Saturday, December 29, 2012

Poet Marie Howe is coming to Los Angeles

Laurie Wagner lives in the Bay Area where she is a writer and a teacher. She also produces a traveling writer's series where she brings writers - mostly poets - to her home in Northern Cal. to teach. 

She is a friend of Marie Howe's and is producing a really wonderful, intimate workshop for her in L.A. on February 15th, 2013. It's a Friday - the workshop will be at her Mom's house in West L.A. She thinks they're going to limit the group to 15 people. 

She doesn't have as many contacts here in L.A. in the poetry/writing community and everyone tells her that she needs to connect with Beyond Baroque if she wants to connect to the epicenter of L.A. poetry. She needs to spread the word about the workshop so that 15 lucky people can find out about it. 

The cost is $150 for the day 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM - and a chance to work intimately with Marie - one of the best poets and teachers that we know.

The link on Marie's website gives more details:

Please pass this note on to anyone who you think would want to know about the workshop and perhaps even come. We'd so appreciate that.

Thank you!

Beyond Baroque

Friday, December 28, 2012


Beyond Baroque mourns the passing of JAYNE CORTEZ. Jayne authored ten books of poems and performed her poetry with music on nine recordings. She presented her work and ideas at universities, museums, and festivals in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Her poems were translated into many languages and widely published in anthologies, journals and magazines, including  Daughters of Africa,Poems for the Millennium, and The Jazz Poetry Anthology.
She was organizer of "Slave Routes the Long Memory" and "Yari Yari Pamberi: Black Women Writer Dissecting Globalization", both conferences held at New York University. She was president of the Organization of Women Writers of Africa and appeared on screen in the films Women In Jazz and Poetry in Motion.
She married Ornette Coleman in 1954 and divorced him in 1964. She is the mother of jazz drummer Denardo Coleman.
 Jayne Cortez 1936 - 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

End of Year News

Poetry Workshop News:
Due to the holidays, there will be no Monday night fiction workshop on Dec 31. The Saturday Afternoon Poetry Workshop will be closed on Dec. 29, restarting at 1:30 pm Saturday, January 5th. Please also note that we will be closed on New Year's Day, Jan 1, 2013. 
Happy Holidays from us to you!


Just added:
30 December, Sunday - 7:30 PM
Please join us for an evening of poetry from the Palestinian Diaspora as well as original poems from LA poets ARASH SAEDINIA, ARMINE IKNADOSSIAN, and KHADIJA ANDERSON. There will be an additional surprise or 2 or 3! Hosted by KHADIJA ANDERSONFREE event.  

Thank you for supporting the power of spoken word and the possibilities of language!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Check out our huge bookstore sale!

HOLIDAY SALE WITH 40% OFF on all NEW books!
Plus discover an inexpensive way of acquiring quality, previously-archived, out-of-print books covering:
- Art
- Criticism
- Philosophy
- Bios
- Literary Essays
- History
- Theater & Plays
- Classic fiction
- and more

Bookstore hours:
Friday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
And one hour before and after events