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  • Pages on Stages: Be Heard & Be Healed
    Jan 22, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST
    Zoom
    Organized by the CSULA chapter of CLI, we invite you to this virtual Pages on Stages event with an open mic! All are welcome to attend and participate. Come be heard & healed by poetry! ZOOM ID: 82934835718
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  • Exploring Art Through the Poetry of Shel Silverstein Workshop
    Jan 08, 3:00 PM PST
    Sims Library of Poetry , 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
    Join us for an afternoon full of art & poetry! Lead by Sarah Pavsner-Mael This is a workshop geared towards children!
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  • Poetry Showcase: The P*ndemic Poets
    Sat, Dec 11
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Dec 11, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
    Join us for a night of celebrating World Stage writers who released books during C*vid (years 2020-2021).
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  • Red Poet: A Film Screening
    Fri, Dec 10
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Dec 10, 2021, 7:00 PM PST
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
    Join us for a night of poetry & film. Doors open at 7 pm; show starts at 7:30 pm. $5 suggested donation.
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  • Pages on Stages
    Sat, Dec 04
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Dec 04, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
    Please join us for our annual Pages on Stages event. This year we're holding the 2021 class performance and an open mic!
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  • Book Fair
    Sat, Nov 20
    Los Angeles
    Nov 20, 2021, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST
    Los Angeles, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
    Join us for an afternoon with presses, food, live music, and an open mic.
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  • Introduction to the Artist's Way Workshop
    Nov 13, 2021, 2:00 PM PST
    Zoom
    This workshop will serve as an introduction to writers who would like to be more productive or begin a creative project but have been hindered by life’s many blocks.
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  • Writer's Block of Time with Live Music
    Sat, Oct 23
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Oct 23, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
    Come join us for an hour of music and writing!
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  • (Re)Inventing the Poem: Workshop on Poetic Forms with Anne Marie Wells
    Oct 20, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
    Zoom
    Participants will explore well-established poetic forms (sonnets, haiku, etc), and examine several examples of how modern poets have subverted these established forms or invented their own forms entirely.
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  • In-Person: Indigenous Peoples' Day Poetry Reading
    Oct 09, 2021, 3:00 PM PDT
    Los Angeles, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
    In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, the Sims Library of Poetry is proud to feature the poetic talent of Luis J. Rodríguez, Ramiro Rodríguez, Iván Salinas, and Briana Muñoz.
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  • VIRTUAL: Indigenous Peoples' Day Poetry Reading
    Oct 09, 2021, 3:00 PM
    Virtual Reading
    RSVP here for the zoom link to the virtual reading for this amazing event. The Indigenous Peoples' Day Poetry Reading features Luis J. Rodríguez, Shonda Buchanan, Ramiro Rodríguez, Iván Salinas, and Briana Muñoz.
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  • Liberated Woman Book Release
    Sun, Oct 03
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Oct 03, 2021, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
    Book Release + Open Mic
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  • An Hour On The Rise of Imagism After WWI w/ EJ Bowman
    Sep 25, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Online Workshop
    Learn about the history of movements with EJ as we study and imitate the post-war imagists.
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  • Friday Floricanto Poetry Reading
    Fri, Sep 24
    Virtual Reading
    Sep 24, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
    Virtual Reading
    Join us for an evening with poets Lisbeth Coiman, César L. De León, and Alan Chazaro.
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  • Luring in the Reader through Landscape: Poetry Workshop w/ Joseph Rios
    Sep 18, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Zoom
    In this workshop, we will focus on how to write your surroundings into topographical rich poems.
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  • Sims Library of Poetry Open House
    Sat, Aug 14
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Aug 14, 2021, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
    Come visit the library! Browse our shelves, take a tour, and even get a chance to record a poem for our instagram!
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  • How to Publish Your Poetry in Literary Journals w/ Anne Marie Wells
    Aug 11, 2021, 7:00 PM PDT
    Online
    CLI graduate, Anne Marie Wells, will lead participants through the process of submitting their work to literary journals. If you've never submitted work before and don't know where to start, this is the workshop for you. You will submit your first poem by the end of the workshop.
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  • Pages on Stages
    Sat, Aug 07
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Aug 07, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
    Join us for a Poetry Showcase featuring Hiram Sims, Charlie Becker, V. Kali, October BLU, Tommy Domino, Conney Williams, and Ravina Wadhwani. Hosted by AKoldPiece. The event is free for Library Members and $10 for everyone else. You can pay at the door.
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