Thursday, April 11, 2013


It's this time of year again!

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will take place at the USC Campus from April 20th - April 21st, 2013.

Festival Hours:
Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Beyond Baroque is happy to announce that we will part of it. You can find us at booth 347, across from Poetry Corner, so please stop by to say 'hi.'
We'll have for you books, poets, and plenty of information about our upcoming events.

CLICK HERE to find more info about the book festival.

See you there!

Your Beyond Baroque Team

Friday, April 5, 2013

June 6th, 2013: An Evening honoring two 20-Century Pioneer Poets

Come and celebrate with us two outstanding poets, who were friends,
on their mutual death date!

June 6th, 7:30 PM  - 9:30 PM

Justin Tanner at Beyond Baroque, Saturday, April 20

Playwright Justin Tanner will be screening two webisodes of his popular YouTube series, Avenue 43, at the Nearly Fatal Women Reading at Beyond Baroque, Saturday, April 20, 8:00 PM.

For more information visit:

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Join the Surfrider West LA/Malibu Chapter for a Hands on Workshop at Beyond Baroque

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013; 10 am to 3 pm (okay to come for part of day)

Location: Beyond Baroque Literary / Arts Center, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice CA 90291

Learn by doing: how to turn a typical lawn into a resource-wise, habitat-friendly, and Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG)!

We will be: discussing the basics of building an OFG, re-grading the soil to capture and retain rain water, and retrofitting the building’s downspouts to direct roof runoff into the garden.

This workshop is the first in a series of three hands on workshops on building this new OFG demonstration project at Beyond Baroque which was awarded a 2013 Keep Los Angeles Beautiful Grant.

Refreshments and a pot luck lunch will be provided. Bring friends and family!

To RSVP, please contact Lisa at

Existing Lawn to be replaced with an Ocean Friendly Garden

   Conceptual OFG Plan

Volunteers in action at a recent Palisades workshop

Bring: A re-usable cup, sunscreen, gloves, and if you have one, a shovel

An Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG) applies “CPR” to revive our watersheds and oceans:

C – Conservation: properly-spaced native and climate-appropriate plants;

P – Permeability: healthy soil and mulch act like a sponge, and hardscape directs water into garden;

R – Retention: directing rain water into the garden and preventing runoff.

To learn more about Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Gardens program, please visit:

  Support Surfrider Foundation by becoming a member.

CPR, GAP, Lawn Patrol © Surfrider Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

3rd Annual Beyond Baroque Award Recipienst announced!

Beyond Baroque is proud to announce this year's recipients 

Eloise Klein Healy, recipient of the George Drury Smith Award, 

and Mike Sonksen, recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. 

Read more on our awardees in our official press release from April 1, 2013.

Award ceremony takes place July 14th at 6PM at the Church in Ocean Park in Santa Monica, CA.
Tickets are available on-line at eventbrite.

More information available on our website.

Do you also know you can purchase program ads?
More info here
Purchase them on-line through eventbrite as well.

For any questions or inquiries you might have, please email Carlye Archibeque at