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Poets & Writers' LA Update
 
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An Occasional Compendium of Information and Events
for Writers in the Los Angeles Area
Connecting Cultures, 3

Poets & Writers' third annual Connecting Cultures reading will feature some of the local writers and literary organizations we've supported this year.

  

Five of our Readings/Workshops program partner organizations have helped curate this celebration of Southern California's literary diversity: Barrio Writers, QueerWise, Red Hen Press, Rhapsodomancy, and Urban Possibilities. 

 

Come enjoy a fantastic and eclectic lineup of poets and prose writers! 

 

June 27, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. 

Beyond Baroque

681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

 

Learn more 

 

Roundtable Notes Posted

Detailed notes from our recent Roundtable at the Ruskin Art Club have been posted in the Speakeasy Message Forum at pw.org. The theme of the afternoon was literary magazines and independent presses, and representatives from Five [Quarterly], Gold Line Press, Kaya Press, Les Figues Press, the Offending Adam, the Los Angeles Review and Red Hen Press were on hand to answer questions.

 

Go to the Roundtable thread  

 

Larry Colker on Poetry Workshops

Larry Colker, a poet based in Burbank, is a guest blogger at pw.org's Readings & Workshops blog. He has been writing about the triumphs and struggles of poetry workshops: 

 

Billy Collins's poem "Workshop" is a send-up of certain kinds of feedback and poems typically encountered in poetry workshops. As a veteran of dozens of workshops with many different leaders, and as the leader of a few, I both laugh at the parody and cringe for the targeted workshop attendees (myself among them). But I believe Collins is also implicitly implicating workshop leaders, who, after all, set the example.

 

Why--and when--take a poem to a workshop? How to participate most effectively? How to lead a productive workshop?

Keep reading

Upcoming Local Literary Events

Writers thrive in solitude. Then, they crave company. Search Poet & Writers'  Literary Events Calendar to find upcoming readings, book signings, workshops, and other events near you. Here are some highlights:

 

Tonight, June 21 at 8PM - L.A. Story at Hollywood Forever. Continuing its collaborative reading series, PEN Center USA will present L.A. Story featuring Janet Fitch (Paint it Black, White Oleander), Rachel Kushner (The Flamethrowers, Telex From Cuba), Jim Krusoe (Parsifal, Iceland), Doug Kearney (Fear, Some), and Jim Gavin (Middle Men). A book signing will follow. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance.

At Hollywood Forever, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles.  

 

Tonight, June 21 at 8.30PM - Third Friday Salon. An evening of poetry featuring Hélène Cardona, John FitzGerald, and Mariano Zaro. With Larry Colker, Amalio Madueno, Peggy Dobreer, Daniela Podobea, Lisa Marguerite Mora, and Conney Williams. Hosted by Elena Secota. At The Rapp Saloon, 1436 2nd St., Santa Monica.

 

June 23 at 2PM - A reading and book signing with Martina Reisz Newberry, author of Learning By Rote and Running Like A Woman With Her Hair On Fire. At the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffee House, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge.  

 

June 30 at Noon - Poesia Para La Gente: Subway Edition. A one-time event to stimulate and encourage artistic expression throughout the Los Angeles area...via the metro lines. Featuring Billy Burgos, Yago Cura, Sean Hill, Karineh Mahdessian, Ryan Nance, and Conney Williams. Hosted by Jessica Ceballos. $5 for all day metro pass. Meet at the Union Station Red Line platform,800 N Alameda St., Los Angeles.

 

Browse the Literary Events Calendar

 

Would you like to see your event listed here? Post it to the Literary Events Calendar. It's free! And we may feature your event in the next L.A. Update! 
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