Sunday, December 13, 2015

Join us! COMEDY FUNDRAISER for BEYOND BAROQUE on Thursday, 21 January 2016 at 7 PM

Join us on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Purchase your tickets at Eventbrite.

A Comedy Fundraiser

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts | Center has been an integral part of Venice since 1968 when it operated out of a store front on Abbott Kinney. In 1971 it was moved to the old Venice City Hall building. The Center supports writers through free workshops and performance space; gives the community access to live literature with over 200 events a year, including monthly art exhibits; and houses Venice’s only new and used bookstore offering focusing on poetry, literature and art.
Everyone knows the El NiƱo is coming, and we need your help. Beyond Baroque houses one of, if not the only, collection of chapbooks, magazines, zines, books and other art from SoCal artists and writers since 1968. During last year's rain, we had a leak that damaged some our very cherished materials. You can help us keep that from happening again and laugh all the time. Check out our first ever STAND UP FOR BEYOND BAROQUE fundraiser! All proceeds benefit our roof repair!
Support the word. Support Beyond Baroque.
Eddie Brill
Dylan Brody
Kelly Carlin
Talia Harari

Tamer Kattan
Cathy Ladman
Rick Overton
Rick Shapiro
Eric Schwartz
Suzanne Whang
David Zasloff
Doors 7:00PM
Reception 7:15-8:00PM
Show 8:00-9:30PM
VIP after party starts immediately after.
Show Only (seating at 7:45) $50
Show & Reception $75
VIP Afterparty with the comedians and GA/Reception $150
Tickets available at Eventbrite or by contacting
Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)
HOTEL ERWIN - Larry's Loft, 5th Floor. 1697 Pacific Avenue. Venice , Los Angeles 90291 -View Map 
Thank you for you support!

Your Beyond Baroque Team

Join us! WEDNESDAY NIGHT POETRY – 8:00 PM – FREE, $5 suggested donation.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT POETRY – 8:00 PM – FREE, $5 suggested donation.

The West Coast’s legendary and longest-running free poetry workshop.

Bring 15 copies of your poem to the workshop.

You must be a member of Beyond Baroque to attend this workshop.

Rotating Facilitators for 2016:
January/February: David McIntire
March/April: Hiram Sims (unconfirmed)
May/June: TBA
July/August: Armine Iknadossian
September/October: Steve Goldman
November/December: Jawanza Dumisani

Not a member yet? It is easy to join! Please click here for more information about our available memberships.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at one of our other workshops in 2016 as well!
Please follow the link for more information.

Your Beyond Baroque Team

Saturday, December 5, 2015


We apologize, Robert Scheer has had to cancel today's talk due to illness. 

We will reschedule the talk for a future date. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

Your Beyond Baroque Team

Friday, December 4, 2015

5 December, Saturday - 8:00PM AMY GERSTLER back at Beyond Baroque!

Please join us!

AMY GERSTLER’s ten previous poetry collections include Bitter Angel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Dearest Creature, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She was also editor of The Best American Poetry (2010).

Join us as Amy reads from her recently published Penguin Poets volume, Scattered at Sea, which is a finalist for this year’s National Book Award.

General Admission $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

Just added! Tomorrow! 5 December, Saturday - 1:00PM NEW IMAGISTS READING

Please join us:

USC PhD students and poets MARY-ALICE DANIEL, LA JOHNSON, PIOTR FLORCZYK and CALLIE SISKEL read a selection of their works. "The New Imagists are re-inventing The Image itself in these poems of visual fire!" - host & teacher, Carol Muske-Dukes. 

Suggested donation $5.