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Suzanne Lummis, Director
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Los Angeles Poetry Festival
and Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Foundation
present the Northwest Coast's

Nance Van Winckel
Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center
681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA

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This event is supported by Poets &  Writers, Inc., through a grant it received
from The James Irvine Foundation.

For more information about this event, call (323) 255-5223

¡Viva Poetry! Lummis Day Library Series
together with
Lummis Day Community Foundation
Los Angeles Poetry Festival


Defend Your Favorite Poem!
(And Put It In Writing)

Short Essay Contest for 6th, 7th and 8th Graders
in Northeast Los Angeles

$100 First Prize and $50 Second Prize

Winners will present their poems and essays at one of this year’s ¡Viva Poetry! events on Saturday, May 10 or May 24, 3-5 pm, in the Arroyo Seco and Eagle Rock Libraries.

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See Recent Events for the complete program of the 2011 city-wide, 25-event, "Night and the City: L.A. Noir in Poetry, Fiction and Film."

About the Los Angeles Poetry Festival

The Los Angeles Poetry Festival has presented over 150 city-wide events that explore the culture, character and history of Los Angeles through the writings of some of the city's most distinctive poets.

Since its creation in 1989, by Suzanne Lummis and Sherman Pearl, The Los Angeles Poetry Festival, in collaboration with many arts and cultural entities—Beyond Baroque, MOCA, The Los Angeles Public Library, The World Stage, The Southwest Musuem, The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, and others—has produced over a hundred fifty readings involving various themes and explorations. Some of these include Women at the Edge, Exiles and Immigrants, Poetry of the Sacred, Hangugin-Yongshi: Images from the Country of the Morning Calm, Poetry and the Unbroken Line (Poets and Fiction Writers), The Poetry of Conscience, Play Ball! Poets Take on the American Sport, Tribute to Black Bards, Mermaids Singing: Contemporary Voices in Classical Forms, La Poesia de la Americas, The Mythical Works of Yeats, Jump into the POOL! (A celebration of the literary magazine, Pool) and Poetry, Dreams and Healing: A Workshop. 

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