Editor of Poet News from 1984-1995 and was a founding Editor (1993) of The Tule Review. She currently serves as co-host of the Third Thursday in the Sacramento Room series and as SPC’s Archivist Emeritus

WOA Open Mic May 25th with features Sue Daly, Luz Maria Gama, and Lois Ann Abraham

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Luz Maria Gama. My Poet name is Luz Maria Gama and in November I will be 69 years old. This year I will celebrate my 50th High School Reunion from Hirahm W. Johnson. I was born in the small town of Teocuitatlan, Jalisco but have lived in Sacramento since 1955..many years before it became  Midtown.It was in the mid 1980’s that Poetry came knocking at my door. I opened the door and let Her in..She has been writing me ever since!A retired Head Start Teacher after 38 years, a mother to two lovely daughters, a grandmother to 7, a sister to one brother, I live with my mother of 92 in Midtown.I have been attending the Monday morning women’s writing group at Women’s Wisdom Art.it is an amazing and very supportive group! I wish to write more and travel some soon! I also dream of having my own home with a big back yard for Mr. Meow Meow, my grandkids and Linda, my Precious Inner Child to roam..Peace!

Lois Ann Abraham is a retired ARC English professor, author of Circus Girl and Other Stories, and Tina Goes to Heaven, a novel. She is presently on the home stretch with her next novel, The Long Art. 

Sue Daly’s poetry has been published in When the Light Changes, Lift it Tenderly Anthology 2017, Sacramento Voices, Brevities, Medusa’s Kitchen, Poetry Now, and Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, among othersSue’s poetry chapbook, titled “A Voice at Last” was published by “DADs Desk Publishing” in 2017. Sue is the author of “Plug into Poetry”, a monthly newsletter highlighting Sacramento area poetry events. She also leads a Poetry Workshop at Wellspring Women’s Center in Sacramento. Sue has an interest in empowering women to find their unique voices through writing and sharing their poetry with others.

WOA Open Mic, January 26th, 2019

Writers On the Air started off the New Year with a good reading of five provocative stories and a host of new and experienced open micer’s. Below is the Open Mic reading on January 26th. Readers are in alphabetical order. Enjoy!

Carol Lynn, Charles, Faith, Jacki, Joanne, Mike

Nick, Pat s., Renee, Rose Ann, Susan, Tom, Vicki

A selection of recorded readings by Sacramento area writers