All events listed below take place online. Please visit the organizers’ websites for details.

I Read Your Book And…with Harry Gamboa, Jr.

Join acclaimed artist, writer, and educator Harry Gamboa, Jr. and journalist Rex Weiner for an in-depth discussion of Gamboa's new poetry collection Flowers for the Dead. Harry Gamboa Jr. is an artist, writer, and educator. He is the founder and director of the international performance troupe, Virtual Vérité (2005-2017). He is also a co-founder of Asco (1972-1985), the Los Angeles-based performance group.

Free

Antioch MFA Alumni Reading with Jessica Abughattas, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Jose Hernandez Diaz, Elizabeth Earley, Tanya Ko Hong, Rochelle Newman-Carrasco, Anna Scotti, and Amy Shimshon-Santo

Join Beyond Baroque and Antioch University Los Angeles as a stellar roster of alumni from Antioch’s MFA Writing present readings from their new work. The program will feature eight hugely talented writers who are all working in different forms and styles. Readers include: Jessica Abughattas, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Jose Hernandez Diaz, Elizabeth Earley, Tanya Ko Hong, Rochelle Newman-Carrasco, Anna Scotti, and Amy Shimshon-Santo.

Free

Salvation Canyon: a Book Talk with Ed Rosenthal & Elena Karina Byrne

10 years ago, poet and real estate broker Ed Rosenthal found himself stranded in the high desert after a hike that took him off the beaten path. In his new book, Salvation Canyon, Rosenthal relates a harrowing story of survival that left him forever changed. At this virtual book release celebration, Rosenthal will read excerpts from Salvation Canyon and be interviewed by acclaimed poet Elena Karina Byrne.

Free

Poets for Climate Action: Vote to Survive!

Powerful voices in poetry from Los Angeles and across the country, together with a celebrated elder statesman of the L.A. stage, come together to draw attention to the environmental crisis facing us. Readers include Kingsley-Tufts Award winner Patricia Smith; Texas Poet Laureate Emmy Pérez; Marsha Hawk Poetry Prize winner Lynne Thompson; Ovation Award-winning actor Alan Mandell; and the hosts of the program, COLA Fellow Suzanne Lummis & Director of the Literary Southwest Jim Natal.

Free

Reading the River: The Poetry of Lewis MacAdams

The Elysian Valley Arts Collective is proud to present Reading The River: The Poetry of Lewis MacAdams (1944 – 2020) in partnership with Los Angeles' renowned literary center Beyond Baroque as part of our bi-annual Frogtown (Virtual) ArtWalk. Join us in celebrating the poetry of MacAdams, who launched the revitalization of the Los Angeles River as a founder of Friends of the Los Angeles Rive

Free

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