We also hold many events in Squaw Valley during the summer. For more informatio and a comprehensive schedule, please check our Summer Events Page in June.

Squaw Valley Community of Writers Poetry Benefit Reading
Join us in Sacramento!

Friday, June 19, 2015
7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00)
General Admission
Setzer Auditorium, Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street, Sacramento, CA

On Friday, June 19, 2015 acclaimed poets Forrest Gander, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman,
J. Michael Martinez, Sharon Olds,
and Evie Shockley will read from their poetry in the Setzer Auditorium at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento.

This gathering of the tribe—all staff poets from this year's Community of Writers’ Summer Poetry Workshop in Squaw Valley—will raise money for the Poetry Program’s financial aid and scholarships. Books by the poets will be available for purchase and signing.

See our Poetry Workshop Page for more information about the poets who will be reading. For more information, call toll free: (877) 537-8073 or email squawpoet@ureach.com.

Tickets are $20 advance/$25 at the door for general admission and $12 advance/$15 at the door for students (with current student ID). Group discounts are available. The Crocker Art Museum will NOT be selling tickets. Please do not contact them regarding ticket sales.

The Crocker Art Museum
Located at 216 O Street in Sacramento

For location map and directions, please visit the Crocker Art Mesuem's website.


On-street parking meters bordering the Museum and Crocker Park accept coins and credit cards (free after 6 PM). A small parking lot (Lot Y) is available on 2nd Street and costs $1.50 per hour. A larger parking lot (Lot X) is located at the corner of 2nd and N Streets and is $10 for all-day parking ($5 after 4 PM on weekdays or all day on weekends). Both parking lots are operated by the City of Sacramento and are enforced 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

Parking for visitors with disabilities can be found in the City parking lots and at meters on 2nd Street. Disabled Person Parking Placards do not receive free parking in the City parking lots.

Additional parking is available in nearby parking garages, located a short walk from the Museum.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Deborah Dashow Ruth—Deborah has been a supporter of the Community of Writers for many years and serves as a member of the board. Deborah is a poet and many-times Squaw Poetry Workshop participant. She is sponsoring the event to help poets who, without the financial aid this even provides, would be unable to attend the summer program.

Thanks also to The Sterling Hotel for providing discounted accommodations for our readers.

Become a Sponsor or Give to the Poetry Scholarship Fund

We are looking for volunteers! We need help with:

  • Promoting the event during the months of April and May.
  • Crowd-wrangling on the evening of June 19.

If you are interested in helping (and in a free ticket to the event), please contact us.