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

September 2018

Judy Juanita: A Live Reading of “Life is a Carousel”

September 28 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

Novelist, essayist, and playwright Judy Juanita joins Beyond Baroque for a live reading and discussion of her play Life is a Carousel. Judy Juanita’s debut novel Virgin Soul, (Viking, 2013), in paperback is based on her own experiences in the Black Panther Party in the 60s. Born in Berkeley and raised in Oakland, 16-year-old Judie Hart enrolled at Oakland City College where she first met fellow students Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. As a junior at San Francisco State, she…

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“I Read Your Book And…”

September 29 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Regular admission. Members free.

Journalist Rex Weiner continues his author interview series with Jeanne McCulloch, former managing editor of the Paris Review and an editor at Tin House, in a conversation about her memoir All Happy Families (Harper Wave), an unforgettable look at a world where all that glitters on the surface is not gold, and each unhappy family is ultimately unhappy in its own unique way. Regular admission. Members FREE Venue: Beyond Baroque 681 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 Genre: Memoir

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Reading and Discussion: Are We Still Writing Endings?

September 30 @ 4:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

How has the representation of HIV/AIDS in the poetic imagination changed over time? Through point/counter-point, a diverse panel of poets—Michael Broder, Robert Carr, Ramón García, and Madelyn Garner—will offer readings and engage in a discussion of writing through the lens of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, past and present. Venue: Beyond Baroque Featuring: Karen Kevorkian, Michael Broder, Robert Carr, Ramón García, and Madelyn Garner Genre: Poetry

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October 2018

Reading: What Books Press presents Bill Mohr and Paul Lieber

October 27 @ 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Purchase Required

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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