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Sat, Feb 18


Sims Library of Poetry

Pages on Stages: Long Beach Chapter

Join us for our monthly open mic: Pages on Stages, featuring CLI's Long Beach Chapter.

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 Pages on Stages: Long Beach Chapter
 Pages on Stages: Long Beach Chapter

Time & Location

Feb 18, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sims Library of Poetry , 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043

About the Event

Save the date! 

February 18th at 6 pm PT


Eboni Echols

Karen Basiulis

Marie Antoinette

Camille McDaniels

Ruby Dhillion

Brandon Elliot

Fernando Funes

Shaquan Lewis

Hosted by Tommy Domino

$6 pre-sale

$6 virtual

$10 at the door

All sales go towards supporting the library

We also have limited "pay what you can" tickets.

All SLP Donors get free admission.

All in-person attendees will receive a raffle ticket. We'll be raffling off books & literary journals. 

About the Poets:

Tommy Domino: Member of the Stillwater’s Writers Collective since (2012-Pres). Member of the Watts Writers Workshop II (2018-Pres). His book Switches, Hot wheel Tracks & Extensions Cords was published by World Stage Press (2018). Member of the poetry collective Never Speak Long Beach. Community Literature Initiative Teacher of the Year (2022). Teaches the Long Beach Poetry Cohort for the Community Literature Initiative (2020-Pres.)

Eboni Echols is a Christian Artist who uses her voice by way of rhetoric writing, speaking, poetry and singing to glorify God and touch the hearts of people. She has appeared on the OWN network, BET and many more television broadcast sharing her gifts. Eboni has published poetry in magazines, journals and records. Eboni shares her gift, delivering poetry and songs at many churches, venues, organizations, schools, youth conferences, and a host of events. She was honored and received a Stellar Gospel Award for, “Contemporary Choir of the Year” in 2015 with her written work she contributed titled, “Sweet” as part of LXW Choir album in 2015. She hopes to inspire the lives of people with the gifts The Lord has graced her with. Eboni is confident, resilient, bold, vibrant, courageous, charismatic, loves God and people.

Karen Basiulis returned to poetry after retiring from a long career in project and contract management, mainly in aerospace. During her career, she was published in the Journal of Contracts Management and other professional publications. Most recently, her essays appeared in the Daily Breeze newspaper and her poetry has been featured in Prolific Peninsula Anthology 2019 and 2020, Lummox 9 (2020), and Spectrum 31 (2022). Karen also won the Arts Council of Torrance Annual Poetry Competition in 2018 and acted as coordinator of the 2019 and 2020 competitions, the latter having to be canceled due to COVID-19. She has been a singer most of her life and holds a Bachelor’s in Music and Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach and a Master of Science in Systems Management from USC.

Marie Antoinette Cruz is a first-generation Filipino American born and raised in Orange County, CA. She has a bachelor's in mathematics from UCSC and she works in IT. She has been writing poetry since grade school and has an ongoing curiosity for rhythm, rhyme, and cadence.  She currently lives in Yorba Linda, CA with her husband, dog, cat, mom, and niece.

Camille is a Southern California-based poet, fiber artist, and cat enthusiast. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Rue Scribe, Variety Pack, $, Sundress Publications' A Body You Talk To: An Anthology of Contemporary Disability, and was a finalist for the Frontier Poetry Industry Prize. She's lived in Boston, Harlem, Paris, and (a true Sagittarius) is constantly fighting the urge to make another drastic change in scenery.

Ruby is the ‘Rumplestiltskin’, spinning straw to gold, for neither a dime new nor old. She is IT Manager by day poet by night nomad by state and artist who slates. She is an Unpopular opinion, the controversy, the conundrum, the unorthodox…the lone. She doesn’t find words, words find her. She writes for finding her soul, but hopes publishing finds her door.

Fernando A. Funes is a writer-performer who produces shows in the LA/OC area including Duo It Again, Piñata Party, Dazed & Confused Poetry Club, and Cuñados, Cuñadas, y Carnales, a Latinx panel show. He is on the Pack House Improv team Nuisance and Pack Sketch House team Moonshot. His short film, The American Dream, has been featured in over 43 film festivals, including the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival. He writes a poem for every day of the year, and he’s currently working on his first poetry collection, Working Class PTSD, or How I Learned to Code Switch + Love Poems.


  • Pre-sale

    All proceeds will go to the Library and its programming

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  • Virtual Admission

    The zoom link will be on your ticket and will be emailed to you. All proceeds go to support the Library and its programming.

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  • Pay What You Can

    All proceeds will go to Library and its programming.

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