Anastasia’s Asylum – 1028 Wilshire, Santa Monica. (310)394-7113Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center – FREE Workshops & Readings. This week: Fri, 3/10, 7:30pm: Paul Vangelisti, Ray DiPalma. Vangelisti “is author of Embarrassment of Survival: Selected Poems, 1970-2000 (Marsilio/Agincourt). His Days Shadows Pass is forthcoming from Green Integer. From 1971-1982 he was co-editor of the award-winning mag Invisible City and, from 1993-2002, edited Ribot. He is co-editing the six volume Nuova poesia mproves , 1960 to the present (Mondadori).” Ray DiPalma “is author of Gnossiennes, Letters, Le Tombeau de Reverdy, Provocations, Motion of the Cypher, and others. His writings and artwork are featured in the French journal La Polygraphe, writings in Chicago Review, New Review of literature, Verse, and Notre Dame Review.” DiPalma and Vangelisti will read from Caper, a collaboration with artists Roy Dowell and Don Suggs.” Sat, 3/11, 7:30pm: Bruce Whiteman, Neil Flowers – The Canuck Poesie Brothers. Bruce Whiteman and Neil Flowers “have been brothers since they were born on Baffin Island and dog-sledded to school together. Whiteman studied with Marshall McLuhan at the University of Toronto and has written works contesting the boundaries between prose and poetry, life and art, and fiction and non-fiction. His The Invisible World Is In Decline, a poem in six books, will be published in 2006 by ECW Press. Flowers’ work has been published by Little Wing Press and We Press.” Sun, 3/12, 7pm: Beyond Music: Paloma Parfrey & Friends. (See Center Stage). Ongoing: Workshops & Open Readings Since 1969, Beyond Baroque has provided a free workshop and open reading program to provide a gathering place for writers to develop their voice, find support, build new communities, and experiment. Bring copies of your work. Free Open Readings: 1st Sunday except Aug., Sept., & Jan., and May, 5 PM, sign-up 4:45. See Poets Beyond the Half Shell. Monday Night Fiction – 8 PM FREE. Workshop focuses on short shorts, stories, and novels. Tuesday Night Creative Non Fiction – 8 PM FREE. Bring works of creative non-fiction, memoir, and prose, with JP Pomposello. Wednesday Night Poetry, 8pm. FREE. “The West Coast’s longest running, free workshop and a legendary gathering of poets.” Feb-March: Mariano Zaro; April-May: Michael C. Ford. 1st and 3rd Thursdays: Free Poetry Workshop, 8pm. For a novel approach and engaging dialogue. With Lee Sloca. 2nd and 4th Thursdays, Free Poetry Workshop, 8pm. FREE. For a novel approach and engaging dialogue. With Ray Lanthier. Thursday Alt.Screenplay, 8pm. FREE. Documentary, narrative, art film scripts, actor readings. Independent projects only. With Peter Coogan. Saturday Afternoon Poetry – 1pm – FREE. Bring your poems. With Bob Foster. Life Stories Performance Workshop, 10 week session, classes Sat 10:30-1:30 or Sun 11-2. $365. Call (310)281.3175. A writing workshop utilizing spontaneous writing, music, movement, and drawing to mine autobiographical stories for memoir or performance. All levels welcome. Workshops culminate with Work-In-Progress performances: Mon 3/13, 7:30 PM; Thurs 3/16, 7:30 PM; Sun 3/19, 3PM; and Mon 3/20, 7:30 PM. 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310)822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org.Diesel, A Bookstore – 3890 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, CA 90265. (3100 456-9961, www.dieselbookstore.comDuttons Books Brentwood & Beverly Hills – Critically acclaimed readings and events. This week in Brentwood: Thu, 3/9, 2pm: Philharmonic Echoes with Doug Dutton. “. . . a book group covering the lives and accomplishments of the major composers of Western music. March’s discussion is of Clara: A Novel by Janice Galloway. Preregistration is required. . .” Sat, 3/11, 11am: Storytime with Dan The Giant. Sat, 3/11, 2pm: Leonard Wise signs Center Street: The Women. “Wise deals with crime with his usual flair and realism. He knows his subject well, and makes this book a must read.” – Edwin Silberstang, author of Losers Weepers . Sun, 3/12, 2pm: Francesca Segre signs Daughter of the Bride. “An on-camera television journalist for the last ten years, Segre has based her debut novel on her own experience of watching her mother remarry while she herself remained decidedly single. Her heroine, Daniella, must make sense of her own frustrating love life-all while juggling her high-pressure TV job, her hectic dating adventures and, worst of all, preparations for her mother’s upcoming wedding.” Wed, 3/15, 7pm: Jane Smiley, Leslie Morgan Steiner, Leslie Lehy, Monica Buckley-Price and Natalie Smith Parra sign The Mommy Wars. “In this collection of essays from noted women writers from across the country, The Mommy Wars tackles the tough issue of mothering while trying to pursue a career. Different writers have taken different paths, but each writes eloquently of the trade-offs and rewards.” This week in Beverly Hills: Sat, 3/11, 3pm: Princess Meg Storytime. Sun, 3/12, 3pm: Gabe’s Storytime. Tue, 3/14, 11am: Judith Palarz Book Group discusses Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Tue, 3/15, 11am: Judith Palarz Book Group discusses Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Wed, 3/15, 7pm: Dana Reinhardt signs A Brief Chapter in my Impossible Life “In a moving first novel, Reinhardt uses a sure but gentle hand to explore the relationship that develops between an adopted teen and her biological mother…. Besides offering insight into the customs of Hasidic Jews, this intimate story celebrates family love and promotes tolerance of diverse beliefs. . . ”– Publishers Weekly. Duttons Brentwood: 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, (310) 476-6263 or www.duttonsbrentwood.com; Duttons Beverly Hills: 447 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills.The Hammer Museum – 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. (310) 443-7000. TTY (310) 443-7094.The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge – 1630 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 450-6052, www.thetalkingstick.net.The Unurban Coffee House – 3301 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, (310)315-0056Village Books – Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-4063. www.pp90272.com/booksClub Directory14 Below – 1348 14th St., Santa Monica. (310)451-5040. Or go to 14below.comBoulevard Music – 4316 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, (310) 398-2583. www.boulevardmusic.com Casa Antigua – 12217 Wilshire Blvd., WLA. (310) 820-2540. Thursdays and Fridays: Captain Dan’s Big Love Band.Cinema Bar – 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. (310)390-1328Club Tropical – 8641 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 287-1918, www.cryptonight.comThe Echo – 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. (213) 413-8200. www.attheecho.comHarvelle’s Blues Club – 1432 Fourth St., Santa Monica (310)395-1676, www.harvelles.comThe Industry Café & Jazz – 6039 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 202-6633. Thursdays: Mister Mojo, 6p.m. to 9p.m., followed by BET Comedy, hosted by Bobby Law. The Jazz Bakery – 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City. (310) 271-9039.McCabes – 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 828-4403 www.mccabes.com. Rusty’s Surf Ranch- 256 Santa Monica Pier (310)393-PIER.Silverlake Lounge – 2906 Sunset Blvd., Silverlake. (323)666-2407.Spaceland – 1717 Silverlake Blvd., Silverlake. (213)833-2843.Tangier – 2138 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz. (323) 666-8666. Temple Bar –1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica (310)393-6611. Zanzibar – 1301 5th St., Santa Monica. (310) 451-2221, www.zanzibarlive.com
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