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25 July, Friday – 8:00 PM
In the Mike Kelley Gallery
DIANE RAPTOSH will read from her new book of poems, American Amnesiac, which was long-listed for the 2013 National Book Award.
The book’s timely themes—rising income inequality, the “Citizens United” Supreme Court case, and global conflict—will
resonate with all manner of readers:
those who read a lot of poetry and those who don’t.
26 July, Saturday – 3:00 PM
JIMMY BLACK: WILDFLOWERS– Exhibit runs 7/26-8/31
Artist Statement: A Wildflower normally grows in fields, forests, or on the sides of roads, without deliberate
A Wildflower is also someone who travels to many different places and can flourish anywhere. The Wildflowers I
have created represent the ethnicity and culture of people whose Wildflower-like existence inspired this exhibit. I use
aboriginal masks, prehistoric writings, fabrics, and ethnic tattoo designs. Each flower represents a region of the World that
I have chosen to highlight. Together the Flowers create a garden of Humanity, my vision of urban life, dedicated to peace
and harmony. Acrylic on canvas, and Acrylic on wood. FREE EVENT.
27 July, Sunday – 2:00 PM
THE NEBRASKA GIRL OPEN READING
Open reading with features hosted by WYATT UNDERWOOD and MELISSA ALVARADO. This month’s feature: TONY LEE.
Five-minute limit, sign ups at 1:45 PM. Suggested donation $5.
27 July, Sunday – 5:00 PM
JANET HAMILL & S.A. GRIFFIN
Thee Rooms Press author, JANET HAMILLl reads from her first collection of short fiction, Tales From the Eternal Café.
Hamill is joined by Los Angeles favorite S.A. GRIFFIN. Suggested donation $5.
27 July, Sunday – 5:00 PM
LA POEISA SALON
In the Bookstore
POESÍA FÉSTIVAL & RPB-LA celebrate a global call of WORLD POETRY
MOVEMENT FOR PEACE. DUKARDO HINESTROSA, ANTONIETA VILLAMIL, MARK LIPMAN, ROBERTO LENI, and others.
www.wpm2011.org. Bring original poetry to share. Suggested donation $5.
27 July, Sunday – 7:00 PM
7 DUDLEY CINEMA
Averageman (2012, 78 minutes). Rush Riddle's (in person) fun feature film captures the spirit of underground Los Angeles flipping into
the over ground. Directed by Steve Hanft. Starring Richard Edson.
Film at 7pm, Discussion at 8:30pm. Live music at 9pm by Treehouse (Rush, Carey Fosse, Pat Hoed & Andy Sykora).
Suggested donation $5.
1 August, Friday – 8:00 PM
MASON’S NOISE PARLOUR
The fourth installment of the quarterly series of teen per
formances features writer/poet FRANCESCO V.X. DESANTIS, 17,
singer-songwriter GRACE FELLOWS, 16, poet Danielle Shorr, and the host, 17 year old singer-songwriter
2 August, Saturday – 8:00 PM
POETS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: CHARLES BUKOWSKI & OGDEN NASH
Join us for a celebration of two amazing poets during their birth months! Featuring LARRY COLKER, DOUG KNOTT, and
DAVID MCINTIRE. Hosted by CARLYE ARCHIBEQUE.
3 August, Sunday – 2:00 PM
TERRY WOLVERTON: CRAFTING THE STORY
No information at press time, please check back closer to the date. $5 suggested donation.
3 August, Sunday – 5:00 PM
FIRST SUNDAY OPEN READING
Our popular monthly open reading. Features this month, TBA. Hosted by BILLY BURGOS. Sign ups begin at 4:45 PM.
Five-minute limit. Suggested donation $5.
3 August, Sunday – 8:00 PM
RUTHIE BUELL READING
Uncle Ruthie Buell, teacher, performer and pioneer of children's programming on Pacifica radio station KPFK-FM, is still
going strong. She reads a selection of her poetry. Her 35-year-old, hourlong show "Halfway Down the Stairs with Uncle
Ruthie" is heard Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A mix of storytelling, music and conversation
with both child and adult appeal, this celebration of the written word offers a taste of everything from Thurber to Saroyan;
themes can be "something
as silly as food or as serious as divorce.” $5 Suggested Donation.
8 August, Friday – 8:00 PM
Poetrypalooza! Come celebrate Poetry in Life! Live music, open mic, performances, workshops! Sponsored by Zzyzx,
WriterZ and Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts.
9 August, Saturday – 8:00 PM
RICHARD VARGAS & ALEX FANCHER
“Richard Vargas’s newest poetry collection, Guernica, Revisited, is a palimpsest of modern-day struggles and life’s most
intimate beauty.” -Melinda Palacio.
10 August, Sunday – 2:00 PM
SOAPBOX OPEN READING
This is your home. Bring your words. The mic is yours. Sign ups begin at 1:45 PM. There is a five-minute limit. Hosted by
JESSICA WILSON. Suggested donation $5.
10 August, Sunday – 2:00 PM
A TALK ON PURE LAND BUDDHISM
Rev. RAY FUKUMOTO presents a talk on Pure Land Buddhism. Community event. Suggested donation $5.
15 August, Friday – 7:30 PM
SAN FRANCISCO’S WILD HISTORY GROOVE
Join us for a screening of San Francisco’s Wild History Groove, companion film to Mary Kerr’s Venice West & the LA Scene,
shown in January at Beyond Baroque. With poets Jack & Adelle Foley (participants in the
documentary) and Clara Hsu
introducing work from their exciting new press, Poetry Hotel Press.
16 August, Saturday – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
STANGE PLACES OF THE HEART BOOKSIGNING
RIP RENSE spent five years reporting for the Valley News (now Daily News of Los Angeles), five years reporting for the
L.A. Herald-Examiner under the legendary Jim Bellows, and ten more as a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times.
Mr. Rense is the author two novels, The Last Byline ("One of the top 40 works of L.A.fiction"---California Writer) and The
Oaks---as well as two non-fiction works, Less Than Satisfying Encounters With Humanity, and Bad Words.
In the Bookstore.
16 August, Saturday – 8:00 PM
LINDA KING: LOVING AND HATING CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Sculptor and poet, LINDA KING reads from her memoir about her 5-year on again, off again relationship with legendary
poet Charles Bukowski, and reads a selection of poems written to him. She will be joined by Beyond Baroque president
Doug Knott reading his favorite Bukowski poems, and Beyond Baroque director, Richard Modiano, who opens the
proceedings with his story of meeting Bukowski from his forthcoming collection of life tales from Drive all the Horses at
Once from Punk Hostage Press.
The event is sponsored in part by The Pillsbury Wine Company and Barkowski, Santa Monica.
$8 Students, Seniors and Members
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT EVENTBRITE: http://lindakinglovingandhatingbukowski.eventbrite.com
17 August, Sunday – 7:00 PM
THE WRITER’S ROUND
Mende Smith hosts established and emerging writers in a writers roundtable meet-up/talk show format. Writers will answer
questions from the audience, and the audience is encouraged to answer the monthly Big Question. Features ERIC TRULES,
CONNEY WILLIAMS, GEORGE KOROLOG & CHRISTIAN ALVAREZ. In the Mike Kelley Gallery.
17 August, Sunday – 7:30 PM
THE 7th ANNUAL PHILOMENIAN
It’s the seventh Annual Philomenian honoring the late Poet-Laureate of Venice, Philomene Long, on her birthday. We’ll be
featuring the readings of her poems along with the poems of her celebrated late husband, John Thomas and his
recollections of Charles Bukowsk,i including selected audio recordings from The Bukowski / Thomas Conversations.
The new second edition of Bukowski In The Bathtub, a portrait of Bukowski as told to Philomene by his intimate friend,
Beat poet John Thomas, will be released.
Bukowski and Thomas were friends between 1965 and 1971.
Readers: JACK and ADELLE FOLEY, PEGARTY LONG, MICHAEL C. FORD, HOLLY PRADO, HARRY E. NORTHUP,
MARIAN DIETL, LINDA ALBERTANO. Music by SUZY WILLIAMS and BRAD KAY.
Film by MARY KERR and ELAINE TROTTER. Hosted by JIM SMITH.
Books will be available at this event as well as WINE and HORS D’OEUVRES. It’s FREE!!!
23 August, Sunday – 8:00 PM
GLOBAL ECONOMIC AMNESTY
Bring original poetry in Spanish/bilingual to share. With ANTONIETA VILLAMIL. Suggested donation $5.
24 August, Sunday – 2:00 PM
NEBRASKA GIRL OPEN READING
Open reading with features hosted by WYATT UNDERWOOD and MELISSA ALVARADO. This month’s feature: RICK
LUPERT & BRENDAN CONSTANTINE. Five-minute limit, sign ups at 1:45 PM. Suggested donation $5.
24 August, Sunday – 6:00 PM
LA POEISA SALON -
in the Bookstore
POESÍA FÉSTIVAL and VAGABOND PRESS BIRTHDAY PARTY of MARK LIPMANN & ANTONIETA VILLAMIL with Friends!
original poetry in Spanish/bilingual to share. Potluck Party. Suggested donation $5.
31 August, Sunday 7:00 PM
7 DUDLEY CINEMA PSYBERNETIC DREAMING with RIA LIVE CINEMA (RIAPD)
Social engineers Will Erokan & Gerry Fialka's (& poets, dancers & live music) post-hypnotic triggering and hyper-maximum
multi-media "live cinema" event reinvents McLuhan's Menippean satirized Gesamtkunstwerk and breaks the Finnegans
Wake code: "what can't be coded can be decorded if an ear aye seize what no eye ere grieved fore." Turn your eyes into
ears. Poets, dancers & live music conjure the hidden psychic effects of "mediaphyillia autisticus." Suggested donation $5.