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Beyond the Binding: A Beyond Baroque Book Club hosted by Dana Johnson

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd, Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Second meeting of Beyond Baroque's inaugural book club—Beyond the Binding, hosted by Dana Johnson. Featuring special guest, Lynell George. Beyond Baroque is pleased to announce the launch of Beyond the Binding, a Beyond Baroque book club with host Dana Johnson. In our first meeting, we discussed Kindred by Octavia Butler. Our second discussion (December 3) will cover A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia Butler by Lynell George. We are also excited to welcome the author herself to this session of Beyond the Binding! Octavia Butler’s Kindred remains deeply relevant more than 44 years since its original publication in 1979. In it, she explores the legacy of slavery through her incomparable vision and imagination. Lynell George’s A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky beautifully illuminates how Butler’s life informed her craft and paints an intimate portrait of Butler’s creativity. These two California writers are a perfect pair to launch the inaugural book club of Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles’s seminal literary arts center.

Comedians Who Write: Sapna Kumar and Jason Stuart, with Sandra Tsing Loh

Red Hen Press presents “Comedians Who Write” with Sapna Kumar and Jason Stuart on Saturday, December 3 at 7 p.m. at Red Hen Press’s venue in Pasadena. These raucous out performers double as authors. Tonight, they will entertain you with their comedy sets and then dish about their private writing lives with moderator Sandra Tsing Loh! You will also get a chance to buy signed copies of their books! All attendees must be fully vaccinated and boosted and provide proof of such at the door prior to entry. Masks are strongly encouraged when not eating or drinking. When you think one of the most prolific character actors, who’s also an outrageous openly gay stand-up comedian, one name comes to mind…. Jason Stuart. As an actor he is best known for his major role as a slave owner in The Birth Of A Nation, Recently he won The Indie Series Award For Best Actor In a Comedy Series for his Amazon comedy series on Smothered. Jason also has appeared in the award winning films Tangerine, Love Is Strange, Gia with Kindergarten Cop and Vegas Vacation among his fan favorites. He has wowed TV audiences with guest roles on such shows as Read More ...

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