Writers Resist Los Angeles at Beyond Baroque

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Beyond Baroque, located at 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, California 90291

Check out Dorothy Barresi, who will be participating in this year's participating readers for Writers Resist Los Angeles.

From Writers Resist Los Angeles: 

Last January, just prior to the inauguration of our current president, a monumental Writers Resist reading was staged featuring some of Los Angeles’ most distinguished writers and poets. Presented as part of a national and international day of literary protest, the event attracted an overflow crowd of more than 300 at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice.

The national situation has deteriorated since then. Our country, its policies, environment, and population have been pushed into partisan chaos, making the Writers Resist movement more important than ever. In response, David St. John, Jim Natal, Emily Vizzo—three of the original Writers Resist Los Angeles organizers, along with Lynne Thompson—will be hosting a second Writers Resist event on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 PM. The venue again will be Beyond Baroque, which is beginning its 50th anniversary programming with this reading and presenting it admission free. And, once again, PEN Center USA, will be a contributing sponsor. The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California also will have a presence at the event and will be accepting donations.

The year’s list of participating readers features many of southern California’s finest new and established literary voices. Writers scheduled to participate include:

Ralph Angel / Dorothy Barresi / Victoria Chang / Bernard Cooper / Marsha de la O / David Hernandez / Dana Johnson / Douglas Kearney / M.G. Lord / Suzanne Lummis / Viet Thanh Nguyen / Luis Rodriguez / Michelle Brittan Rosado / Danzy Senna / Phil Taggart / Chris L. Terry / Lynne Thompson / David Ulin / Emily Vizzo

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