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beyond baroque calendar of upcoming events

Event schedule may change without prior notice.
General Admission Policy applies to all events, unless noted otherwise:
Admission $10
Students/Seniors/Children $6
Members FREE.

*This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.

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DECEMBER

 

19 December, Friday – 8:00 PM
I DIDN’T SURVIVE SLAVERY FOR THIS

A multi-media performance & poetry reading featuring writer/director PAM WARD. Fellow World Stage poets V. KALI,
TCHISE AJE and JAHA ZAINABU join Ward in riffing on life 150 years post slavery. Signing in the bookstore after the show.

20 December, Saturday – 8:00 PM
MICHAEL ROTHENBERG & FRIENDS

Shabda Press publisher and editor TERESA MEI CHUC will host a celebration of the publication of MICHAEL ROTHENBERG’s
new book of poems, Indefinite Detention: A Dog Story. Guest readers round out the show.

21 December, Sunday – 2:00 PM
M.J. TAYLOR & FRIENDS

Kleft Jaw Poets FRANKIE METRO, LINDSEY THOMAS, DUSTIN HOLLAND, WILLIAM SEWARD and MJ TAYLORr sling words
to the moon & make your winter solstice dreams come true. $5 Suggested Donation.

21 December, Sunday – 5:00 PM
HITCHED

This quarterly series couples established poets and writers with their emerging counterparts as a way of celebrating accomplishments,
welcoming new voices, and broadening community.HOSTED BY XOCHITL-JULISA BERMEJO.
$5 Suggested Donation.

28 December, Sunday – 2:00 PM
LA POESIA SALON - In the bookstore

A salon style meet up of Spanish language and bilingual poets sharing their work. Bring poems and a snack or drink to share.
Hosted by ANTONIETA VILLAMIL. Suggested donation $5.

28 December, Sunday – 7:30 PM
7 DUDLEY CINEMA: EXPERIMENTAL FILMS

With JULIAN SEMILIAN and RAG’n’BONES, who perform live music and poetry with avant garde moving image art. Laughtears.com
Suggested Donation $5.

 

JANUARY

3 January, Saturday – 8:30 PM
POETRY IN MOTION
Since 1988, Eve Brandstein presents an eclectic array of writers from the literary and Hollywood communities. This season
Poetry In Motion will feature special events and solo performances. Check out her website evebrandsteinpoetryinmotion.com
and Facebook page for more information.
Special General Admission –
Advanced tickets $15 on Eventbite; $20 at the door,$10 Students/Seniors; Members $8.

4 January, Sunday – 5:00 PM
FIRST SUNDAY OPEN READING

Our popular monthly open reading. Features this month, TBA. Hosted by STEVE GOLDMAN. Sign ups begin at 4:45 PM.
Five-minute limit. Free, but donations always appreciated.

4 January, Sunday – 7:00 PM
SHAMAN'S BLUES: THE ART AND INFLUENCES BEHIND JIM MORRISON AND THE DOORS
DENISE SULLIVAN reads  and discusses Shaman's Blues: The Art and Influences Behind Jim Morrison and the Doors.
"A thorough, clear-eyed, admirable book," says author Rudy Rucker. Sullivan will be accompanied by Henri Cash on guitar
and will also screen clips from Before The End: Searching For Jim Morrison, with filmmakers Jeff and Jess Finn who offer
further insights into Morrison's literary life.

10 January, Saturday – 4:00 PM
GALLERY OPENING - JURI KOLL GROUP
Details to be announced shortly.

10 January, Saturday – 8:00 PM
POETRY IN MOTION SPECIAL

Please check back for more details coming soon.

11 January, Sunday – 2:00 PM
SOAP BOX 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. FREE, but donations are always welcome.

16 January, Friday – 8:00 PM
JUMP START STORIES
NANCY AGABIAN, former Beyond Baroque artist-in-residence (1994-1999), reads with members of her current online
creative nonfiction/autobiographical fiction writing workshop, Jump Start Your Writing.

17 January, Saturday – 8:00 PM
STEINBECK CALLING
A celebration of Steinbeck's works with readings and music, including: Pastures of Heaven, Cannery Row, Travels with
Charley, Of Mice and Men & Grapes of Wrath. Performers include LEE BOEK, ERIC VOLLMER and ROSS ALTMAN on guitar.

18 January, Sunday – 5:00 PM
HITCHED
This quarterly series couples established poets and writers with their emerging counterparts as a way of celebrating accomplishments,
welcoming new voices, and broadening community. HOSTED BY XOCHITL-JULISA BERMEJO.
$5 Suggested Donation. In the Mike Kelley Gallery.

18 January, Sunday – 6:00 PM
KATIA MORAES

More details to follow soon.

18 January, Sunday – 7:00 PM
WRITER'S ROUND
Mende Smith and Keith Martin host established and emerging writers in a writers roundtable meet talk show format. Writers
will answer questions from the audience and the audience is encouraged to answer the monthly Big Question.
Special Admission $7 general/students/seniors, Members Free

25 January, Sunday – 2:00 PM
THE NEBRASKA GIRL OPEN READING
This month’s features: TBA. Five-minute limit, sign ups at 1:45 PM. Hosted by WYATT UNDERWOOD.
FREE, but donations always welcome.

25 January, Sunday – 2:00 PM
LA POESIA SALON
A salon style meet up of Spanish language and bilingual poets sharing their work. Bring poems and a snack or drink to
share. Hosted by ANTONIETA VILLAMIL. Suggested donation $5.

25 January, Sunday – 7:30 PM
7 DUDLEY CINEMA - The 12th ANNUAL VENICE FILM FEST
Colorful history of films made in Venice California -  with Jeffrey Stanton. Two special films by documentary filmmaker and
Venice resident, Mark Steven Shepherd.  
Tim Corvin's Venice Beach -1985, ultra rare trailer for VENICE RALPH documentary.
Plus Live Music by the Boardwalk's Maestro ALAN ROBINSON. Free, but donations appreciated.