Meeting the third Sunday of the month at 2pm, The Davis Arts Center Poetry Series typically features two readers. Admission is free but donations are always appreciated and all proceeds benefit Davis Arts Center! The Series is hosted by James Lee Jobe. Audio archives of previous readings can be found here.
Heather Judy (left) is a poet and artist living in Sacramento. She earned her MFA in Poetry from Mills College in 2009. Before attending Mills, she received her BA in English from CSU, Sacramento where she won the 2005 Bazzanella Award for first place in poetry.
Her poems have appeared in Tule Review, The California Quarterly, Flatmancrooked’s Thin Volume of Contemporary Poetry, and others. Her chapbook, Inosculation, was a semi-finalist for the CutBank Chapbook Contest in 2018.
She is a Sacramento Poetry Center board member, an Associate Editor for Tule Review, and co-curates for the Sacramento Poetry Center art gallery.
She is currently working towards a special education teaching credential at CSU, Sacramento.
Bethanie Humphreys (right) is a writer, editor, and mixed-media visual artist. Her chapbook, Dendrochronology, was published by Finishing Line Press in June, 2019, and her poetry, short fiction, and art have appeared in various publications in the U.S. and U.K. including: Artemis, Nonbinary Review, The Found Poetry Review, American River Review, and Sacramento Voices.
She serves as board member for the Sacramento Poetry Center and co-curator for the SPC Art Gallery. She was Editor-in-Chief of the 2015 American River Review, and is currently Associate Editor for Tule Review.
She is a Squaw Valley Community of Writers Poetry Workshop Alumni, has a Bachelors in Spanish from CSU, Sacramento, and a Creative Writing Certificate in Literary Publishing from American River College. She is also a California Certified Naturalist, and a certified Amherst Writer’s and Artists Method instructor.