Upcoming Readings and Workshops

  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018
    8:00 pmBattery Books - 26 S Los Robles Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101

    Poet and international spy Steve Abee presents and exciting new series! I have the privilege of reading poetry with my friends Richard Modiano and Fernando Castro. More details and surprises to be added to the bill.  Stay tuned!

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018
    2:00 pmLA County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens - 301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007

    My friend, poet Suzanne Lummis, presents a discussion and poetry reading with Mary-Alice Daniel, Nicelle Davis, Olga Garcia and myself. We've composed new work inspired by visits to the Arboretum and "in exploration of the themes of natural, urban and imagined landscapes." This is going to be a very pleasant afternoon. It just needs you!

  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018
    9:15 amHodel's Country Dining - 5917 Knudsen Dr. Bakersfield, CA 93308

    It's my great honor to be a guest speaker for the Writers of Kern, an esteemed collective of authors based in Kern County. These details are subject to change, but I believe the event will start at 9:15 and go to 11:15 am. There will be several speakers weighing in on Screen Writing, Memoir, and other genres. I'll be offering a special workshop called The Haunted Line. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for visitors. Hodel’s breakfast buffet is included and available from 8:45-9:30. See www.writersofkern.com to pay admission online.

  • Thu
    12
    Apr
    2018
    7:30 pmThe Broad, Oculus Hall 221 S. Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012

    "The Broad and The Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ ALOUD series explores the centrality of authors and poets to Johns’ creative practice by presenting two evenings of readings by contemporary authors, who will present verses from Johns’ literary muses, including Samuel Beckett, Ted Berrigan, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Hart Crane, Frank O’Hara and Herman Melville, as well as read from their own work, inspired by the writers who are vital to Johns’ artwork. "

    I have the very rare pleasure of reading this evening with Hanif Abdurraqib and Amy Gerstler. There's so much to say about this event but if I start, we'll never get out of here! Tickets are going pretty fast. For information and reservations, please visit: https://www.thebroad.org/programs/unfolding-language-hanif-abdurraqib-brendan-constantine-amy-gerstler

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