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1 AUGUST 2013 — thursday

2 AUGUST 2013 — friday

3 AUGUST 2013 — saturday

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  • Poetrypalooza with live music, open mic, performances, workshops, Jessica Wilson hosts, sponsored by Zzyzx WriterZ and Nuvein Foundation for Literature and Arts, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free but donations welcome, 4:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)

4 AUGUST 2013 — sunday

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  • First Sunday Open Reading, with featured readers to be announced, host Billy Burgos, five minute limit, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free but donations welcome, sign up 4:45, reading 5:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
  • "Country in the City," a one-day retreat for women writers features singer-poet Gloria Loring, novelist Leslie Schwartz, writer Hope Anita Smith, L.A. Observed columnist Erika Schickel, YA author Sherri L. Smith, and Curb Your Enthusiasm's Brett Paesel, sponsored by The Hedgebrook Writers-in-Residence Program's Alumnae Leadership Council of Southern California, this retreat intends to recreate the Hedgebrook experience for a day, Mount Saint Mary's College, West Adams campus, at the Doheny Estate, Los Angeles, $65 registration in advance online or by mail, includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, 9:00 a.m.-5:30 (info@adriennecrew.com, S. Pearl Sharp, 323/993-6006, www.hedgebrook.org/eventdetails.php?id=51)
  • Rattle Magazine presents issue #40: Open Poetry, with contributors C. Wade Bentley from Utah, Mark Hendrickson from Orange County, California, and Julie Price Pinkerton, Illinois, open mic follows, every first Sunday monthly, Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada-Flintridge, free, 5:00 (www.flintridgebooks.com; Rattle: 818/505-6777x111, www.rattle.com)

5 AUGUST 2013 — monday

6 AUGUST 2013 — tuesday

7 AUGUST 2013 — wednesday

8 AUGUST 2013 — thursday

9 AUGUST 2013 — friday

10 AUGUST 2013 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Storyteller Maureen Cotter, known for her "Prison Diaries" performances, tells humorous stories, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, $10, 7:30 (www.beyondbaroque.org)

11 AUGUST 2013 — sunday

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  • The New Short Fiction Series presents founder and director Sally Shore and her guest cast R.J. Cantu, Aly Mawji, and Karen Teliha performing in L.A.'s "live literary magazine," actors present short fiction by established and emerging West Coast writers, tonight: "London Summer" and other stories by Jessica Davis Stein, with musical guest Sandra Kota, 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)
  • Soapbox Poets Open Reading, with featured reader Joe Gardner 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)

12 AUGUST 2013 — monday

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  • Moonday: A West Side Reading presents Gloria Vando reading from Woven Voices, a three-generational book of poems, with her daughter, double platinum award singer-songwriter, composer, and poet Anika Paris, open reading follows, The Little Theater, 12420 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, sign up for open 7:00, reading 7:30 (pero@earthlink.net, moondaypoetry.com)

13 AUGUST 2013 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Valley Contemporary Poets presents Jahpeto Illiade 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)
  • Red Hen Press Beach = Culture series presents a reading and discussion by Eric Morago, What We Ache For, Kate Durbin, The Ravenous Audience, Paisley Rekdal, The Invention of the Kaleidoscope, poet Brendan Constantine moderates, 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)

14 AUGUST 2013 — wednesday

15 AUGUST 2013 — thursday

16 AUGUST 2013 — friday

17 AUGUST 2013 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • The Sixth Annual Philomenian, a word coined in Venice, referring to this event for the late Philomene Long, Poet Laureate of Venice, films, poetry by and for this brilliant Beat generation former nun, then poet, writer, filmmaker, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free but donations welcome, 7:30 (www.beyondbaroque.org)

18 AUGUST 2013 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • 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 every third Sunday of the month, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, free but donations welcome, sign up 1:45, reading 2:00 (www.beyondbaroque.org)
  • Moonday: An East Side Reading presents Jeremy Radin, come early to sign up for the open reading that follows, 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)

19 AUGUST 2013 — monday

20 AUGUST 2013 — tuesday

21 AUGUST 2013 — wednesday

22 AUGUST 2013 — thursday

23 AUGUST 2013 — friday

24 AUGUST 2013 — saturday

25 AUGUST 2013 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • UCLA Writers' Program instructors host an all-day Writers Faire with twenty-four free mini-classes and panel discussions in Creative Writing and Screenwriting; register for most fall courses at ten percent discount, learn more about the Writers' Program, meet with advisors, and visit with graduate writing programs, professional organizations, and businesses, Court of Sciences, Young Hall Courtyard, University of California Los Angeles, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, free, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 (310/825-0107, blogs.uclaextension.edu/writers)

26 AUGUST 2013 — monday

27 AUGUST 2013 — tuesday

28 AUGUST 2013 — wednesday

29 AUGUST 2013 — thursday

30 AUGUST 2013 — friday

31 AUGUST 2013 — saturday


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