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14 JULY 2013 — sunday

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  • Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center's Third Annual Awards Dinner honors Los Angeles Poet Laureate Eloise Klein Healy and Mike Sonksen, emcee Brendan Constantine, presenters Amélie Frank and Wanda Coleman, music by Dan Navarrow of Lowen and Navarro, raffle of book gift baskets at the event, Church of Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, Santa Monica, free parking in school lot on 4th Street between Hill and Ashland, $65, 6:00-9:00 (tickets: www.3rdbbawardsdinner.eventbrite.com)
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  • The New Short Fiction Series presents founder and director Sally Shore and her guest cast, Stacie Richards Dail, Jamie Silberhartz, performing in L.A.'s "live literary magazine," actors present short fiction by established and emerging West Coast writers, tonight: Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist Tara Ison's "Ball," every second Sunday of the month, The Federal Bar, 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, $10 advance/$15 day of event, doors open for dinner 6:00, performance 7:00 (866/468-3399, www.newshortfictionseries.com)
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  • Soapbox Poets Open Reading, with featured reader Elena Secota and host Jessica Wilson, six minute limit, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free but donations welcome, sign up 1:45, reading 2:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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15 JULY 2013 — monday

16 JULY 2013 — tuesday

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  • Red Hen Press Beach = Culture series presents a reading and discussion by Blas Falconer, The Foundling Wheel, Atsuro Riley, Romey's Order, Tess Taylor, The Forage House, editor Alice Quinn moderates, co-sponsored by The Poetry Society of America, Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, parking is $3 hour/$12 day, event free, 6:30 (310/458-2257, redhen.org)
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17 JULY 2013 — wednesday

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  • Chuck Klosterman reads from I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined), observations on the anti-hero, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, 7:30 (www.skylightbooks.com)
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18 JULY 2013 — thursday

19 JULY 2013 — friday

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  • Mystic philosopher, poet, Emmy-winning recording artist, and humorist Christopher Spheeris presents "Reformer," his spiritual monologue on New Age thought with music and spoken word, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors/free to members, 8:00 (www.ChrisSpheeris.com, www.beyondbaroque.org)
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20 JULY 2013 — saturday

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  • Eighth annual The Lit Show celebration of song and literature stars L.A.'s Diva deluxe Suzy Williams and Brad Kay, who performs songs based on words by Hafitz, Kurt Vonnegut, Edna St. Vincent Millay, J.D. Salinger, Samuel Beckett, Raymond Chandler, Truman Capote, Vladimir Nabokov, Rudyard Kipling, and more, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $15, 7:30 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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21 JULY 2013 — sunday

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  • The Great Beyond Open Reading, with featured reader to be announced and host Jessica Ceballos, five minute limit, this open reading encourages younger poets to read, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free but donations welcome, sign up 1:45, reading 2:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Hitched: The Poetry of Emerging Counterparts monthly series presents emerging poets with established poets: Shiloh Schatzkamer and Shayla McMurray, reading with Sharyl Collin and Larry Colker, hosted by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors/free to members, 5:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Moonday: An East Side Reading presents Teresa Mei Chuc and Lunne Thompson, Red Thread: Poems and Year of the Hare, a short story in vignettes about her father's PTSD struggle after the Vietnam War, and poet Lynne Thompson, Beg No Pardon, Perugia Press Book Award-winner, come early to sign up for the open reading that follows, hosted by Lois P. Jones and guest host Deborah Kolodji, Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada-Flintridge, free, 2:00 (818/790-0717, open reading sign up: pero@earthlink.net, moondaypoetry.com/moonday-east.html)
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  • Poetry in Motion: 35th Anniversary Celebration presents alumni of this series, more than twenty spoken word and musical artists perform for three minutes, featuring Rick Overton, Judd Nelson, Anne Beatts, Kelly Carlin, Rick Shapiro, O-Lan Jones, Stephen Kalinich, Rex Weiner, Michael Des Barres, Dennis Christopher, Susan Hayden, Elena Secota, John Tottenham, Lisa Thayer, Eric Trules, Jen Lynch, Philip Littell, Nancy Fulton, Theida Salazar, Rich Ferguson, Doug Knott, Leon Martel, Yvonne De la Vega, Ben Brandstein,
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22 JULY 2013 — monday

23 JULY 2013 — tuesday

24 JULY 2013 — wednesday

25 JULY 2013 — thursday

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  • Screening of Left Bank Bookseller, a 2011 film that recreates the literary milieu of 1920s Paris when American Sylvia Beach opened the legendary literary bookstore Shakespeare and Company, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors/free to members, 8:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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26 JULY 2013 — friday

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  • "I Love You Black Man: An Evening with Salinas Poet Laureate James B. Golden," the poet will reads from his NAACP Image Award book Afro Clouds & Nappy Rain, and Langston Hughes Award-winner Sweet Potato Pie Underneath the Sun's Broiler, with opening performances of his poems by local artists, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors/free to members, 8:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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27 JULY 2013 — saturday

28 JULY 2013 — sunday

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  • 7 Dudley Cinema screens "Hippie Films," host Gerry Fialka screens and discusses hippie revolution films, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free but donations welcome, 7:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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  • Poetry reading by Gail Moore from new and old work, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10/$6 students, seniors/free to members, 4:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
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29 JULY 2013 — monday

30 JULY 2013 — tuesday

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  • Daniel Lisi presents Ariel Maccarone plus open reading, Cobalt Café, 22047 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, free, doors open 8:30, reading 9:00 (818/348-3789, poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
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  • The New Short Fiction Series presents "Summer Dreams," at Beach = Culture, featuring stories of summer by writers Miri Hunter Haruach, E.E. King, and Jervey Tervalon, performed by guest actors Deborah Geffner and Wheaton, The Annenberg Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, at Beach Coast Way, Santa Monica, free event but reservations required at eventbrite.com, see current shows on New Short Fiction Series website, 6:30 (www.newshortfictionseries.com)
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31 JULY 2013 — wednesday


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