a writer from Hangzhou asked about reading venues in Los Angeles so even though I don’t get out a lot I mentioned these:

1. Poetics Research Bureau, Chinatown

Ara Shirinyan and Joseph Mosconi: http://www.poeticresearch.com/

2. Conrad Romo’s Tongue and Groove reading series, Hollywood:


3. Beyond Baroque Literary Center, Venice

Richard Modiano, director: http://www.beyondbaroque.org/about.html

4. The Last Bookstore, downtown L.A.:

Chiwan Choi might have a tip for you: http://chiwanchoi.com/bio

or Mike Sonksen: http://mikethepoetla.tumblr.com/

5. Vermin on the Mountreading series—Mountain Bar, Chinatown L.A.:

Jim Ruland: http://verminonthemount.com/

6. Machine Project, L.A.:

Mark Allen at http://machineproject.com/about/

Anthony McCann has info: http://www.wavepoetry.com/products/anthony-mccann

7. Avenue 50 Gallery, Los Angeles:

Kathy Gallegos (or Laura Longoria or Don Newton with the Palabra reading series): http://www.avenue50studio.com/pages/about1.shtml

8. Jen Hofer’s house, Los Angeles

Jen Hofer at http://antenaantena.org/about-us

There’s lots of venues, including pop up venues, or universities and colleges that want advance notice months or years in advance. I have readings coming up at the Last Bookstore and 826LA. Wish I got out more, but you gotta write.


Please join us as we celebrate the latest installation in The Mar Vista Time Travel Mart: The PoemBooth Project!

Friday, September 6th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

826LA in Mart Vista
12515 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066



Saturday 9/7 at 1PM – kicking off LAB•FEST @ The Last Bookstore will be this amazing duo: Sesshu Foster  & Luis Javier Rodriguez. the two Los Angeles legends and literary heroes will be on stage together for a conversation about this city, about writing, about social justice, and about past, present, future. DO NOT MISS THIS!— with Judeth Oden Choi, Lilly Flor, Kaya Press, Luis Javier Rodriguez and Peter Woods.