You’re invited

On December 12 at 4 pm I’ll be reading poems with two of my fellow poets, Chanel Brenner and Alexis Rhone Fancher. Our topic is Writing Healing Poetry  Turning Grief into Art.  Each of us write about the deaths of our sons.

We’ll be at Beyond Baroque, a literary arts center in Venice CA that offers public poetry readings, free workshops, and a bookstore. It’s website states: “Beyond Baroque is one of the United States’ leading independent Literary | Arts Centers and public spaces dedicated to expanding the public’s knowledge of poetry, literature and art through cultural events and community interaction. Founded in 1968, Beyond Baroque is based out of the original City Hall building in Venice, California. The Center offers a diverse variety of literary and arts programming including readings, workshops, new music and education.”

This will not be my first time reading there. When I attended writing workshops with Jack Grapes, the last class in a series was always held at Beyond Baroque. Jack wanted us to learn how to read in front of an audience, and we learned brilliantly. It was in Jack’s class that I wrote most of the poems I’ll read on December 12.

Here is the information about our event. I hope to see you there.

SAVE THE DATE!!! Saturday, Dec. 12th at 4pm

BEYOND BAROQUE 681 Venice Blvd. Venice, 90291



CHANEL BRENNER, author of Vanilla Milk, MADELINE SHARPLES, author of Leaving the Hall Light On, and ALEXIS RHONE FANCHER, author of State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies will read and discuss their poems about the loss of their sons.

Reception to follow reading.

Community Event: Suggested Donation $5-$10

No one turned away for lack of funds.


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