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 BILLY BURGOS. Five minute limit.
3rd SUNDAY OPEN READINGS - 2:00 PM (sign-up 1:45 PM) – FREE
Younger poets encouraged to share. Curated and hosted by JESSICA CEBALLOS.
MONDAY FICTION WORKSHOP – 7:30 PM – FREE
Workshop will focus on narrative technique, language, characterization, plot, POV, and the
realization of an idea. Bring five copies of up to five pages. Facilitated by LAURIE HOROWITZ.
TUESDAY MORNING - GREEN POETS – 10:30 AM – FREE
Bring works of poetry to share. With BILL HICKOK.
TUESDAY NIGHT CREATIVE NON-FICTION – 8:00 PM – FREE
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. Facilitators: JANUARY 2014 - RAY LANTHIER; FEBRUARY & MARCH 2014 - NEIL AITKEN
3RD WEDNESDAY MEDIA DISCUSSION GROUP – 7:00 PM – FREE
Explore and evolve with Paramedia Ecologist GERRY FIALKA.
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.
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 email@example.com. Blog: www.lapoesiafestival.blogspot.com. Por favor traer algo de comer o beber para compartir.
SATURDAY STUDENT POETS PROGRAM – 10:00 AM – 12 NOON, MARCH 9 – JUNE 8
FREE to area students aged 13 to 18, led by California Poets in the Schools teacher, TRESHA HALFER.
A workshop for new and emerging young poets. Registration required, for more information contact Carlye@BeyondBaroque.org. The Student Poets Program is made possible through a grant from the James Irvine Foundation. For more information visit the Youth page on this site.
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.
3 FEBRUARY, SUNDAY- 2:00-4:00PM GODDARD UNIVERSITY WORKSHOP: CHARACTERS ON THE COUCH
Join AIMEE LIU for a sample of the Goddard MFA experience for writers of fiction or nonfiction, and learn how to develop authentic characters using the basics of personality structure.
FREE RSVP REQUIRED: http://www.goddard.edu/aimee-liu-workshop
16 FEBRUARY, SUNDAY- 2:00PM-5:00PM SO YOU WANT TO GO PLACES WITH YOUR ART? A KEN WALDMAN WORKSHOP
A Writing Workshop for Artists of all disciplines and experience. Learn strategies to take your art farther. Get published, make CDs, find galleries, do tours, be reviewed. $50.00. $35.00 for Beyond Baroque members.
30 MARCH, SUNDAY- 11:00AM-3:00PM SUZANNE LUMMIS WORKSHOP
An MFA level workshop with the doyenne of noir poetry. $50.00; $35.00 for Beyond Baroque members. This workshop aspires to help poets strengthen the emotional impact of a poem, clarify its purpose, and help participants evolve stronger submissions for reputable literary magazines. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Seating is limited. Please register on the Eventbrite site.