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Alicia Garza with Honey Mahogany

20 OCTOBER 2021 — wednesday

Join CIIS Public Programs for a conversation featuring Alicia Garza, activist and co-creator of Black Lives Matter, whose latest book, The Purpose of Power, reflects on her two decades of activism and the lessons learned from it, in conversation with activist and performer Honey Mahogany, online, free/suggested donation $20, 7:00-8:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.ciis.edu/public-programs/event-calendar/garza-alicia-october-20-2021)




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11 DECEMBER 2023 — monday

  • City Lights Books presents a reading with four Black Lawrence Press authors, poet Lisa Dordal, Writer-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University and author of Mosaic of the Dark, finalist for the 2019 Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry, short story writers Nancy Welch, The Road from Prosperity, and JoeAnn Hart, Highwire Act & Other Tales of Survival, and novelist Sara Johnson Allen, Down Here We Come Up, winner of the Big Moose Prize from Black Lawrence Press, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)

12 DECEMBER 2023 — tuesday

13 DECEMBER 2023 — wednesday

  • City Lights Books celebrates the 90th birthday of the late Jack Hirschman (1933-2021), poet, translator, editor, and activist, former Poet Laureate of San Francisco, and prolific author of poetry and essays including All That's Left and Lyripol, with tributes by Agneta Falk, joined by Scott Bird, Dimitri Charalambou, Neeli Cherkovski, Mauro Ffortissimo, Celia Hirschman, Matt Gonzales, devorah major, Sarah Menefee, Alejandro Murguia, and Byron Spooner, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)

14 DECEMBER 2023 — thursday

15 DECEMBER 2023 — friday

16 DECEMBER 2023 — saturday

  • Join City of West Hollywood Poet Laureate Jen Cheng, Braided Spaces, for a two-part poetry workshop, attendees will read and write poetry with poems curated for the December 23 Holiday Poetry Hotline, if you are comfortable, you may practice and record your voice reading the curated poems, no experience needed, Meeting Room, West Hollywood Library, 625 North San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, free, 2:00-4:00 pm PST (Register to attend: www.weho.org/community/arts-and-culture/holiday)

17 DECEMBER 2023 — sunday

18 DECEMBER 2023 — monday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

19 DECEMBER 2023 — tuesday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952
  • Cobalt Poets presents a reading with featured poet Martin Parker, followed by an open mic, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)

20 DECEMBER 2023 — wednesday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

21 DECEMBER 2023 — thursday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

22 DECEMBER 2023 — friday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

23 DECEMBER 2023 — saturday

  • The Holiday Poetry Hotline is featuring free, live readings for one day only, call in to (310) 853-3952 between 2:00-5:00 pm PST for poetry from the curated list or request a custom poem, from December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, by phone, free, 2:00-5:00 pm PST

24 DECEMBER 2023 — sunday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

25 DECEMBER 2023 — monday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

26 DECEMBER 2023 — tuesday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

27 DECEMBER 2023 — wednesday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

28 DECEMBER 2023 — thursday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

29 DECEMBER 2023 — friday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

30 DECEMBER 2023 — saturday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952Online
  • The West Hollywood Public Library presents a poetry workshop led by West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Jen Cheng, Braided Spaces, the workshop will focus on a form of poetry created by Cheng, Feng Shui Poetry, and attendees will learn to write their messages through the lens of the Five Elements, free, Meeting Room, West Hollywood Library, 625 North San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 10:30 am-12:30 pm PST (Register to attend: www.weho.org/community/arts-and-culture/holiday)

31 DECEMBER 2023 — sunday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

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