Amicus Books

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Amicus Books Literary Arts Center

Amicus Books, located in Marysville, California, is a privately owned literary arts center, funded by an independent bookstore. It presently serves a ten county region in California’s Sacramento Valley, focusing on programs for the area’s authors and writers. James and Kara Davis are its founders and current directors.

History[edit]

Amicus Books opened to the public on April 1, 2005 in Yuba City, California,[1] and within its first year produced Wordcolors, an anthology of poetry, short stories and photography, in collaboration with the members of its first literary program, Poetry from The Green Chair.[2] Also during 2005, the center established The Literary Lounge, a consortium of the region’s authors, writers, publishers, illustrators and editors.[3] The consortium has been showcased at the Yuba-Sutter Regional Arts Council[4] and includes many published authors, notably Chris Enss, author of several books on women of the Old West.

In March 2006, Amicus Books relocated to 413 D Street, in the historic downtown district of Marysville, California.[5] Later that year, it founded the Downtown Marysville Art Chautauqua, collaborating with local businesses, artists and writers to provide a regular venue for the literary and visual arts.[6] In July 2006, Amicus Books launched the Intrepid Press, a zine written, edited and directed by local writers and artists, ages 16 to 23.[7][8][9] The center has also hosted several educational and literary events, including presentations by authors Candy Chand, Richard Beban, Selden Edwards, Lueza Gelb, Erica Ross-Krieger, and most notably, John Esam, a Beat Generation poet and a chief organizer of the 1965 International Poetry Incarnation.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dickey, John. "A place to learn and grow." The Appeal Democrat, April 3, 2005
  2. ^ Picard, Jennifer. "Writers, Literary Lovers Find Friends At Amicus." The Appeal-Democrat, November 17th, 2005
  3. ^ Buis, Kyle. "Literary Lessons in Marysville." The Appeal-Democrat, July 30th, 2007
  4. ^ Life Briefs. The Appeal-Democrat, August 22, 2008
  5. ^ Hightower, Eve. "A Good Read For Marysville." The Appeal-Democrat, June 14th, 2006
  6. ^ Laughlin, Breeana. "A Festival of the Arts." The Appeal-Democrat, November 26, 2006
  7. ^ Pasternack, Nancy. "Down an Author or Two: Intrepid Press publishing despite writer shortage." The Appeal-Democrat, September 17, 2007
  8. ^ Weeks, Justin. "D Street's literary revolution." The Appeal-Democrat, February 19, 2009
  9. ^ "Marysville, California." Wikipedia.org
  10. ^ Whitehead, Peter. Wholly Communion, (Grove Press, 1966)
  11. ^ Sargaent, Jack. Interview with Peter Whitehead. Archived January 5, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Naked Lens: Beat Cinema (Creation Books, 1997)

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