Upcoming Readings and Workshops

  • Wed
    31
    Mar
    2021
    Wed
    21
    Apr
    2021
    7:00 pmON LINE EVENT

    Ever since April became National Poetry Month back 1996, many poets have tasked themselves to write a poem a day for the whole month. Thus began the tradition known as 30/30. For 2021, Beyond Baroque present a special event: The ‘First Annual 30 in 30 Workshop.’ Starting March 31st, I will offer everything you need to meet the challenge. Each class will include group discussions on the art of poetry, effective tools and routines, and enough prompts to keep you busy until the next class and beyond. No experience necessary. Writers of all genres welcome. Join us and be inspired.

     

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  • Sat
    24
    Apr
    2021
    6:00 pmON LINE EVENT

    In 2011, I had the privilege of being asked to create a poetry series for the Craft Contemporary (formerly The Craft & Folk Art Museum of Los Angeles).

    The idea was to commission three contemporary poets to create new work in response to the changing exhibitions. Starting with  guests Ilya Kominsky, Cecilia Woloch, and Arash Saedinia, the project was a huge success. As emcee and curator, I can't tell you how honored I was, especially to be able to associate myself with Craft Contemporary. For five years thereafter, poets were brought from all over the country to share fresh and original work. Contributors included Mary Ruefle, Natalie Diaz, Bruce Snider, William Archilla, Dean Young, Kim Addonizio, Mindy Nettifee, Amy Gerstler, Solmaz Sharif, Steven Reigns and many others. Sadly, in 2016 the project ran into funding problems and the series stopped.

    At last, as of 2021, we're back with generous support from the Ruskin Art Club and Denenberg Fine Arts.  On April 24th, poets Kaveh Akbar, Paige Lewis, and our city's new Poet Laureate, Lynne Thompson will kick-off our return with exciting new words, celebrating the work of glass artist Kazuki Takizawa.

    We're still finalizing a few technical details, so I don't have links yet, but stay tuned!!!

     

If you’d like to book a reading or workshop, please ask!