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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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SEPTEMBER


LABOR DAY WEEKEND 9/4-9/7

4 September, Friday - 8:00 PM
THE RUSKIN PRESENTS: CLIVE WILMER
Join us for a rare US visit from poet/lecturer CLIVE WILMERSince 2009, he has been Master of the Guild of St George, the
charity founded by John Ruskin in 1871. He is also Emeritus Fellow in English at Sidney Sussex College Cambridge, an Honorary
Fellow of Anglia Ruskin University, and an Honorary Patron of the William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow. In the first half of 2015, he
was a Visiting Professor at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. In 1985 he edited Unto this Last and Other Writings by John Ruskin for
Penguin Classics and is the author of several books of poetry, including New and Collected Poems (Carcanet, 2012).
Regular Admission: $10 General, $6 Students & Seniors, Members Free.

5 September, Saturday - 8:00 PM
CHRISTIAN GEORGESCU
CHRISTIAN GEORGESCU sets off verbal pyrotechnics in The House of ME. An exceptionally crafted inside joke, hitting hard with
truth that alters perception - Pedestal Magazine.

6 September, 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.

11 September, Friday - 8:00 PM
THE MONDAY NIGHT POETRY POSSE: SALON READING
After more than a decade (and counting), David St. John’s celebrated workshop posse presents its first-ever group reading:
MARJORIE BECKER, JEANETTE CLOUGH, PAUL LIEBER, SARAH MACLAY, HOLADAY MASON, JIM NATAL, JAN WESLEY,
BRENDA YATES, MARIANO ZARO, and there in spirit from Dubai, Dina Hardy.
Regular Admission $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

12 September, Saturday - 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
FINE ARTS FILM FESTIVAL
A celebration of art in film. FAFF is dedicated to showing the finest films in the world about art, photography, collectors and artists
of all mediums in and out of their studios, galleries, museums, public art, and alternative art spaces. Come visit the western capital
of the art world - Los Angeles/Southern California.
The Fine Arts Film Festival is a premier showcase for independent film hosted by the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art held
annually in Venice, California.
2015 Film Festival & Awards Gala tickets are available now. Click here for more info.

13, September, 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.

17 September, Thursday - 7:30 PM
Public Works presents - FAREWELL MY LOVELY
Join the Public Works Improvisational Theater salute to the Noir detective genre including works by Raymond Chandler, Dashiell
Hammett and Woody Allen. Also visit the History of Art in Venice exhibit upstairs in the Mike Kelley Gallery as part of the Venice
Art Crawl. Exhibit is Free to all. Admission to Public Works show: General $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

18 September, Friday - 8:00 PM
JAZZ & WORDS: PETER CHERCHES & MICHAEL C FORD
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins said, “To Gödel, Escher, and Bach we might consider adding Peter Cherches.” Cherches,
a short fiction writer for the past 40 years, has also been singing jazz and writing lyrics since the 1980s and now brings his show
to Beyond Baroque. PETER CHERCHES will be accompanied by a group of L.A.-based musicians led by saxophonist DAVID
LEECH, and Venice’s own Grammy-winning, Pulitzer-nominated performance poet, MICHAEL C FORD.
General $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

19 September, Saturday - 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
MAVERICKS & MASTERS MINI WORKSHOP
With JAWANZA DUMISANI - See workshop section of calendar for more details.

19 September, Saturday - 2:00 PM
VOICES FROM THE MARGIN - AMERICAN HISTORY X SCREENING
JON HESS, Writer/Producer of AMERICAN HISTORY X introduces his 1990s classic examination of white skinhead racism played
in the suburbs of Los Angeles. General $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

19 September, Saturday - 4:00 PM
VOICES FROM THE MARGIN - FORMER INMATE PANEL
General $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

19 September, Saturday - 4:00 Pm
OPENING RECEPTION: HISTORY OF ART IN VENICE
Free.

19 September, Saturday - 8:00 PM
VOICES FROM THE MARGIN: THE POETRY OF INCARCERATION READING
General $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

CANCELED
20 September, Sunday - 4:00 PM

WRITING HEALING POETRY

25 September, Friday - 8:00 PM
FLOWERING FUEGOS: ALICIA PARTNOY & GAIL WRONSKY
ALICIA PARTNOY is a survivor from the secret detention camps where about 30,000 Argentinian citizens ‘disappeared’. She is
currently an associate professor at Loyola Marymount University where she presides over Proyecto VOS-Voices of Survivors, an
organization that brings survivors of state sponsored violence to lecture at U.S. universities. She will be signing and reading from
her new book, Flowering Fires-Fuegos Florales, translated by GAIL WRONSKY. (Settlement House Press, 2014).
General $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

26 September, Saturday - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE ANNUAL READING
Over 80 countries worldwide celebrate the movement toward a sustainable future. Beyond Baroque represents Venice, California
with a day of poetry and action. Free.

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM SOAP BOX POETS - Hosted by: JESSICA WILSON

3:00 PM - SATURDAY AFTERNOON POETRY WORKSHOP Read

4:00 PM - WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORKSHOP LEADERS Read

5:00 PM - GREEN POETS Read

6:00 PM - WIDE AWAKE POETS LAUREL ANN BOGEN & more TBA

7:00 PM - CHARLES HARPER WEBB: Reads from his new book, Brain Camp

26 September, Saturday - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
CHARLES HARPER WEBB: BRAIN CAMP PUBLICATION READING
Winner of many poetry prizes and recipient of fellowships from the Whiting and Guggenheim foundations, CHARLES HARPER
WEBB reads from Brain Camp, his eleventh collection of poetry. A former professional rock singer / guitarist, Webb teaches in the
MFA Creative Writing Program at Cal State Long Beach. His book of craft essays, A Million MFAs Are Not Enough, is forthcoming
from Red Hen Press. This event is part of 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE.

26 September, Saturday - 8:00 PM
JACQUELINE TCHAKALIAN: THE SIZE OF OUR BED
JACQUELINE DERNER TCHAKALIAN launches her poetry book, The Size of Our Bed with fellow poets RAMON GARCIA, NICELLE
DAVIS and moderator, KATE GALE. Well known as a visual artist, Jacqueline’s poetry has percolated for years, becoming fine-
tuned, elegant, raw and dripping with a visceral pleasure. Don’t miss this launch party complete with Armenian mezze, wine, and a
celebration of love, community and poetry. Regular Admission $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

27 September, Sunday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
BEYOND BAROQUE POETRY STAGE AT THE ABBOT KINNEY FESTIVAL
THIS EVENT IS OFFSITE ON ABBOT KINNEY
In a kick-off reading for Banned Book Week, The NoHo Short Fiction series writers open the reading with selections from Ray
Bradbury's, FAHRENHEIT 451. Then Beyond Baroque and the Pacific Coast Poetry Series host a day of readings by poets from
its latest publication, WIDE AWAKE: POETS OF LOS ANGELES AND BEYOND. Free.

27 September, Sunday - 2:00 PM
NEBRASKA GIRL OPEN READING
In the Mike Kelley Gallery
Hosted by WYATT UUNDERWOOD Feature this month: ROLLAN VACHINE. Five-minute limit, sign ups at 1:45 PM.
Suggested donation $5.

27 September, Sunday - 6:00 PM
LA POESIA FESTIVAL
Hosted by ANTONIETA VILLAMIL Suggested donation $5.

27 September, Sunday - 7:00 PM
7 DUDLEY CINEMA - AN EVENING WITH PABLO FRASCONI
Interview 7:00 PM, Screening 8:30 PM
Since 1969, PABLO FRASCONI has made films about the U.S. bicentennial, gentrification, childhood literacy, public art, creativity,
civil liberties and poetry, including, Towards the Memory of a Revolution ('76, 53m), The Woodcuts of Antonio Frasconi ('87,
25m), Survival of a Small City ('86, 57m), broadcast nationally on PBS, and, The Longing ('08,15m). Frasconi is currently
Professor of Practice in the Production Division at the School of Cinematic Arts at USC where he teaches Editing; Creating Poetic
Cinema; Nature, Design and Media. Free, but donations appreciated.