Open Mic Poetry Night

Join in or come to enjoy the wonderful poets reading their original work on Open Mic Poetry Night. This long-standing group welcomes new poets and guests in our cookbook section’s meeting space. Sign-ups at 7:30PM, performance at 8:00PM
Genre: Poetry

Reading: “Hitched” with Ruben Quesada, Sara Borjas, Rocío Carlos, and Rachel McLeod Kaminer

This month HITCHED celebrates its 8 year anniversary! We will feature Ruben Quesada, Sara Borjas, Rocío Carlos, Rachel McLeod Kaminer, and a couple of special readers yet to be announced.

HITCHED is a quarterly reading series that features writer couplings as a way of celebrating the relationships we build as writers that are integral to our success and the successes of those around us. HITCHED began in December 2010 at Beyond Baroque.

HITCHED was created and is hosted by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo.

Venue: Other Books, 2006 E Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Beyond Baroque Reading: Marc Zegans, “The Typerwriter Underground”

Poet Marc Zegans will read from The Typewriter Underground, offering a literary performance that plunges its audience into the lives of a circle of renegades who have abandoned the Internet for the thrilling physicality and sensual allure of hot type. He will be joined by poet and novelist Kareem Tayyar, founding director of World Parade Books, who will read from his most recent work. Kareem’s latest work of fiction The Prince of Orange County, was released by Pelekinesis on November 15th of this year. Marc’s La Commedia Sotteranea di Macchine da Scrivera, the first book of verse from the Typewriter Underground will be released by Pelekinesis in Spring 2019. Regular admission. Members FREE
Genre: Poetry

Otherwise Reading Series: A Night of Poetry and Conversation with Donika Kelly and J. Jennifer Espinoza

The Last Bookstore is pleased to present the otherwise reading series event with J Jennifer Espinoza and Donika Kelly.

An argument can be made that one goal of poetry is to shed light on the emotional interior of a given topic. That being said, it is a gift to have poets Joshua Jennifer Espinoza and Donika Kelly at the helm of our sensibilities, guiding us even if the terrain is loneliness and fear of erasure, or self-love and joy. This will be an evening celebrating our best and most complete selves, as Espinoza and Kelly recast the light on our own bodies, landscapes, and myths.

Discussion Moderated by Poet F. Douglas Brown

Genre: Poetry

Open Mic: Soap Box Poets

This is your home. Bring your words. The mic is yours. Sign ups begin at 1:45 PM. There is a five minute limit. Hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas. FREE, but donations are welcome.
Genre: Poetry

Beyond Baroque Reading: The New Series: Harryette Mullen and J. Ryan Stradal

Beyond Baroque’s special 50th anniversary programs conclude with an evening of specially commissioned writing. As we move towards our 51st year, we’re meditating on INNOCENCE & EXPERIENCE, and we’ve asked two of L.A.’s most original writers to do the same. The NEW Series features brand new work on a theme by significant authors.
Genre: Poetry

Eat Art Open Mic

Word nerds unite!! Show off your sickest poem, zine, short story, spoken word, song… Whatever your form of storytelling, JUST DO IT!!! But let’s steer clear of standup, please!

Sign-up from 8 to 8:30PM
Performances limited to 5ish minutes

Genre: Poetry

Open Mic: First Sunday Open Reading

Our popular monthly open reading. Features this month, TBA. Hosted by Steve Goldman. Sign ups begin at 4:45 PM. Five-minute limit. FREE, but donations are welcome.
Genre: Poetry