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20 MAY 2018 — sunday

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  • The New Short Fiction Series (Los Angeles' longest running spoken word series) presents the 15th Annual Emerging Voices Group Show with new fiction by Anne Barnett, Ruth LeFaive, Oxana Safranova, and Sharon Yablon, spoken word artist Sally Shore, and guest cast members Karen Praxel, Corral, That Thing You Do!; Buckley Sampson, The Fosters; and Allison Walter, How to Live Without Experience; Upstairs at The Federal, 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, $10-$15 in advance, $20 at the door, 7:00 (www.facebook.com/events/1992131861103498)
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  • The 8th annual Beyond Baroque Awards Dinner honor two legendary Los Angeles poets, Kamau Daáood with the George Drury Smith Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry, and Jack Grapes for the Distinguished Service Award, The Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, Santa Monica, free street parking available, $25-$500 benefits Beyond Baroque, tickets at Eventbrite, doors open 5:45, cocktails 6:00, dinner 6:30, awards ceremony 8:00 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-beyond-baroque-awards-dinner-tickets-44580741197)
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  • Cyrus Farivar discusses his book Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 (www.skylightbooks.com/event)
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21 MAY 2018 — monday

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  • Monday Night Fiction Workshop with screenwriter, playwright, and short story author Barra Grant meets each week, drop in, bring two–three pages of your own writing for reading and discussion, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free, donation suggested, 7:30 (www.beyondbaroque.org/workshops.html)
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22 MAY 2018 — tuesday

23 MAY 2018 — wednesday

24 MAY 2018 — thursday

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  • EP Foster Library presents a poetry reading from Not My President: Anthology of Dissent, at its weekly series hosted by Phil Taggart, Poet Laureate of Ventura County, open mic follows, share your own work, EP Foster Library in the Topping Room, 651 E. Main Street, Ventura, free and open to the public, 7:30-9:00 (805/648-2716, www.vencolibrary.org)
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25 MAY 2018 — friday

26 MAY 2018 — saturday

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  • Poe Ballantine reads from his novel, Whirlaway, with illustrator and writer Mimi Pond, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 (www.skylightbooks.com/event/2018-05)
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  • Children's book author Susan Lendroth and illustrator Priscilla Burris present and sign their new book Natsumi!, Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, free, 10:30 a.m. (www.vromansbookstore.com/event/susan-lendroth-priscilla-burris-present-and-sign-natsumi)
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  • Book Soup and Alta Journal presents Italian director and poet Edoardo Ponti, Letters from a Young Father, and poet David St. John, book signing to follow, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, free, 3:00 (www.booksoup.com/event/edoardo-ponti-david-st-john-discusses-and-signs-letters-young-father)
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  • Beyond Baroque presents Deon Price's original composition for piano and saxophone for the documentary Behind Barbed Wire, performed by pianist May Au, and saxophonist Chika Inoue, in addition to the performance, a reading of haiku poetry in English translation written by internment camp internees, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10, $6 students/seniors, members free, 2:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html)
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  • Screenwriter Rex Weiner in conversation with authors Tom Lawson and Harry Gamboa on "Some Place Chronicles," a placemaking project focusing on the people, histories, and cultures of Athens, East Rancho Dominguez, Florence-Firestone, Lennox, and Ladera Heights/View Park/Windsor Hills, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10, $6 students/seniors, members free, 8:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html)
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27 MAY 2018 — sunday

28 MAY 2018 — monday

29 MAY 2018 — tuesday

30 MAY 2018 — wednesday

31 MAY 2018 — thursday

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  • EP Foster Library presents a poetry reading by Fernando D. Castro, The Nightlife of Saints, at its weekly series hosted by Phil Taggart, Poet Laureate of Ventura County, open mic follows, share your own work, EP Foster Library in the Topping Room, 651 E. Main Street, Ventura, free and open to the public, 7:30-9:00 (805/648-2716, www.vencolibrary.org)
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