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Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club: J. Ryan Stradal & Guest Authors

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

Join us for a night with author J. Ryan Stradal, Alison Turner, and Lou Mathews reading their fiction and poetry.New York Times bestselling author J. Ryan Stradal delivers a story of a couple from two very different restaurant families in rustic Minnesota, and the legacy of love and tragedy, of hardship and hope, that unites and divides them. Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club is a window into a colorful, vanishing world of relish trays and brandy Old Fashioneds; J. Ryan Stradal has once again given us a story full of his signature honest, lovable yet fallible Midwestern characters as they grapple with love, loss, and marriage; what we hold onto and what we leave behind; and what our legacy will be when we are gone.The author will be reading alongside L.A.’s literary couple Alison Turner (author of The Second Split Between) and Lou Mathews (author of Shaky Town and L.A. Breakdown). Book signings to follow the readings.Doors Open: 7:30 PM I Readings: 8:00 PMJ. Ryan Stradal is the author of New York Times bestseller Kitchens of the Great Midwest, which won the American Booksellers Association Indie's Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year, and the Midwest Read More ...

Dion O’Reilly, Dorianne Laux, & Michelle Bitting

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

Join us for an evening of powerful poetry with Dorianne Laux, Michelle Bitting, & Dion O'Reilly!Authors Dion O'Reilly (Sadness of the Apex Predator), Dorianne Laux (Life On Earth), and Michelle Bitting (Dummy Ventriloquist) are celebrating newly published collections and will be reading from their latest books at Beyond Baroque. Enjoy a reception and book signings after the program.Doors Open: 6:30 PM I Readings: 7:00 PMAbout the authorsDorianne Laux’s sixth collection, Only As the Day is Long: New and Selected Poems was named a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Her fifth collection, The Book of Men, was awarded The Paterson Prize. Her fourth book of poems, Facts About the Moon, won The Oregon Book Award and was short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Laux is also the author of Awake; What We Carry, a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; Smoke; as well as a fine small press edition, The Book of Women. She is the co-author of the celebrated text The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry. Her latest collection is Life On Earth and will be released in January of 2024.Dion O'Reilly is the author of three poetry collections: Read More ...

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