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23 AUGUST 2016 — tuesday

24 AUGUST 2016 — wednesday

    NORTH:
  • Spocabulary presents performance poetry workshop and open mic, with host Aaron Garnder, every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, EP Foster Library in the Topping Room, 651 East Main Street, Ventura, free and open to the public, workshop 7:00, open mic 8:00 (805/648-2716, www.vencolibrary.org)
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25 AUGUST 2016 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Turning Grief Into Art: Writing Healing Poetry, with poets Chanel Brenner, Vanilla Milk, Madeline Sharples, Leaving the Hall Light On, and Alexis Rhone Fancher, State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies, reading and discussing their poems about the loss of their sons, reception and book signing to follow, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1221 Wass Street, Tustin, 7:00 (714/544-3141, www.stpauls.org)
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  • A reading and book signing by John Doe, Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk, with novelist Chris D., Dragon Wheel Splendor and Other Love Stories of Violence and Dread, metered parking lot, Stories Books & Café, 1716 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 7:00 (213/413-3733, storiesla.com)
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    NORTH:
  • The EP Foster Library features Elaine Alarcon at its weekly poetry 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 East Main Street, Ventura, free and open to the public, 7:30-9:00 (805/648-2716, www.vencolibrary.org)
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26 AUGUST 2016 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry reading by New York City poet George Wallace, writer-in-residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, author of two dozen chapbooks of poems, and editor of Poetrybay, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10 general/$6 students/seniors, free for members, 8:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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27 AUGUST 2016 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Peggy Aylsworth reads from her new book of poetry, Under the Unwed Moon, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10 general/$6 students/seniors, free for members, 5:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Poetry Reading features poet Sean Gunning, No Samaritan, plus open mic, Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, free, 3:00-4:30 (562/208-5862, www.gatsbybooks.com)
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  • Les Femmes Fatales: Los Angeles presents a noir cocktail of literary violence, eroticism and trenchant humor with award-winning arts journalist and cultural provocateur Victoria Looseleaf, Isn't It Rich?, author and actor Mary Woronov, Swimming Underground: My Years In the Warhol Factory, glam-pop poet Kate Crash, Plush Novel, and bassist Benny Reitveld from Santana, with publisher Gordy Grundy, hosted and curated by Richard Modiano, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10 general/$6 students/seniors, free for members, 8:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • George Wallace leads a poetry workshop with stimulating exercises based on re-discovering and using imaginative skills that enhance your brain's 'muscle memory' to result in improved writing; imagination-based poetry gives the writer permission to create space for the imagination to explore, invent and roam, limited to twelve participants, online registration required, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $35.00 members/$50.00 non-members, 10:00 a.m. (www.beyondbaroque.org, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mini-masters-workshop-with-george-wallace-tickets-26787158111)
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28 AUGUST 2016 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • An Afternoon of Noir Poetry in Chinatown, with poets Brendan Constantine, Tony Barnstone, and Suzanne Lummis, street and lot parking available, A.G. Geiger Bookstore/Gallery, 502 Chung King Court, Chinatown, Los Angeles, $5, 4:00-5:00 (213/505-6957, aggeiger.com)
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29 AUGUST 2016 — monday

30 AUGUST 2016 — tuesday

31 AUGUST 2016 — wednesday


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