Events and Appearances

Jan Haag, Janis Haag, author, writer, journalist, Sacramento, Sacramento City College, journalism professor, writing teacher, Amherst Writers and Artists

Jan doesn’t currently have any readings or appearances planned. Check back after we’re free to move around again to see what she’s up to. 

In the meantime, here are some places where Jan has appeared in the past.


Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

Jan reads her poetry at Luna’s Cafe, 1414 16th St., Sacramento, as part of Joe Montoya’s Poetry Unplugged series, hosted by Geoffrey Neill, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019

Jan’s writing group, Team Haag, debuts its annual chapbook of the group’s work, “Soul of the Narrator,” 7 p.m., Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th St., Sacramento. Chapbooks will be on sale for $5.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Jan and Katie McCleary, co-publishers of River Rock Books, read at the Sacramento Poetry Center’s 40th annual poetry conference. They’ll read from Marie Reynolds’ poetry collection, “Seaworthy,” published in August 2018, shortly before Reynolds’ death.

Monday, Nov. 11, 2018

Jan reads as part of the Penngrove Market Reading Series (near Petaluma, CA), 8 p.m., with Jen Cross and Janine Kovac.

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

Jan was interviewed by Randol White on Capital Public Radio’s “Insight” program about “Seaworthy,” recently published by River Rock Books. They discussed poet Marie Reynolds’ collection that she assembled shortly before her death in August. River Rock Books’ formal debut of “Seaworthy” will be Saturday, Nov. 17 (see listing below). Here’s the link to that interview:

SOTN 2017 coverFriday, Nov. 16

Jan’s writing groups (aka Team Haag) will debut the ninth annual chapbook of their writing at 7 p.m. at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 1721 25th St., Sacramento, CA 95816. Free admission and refreshments; donations for SPC gratefully accepted. Copies of the chapbook $5. (This is last year’s SOTN cover; this year’s is a surprise.)




Seaworthy cover

Saturday, Nov. 17

Debut of River Rock Books’ latest volume, “Seaworthy,” a poetry collection by the late Sacramento poet Marie Reynolds, published shortly before her death in August 2018. The reading/tribute begins at 1 p.m. at the 916 Ink Imaginarium, 3301 37th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95824 (off Franklin Boulevard between 36th and 37th avenues; parking on both 36th and 37th avenues). Free admission and good snacks.
(Jan is a co-publisher with Katie McCleary of River Rock Books.)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Insight on Capital Public Radio
Jan spoke with host Beth Ruyak about her essay published in “Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It.”

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street, Sacramento, CA

Jan read her essay included in Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It, an anthology celebrating the tenth anniversary of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir Eat Pray Love. Guest readers included Katie McCleary, Deborah Meltvedt, Marie Reynolds and Karin Erickson.