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Lynne Thompson, Shonda Buchanan, Suzanne Lummis

12 OCTOBER 2023 — thursday

Beyond Baroque presents Poets on the Beat, a reading and conversation on politically engaged poetry, featuring poets Shonda Buchanan, Black Indian, Suzanne Lummis, Open 24 Hours, winner of the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize from Lynx House Press, and Lynne Thompson, former Poet Laureate of Los Angeles and author of Fretwork, winner of the 2019 Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize, each poet was commissioned to write an essay that connects poetry to contemporary politics and social themes, a reception with light refreshments and live music by The Modern Jazz Syndicate will precede the reading, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, free, 7:00-9:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.beyondbaroque.org)




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29 FEBRUARY 2024 — thursday

  • City Lights Books and The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University present a reading and conversation with poets Major Jackson, Razzle Dazzle: New and Selected Poems 2002-2022, and Kalamu ya Salaam, Be About Beauty, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PST (More information here: citylights.com/events)
  • Women's National Book Association presents a share and tell mixer, writer's advice edition, come share what you do and ask writing, marketing, and publishing questions, and make some new connections in a community of writers coming together to pool resources and wisdom, online via Zoom, free, Noon pm PST (Register to attend: wnba-sfchapter.org/february-29th-share-tell-mixer-writers-advice-edition)
  • Writers Read Ukiah presents featured poets Brenda Yeager, Torch Song // Transcendental, forthcoming, and Jessyca Lytle, followed by an open mic, six-minutes per reader, Grace Hudson Museum, 431 South Main Street, Ukiah, free, suggested donation $5, 7:00 pm PST (For more information, contact Michael Riedell: innisfreeriedell@gmail.com)

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