workshops


workshops

Beyond Baroque encourages the creation of new works of fiction, prose and poetry, as well as screenplays through the hosting of free writing workshops almost every day of the week.


 




1st SUNDAY OPEN READINGS - 5:00 PM (sign-up 4:45 PM) – FREE
Curated and hosted by STEVE GOLDMAN. Five-minute limit.

2nd SUNDAY SOAP BOX OPEN READINGS - 2:00 PM (sign-up 1:45 PM) – FREE
This is your home. Bring your words. The mic is yours. Sign ups begin at 1:45 PM. There is a seven-minute limit.
Hosted by JESSICA WILSON.

MONDAY BEYOND BAROQUE'S FICTION SHOWCASE WORKSHOP – 7:30 PM – FREE
Workshop will focus on narrative technique, language, characterization, plot, POV, and the
realization of an idea. Bring eight copies of up to five pages. Facilitated by LAURIE HOROWITZ.
Workshop doesn't meet on national holidays that fall on a Monday.
For questions/comments please email Laurie at horowitzing@gmail.com

TUESDAY MORNING - GREEN POETS – 10:30 AM – FREE
Bring a poem and 12 (+) copies and come, strike a spark. While we like to 'learn the rules', we also like to break 'em.
In the Scott Wannberg Bookstore & Poetry Lounge. With GREG BELL.

TUESDAY SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP – 8:00 PM – FREE
Features and shorts of all genres. With EVAN UNRUE. For info and to RSVP please go to:
http://www.meetup.com/Beyond-Baroque-Screenwriting-Workshop/

TUESDAY NIGHT CREATIVE NON-FICTION – 8:00 PM – FREE (on hiatus till June 2015)
Bring six copies of up to five pages of creative non-fiction, memoir, personal essays or prose. Sign up at
http://www.meetup.com/Beyond-Baroque-Creative-Nonfiction-Workshop/ or walk in. All are welcome. With DANA LIN.
Contact: dana@koistorytelling.com, twitter: @crazyzenmom

WEDNESDAY NIGHT POETRY – 8:00 PM – FREE
The West Coast’s legendary and longest-running free poetry workshop. Bring 15 copies of your poem to the workshop.
Rotating Facilitators.
April: Neil Aitkin - May/June: Michael C Ford - July/August: Anthony Urquidi - September/October: Paul Lieber - November/December: Jawanza Dumisani

3RD WEDNESDAY MEDIA DISCUSSION GROUP – 7:00 PM – FREE
Explore and evolve with Paramedia Ecologist GERRY FIALKA.
http://venicewake.org/Events/current.html

1st, 2nd, & 4th WEDNESDAY NIGHTS: LATIN AMERICAN POETRY – 8:00 PM - FREE
Each session will address the work of a different 20th Century Latin American poet, and allow participants to generate a piece inspired by some of their signature poems. The workshop will be facilitated in English but the poems used will be read in Spanish and English. Workshop meets in the upstairs Mike Kelley Gallery. ROTATING FACILITATORS.

THURSDAY SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP – 8:00 PM – FREE
Features and shorts of all genres. With EVAN UNRUE. For info and to RSVP, click: http://www.meetup.com/Beyond-Baroque-Screenwriting-Workshop/

SATURDAY MORNING PROSE AND POETRY – 11:00 AM – FREE
Workshop for publication. Bring 10 copies. In the Mike Kelley Gallery. With ANNETTE ROBINSON.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON POETRY – 1:30 PM – FREE
The Beyond Baroque Saturday Afternoon Poetry Workshop, in its eleventh year, now has room for three poets: from beginners to more experienced people. Bring one original poem, eight copies, for helpful collegial comments you may not have thought of in your own work.
In the Scott Wannberg Poetry Lounge. With BOB FOSTER.
** Note **: The Saturday Afternoon Poetry Workshop at Beyond Baroque currently has room for three additional poets. For more information, call Bob Foster 323 848-9671. Alex Frankel is point of contact for the month of October at 626 824-1961.

1st SATURDAY LA POESIA FESTIVAL ¡EN ESPAÑOL! 7 PM - FREE
Bring original poetry, prose, songs in Spanish to share. With ANTONIETA VILLAMIL. For more information email Antonieta at lapoesiafestival@gmail.com. Blog: www.lapoesiafestival.blogspot.com. Por favor traer algo de comer o beber para compartir.

LIFE STORIES PERFOMANCE WORKSHOP – Sat. 10:30 AM -1:30 PM or Sun. 11:00 AM - 2:00PM
$375 for 10 Week Session (call 310.281.3175) Writing workshop utilizing spontaneous writing, music, movement, and drawing to mine autobiographical stories for memoir or performance. All levels welcome. Culminates with Work-In-Progress performance at Beyond Baroque. Conducted by TERRIE SILVERMAN.

BB Mini Master Class Series - Third Saturdays at 11:00 AM to 3 PM
Next class: TBD - Please check back for more information coming soon.
Snacks/refreshments are provided. Registration required.

Active Participation: General $50, Members $35,
Limited Audit Seats (observation only): $20

CREATIVE WRITING WITH MIRANDA TRAIN - Thursdays, May 7 - June 25, 2015 - 7:30 PM to 9:45 PM
$365 for 8-week session. Writing is not a solitary act. At some point, your work must be shared with an audience. Understanding how a reader connects with your work isvital to the writing process. This workshop will focus on how others see your writing - not to change your vision, but to strengthen it - so that you best can engage your audience. Register at eventbrite or email trainshopp@yahoo.com for more information.

TOREN WALLACE: THE SPIRIT OF VENICE WEST - Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 11 AM - 3 PM
A workshop focused on the poetic history and theory of the Venice West writers of the 1950s to the 1990s. Discussion and sample poems will focus on the work of Stuart Perkoff, Philomene Long, and the other vibrant poets who shaped Venice West poetry. Exercises will be aimed at freeing the mind and letting the muse flow.