Upcoming Readings and Workshops

  • Fri
    25
    Oct
    2019
    5:30 pmEnkebol Courtyard - Woodbury University - 7500 N Glenoaks Blvd Burbank, CA 91505

    Join me for a special 'after hours' event at Woodbury University, showcasing some of the current voices of the page and the stage in LA! This reading is open to the public to attend and even sign up! There'll be pizza, too!  

    This open mic is cohosted by Moria Online and the Woodbury College of Liberal Arts. If you haven't visited the campus before, the Enkeboll Courtyard can be accessed through the Library.

  • Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019
    11:00 amNoor Pasadena - 300 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 200 Pasadena, CA

    I have the honor, once again, of co-hosting the annual Red Hen Press Awards luncheon. It's been 25 years since this wondrous house opened its and I'm proud to be a Red Hen author. This year's reception will be held at NOOR's gorgeous Sofia Ballroom in Pasadena. The afternoon’s festivities will highlight Red Hen’s vibrant tradition in the literary community with performances from local school children, a silent auction, and readings by these acclaimed authors: Steve Almond, Elizabeth Bradfield, Percival Everett, and Erica Jong. Other available featured authors included: Kazim Ali, poet, essayist, translator, and publisher; Richard Bausch, novelist and short story writer; 1984 Guggenheim Fellow and editor of The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction; Victoria Chang, poet, editor, and 2017 Guggenheim Fellow — Sponsored by Gary Edelstone; Henri Cole, poet and winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Rome Prize; Keith Flynn, Founder and Managing Editor of The Asheville Poetry Review and more! RSVP at 626-356-4760

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019
    2:00 pmPRIVATE EVENT - STAY TUNED FOR LOCATION

    Red Hen Press and the hosts of the LA Review Salon present an afternoon of poetry. I have the honor of sharing the podium with Douglas Manuel, Lynne Thompson, and Amy Uyematsu. Stay tuned for details about how to attend. 

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019
    5:00 pmSanta Monica Bay Women's Club - 1210 4th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Save the date for Beyond Baroque's Annual Awards Dinner! On November 10, join me in honoring our executive director emeritus, Richard Modiano, for his years of service to Beyond Baroque; the visionary poet Harryette Mullen for her outstanding achievements in poetry; Get Lit-Words Ignite founder and director Diane Luby Lane for her service to the young poets of Los Angeles; and UCLA professor and writer Johanna Drucker for her extraordinary generosity in organizing and cataloging Beyond Baroque's 50,000 item archive. Held at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's club, the Awards Dinner will feature cocktails, entertainment, dinner, and poetry.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019
    9:30 amToscana Country Club - 76009 Via Club Villa, Indian Wells, CA 92210

    Join me for a special poetry workshop in beautiful Indian Wells! Artist, Health and Wellness coach Jennifer Di Francesco, who curates these events, will be on hand to tell folks about the club. No experience necessary. Just bring a pen and your imagination! $65 per person!

  • Sun
    08
    Dec
    2019
    5:00 pmThe Studio Theater - St Denis Building - 3433 Cahuenga Blvd W, Los Angeles, CA 90068

    Alex Frankel returns with his legendary series! I'm thrilled to be back. This will be the Ten Year Anniversary reading! Grab a poem and join me. The event is free and open to the public.

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