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1 JANUARY 2020 — wednesday

2 JANUARY 2020 — thursday

3 JANUARY 2020 — friday

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  • Suzanne Lummis, whose collections include Idiosyncrasies, In Danger, and Open 24 Hours, debuts her COLA fellowship supported poetry opus, "Tweets from Hell," Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students/seniors, free for members, 8:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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4 JANUARY 2020 — saturday

5 JANUARY 2020 — sunday

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  • Duende Nights Open Mic is a multicultural poetry reading and performance experience, poems, short stories, songs, and music are all welcome, organized by América's Poet Society founder Antonieta Villamil, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free but donations gratefully accepted, 5:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • An open reading hosted by Steve Goldman, five-minute limit, Wannberg Bookstore Poetry Lounge, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free but donations gratefully accepted, sign up at 4:45, reading 5:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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6 JANUARY 2020 — monday

7 JANUARY 2020 — tuesday

8 JANUARY 2020 — wednesday

9 JANUARY 2020 — thursday

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  • Gatsby's Mystery Book Club leads a discussion of Agatha Christie's Death Comes at the End, copies of the mystery novel available for sale, every second Thursday, Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, 6:00 (562/208-5862, www.gatsbybooks.com)
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10 JANUARY 2020 — friday

11 JANUARY 2020 — saturday

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  • Heather Box and Julian Mocine McQueen discuss their new motivational book How Your Story Sets You Free, Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, 5:00 (562/208-5862, www.gatsbybooks.com)
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  • Andrea Marcellus, health and fitness expert, discusses her new book The Way In: 5 Winning Strategies to Lose Weight, Get Strong, and Lift Your Life, Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, 3:00 (562/208-5862, www.gatsbybooks.com)
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  • Holaday Mason celebrates the release of her new book of poetry, The Weaver's Body, acclaimed poets David St. John and Mariano Zaro also read, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students/seniors, free for members, 8:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • A Celebration of The Temple of Man's 60th Anniversary, founded by Robert Alexander in 1960, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, free but donations gratefully accepted, 1:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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12 JANUARY 2020 — sunday

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  • Public Works Improvisational Theatre presents New Beginnings, a literary salon celebrating talented writers, storytellers, poets, musicians, and comics, hosted by Eric Vollmer, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students/seniors, free for members, 7:30 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Soap Box Poets open mic, hosted by Jessica Wilson Cardenas, five-minute limit, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, free but donations gratefully accepted, sign up 1:45, reading 2:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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13 JANUARY 2020 — monday

14 JANUARY 2020 — tuesday

15 JANUARY 2020 — wednesday

16 JANUARY 2020 — thursday

17 JANUARY 2020 — friday

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  • Matthew Zapruder, former editor of the New York Times Magazine Poetry Column, reads from his new poetry book, Fathers Day, with Amy Gerstler, Scattered At Sea, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students/seniors, members free, 8:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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18 JANUARY 2020 — saturday

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  • Acclaimed educator, activist, and poet Paul Cummins reads from his new book, Paul Cummins: The Collected Poems, and lawyer Jeffrey Graham reads from his new book, Elegy to a Surveyor, hosted by Michael C. Ford, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students/seniors, free for members, 8:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • "Where You're From Has a Bad Reputation: Writing About the Inland Empire," a reading by Liz González, Juanita E. Mantz, Ruth Nolan, Isabel Quintero, and Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera, five women writers from different towns in the Inland Empire, share and discuss their work and experiences, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students/seniors, free for members, 4:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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19 JANUARY 2020 — sunday

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  • In the final Writers Resist event before the 2020 spring primaries and the November presidential election, Writers Resist becomes Writers Attack, David St. John, Jim Natal, and Jan Wesley present notable literary voices from Southern California coming together to motivate political action and social change, readers include Doug Brown, Shonda Buchanan, Kate Gale, Brian Ingram, Dana Johnson, Casandra Lane, Suzanne Lummis, Sarah Maclay, Doug Manuel, Marsha de la O, Judith Pacht, Alicia Partnoy, Phil Taggart, Amy Uyematsu, David Ulin and Gail Wronsky, supported by The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free but donations gratefully accepted, 1:00-4:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Salient Sunday Open Reading hosted by Radomir Luza and Patricia Murphy, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free but donations gratefully accepted, 5:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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20 JANUARY 2020 — monday

21 JANUARY 2020 — tuesday

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  • Some Favorite Writers reading series presents Tobias Wolff, In Pharaoh's Army, a memoir, and The Barracks Thief, a novel, among other works, honors include the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award, in a reading from his new memoir, This Boy's Life, discussion to follow, hosted by Mona Simpson, sponsored in part by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, free tickets available at box office one hour before reading, first come, first served, 7:30 (310/443-7000, www.hammer.ucla.edu)
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22 JANUARY 2020 — wednesday

23 JANUARY 2020 — thursday

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  • Gatsby's Literary Women Book Club leads a discussion on Celeste Ng's New York Times best-selling novel Little Fires Everywhere, new members welcome, every fourth Thursday, Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, 7:00 (562/208-5862, www.gatsbybooks.com)
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24 JANUARY 2020 — friday

25 JANUARY 2020 — saturday

26 JANUARY 2020 — sunday

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  • Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham, The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1992, reads from her recent collection of poetry, Fast, book signing to follow, hosted by Stephen Yenser, coffee and tea served, co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of English and the UCLA Office of Cultural and Recreational Affairs, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, free tickets available at box office one hour before reading, first come, first served, 2:00 (310/443-7000, www.hammer.ucla.edu)
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27 JANUARY 2020 — monday

28 JANUARY 2020 — tuesday

29 JANUARY 2020 — wednesday

30 JANUARY 2020 — thursday

31 JANUARY 2020 — friday


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