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22 May, Friday - 8:00 PM
LISA SEWELL AND LISA COFFMAN

LISA SEWELL will read from Impossible Object, winner of the Tenth Gate Prize (Word Works Press). As Arthur Sze suggests, in
these poems "the worlds of literature and life reflect, refract and conflate; she creates a space that is spellbindingly present."
LISA COFFMAN is the author of two books of poetry: Likely, which won the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize from Kent State
University Press, and Less Obvious Gods, recently published by Iris Press. Her poetry has earned fellowships from the National
Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Bucknell University’s Stadler
Center for Poetry.
Regular Admission $10, Students & Seniors (60) $6, Members Free.

23 May, Saturday - 8:00 PM
LET’S DANCE! A CELEBRATION OF EMMA GOLDMAN

Join us as we celebrate the life and words of America’s least favorite woman anarchist, Emma Goldman who said: “If I can’t dance,
it’s not my revolution.” Readers include CARLYE ARCHIBEQUE, RICHARD MODIANO and DAVID MCINTIRE.
Regular Admission $10, Students & Seniors (60) $6, Members Free.

24 May, Sunday - 2:00 PM
NEBRASKA GIRL OPEN READING

In the Mike Kelley Gallery
Hosted by WYATT UNDERWOOD & MELISSA ALVARADO. Feature TBD. Five-minute limit, sign ups at 1:45 PM. Suggested
donation $5.

24 May, Sunday - 6:00 PM
LA POESIA FESTIVAL

Poesía Féstival celebrates the Salvadoran poet ROQUE DALTON with ROBERTO ALVAREZ MARROQUIN, RICARDO VENTURA,
DORA MAGANA, artists and musicians from Centro Cultural Centroamericano. Open Mic: Bring multilingual poetry to share and
your favorite poem by ROQUE DALTON. Free, but donations appreciated.

24 May, Sunday - 7:00 PM
7 DUDLEY CINEMA - FOLK ROCK MUSIC FILMS

When asked "Are you a poet?" Bob Dylan said, "No I'm an escape artist." Laughtears.com  Free, but donations appreciated.

30 May, Saturday - 4:00 PM
SONG OF OURSELVES: WALT WHITMAN AND THE BIRTH OF AMERICAN POETRY

A reading of the works of the father of American poetry, Walt Whitman. Reader: STEVE GOLDMAN.
Regular Admission $10, Students & Seniors (60) $6, Members Free.

30 May, Saturday - 8:00 PM
COMEDY + POETRY + ART = RICK SHAPIRO

Actor, comedian, author and poet, RICK SHAPIRO covers the entertainment spectrum with his one-man show, All Around Rick.
Shapiro, a 25-year comedy stage veteran and master of long-form and Improv, can be seen on multiple television channels: HBO,
FX, CBS, IFC and Showtime. Shapiro is now a recurring guest-star on the MARON show on IFC. Regular Admission $10,
Students & Seniors (60) $6, Members Free.

31 May, Sunday - 4:00 PM
JACQUES PREVERT with MICHAEL C FORD & DANI ROTER

With the publication of his book, Paroles in 1945, Jacques Prévert (1900–1977) became France's most popular poet of the
twentieth century. He was also an innovative screenwriter who helped create some of the most influential French films of the
1930s and 1940s. His satirical attacks on rigid French education and the Catholic Church and other institutions of authority
expressed France's post-war disillusionment and defiant spirit. With surprise guests! Hosted by ELENA SECOTA.
Suggested donation $5.

31 May, Sunday - 8:00 PM
SHERMAN PEARL: POETRY GETS THE BLUES
SHERMAN PEARL, past president of Beyond Baroque, will launch his new book, Elegy for Myself, with poetry, music and
refreshments. He will be joined in the program by his renowned "blues brother", BERNIE PEARL, a master of acoustic guitar and
traditional blues. The performance will be accompanied by bassist MIKE BARRY. Join this celebration of the family ties between
words and music.


JUNE


4 June, Thursday - 8:00 PM
LINDA LERNER & S.A. GRIFFIN
LINDA LERNER is a New York City poet, born and raised in Brooklyn where she now lives. She is the author of thirteen poetry
collections and has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her latest collection, Yes, the Ducks Were Real (2015), was
published by NYQ Books as was her previous full-length collection, Takes Guts and Years Sometimes (2011).
S.A. GRIFFIN lives, loves and works in Los Angeles; his most recent collection, Dreams Gone Mad With Hope, was published by
Punk Hostage Press in 2015. Carma Bum progenitor and the co-editor of The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Firecracker
Award), in 2011 he became the first recipient of Beyond Baroque's Distinguished Service Award.
Regular Admission $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

5 June, Friday - 8:00 PM
ANTHONY ROGERS
Anthony Rogers reads from his new book, Ethereal Mantras. He is a licensed clinical social worker, holistic personal and
professional life coach, and business consultant.
Regular Admission $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

6 June, Saturday - 4:00 PM
RICARDO QUINONES: POETIC DRAMA
Two experienced "redactors" bring out the dramatic voice of Ricardo Quinones' narrative and lyrical poems, gathering in the
varieties of experiences. Quinones' poetic dramas enhance the private discourse and public appeal of poetry. He will be joined
by LISA ROBINS and cellist JOSHUA ROSETT.
Regular Admission $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

6 June, Saturday - 5:30 PM
ROBERT BRANAMAN GROUP SHOW: THE HOT 10
Get into the summer spirit with ten artists whose work is setting the art world on fire. Curated by Beyond Baroque artist-in-
residence, Robert Branaman. FREE.

6 June, Saturday - 8:00 PM
POETRY IN MOTION: ALLEN GINSBERG & FRIENDS
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 like this month’s Allen Ginsberg and Friends. Check out her website
evebrandsteinpoetryinmotion.com and Facebook page for more information. 
Special General Admission – Advanced tickets $15 on Eventbrite; $20 at the door; $10 Students/Seniors; Members $8

7 June, Sunday - 5:00 PM
FIRST SUNDAY OPEN READING
Our popular monthly open reading. This month’s feature: LISA MONTAGNE. Hosted by STEVE GOLDMAN. Sign ups begin at
4:45 PM. Five-minute limit. Suggested donation $5.

11 June, Thursday - 7:30 PM
TONGUE IN GROOVE PRESENTS: BRANDON CHRISTOPHER, JOB PIRATE
In the bookstore

Brandon is an artist, novelist and journalist. He has published over a dozen short stories and essays in magazines, literary
journals, websites and anthologies. He also (in 03/2007) published his first book, Dirty Little Altar Boy, through Ghost Pants
Press. He is also a writer and producer of several documentaries and TV biographies, including: “Just for the Record — The
Rolling Stones,”
the highly acclaimed 16-hour documentary, “The Definitive Elvis,” and "The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made."
“I am the man who took your dead grandfather to the morgue. I am the man who showed up at your door and tried to sell you that
expensive water purifier. I am the man who wrote the dialogue for that porno you just watched. I am the man who served you that
peculiar bowl of chili. I am the man who answered the phone when you called the rehab hotline. I am the man who wrote the
tantalizing description on the package of glazed salmon filets you just bought. And I probably drove you to the airport in a
limousine. I am BRANDON CHRISTOPHER, and collecting careers is what I do for a living. I sail the Seven Seas of shitty jobs while
hoisting the flag of The Job Pirate. I have survived 82 jobs at last count, but writing is the only occupation that has ever mattered.”
Regular Admission $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

11 June, Thursday - 8:00 PM
POETS & WRITERS CONNECTING CULTURES
Join us for Poets & Writers fifth annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading featuring writers representing P&W-supported
organizations: Alexandria House, Literary Soul Symposium, Los Angeles Poet Society, Red Hen Press, and Wellness Works.
Connecting Cultures celebrates the diversity of Poets & Writers' Readings & Workshops program and the SoCal literary
community.
Readers include: SANDY ANNE FREDRICK, TABIA SALIMU, TONI NEWMAN, DONTA MORRISON, E’YAMA MATTURI, JEFFERY
MARTIN, KIMBERLY COBAIN, ALEXIS RHONE FANCHER, CELESTE GAINEY, TERRE FALLON, RAMON GARCIA, and GLEN
SHIFFMAN.
Hosted by Beyond Baroque. Refreshments will be served. Suggested donation is $10 for nonmembers and $5 for Beyond
Baroque members, students, and seniors (no one will be turned away for lack of funds).
 

12 June, Friday - 8:00 PM
CAROL POTTER
FEATURING F. DOUGLAS BROWN
Winner of the 2014 FIELD Poetry Prize from Oberlin College Press, CAROL POTTER's fifth book of poems, Some Slow Bees is
due out in April of 2015. Her fourth book of poems, Otherwise Obedient (Red Hen Press, 2008) was a finalist for the Lambda
Literary Award in GLBT poetry. Short History of Pets won the 1999 Cleveland State Poetry Center Award, and the Balcones
Award.
F. DOUGLAS BROWN of Los Angeles is the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize recipient for Zero to Three (University of Georgia
Press 2014). His poems have appeared in Toegood Poetry, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, Muzzle Magazine,
Transfer Magazine, and Santa Clara Review.
Regular Admission $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

13 June, Saturday - 8:00 PM
DADA IN LALA LAND 3: MAINTENANT 9 PUBLICATION READI
NG
Boy oh Boy, do we have a Dada Journal for everybody this year – MAINTENANT 9 in full color throughout. DADA will never be the
same. Neither will Beyond Baroque after The Third Annual LAdiDADA Show launching the 2015 issue MAINTENANT 9: A Journal
of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art from Three Rooms Press. Fully-loaded with L.A. artists and writers such as: Mike Watt,
Bob Branaman, Exene Cervenka, Richard Modiano, Alice Bag, Doug Knott, S.A. Griffin, Christian Georgescu, Alex Nodopaka,
Gerard Sarnat, Jan Michael Alejandro, Hans L Daiken, Mona Jean Cedar, Rabyn Blake, Silvia Wagensberg, Linda Albertano,
Marie Lecrivain and Bibiana Padilla Maltos. Regular Admission $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

14 June, Sunday - 2:00 PM
SOAP BOX POETS OPEN READING
in the Mike Kelley Gallery

This is your home. Bring your words. The mic is yours. Sign ups begin at 1:45 PM. There is a 7-minute limit. This month’s feature:
RAQUEL REYES-LOPEZ Hosted by JESSICA WILSON. Suggested donation $5.

19 June, Friday - 8:00 PM
LESLIE ANNE MCILROY & ALEXIS RHONE FANCHER

LESLIE ANNE MCILROY reads from her remarkable book, Slag. Tough and finely wrought as iron, Mcilroy explores the hard-
edged beauty of pool halls, strip clubs and rust, dive bars and miner’s dust. Desire looms large in these poems—these bodies on
fire—laced with blood, spit and scars.
ALEXIS RHONE FANCHER is an L.A. based poet/photographer whose work can be found in Rattle, Fjords Review, The
MacGuffin, BoySlut, HighCoupe, Gutter Eloquence, Good Men Project, Bare Hands, Poetry Super Highway, The Juice Bar,
Poeticdiversity, numerous anthologies, and elsewhere. A member of Jack Grapes’ L.A. Poets and Writers Collective, Alexis was
nominated for two Pushcart Prizes in 2013. She is poetry editor of Cultural Weekly.
Regular Admission $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

27 June, Saturday - 8:00 PM
ANNA AKHMATOVA: THE WORD THAT CAUSES DEATH AND DEFEAT

Join CARLYE ARCHIBEQUE, MICHELLE BEN-HUR, LAUREL ANN BOGEN, DAVID MCINTIRE and SARAH MACLAY as they
celebrate the work of one of Russia’s most notable poets. Regular Admission $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

28 June, Sunday - 1:00 PM - CANCELED! POSTPONED TO AUGUST
THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF YES! BY SCOTT WANNBERG
PUBLICATION READING


28 June, Sunday - 2:00 PM
NEBRASKA GIRL OPEN READING
In the Mike Kelley Gallery
Hosted by WYATT UNDERWOOD & MELISSA ALVARADO. Feature TBD. Five-minute limit, sign ups at 1:45 PM.
Suggested donation $5.

28 June, Sunday - 6:00 PM
LA POESIA SALON

Poesía Féstival celebrates FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA from Spain with MARIANO ZARO, and others TBA. Open Mic. Bring
multilingual poetry to share and your favorite poem by LORCA. Free, but donations appreciated.

28 June, Sunday - 7:00 PM
7 DUDLEY CINEMA: 5th ANNUAL LIT SHOW FILM FESTIVAL

Gerry Fialka screens rare literature films to celebrate THE LIT SHOW on July 18, starring LA's Diva Deluxe, Suzy Williams &
Brad Kay, who perform songs based on words by Kurt Vonnegut, Edna St. Vincent Millay, J.D. Salinger, Samuel Beckett,
Raymond Chandler, Truman Capote, Vladimir Nabokov, Rudyard Kipling, and more. You've read the book, now hear the songs.
Now see the film! Laughtears.com.
Free, donations appreciated.

JULY


2 July, Friday - 8:00 PM
JOHANNA DEBIASE, LINDA MICHEL-CASSIDY AND CAROLYNE MARTONE
Escape for the evening to the Land of Enchantment with author readings from New Mexico. Writer JOHANNA DEBIASE will read
from her debut fabulist novella, Mama & the Hungry Hole (Wordcraft of Oregon, 2015).
LINDA MICHEL-CASSIDY is a writer, visual artist and sometimes-teacher living in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico. Her fiction has been
published in: Prick of the Spindle, Jabberwock, Blackheart’s ten-year anthology, Jet Fuel and others.
CAROLYNE MARTONE is a writer from New York. She wrote, That’s Okay, I Didn’t Want That Job Anyway - A Memoir, early
chapters of which were edited by author, Frank McCourt.