Only in L.A. Invitational. This event is hosted by the legendary Beyond Baroque Wednesday Night Poetry Workshop. Along with featured readers and performers of poetry and music, there will be an open sign-up for workshop members and anyone else that would like up to five minutes at the microphone. Tables and easels will be provided for those who would like to display current or past art projects. Basic musical instruments and amplifiers will be present.
Featured Poets are
Jon Davis, the author of five chapbooks and three full-length collections of poetry: Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), Scrimmage of Appetite, for which he was honored with a Lannan Literary Award in Poetry, and Dangerous Amusements, for which he received the Peter I.B. Lavean Prize from the Academy of American Poets. He is director of the low residency MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, NM.
S.A. Griffin is a Carma Bum, door to door autographed Outlaw Bible salesman and Poetry Bomb builder who lives, loves and works in Los Angeles. He is a universe is sleep's clothing who is sometimes accused of poetry. His latest admission of guilt, Dreams Gone Mad With Hope, was released by Punk Hostage Press in March 2014.
Ellyn Maybe is the author of numerous books and a critically acclaimed poetry/music album, Rodeo For The Sheepish (Hen House Studios.) Ellyn has performed her poetry across America, including; Bumbershoot, the Poetry Project, the New School, Taos Poetry Circus, South by Southwest, Lollapalooza, Albuquerque Poetry Festival and Seattle Poetry Festival. In Europe she has performed at the Bristol Poetry Festival, on the BBC, and in readings and poetry slams in Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Stuttgart. She opened the MTV Spoken Word Tour in Los Angeles, and in 1998 and 1999 was a member of the Venice Slam team. Ellyn's work has been included in anthologies from Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution, Poetry Slam, Another City: Writing From Los Angeles, Poetry Nation, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry to American Poetry: The Next Generation.
Featured Musicians are
Matt Cartsonis - guitar, vocal and ocarina, recently returned from dartboard tour of North America with John McCuen.
Phil Cody - guitar and vocal, recently returned form Italian tour to promote latest release, "Cody sings Zevon".
Stevie Mac and the Purple Guitar - unknown local with stellar lineup.
Gary Spain - violin and fiddle and gypsy cab driver, Venice bard.
Only in L.A.
11115 Lucerne Ave., Culver City, CA 90230
September 28, 2014 from 2-6pm
Admission is FOOD! This is a potluck!! Basic staples and set-ups will be provided. BYOB and/or BYOM (Meat) for the BBQ. No chips or desserts please!
Parking is difficult. Try carpooling or ride your bicycle. If these things don't work, try astral projection.
See ya there.