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681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
310-822-3006 http://www.beyondbaroque.org

October 2018

Reading: What Books Press presents Bill Mohr and Paul Lieber

October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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What Books Press, an L.A. based literary publisher, presents Los Angeles poets Bill Mohr, author of HOLD-OUTS: THE LOS ANGELES POETRY RENAISSANCE 1948-1992, and Paul Lieber, author of CHEMICAL TENDENCIES, who will be reading from their new books: THE HEADWATERS OF NIRVANA and INTERRUPTED BY THE SEA. Genre: Poetry

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The Nebraska Girl Open Reading

October 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Sign-ups at 1:30 PM. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. FREE but donations are welcome. Genre: Poetry

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Reading: Carly Joy Miller & Blas Falconer

October 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Come celebrate new books from four Southern California poets. Blas Falconer is the author of three poetry collections, his newest being Forgive the Body This Failure. Katie Ford is the author of If You Have to Go and three previous poetry collections. L.A. Johnson is the author of the chapbook, Little Climates. Carly Joy Miller’s debut full-length,Ceremonial, won the 2017 Orison Poetry Prize judged by Carl Phillips. Genre: Poetry

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December 2018

Open Mic: First Sunday Open Reading

December 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

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

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Open Mic: La Poesía Féstival

December 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Open mic and featured Latin–American poets hosted by Antonieta Villamil. FREE but donations appreciated. Genre: Poetry

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Beyond Baroque Reading: Holly Prado & Harry Northup

December 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Celebrate 50 years of poetry with poets Holly Prado, recipient of the 2016 George Drury Smith Award, & Harry E. Northup, renowned actor/poet. Regular admission. Members FREE. Genre: Poetry

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Beyond Baroque Reading: Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyoncé, Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl

December 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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A celebration of Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyoncé, Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl, featuring readings and music by Evelyn McDonnell, Adele Bertei, DJ Lynnée Denise, and Solvej Schou. Regular admission. Members FREE. Genre: Nonfiction

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Reading: Beyond Baroque Reading: David P. Taberna

December 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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David P Taberna brings his collection of work to the insatiable eye. The words may seem less than becoming but remain. Regular admission. Members FREE. Genre: Fiction

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

December 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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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

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Open Mic: Soap Box Poets

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

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

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Discussion: Ron Schneider, “Out of Our Heads: The Rolling Stones, Beatles and Me”

December 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Pat Thomas interviews Ron Schneider, manager of the infamous 1969 Rolling Stones tour (including Altamont & Gimme Shelter movie) about his new book "Out Of Our Heads: Rolling Stones, Beatles and me" Ron also oversaw the Stones 1965 & 66 tours as well! Along with his uncle, Allen Klein, Ron was there in London with the Beatles as they were breaking up during the 'Let it Be' era. His book is cool because its got tons of candid backstage photos,…

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Beyond Baroque Reading: Valerie Wallace & Marcie Vogel

December 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Valerie Wallace is the author of House of McQueen, which was selected by Vievee Francis for the Four Way Books Intro Prize (March, 2018), and the chapbook The Dictators’ Guide to Good Housekeeping (2011, Dancing Girl Press). Marci Vogel is the author of Death and Other Holidays, winner of the inaugural Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize, and At the Border of Wilshire & Nobody, winner of the inaugural Howling Bird Press Poetry Prize. Regular admission. Members FREE. Genre: Fiction

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

December 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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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…

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Beyond Baroque Reading: Phoebe MacAdams & Michael C. Ford

December 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Phoebe MacAdams Ozuna reads from her new chapbook Every Bird Helps: A Cancer Journal & Michael C Ford reads from his new “double” chapbook Block Island Latitudes/Manhattan Island Suite. Regular admission. Members FREE. Genre: Fiction

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January 2019

Beyond Baroque Reading: Penelope Moffet & Mary Torregrossa

January 12 @ 4:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Community activist Mary Torregrossa (My Zocalo Heart) and solitude-loving Penelope Moffet (It Isn’t That They Mean to Kill You) will read their poems and celebrate their unlikely friendship. Regular admission. Members FREE Genre: Poetry

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Poetry and Dance Performance Hybrid: “You Can Get Here From There”

January 12 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Dancers interpret the poetry of Los Angeles, turning metaphor into movement. A joint effort by dancer/ choreographer Liz Hoefner Adamis, poet Laurel Ann Bogen with the majority of the poetry from Beyond Baroque’s 2015 anthology Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond (edited by Suzanne Lummis). Regular admission. Members FREE Genre: Poetry

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Beyond Baroque Reading: Writers Resist

January 13 @ 1:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Celebrate the power of the written word and redouble your commitment to preserving our rights, democracy, and environment with some of the finest writers and poets in Los Angeles at the third annual staging of this inspiring event. FREE Genre: Poetry

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The Soap Box Poets Open Reading at Beyond Baroque

January 13 @ 2:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

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. In the Mike Kelley Gallery. Genre: Poetry

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Beyond Baroque Discussion: “Voice in the Well: Looking Forward”

January 13 @ 7:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Public Works Improvisational Theatre presents an evening of lively variety arts programming - celebrating talented writers, storytellers, poets, musicians and comics. Every month, we explore topical themes for your pleasure and enjoyment! Hosted by Eric Vollmer. Regular admission. Members FREE Genre: Poetry

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Beyond Baroque Reading with Marty Fidelman

January 19 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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“The Adoption Diaries” is an honest look at the unique experience of being an adoptee, treated with humor and compassion. Suitable for all ages. Regular admission. Members FREE Genre: Poetry

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Beyond Baroque Reading: Ray Dizazzo & Special Guest

January 25 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Check the website for more information. Members FREE Genre: Poetry

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Performance: Beyond Baroque Storytelling Performance: Chavela: Think of Me

January 31 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Written and performed by Stephanie Trudeau, this “docu-cabaret” combines stories about the iconic Mexican singer Chavela Vargas with performances of key songs of her career. A narration in English is complemented by Vargas’ Spanish ranchera songs and Latin American pop hits. The multi-media show includes historical images of the principal characters and their social and artistic milieu. Special Admission. Genre: Music

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February 2019

Reading: Poetic Union of Mother and Son

February 1 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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LA poet Milo Martin and his mother Vivian Hanson (TV, radio, actress, performer of Prison Poetry at San Quentin, Bay Area) take the stage for the FIRST TIME TOGETHER to read poetry and share life stories. Regular admission. Members FREE Genre: Poetry

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Performance: Chavela: Think of Me

February 2 @ 5:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Written and performed by Stephanie Trudeau, this “docu-cabaret” combines stories about the iconic Mexican singer Chavela Vargas with performances of key songs of her career. A narration in English is complemented by Vargas’ Spanish ranchera songs and Latin American pop hits. The multi-media show includes historical images of the principal characters and their social and artistic milieu. Special Admission. Genre: Poetry

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Reading: Poetry in Motion “Her Story II”

February 2 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Since 1988, Eve Brandstein presents an eclectic array of writers from the literary and Hollywood communities. Her Story II features Anne Betts, Kelly Carlin, Diane Sherry Case, Bara Grant, Monica Piper, Penny Payser and Carrie White. Special General Admission – Advanced tickets $15 on Eventbite; $20.00 at the door, Members $10.00. Genre: Poetry

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Open Mic: La Poesia Festival

February 3 @ 5:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Open mic and featured Latin–American poets hosted by Antonieta Villamil. FREE but donations appreciated. Genre: Poetry

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Performance: Chavela: Think of Me

February 3 @ 5:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Written and performed by Stephanie Trudeau, this “docu-cabaret” combines stories about the iconic Mexican singer Chavela Vargas with performances of key songs of her career. A narration in English is complemented by Vargas’ Spanish ranchera songs and Latin American pop hits. The multi-media show includes historical images of the principal characters and their social and artistic milieu. Special Admission. Genre: Poetry

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Open Mic: First Sunday Open Reading

February 3 @ 5:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

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

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Discussion: “Reading Tea Leaves After Trump” by Thelma T. Reyna

February 7 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Thelma T. Reyna weaves factual public reports with real and imagined characters to give a reality-based context to the emotions, opinions, fears, hopes, and dreams of Americans on both sides of the political aisle in Trump’s pivotal first year. This book won First Place in the Politics category in the Latino International Book Awards 2018, one of the largest book award competitions in America. Regular Admission. Members FREE Genre: Poetry

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Discussion: “America We Call Your Name”

February 8 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

This anthology, born in response to the 2016 presidential election, combines the voices of poets from across America—from red states and blue states, high schools and nursing homes, big cities and small towns—with the voices of poets from other countries and other times. With Eliot Schain, Martin Ott, Tania Pryputniewicz, Murray Silverstein, and David St.John. Regular admission. Members FREE Genre: Poetry

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Reading: “Tuscon Salvage: Tales and Recollections from La Frontera”

February 9 @ 4:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Brian Smith and Violet Paley read from award-winning columns from Brian's new book, Tucson Salvage: Tales and Recollections from La Frontera (Eyewear Publishing, UK, available for order from SPD), with a screening of the documentary Margaret Harstad directed based upon the book. Joined by special musical guests Robin Johnson and Inger Lorre! Regular admission. Members FREE Genre: Poetry

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Reading: Dark Ink

February 9 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Dark Ink is a collection of poetry inspired by, or in response to, the genre of horror as found in film, literature, folklore/mythology, or just classic monster tropes. Hosted by Eric Morago. Regular admission. Members FREE Genre: Poetry

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Discussion: Narratives of the Southwest: Mexican Schools

February 10 @ 2:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Join us for the first installment of a groundbreaking quarterly series that combines storytelling, history, and poetry to share narratives about events past and present that continue to shape this country from this region we call home. Mexican Schools featuring poets/educators: Matt Sedillo, Irene Sanchez, Angelina Saenz, and Fernando Salinas, with narration by Sean Arce. Collaboration for this series includes Beyond Baroque and Mark Torres of the Pacifica Radio Archives for research support. Regular Admission. Members FREE Genre: Poetry

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Open Mic: The Soap Box Poets Open Reading

February 10 @ 2:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

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

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Performance: Voice in the Well Hearts Abounding

February 10 @ 7:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Public Works Improvisational Theatre presents an evening of lively variety arts programming - celebrating talented writers, storytellers, poets, musicians and comics. Every month, we explore topical themes for your pleasure and enjoyment! Hosted by Eric Vollmer. Regular admission. Members FREE Genre: Poetry

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Discussion: Grateful Conversation

February 15 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Grateful Conversations is a portrait of a group of female poets from California, who come together each month to hone their craft and share their verse. Known as Westside Women Writers and active as a group since 2008, they include Millicent Borges Accardi, Madeleine S. Butcher, Georgia Jones Davis, Lois P. Jones, Susan Rogers, Kathi Stafford, Sonya Sabanac, Ambika Talwar and Maja Trochimczyk. Regular admission. Members FREE Genre: Poetry

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Reading: Lin Benedek, Alexis Rhone Fancher & Susan Hayden

February 16 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Lin Nelson Benedek’s poems have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies. Her book I Was Going To Be A Cowgirl was published in 2016. Susan Hayden is a poet, playwright, and novelist. Her poetry has appeared in Hollywood Review, Sparring w/Beatnik Poets, Arete, Atlanta Journal, and more. Alexis Rhone Fancher’s poem, “when I turned fourteen, my mother’s sister took me to lunch and said:” was chosen by Edward Hirsch for inclusion in The Best American Poetry of…

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Open Reading

February 17 @ 4:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Hosted by Radomir Luza. FREE Genre: Poetry

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How To Catch Italian Poets

February 22 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Those Who from Afar Look Like Flies is an anthology of poems and essays that aims to provide an organic profile of the evolution of Italian poetry after World War II. Beginning with the birth of Officina and il Verri, and culminating with the crisis of the mid-seventies, this tome features works by such poet as Pasolini, Majorino, Pagliarani, Rosselli, Sanguineti, and Zanzotto, as well as such forerunners as Villa and Cacciatore. Each section of this anthology, organized chronologically, is…

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Discussion: Brenda Hillman, Sara Mumulo & Vanessa Angelica Villareal

February 23 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Sara Mumolo is the author of Mortar (Omnidawn, 2013) and the Associate Director for the MFA in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College of CA. Her next book Day Counter is forthcoming in 2019 from Omnidawn. Her most recent collection is Extra Hidden Life, among the Days (Wesleyan University Press, 2018).Her collection Bright Existence (Wesleyan University Press, 1993), a finalist for Pulitzer Prize. Brenda Hillman is known for poems that draw on elements of found texts and document, personal meditation,…

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The Nebraska Girls Open Reading

February 24 @ 2:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Sign-ups at 1:30 PM. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. FREE but donations are welcome. Genre: Poetry

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Beyond Baroque Reading: Maureen Owen & Barbara Henning

February 24 @ 4:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Maureen Owen is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Edges of Water from Chax Press. Poet and fiction writer Barbara Henning is the author of four novels, seven collections of poetry, four chapbooks and a series of photo-poem pamphlets. Her latest collection of poetry is A Day Like Today. Regular admission. Members FREE Genre: Poetry

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March 2019

Eve Brandstein hosts Poetry in Motion, a reading series

March 2 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Join Eve Brandstein who will be hosting Poetry in Motion, a poetry reading series by Beyond Baroque. The event will feature writers from the literary and Hollywood communities. Genre: Poetry

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Open Mic: La Poesia Festival

March 3 @ 5:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Beyond Baroque hosts La Poesia Festival, an open mic featuring Latin-American poets. Antonieta Villamil will be hosting. Genre: Poetry

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Open Mic: First Sunday Open Reading

March 3 @ 5:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Beyond Baroque hosts their First Sunday Open Reading. Steve Goldman will be hosting. Sign ups begin at 4:45 PM. Five-minute limit. Free, but donations are welcome.

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Open Mic: Duende Nights

March 3 @ 5:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Beyond Baroque hosts Duende Nights, an open mic organized by Américas Poet Society founder Antonieta Villamil. Genre: Poetry

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Stephen Vincent presents Poetry Reading Haptics

March 8 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Beyond Baroque presents Poetry Reading Haptics with Stephen Vincent and Douglas Messerli. Poetry Reading Haptics, a multi-media program that integrates Vincent's poetry and his haptic drawings. Genre: Poetry

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Open Mic: Soap Box Poets

March 10 @ 2:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Soap Box Poets is a poetry open mic event that will take place at Beyond Baroque. Jessica Wilson Cardenas will be hosting.Sign ups begin at 1:45 PM. There is a five minute limit. Location: The Mike Kelley Gallery Genre: Poetry

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Jim Natal debuts “Spare Room”

March 10 @ 5:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Beyond Baroque hosts Jim Natal who will be launching his new poetry collection, "Spare Room." Joining Natal in conversation will be American Book Award- winning poet Dorothy Barresi. Genre: Poetry

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Public Works Improvisational Theatre presents “Voice in the Well: Carry On”

March 10 @ 7:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Beyond Baroque hosts Public Works Improvisational Theatre for a variety arts program featuring writers, poets, musicians, performers, and more. Hosted by Eric Vollmer. Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Music

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Jeff McMahon presents six monologues

March 15 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Beyond Baroque presents Jeff McMahon who will present six of his works that span across socio- political, queer and historical frames of discourse, including Discontents, Scatter, City of God, Heel, Honorable Discharge, and Failure to Thrive.

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Valerie Wallace and Bruce Willard read from their work

March 23 @ 4:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Come out for an evening with Valerie Wallace and Bruce Willard as they read from their work at Beyond Baroque. Valerie Wallace will present "House of McQueen" and Bruce Willard will present "Violent Blues." Genre: Fiction

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Open Mic: The Nebraska Girl Open Reading

March 24 @ 2:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

The Nebraska Girl Open Reading is an open mic event that will take place at Beyond Baroque. Sign-ups at 1:30 PM. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood.

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David Mura in conversation with Valina Hasu Houston

March 28 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Come out for an evening with memoirist, poet and performance artist David Mura in conversation with playwright Valina Hasu Houston. Genre: Memoir

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Garrick Beck reads from his memoir “True Stories”

March 30 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Join Garrick Beck at Beyond Baroque for a reading from "That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour." His memoir is a rollicksome ride from the Beat 1950s through the passions and protests and psychedelics of the 1960s, and onward into environmental and cross-cultural arts and political movements. This event includes a special rare performance by the Living Theater in person. Genre: Memoir

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Laurel Blossom and Patrick Donnelly read their poetry

March 31 @ 4:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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If you love poetry, check out Laurel Blossom and Patrick Donnelly as they read their work at Beyond Baroque. "Longevity," Laurel Blossom’s sixth book, which Per Contra called “one of the important book-length poems of the 21st century,” is a book-length narrative prose poem, a story about sisterhood told, in fragments and in the heightened language of poetry. Patrick Donnelly reads from his fourth book of poems, which Ilya Kaminsky called “a book of revelations of what it means to…

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April 2019

Poetry in Motion

April 6 @ 7:30 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Beyond Baroque hosts Eve Brandstein to present an eclectic array of writers from the literary and Hollywood communities. Genre: Poetry

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Open Mic: First Sunday Open Reading

April 7 @ 5:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

First Sunday Open Reading is an open mic event that will take place at Beyond Baroque. Steve Goldman will be hosting. Sign ups begin at 4:45 PM. In the Scott Wannberg Bookstore & Poetry Lounge. Five-minute limit. Genre: All Genres

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Open Mic: Duende Nights

April 7 @ 5:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Duende Nights is an open mic event that will take place at Beyond Baroque. It is a multimedia poetry performance experience for the multicultural, underground poets and artists of today. Bring original poems, short stories, songs, and music. Organized by Américas Poet Society founder Antonieta Villamil Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Music

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Noah Blaustein, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Dorothy Barresi, and Kevin Prufer read from their poetry

April 11 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Beyond Baroque presents poets Noah Blaustein, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Dorothy Barresi, and Kevin Prufer to read from their poetry to celebrate the launch of Blaustein and Bosselaar's new books. Genre: Poetry

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Innersexion album release and poetry reading

April 12 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Songwriter-poet Dusty Santamaria and multidisciplinary artist Moira Ichiban celebrate the release of their second album, Innersexion, at Beyond Baroque with readings by regional poets and a live performance. Refreshments provided. RSVP at voodooityourself.com/tour. Genre: Music, Poetry

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Tamracks Anthology presentation

April 13 @ 4:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Beyond Baroque presents "Tamaracks," a survey of Canadian poetry published by an American Small Press. It features the work of 116 poets and showcases 178 poems, edited by James Deahl. Featured presenters are Patrick Connors, Debbie Okun Hill, Michael Mirolla and Karen Shenfeld. Hosted by RD Armstrong. Genre: Poetry

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Aleida Rodriguez presents “Embracing the Feral Beauty of Los Angeles”

April 13 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Beyond Baroque presents Aleida Rodríguez. She arrived at Union Station in 1967 and ten years later became the first woman to publish a literary magazine in L.A. Now she’s bequeathing her home.

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Open Mic: Soap Box Poets

April 14 @ 2:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Soap Box Poets is a poetry open mic event that will take place at Beyond Baroque. Jessica Wilson Cardenas will host. Sign ups begin at 1:45 PM. There is a five minute limit. Genre: Poetry

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Mike Sonksen presents “Letters to My City”

April 14 @ 7:30 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Beyond Baroque presents Mike Sonksen to read from "Letters to My City," a collection of poems from an Los Angeles native. Hosted by Eric Vollmer. Genre: Poetry

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Judith Pacht and B. H. Fairchild

April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Beyond Baroque presents Judith Pacht and B. H. Fairchild. Judith Pacht’s Summer Hunger (Tebot Bach), won the 2011 PEN Southwest Book Award for Poetry. A three-time Pushcart nominee, Pacht’s work is widely published in journals and anthologies. Look for her two new collections, A Cumulous Fiction (Finishing Line Press) and Infirmary for a Private Soul (Tebot Bach) in the spring, 2019. B.H. Fairchild is the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Art of the Lathe (Alice James Books,…

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James Cushing reads from “Solace”

April 20 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Beyond Baroque presents James Cushing, former SLO poet laureate and longtime fixture of the SoCal poetry scene to present "Solace," the 25th title from LA’s own Cahuenga Press. He'll be reading alongside acclaimed poet Mary Ann McFadden, who will read from her own work. This will be the first public reading of Solace. Genre: Poetry

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Los Angeles Press National Poetry Month Reading

April 26 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Join the Los Angeles Press for a celebration of National Poetry Month with a selection of featured readers from its company of great poets, performance artists, and playwrights. Spotlight on new hybrid genre texts and 2018–2019 COLA artists and writers! The event will be hosted by Linda Ravenswood. Genre: Poetry

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A Celebration of Shakespeare

April 27 @ 2:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Celebrate the Bard’s art and life with Greg Bell in the Poets Garden.

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I Read Your Book And… with David Kipen

April 27 @ 4:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Rex Weiner continues his live-in-person interview series with David Kipen, editor of Dear Los Angeles (Modern Library), the story of Los Angeles as told by locals, transplants, and some just passing through. A familiar voice on public radio, Kipen is the founder of the nonprofit Boyle Heights lending library Libros Schmibros, teaches in the UCLA writing program, and is a book critic for Los Angeles Magazine.

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Earth Day Cabaret Reading

April 28 @ 4:30 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Join poets and writers in celebration of the natural beauty of our planet, and be reminded of what we can do to keep it healthy. Hosted by Greg Bell. Genre: Poetry

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7 Dudley Cinema

April 28 @ 7:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Come out for an evening of films and fiery discussion with Gerry Fialka at Beyond Baroque. Genre: Film

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