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Will Alexander, Byron Baker, Carlos Lara, Harold Abramowitz

24 JUNE 2022 — friday

Beyond Baroque presents the exhibition Telepathic Evanescence: Collaborative Artworks by Will Alexander and Byron Baker, a series of paintings featuring the spontaneous creative exchange between Los Angeles multidisciplinary artists Will Alexander and Byron Baker, the opening includes the exhibition, a reading of Refractive Africa: Ballet of the Forgotten, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated poetry collection by Will Alexander, and a panel discussion with Alexander, Baker, poet Carlos Lara, The Green Record, and poet and prose writer Harold Abramowitz, Dear Dearly Departed, in person, Mike Kelley Gallery, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, free, 6:00-10:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html)




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14 AUGUST 2022 — sunday

  • Sixteen Rivers Press celebrates the launch of two bilingual collections, Plagios/Plagiarisms, Volume Two and Beyond the Time of Words/Más allá del tiempo de las palabras, featuring readings from the translators, Terry Ehret, Nancy Morales, and Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman, joined by Marjorie Agosín, author of Beyond the Time of Words, in person, Nicholson Ranch Winery, 4200 Napa Road, Sonoma, free, 2:00-5:00 pm PDT
  • Second Sunday presents a reading with poets Stephen Thomas Roberts, David Baker, Whale Fall, and Rebecca Foust, The Unexploded Ordinance Bin, winner of the 2018 Swan Scythe Chapbook Award, online, free, 3:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: secondsundayreadings.com)

15 AUGUST 2022 — monday

16 AUGUST 2022 — tuesday

17 AUGUST 2022 — wednesday

  • Sixteen Rivers Press celebrates the launch of two bilingual collections, Plagios/Plagiarisms, Volume Two and Beyond the Time of Words/Más allá del tiempo de las palabras, featuring readings from the translators, Terry Ehret, Nancy Morales, and Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman, joined by Marjorie Agosín, author of Beyond the Time of Words, in person, Heal the Bay Aquarium, Santa Monica Pier, 1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, free, 7:00-8:00 pm PDT
  • City Lights Books presents best-selling novelist Elif Batuman, The Idiot, finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, discussing her new book, Either/Or, a continuation of beloved protagonist Selin and her quest for self-knowledge, online via Zoom, free, 5:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)

18 AUGUST 2022 — thursday

19 AUGUST 2022 — friday

20 AUGUST 2022 — saturday

  • CalPoets presents the 2022 Poetry Symposium, an exciting day-long event including poetry readings, workshops, and presentations, teens and up welcome, featuring Luis J. Rodriguez, poet and founding editor of Tia Chucha Press, winner of the California Arts Council Legacy Fellowship and the Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award, and author of Borrowed Bones, online via Zoom, free, donations welcome, 9:00 am-9:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.californiapoets.org/events/calpoets-2022-virtual-poetry-symposium)

21 AUGUST 2022 — sunday

  • Marin Poetry Center presents the 2022 Traveling Show, a multi-reading summer poetry event where members perform their own work, Part 5 features poets Lee Rossi, Wheelchair Samurai, Robin Lee, Gail Entrekin, The Art of Healing, Ella Eytan, Gabriel Rilleau, and Laurel Feigenbaum, Matrimony, with co-ambassadors Jackson Bramlette and Tashi Manchip, in person, Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, free, 3:00-4:00 pm PDT (More information here: marinpoetrycenter.org/events)

22 AUGUST 2022 — monday

  • City Lights Books celebrates the launch of Second Stutter Volume Five, an annual San Francisco literary journal focused on contemporary English language poetry and translation, with readings by Jimmy Santiago Baca, Immigrants in Our Own Land, Jaime Chavez, Tureeda Mikell, Synchronicity: The Oracle of Sun Medicine, Norma Cole, Natural Light, Adrian Lurssen, Neowise, Ivan Argüelles, Ars Poetica, and Eleni Stecopoulos, Armies of Compassion, hosted by poet Solomon Rino, online, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)

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