Upcoming 2017 Events

OCTOBER

10/10 - Woodbury Visiting Writer

10/18 - Otis Visiting Writer • 7:30 pm • Otis College of Art and Design • 9045 Lincoln Blvd. • Los Angeles, CA 90045

10/21 - Donuts, Coffee, and Poetry w/ Joseph Rios and Friends • 12-2 pm • Edendale Public Library • 2011 W. Sunset Boulevard •Los Angeles, CA 90026

10/21 - Jeffrey Schultz Civil Twilight Book Release Reading w/ Sara Borjas • 4 pm • Beyond Baroque • 681 Venice Blvd. • Venice, CA 90291

10/24 - Pepperdine Visiting Writer

10/25 - Verdugo Hills Visiting Writer

10/28 - DJing Event for Book Release x 4 - Joseph Rios, Vickie Vertiz, Vanessa Angelica Villareal, Javier Zamora • 8-9 pm • Civic Center Studios • 207 South Broadway Suite One • Los Angeles, CA 90038

NOVEMBER

10/11 - un::fade::able: writing workshop & community engagement • 10 am - 12 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013

10/28 - un::fade::able: poetry reading honoring the legacy of Sandra Bland • 7:30 - 10 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013

DECEMBER

12/3 - Non-Standard Lit • Gym Standard • 2903 El Cajon Blvd., Unit #2, SanDiego, CA 92104 

2018

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

2/10 - un::fade::able: writing workshop & community engagement • 10 am - 12 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013

2/27 - un::fade::able: poetry reading honoring the legacy of Sandra Bland • 7:30 - 10 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

5/12 - un::fade::able: writing workshop & community engagement • 10 am - 12 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013

5/22 - un::fade::able: poetry reading honoring the legacy of Sandra Bland • 7:30 - 10 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013

JUNE

JULY

7/14 - un::fade::able: writing workshop & community engagement • 10 am - 12 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013

7/24 - un::fade::able: poetry reading honoring the legacy of Sandra Bland • 7:30 - 10 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER


Archived Events

2017

FEBRUARY

2/18 - un::fade::able: writing workshop & community engagement • 10 am - 12 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013

2/18 - PoetrIE presents: F. Douglas Brown 6-8 pm • 536 W 11th St, San Bernardino, CA 92410

2/24 - Three Doug Night: Part IV w/ Doug Knot and Doug Kearney and Doug Manuel • 7:30 pm • Beyond Baroque • 681 Venice Blvd. • Venice, CA 90291

2/28 - un::fade::able: poetry reading honoring the legacy of Sandra Bland • 7:30 - 10 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013

MARCH

3/15 - The Yellow House Book Release Party! Come Celebrate Chiwan Choi and this amazing book hosted by Writ Large Press7-9 pm • Resident • 428 S. Hewitt, Los Angeles, CA 90113 

3/18 - dj'ing HITCHED Reading Series hosted by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo  4 pm - 7 pm

3/19 - Rich Fergeuson

3/30 - dj'ing Art Jam for Loyola HS Modern Poets and Composer's Club 3-5 pm St. Rapheal's School • 924 West 70th Street • Los Angeles, CA 90044 

3/30 - Steve Abee

APRIL

4/6 - dj'ing Art Jam for Loyola HS Modern Poets and Composer's Club 3-5 pm St. Rapheal's School • 924 West 70th Street • Los Angeles, CA 90044 

4/9 - Angels Flight Reading literary west Salon With Chiwan Choi & José Luís Peixoto 4-6 pm • Clifton's Republic • 648 S. Broadway • Los Angeles, CA 90014

4/20 - The Northridge Creative Writing Circle presents Poetry Palooza  8 pm  Northridge University,  Jerome Richfield Room 319

4/22 - Harvard-Westlake School Wider than the Sky Young People's Poetry Fest 

4/23 - So Cal Soul Patrol • The Spark of Groove  Resident • 428 S. Hewitt, Los Angeles, CA 90113

4/25 - The Big Read Emily Dickinson Fest 6 pm 3900 S. Western Ave Los Angeles, CA 90062

4/27 - dj'ing Loyola HS Modern Poets and Composer's Club for Urban Compass Supreme Evening  6:30 pm Los Angeles River Center and Gardens 570 W Ave 26 • Los Angeles, CA

MAY

5/4 - PEN Center USA • Living in Your Own Narrative Master Class • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm • Four Thursdays, May 4 through May 25 

5/9 - dj'ing for PEN Center USA Author Evening Roxanne Gay & Randaa Jarrar  The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever • 6000 Santa Monica Blvd • Los Angeles, CA

5/13 un::fade::able: writing workshop & community engagement • 10 am - 12 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013

5/20-21 - Pasadena LitFest 

5/23 - un::fade::able: poetry reading honoring the legacy of Sandra Bland • 7:30 - 10 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013 

JUNE

6/2 - Alternative Facts hosted by Luivette Resto

6/16 - Allied Media Conference in Detroit •Poetry as Witness Panel

6/19 - BREAKBEAT POETS PRESENT: JUNETEENTH • 7:30 pm • ACE Hotel • 929 South Broadway  Los Angeles, CA 90015

6/23 - Reading Celebrating Norman Zelaya's Book Release of Orlando and Other Stories • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM • Ave 50 Studio • 131 N. Ave 50 • Los Angeles, CA 90042

JULY

7/5 - #90x90LA Writ Large Press Begins

7/13 - ReadBeats • 8 pm • Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC), 514 S. Spring Street • Los Angeles, CA 90013 • part of #90x90LA

7/14 - Diggin' on Sade • 8 pm - Midnight •  Civic Center Studios • 207 South Broadway Suite One • Los Angeles, CA 90038 • part of #90x90LA

7/15 - un::fade::able: writing workshop & community engagement • 10 am - 12 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013 • part of #90x90LA

7/20 - Semiotic Sutras featuring paintings by Emi Motokawa • 7 pm • Kaleidoscope Kollective • 1511 W. Sunset Blvd • Los Angeles, CA 90026 • part of #90x90LA

7/22 - DJ Event!

7/25 - un::fade::able: poetry reading honoring the legacy of Sandra Bland • 7:30 - 10 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013 • part of

AUGUST

8/12 - DJ Event!

8/18 - SAVE THE DATE • Sestinas for Selena • MORE INFO COMING SOON • 8 pm - Midnight •  Civic Center Studios • 207 South Broadway Suite One • Los Angeles, CA 90038 • part of #90x90LA

SEPTEMBER

9/8 - Four Pairs Reading • Curated by Chiwan Choi, is a celebration of all the amazing writers of color in Los Angeles….plus one amazing guest writer visiting us, all of whom have been part of four of the most important writing retreat residencies in the country: Cave Canem, Kundiman, CantoMundo, and VONA • Post & Beam • 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90008 • part of #90x90LA

9/10 - Closing Reading for Semiotic Sutras featuring paintings by Emi Motokawa • 7 pm • Kaleidoscope Kollective • 1511 W. Sunset Blvd • Los Angeles, CA 90026 • part of #90x90LA

9/15 - Art LaBoe: Dedicated to You • 8 pm - Midnight • Civic Center Studios • 207 South Broadway Suite One • Los Angeles, CA 90038 • part of #90x90LA

9/16 - Private DJ • Event Los Angeles, CA.

9/17 - Get Lit's Poetic ConvergenceSkirball Cultural Center • 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049

9/23 - Private DJ • Event Arcadia, CA. 

9/27 - Writing Wellness Workshop • Produced by traci akemi kato-kiriyama • Aratani Theatre stage at JACCC, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 • part of #90x90LA

9/30 - Private DJ • Event Los Angeles, CA.

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2016

FEBRUARY 2016

2/3 - Swan Song: a Requiem for Sandra Bland Reading Series • Second installment: Our Anger. Our Pain. Our Restoration. • 7:30 - 10 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013 

2/11 - Sad Girl Book Release and Tour to End Queer Youth Homeless • 7 pm • Gatsby Books • 5535 E. Spring St. • Long Beach, CA 90808

2/16 - AULA Literary Uprising Reading • 6pm reception, 6:30 pm readings • FREE to the public • Antioch University, Room A1000 • 400 Corporate Pointe • Los Angeles, Culver City, CA 90230 

2/22 - The Instant: literature + music + ramen  8 pm • Ham & Eggs Tavern • 433 W. 8th Street • Los Angeles, CA 90014

MARCH

3/10 - For the Love of the City • Poetry & Hip Hop Night • 9 pm The Reserve • 650 S. Spring St. • Los Angeles, CA. 90014 

3/18 - Not Just Another Reading • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM • Ave 50 Studio • 131 N. Ave 50 • Los Angeles, CA 90042

3/30 - 4/1 AWP CONFERENCE • Los Angeles, CA

2016 AWP Off-Site Readings

3/30 - Cave Canem 2016 AWP Reading • 8-10 pm • Elysian • 2806 Clearwater St. • Los Angeles, CA. 90039

3/31 - The Sugar House Review Reading  6-8pm • R Bar • 3331 W 8th St. • Los Angeles, C

3/31 - Literary Friction • 7:30-9:30 pm  These Days Gallery • 118 Winston Street, 2nd FL • Los Angeles, CA 90013

4/1 - Reading celebrating Thief of the Interior by Phillip B. Williams  7pm • The Falls • 626 S. Spring St.  Los Angeles, CA 90014

2016 AWP Panel Presentations

3/31  -What are You? Mixed-Race Writers Find Voice in the Community

4/2    -The Unbearable Too-Whiteness of the Workshop 

         -#BlackPoetsSpeakOut: AWP Edition

APRIL

4/7 - For the Love of the City • Poetry & Hip Hop Night • 9 pm  The Reserve • 650 S. Spring St. • Los Angeles, CA. 90014

4/16 - Wider Than the Sky, Harvard Westlake Youth Poetry Workshop and Reading

MAY

5/4 -  Swan Song: a Requiem for Sandra Bland Reading Series • Third installment: This Loss. This Sadness. This Consolation. • 7:30 - 10 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013

5/5 - 5/26 - Master Class: poetry remix with F. Douglas Brow • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm • Four Thursdays, May 5 through May 26  Beverly Hills

JUNE

6/4 - AIR 11 Gallery and Book Store Grand Opening • 5 pm • 359 N. Fairfax • Los Angeles, CA 90036

6/10 - 4 Poets and a Dash of Non-Fiction Beyond Baroque • 8 pm • Beyond Baroque • 681 Venice Blvd. • Venice, CA 90291

6/11 - Mixed Remix Festival  and Featured Writer's Reading • 2:30-4 pm • Japanese American National Museum • 100 N. Central Ave. • Los Angeles, CA 90012

6/15 - 6/19 - KUNDIMAN RETREAT! in NYC, baby BABY!!!

6/20 - LA welcomes Liz Kay • AIR 11 Gallery and Book Store • 359 N. Fairfax • Los Angeles, CA 90036

6/23 - Poetics of Location • Kaleidoscope Kollective • 1511 W. Sunset Blvd. • Los Angeles, CA 90026   

JULY

7/2 - Poetry Circus (Ring Two) • 7-8 pm • 4730 Crystal Springs Road near the Los Feliz entrance to Griffith Park • Los Angeles, CA 

7/13 - Swan Song: a Requiem for Sandra Bland Reading Series • Forth and final installment: Transcendence • 7:30 - 10 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place  • Los Angeles, CA 90013 

SEPTEMBER

9/29 - Celebrating the release of PC Munoz's Half Breed  7 pm  Last Bookstore •  453 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

OCTOBER

10/14-16 - Southern Festival of Books • TBD

10/18 - Stories Bookstore •  6:30 pm • 1716 W. Sunset • Los Angeles, CA 90026

10/29 - Nevermore Reading

NOVEMBER

11/4 - RAPP Salon • 8:30 pm 1436 2nd Street (between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd.) • Santa Monica, CA 90401

11/17 - ***BEGOTTEN RELEASED***

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2015

JANUARY

1/26 -  Brophy Literary Arts Magazine (B.L.A.M.) Poetry ALOUD Kickoff Reading • Brophy College Prep • 4701 N Central Ave. • Phoenix, AZ 85012

FEBRUARY

2/7 - #BlackPoetsSpeakOut: LA • The Sweat Spot • 3327 Sunset Blvd. • Los Angeles, CA 90026

2/22 - Three Doug Day w/ Doug Knot and Doug Kearney • Beyond Baroque • 681 Venice Blvd. • Venice, CA 90291

2/28 - Los Angeles Poet Laureates Reading featuring Luis Rodriquez & Amanda Gorman w/ special guests Mason Summit, Ashaki Jackson and F. Douglas Brown • Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd. • Venice, CA 90291

MARCH

3/25-27 - Oxford Conference for the Book Workshop and Reading • Cave Canem fellows Reading and Q&A w/ Geffrey Davis, Chiyuma Elliot, Caroline Randall Williams • Oxford, MS

APRIL

4/1-4/30 - THAT Space 30 for 30 Poetry Prompts  • Sign on to the THAT Space Facebook page and start writing!!!

4/8-4/11 - 2015 AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair in Minneapolis

4/8 - Cave Canem AWP Fellows Reading, 7 pm, The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S. Suite 200 • Minneapolis, MN. 55415

4/10 - University of Georgia Press Booth, 10-11 am, Book Signing 

4/10 - HOUSEQUAKE Reading @ Tia Chucha/Kaya/Scapegoat/Writ Large booth, 2:35 pm • Tia Chucha, Kaya Press, Writ Large Press, and Scapegoat Press present, HOUSEQUAKE, a celebration of writers of color! Help document the event #LITINCOLOR

4/11 - Cave Canem Booth, 11:30 am-2:30 pm

4/15 - THAT Space Workshop, 7-9 pm • Tap into your creativity through poetry prompts, reflection and guided writings/readings.  In an effort to see/use language to its full capacity, participants will be asked perform on the page as their words transform and dance with each new written work. • THAT Space  • 
1242 E. 7th #108 • Los Angeles, CA. 90021 • 213.265.7687 TO SIGN UP • FREE PARKING

4/22 - Zero to Three Book Release Party, 7 pm • ESO WON Bookstore • 4327 Degnan Blvd. • Los Angeles, CA 90008

4/29 - Cal State Fullerton Reading + Q&A, 4-7 pm

MAY

5/16 - Lummis Day’s VIVA POETRY, 3-5 pm • Eagle Rock Branch Library • Eagle Rock, CA

JUNE

6/12 - Some Slow Bees Reading for Carol Potter, 8 pm • Beyond Baroque • 681 Venice Blvd.               • Venice, CA 90291

6/13, 6/14 - PEN Center USA Workshop, 11 am -1 pm both days • Revamping the Fire Pit: How Three New Poetic Forms can Reshape Your Narrative Poems • Beverly Hills, CA. 90212

6/13 - Dirty Laundry Lit: Ex, 7 pm • The Virgil • 4519 Santa Monica Blvd. • Los Angeles, CA 90029

JULY

7/12 - Solstice MFA Program/Cave Canem Partner Poet Reading and Q&A • Pine Manor College  • 400 Heath Street • Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

7/16 - Angel City Review Release Party & Reading • 7 pm • Ave 50 Studio • 131 N. Ave 50 • Los Angeles, CA 90042

7/19 - Three Generations Poetry Reading hosted by Mike "The Poet" Sonksen • 2 pm • Beyond Baroque • 681 Venice Blvd. • Venice, CA 90291

7/24 - Metro Art Presents: PUBLISH! Your Journey • 4 pm • LA Union Station • 800 N. Alameda St. • Los Angeles, CA 90012

7/26 - La Palabra Reading and Q&A • 2 pm • Ave 50 Studio • 131 N. Ave 50 • Los Angeles, CA 90042

AUGUST

8/14 - The Messengers: a poetic response to the reality 50 years after the Watts rebellion hosted by Peter Woods and featuring poets Ashaki M. Jackson, Matt Sedillo & Teka Lark Fleming • 730 pm • Ave 50 Studio • 131 N. Ave 50 • Los Angeles, CA 90042

8/16 - A Rrose in Prose Poetry Reading • Stories Bookstore  • 1716 W. Sunset • Los Angeles, CA 90026

SEPTEMBER

9/10 -  Poetry Reading w/ poets: Jessica Cellabos, Chiwan Choi, Rachel Kaminer • 8:30 pm • Chevalier Books  • 126 N. Larchmont Blvd. • Los Angeles, CA 90004 

OCTOBER

10/13 - 2015 Poetry World Series: LitQuake Edition • 7 pm • The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St. 
San Francisco, CA

10/14 - Zero to Three 1 year Birthday

10/29 - Cave Canem Reading w/ Tyehimba Jess  • University of Missouri

NOVEMBER

11/4 - Swan Song: a Requiem for Sandra Bland Reading Series • 7 pm • ArtShare LA • 

11/7 - Three Doug Night w/ Doug Knot and Doug Kearney • 8 pm • Beyond Baroque • 681 Venice Blvd. • Venice, CA 90291

DECEMBER

12/5 - Fourth Annual Allendale Holiday Literary Festival and Tree Lighting • 4 - 6 pm • Allendale Branch Library • 1130 S. Marengo Ave. • Pasadena, CA 91106 

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2014

OCTOBER

10/15 - Zero to Three (University of Georgia Press, 2014) released and for sale!

NOVEMBER 

11/1 - The Poetry Lab Reading and Workshop w/ Geffrey Davis • Poetry Lab
235 E. Broadway, 8th Floor • Long Beach,CA 90802

11/2 - Poetry Reading w/ Geffrey Davis • Beyond Baroque • 681 Venice Blvd. • Venice, CA 90291

DECEMBER 

12/4 - Cave Canem Poetry Prize Reading w/ Leon Baham and Donika Ross and special guest Tracy K. SmithNYU's Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House • 8 West 10th St., • New York, NY

12/5 - Nuyorican Poet's Cafe Reading • 236 East 3rd Street • New York, NY 10009

12/11 - OM Supreme #2 Ezell Ford Fundraiser Reading • The Grand Star Jazz Club • 943 N. Broadway • Los Angeles, CA. 90012

12/ 21 - HITCHED Reading w/ Andrea Gutierrez, Maya Chinchilla, Vickie Vertiz, and Cathy Linh Che • This quarterly series couples established poets and writers with their emerging counterparts as a way of celebrating accomplishments, welcoming new voices, and broadening community. Hosted by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. • Beyond Baroque • 681 Venice Blvd. • Venice, CA 90291

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