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  • Book Release Event for Midnight & Mad Dreams by James Coats
    Aug 13, 4:00 PM PDT – Aug 14, 6:00 PM PDT
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043
    Join us for the book release event for James Coats' forthcoming release of Midnight & Mad Dreams. In-person and Virtual tickets available
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  • Poetry & Music Jam: Fine Poets & Funky Musicians
    Sun, Aug 07
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Aug 07, 5:00 PM
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043
    Join us on Sunday for some fine poetry & funky music.
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  • Writing the Self-Portrait Poem
    Aug 06, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    Zoom
    Need some inspiration for your writing? Want a community to write with? Join us for this generative poetry workshop.
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  • Book Release Event: Help Me, I'm Here by Anastasia Helena Fenald
    Jul 23, 6:00 PM PDT
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043
    Join us for the book release event for Help Me, I'm Here by Anastasia Helena Fenald. In-person and Virtual Attendance options are available
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  • Hiram's and SLP's Birthday Poetry Bash
    Sat, Jul 16
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Jul 16, 7:00 PM
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043
    Come celebrate with us!
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  • Music & Poetry Jam
    Sun, Jul 03
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Jul 03, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043
    Join us for Poetry and Music!
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  • Community Poetry: 2-Part Workshop
    Sat, Jul 02
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Jul 02, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
    A two-part workshop: Part 1: Self-Care to Guide to Community Part 2: Community Poetry: Communicate-Care is Self-Care
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  • Alegria's Midsummer Poetry Festival
    Sat, Jun 25
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Jun 25, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043
    A great lineup of poets, spoken word artists and story tellers ready to celebrate the power of poetry, diversity, and community.
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  • Children's Monthly Art Workshop
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 11
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Jun 11, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
    Join us for an afternoon full of art & poetry with our Exploring Art Through the Poetry of Shel Silverstein Workshop. Lead by Sarah Pavsner-Mael This is a workshop geared towards children!
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  • Black Fire -- This Time's Literary Candle Has Been Lit
    Jun 04, 4:00 PM PDT
    on Zoom
    Black Fire--This Time's literary candle has been Lit! celebrating twenty-first century Black self-determination.
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  • Humor and Satire in Poetry with Valerie Nies, 44 Poetry Class
    Jun 04, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    Zoom
    Curious about how to use humor and satire in your poetry? Join us for this poetry craft workshop.
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  • Historical Poetry Workshop with Marissa
    May 27, 7:00 PM PDT
    Zoom
    We will discuss how to use research to build voice, perspective, and theme.
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  • Pages on Stages: Long Beach CLI Chapter
    Sat, May 21
    Sims Library of Poetry
    May 21, 6:00 PM PDT
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043
    A poetry reading featuring the students & faculty of the CLI Long Beach Chapter. Open Mic after!
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  • AAPI Poetry Show
    Sat, May 14
    Sims Library of Poetry
    May 14, 6:00 PM PDT
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
    Join us for a Poetry Show in honor of AAPI month featuring Teresa Mei Chuc, Ravina Wadhwani, Soul STUF, and Ellen Webre!!
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  • Survivors Speak Out: Take Back the Mic
    Sat, Apr 30
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Apr 30, 6:00 PM PDT
    Sims Library of Poetry , 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
    an open mic & brave space for all survivors in honor of National Poetry & Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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  • Poem-a-Week Show
    Sat, Apr 23
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Apr 23, 6:00 PM PDT
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043
    Featuring contributors to our Poem-a-Week. Catch the show in-person at the library or streaming on YouTube
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  • Los Ángeles: Your City
    Sat, Apr 23
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Apr 23, 3:30 PM – Jun 11, 5:30 PM
    Sims Library of Poetry, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
    Los Ángeles is a sprawling, diverse city filled with amazing stories. Too many that have not been told. In this eight-week workshop you will learn the tools to write your own Los Ángeles stories in a safe, supportive environment.
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  • Poets on Payroll
    Sat, Apr 16
    Sims Library of Poetry
    Apr 16, 6:00 PM PDT
    Sims Library of Poetry , 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA
    Join us for this amazing show featuring the CLI & Library staff. Followed by an open mic! This is a hybrid event. Make sure to RSVP to receive the zoom link!
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