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beyond baroque calendar

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Beyond Baroque offers a wide variety of workshops, readings, performances, art exhibits, and community events and meetings. Click on one
of the calendar links below to find something to enjoy. If you'd like to SUBMIT A PROPOSAL for an event, click here for more information.

ART EXHIBITS PERFORMANCES & READINGS WORKSHOPS COMMUNITY EVENTS

Welcome to the main Performances & Readings calendar. Note that the event schedule may change without prior notice.

The best way to stay informed of listings is to sign up for our newsletter (link is on the front page), or join our Beyond Baroque
Facebook Page. You can also follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Instagram @BBLitArts.

 

ADMISSION POLICY

 

REGULAR ADMISSION
$10 General Admission, $6 Students/Seniors, Members free

SPECIAL ADMISSION
$20 General Admission, $10 Students/Seniors, Members $8

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Suggested Donation $5-10, no one turned away for lack of funds.


JUNE

17 June Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
MINI MASTER CLASS: TANOSHII TANKA WORKSHOP

Come join poet and writer Genie Nakano for a writing workshop on tanka, an exciting form of poetry. Tanka, meaning “little song.” $30.00
general, $20.00 members, $10.00 to audit. Limited to 15 participants.
Click HERE to reserve spaces on Eventbrite.

17 June Saturday 4:00 PM
BEYOND BAROQUE POETRY CONTEST AWARD READING

Join the winners of our 7th annual contest for a celebratory reading of their work. The winners were selected by award-winning
poet Diane Wakoski. Generously co-sponsored by the English Department at Loyola Marymount University.
Regular Admission. Members FREE.

17 June Saturday 8:00 PM
CHARLOTTE INNES READS FROM DESCANSO DRIVE

Charlotte Innes will read from her first book of poems Descanso Drive (Kelsay Books,) described by poet Sarah Maclay as “finely wrought
work… at times like a melding of Plath and Boland.” Regular admission. Members FREE.

18 June Sunday 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
BEYOND WORDS: BEAUTY AND RESISTANCE

BEYOND WORDS is a reading series that presents work by innovative and highly influential writers of fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction
with a theme of Beauty and Resistance. Hosted by Jon Hess. Regular admission. Members FREE.

18 June Sunday 8:00 PM
BEYOND 24 FRAMES

“The language of cinema is universal.” Cinema was the new art of the 20th Century, and this new monthly program looks at past
masterpieces and new trends in filmmaking. Guest speakers include actors, directors, writers and critics. Hosted by Jon Hess.
Regular admission. Members FREE.

23 June Friday 8:00 PM
CHRISTOPHER MERRILL READS WITH DAVID ST. JOHN

Christopher Merrill has published six collections of poetry, including Brilliant Water, and Watch Fire, for which he received the Lavan Younger
Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets; translations of Aleš Debeljak’s Anxious Moments and The City and the Child; and has
edited several volumes. David St. John is the author of twelve collections of poetry (including Study for the World’s Body, nominated for
The National Book Award in Poetry), Regular admission. Members FREE.

25 June Sunday 2:00 PM
THE NEBRASKA GIRL OPEN READING

Sign-ups at 1:30 PM. Hosted by Wyatt Underwood. FREE but donations gratefully accepted.

25 June Sunday 7:00 PM
7 DUDLEY CINEMA

Hosted by Gerry Fialka. FREE but donations gratefully accepted.

30 June Friday 8:00 PM
THE PARIS REVIEW AT BEYOND BAROQUE: JOHN JEREMIAH SULLIVAN ON THE SEARCH FOR THE FIRST BLUES SONG.

Join the editors of America’s premier literary magazine for an evening of discussion, music, and cocktails in one of L.A.’s iconic literary
spaces. A National Magazine Award–winning essayist and the Southern editor of The Paris Review, John Jeremiah Sullivan tells the story
of his search for the “first blues song,” a story that takes us deep into the surprising and forgotten prehistory of pop music. Moderated by
Paris Review editor Lorin Stein, with musical illustrations.
Regular admission $10. Members $8. $40 / $38 with a year-long subscription to the Paris Review.
Doors at 7 pm. Show at 8 pm. Cocktails included.
Tickets HERE.