Upcoming Readings and Workshops

  • Sun
    26
    Jan
    2020
    4:00 pmBeyond Baroque Literary Arts Center - 681 Venice Blvd Venice, CA 90291

    Poet Kelly Grace Thomas debuts her first -full-length collection of poems 'Boat Burned' (2020 Yes Yes Books). I'll be on hand to read a few pieces along with Alexis Rhone Fancher, Tanya Ko Hong, Arminé Iknadossian, Victoria Lynne McCoy, and the wonderful Jeremy Radin. Reception and signing to follow. Kelly is an exciting and insightful poet. You're gonna' wanna' (Yes, GONNA' WANNA'!) get this book! 

  • Mon
    27
    Jan
    2020
    7:00 pmhe Philosophical Research Society - 3910 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

    Poet Mandy Kahn presents another installment of her life-affirming new series I LIKE PEACE. Dedicated to serenity and good feeling, these events are always different. details are still coming in, but so far I know I'll be reading poems as part of an 'interactive' evening where guests will hear different poets as they explore the Philosophical research Center. Don't worry, no one will confront the audience or ask you to get up on a stage. Mandy describes the offerings this way - "The poems shared will be purely peaceful in tone; poems that observe and celebrate nature or any poem that feels uplifting, epiphanic, joyous, grateful, celebratory or loving. There will be no mention whatsoever of war, fighting, disputes, anger, hatred or the like; these are not poems that begin in strife and end in joy, but poems entirely free of strife." 

    Sound good? Join me!

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020
    7:00 pm5715 East Walton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815

    I am thrilled to be invited by poet Micah Bournes to read with local poets for the Anti Valentine's Day extravaganza! Come with a poem for the open mic (4 mins max). Singles get in FREE, lovers PAY $5.00.  BYOB. There will be ice cream and non-dairy options, too! PLEASE NOTE: this event takes place at a private residence! Act accordingly!!!  You crazy poets.

  • Sun
    09
    Feb
    2020
    4:00 pm826 LA & the Time Travel Mart - 1714 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

    Handsome host David Rocklin presents another solid afternoon of great writing! Honestly I don't know how I got asked to do this. Lets just say mistakes were made in high places! I have the distinct honor of appearing with my dear friend Peggy Dobreer as well as Briana Munoz, Joshua Corwin, and A. Morales. These events are always fun and there's usually a game or two. Come prepared to play!

  • Thu
    20
    Feb
    2020
    8:00 pmthe Poetry Lab - 266 W. 2nd Street Pomona, CA, 91766

    I'm pleased to be coming back to The Poetry Lab in Pomona. Curator ( and wonderful poet) Danielle Mitchel has cultivated a great vibe for this series. Workshops at 'the lab' are nurturing and fun. Danielle writes, "At The Poetry Lab we proudly open our doors to everyone. We strive to create and hold a safe space physically, emotionally, and creatively. To that end, we focus on generative and creative energies and do not offer critique workshops at this time."

    Registration is encouraged but not mandatory. $35 per person. Cash and Venmo accepted at the door. For more information, please visit: thepoetrylab.com

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