The Music of Chris Jones
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Belle Cooledge Library
Chris Jones is an up and coming American singer, songwriter, producer, and musician based out of Sacramento, CA.
With music residing in the midtempo range and delivering a thoughtful, honest, worldly, and smooth sound, his lyrics often deal with themes of love, drugs, and pain. He views his music as influenced by a variety of artists, including Frank Ocean, Carlos Santana, Prince, Marvin Gaye and D’Angelo.
The Love Experiment: Vol. 1., Chris’ debut album, is scheduled to release this year.
We look forward to Chris sharing an evening full of original music with us at our next Scriptorium – Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Belle Cooledge Library. This event is open to the community.
We hope to see you there in support of a full-time Sacramento artist!
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jovonny “JDWorldWide” Devicente is a poet, hip-hop artist and activist.
Over the years he has performed all over the Los Angeles area, including the famous performing arts theatre, Da Poetry Lounge, Los Angeles City Hall, and the internet radio program Speak and B Heard.
He wrote, directed, and starred in the documentary Police State (currently in post production). In the documentary he speaks with various people throughout Los Angeles about their social views, and interviews the creator of the Zeitgeist Film Series, Peter Joseph.
Now that Jovonny’s relocated to Sacramento, you can find him performing his music and poetry at various local venues including Old Ironsides, Queen Sheeba and Scriptorium Saturday.
His efforts as a conscious artist and thinker have not gone unnoticed, especially in the hip-hop community. His Twitter account @jdworldwide has landed follows from Public Enemy’s Professor Griff and Digital Underground.
Jovonny’s work focuses on conspiracy, philosophy, spirituality and global social issues.
He performed music and poetry at Scriptorium on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Circle Saturday, October 1, 2016 on your calendar as two phenomenal novelists make their way to Scriptorium to read from their new novels! Be some of the first to hear their new work.
Sacramento State professor Doug Rice is a novelist, photographer, theorist, and scholar. He teaches film theory and history.
Doug is the author of numerous books including Blood of Mugwump (selected by late novelist Kathy Acker as runner-up Fiction Collective 2 First Novel Award, 1996), Skin Prayer (Eraserhead Press, 2002), An Erotics of Seeing (Black Scat Books 2015), and the recently published Here Lies Memory (Black Scat Books, 2016).
Doug’s fiction, memoirs and creative nonfiction have appeared in a number of anthologies and journals such as Avant Pop: Fiction for a Daydream Nation, Kiss the Sky, The Dirty Fabulous Anthology, Alice Redux, Phanthoms of Desire, and others.
He was the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Scholar Award from Sacramento State University, and recipient of the 2007 University President’s Award for Scholarship from Sacramento State University.
His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, which recognizes the country’s top fiction, poetry, and essays published in small presses the previous year.
Doug holds a B.A. degree from Slippery Rock State College (Pennsylvania), a M.A. degree from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh), and studied for his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh. He has taught creative writing and film studies at Duquesne University, LaRoche College, Kent State University and other universities.
Doug will read from his newest book, Here Lies Memory, which explores the place of memory in the daily practice of living, examines what language and photographs do to memory, desire and love, and investigates what gentrification is doing to the personal lives of those people disappearing from the streets and homes in the Hill District and the North Side of Pittsburgh.
Marc Anthony Richardson is a novelist and artist from Philadelphia.
Year of the Rat, his debut novel, was winner of the Ronald Sukenick innovative fiction prize. A ten-year endeavour, Year of the Rat focuses on themes of critical social issues concerning minorities and the poor, dysfunctional families, sickness and mental disorders, the elderly and the disabled, substance abuse, and over-medicating.
Marc will join Doug at Scriptorium and read from his new, debut novel Year of the Rat.
Save the Date! Saturday, October 1, 2016 will be an incredible evening with two exceptional authors.
Hulon “The Survivor” Thompson is a poet, artist, musician and survivor. He was our featured guest at Scriptorium Saturday on September 19, 2015, and gave a courageous presentation on his life growing up in Compton, triumphing over a cancer diagnosis, his poetry that reflects personal growth into his self-made identity, and conscious art pieces. It was an evening of testimony, creative thought, and encouragement.
At our July 25, 2015 event, Robert Prather shared a presentation on his art and cartoons, along with a special presentation on his first comic book, “Grand Soulful Gent.” He spoke about his journey to becoming an artist, his influences, the significance of music and MC Hammer to his work, and much more about the artist’s life.