LOS ANGELES LAUREATES: LUIS RODRIGUEZ & AMANDA GORMAN with special guests
- Performing & Visual Arts
- Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Los Angeles CA
3rd Annual Beyond Baroque Awards Dinner at The Church in Ocean Park
Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
THE 3rd ANNUAL BEYOND BAROQUE AWARDS DINNER
THIS YEAR’S RECIPIENTS
ELOISE KLEIN HEALY
The George Drury Smith Award
The Distinguished Service Award
The Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center will honor two Los Angeles poetry icons at its 3rd Annual Awards Dinner on Sunday, July 14. Honorees will be Eloise Klein Healy, L.A.'s first poet Laureate, and renowned poetry promoter Mike "The Poet" Sonksen. The event will take place at the Church in Ocean Park, 255 Hill St., starting at 5:30 p.m.
Healy, who is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Emerita at Antioch University, will receive Beyond Baroque's George Drury Smith Award, which is named for the Center's founder and awarded for outstanding literary merit. Sonksen will be presented BB's Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his tireless long-term contributions to the art of poetry and L.A.'s poetry community.
Healy also serves as Director of the Women's Studies Program at Cal State Northridge University and teaches at Immaculate Heart College. Sonksen is a literary blogger at KCET-TV and conducts notable poetry/history tours throughout L.A.
Beyond Baroque, founded in Venice in 1968, is the oldest of the nation's oldest existing independent literary centers and among its largest. In addition to producing frequent readings featuring both local and nationally renowned literary figures, BB conducts several free writing workshops, a Young Poets' Development Program, a New Music Program and a visual arts program in its Mike Kelley Gallery. It also maintains a vast archive of L.A.'s finest literary works.
Beyond Baroque’s Annual Awards dinner is becoming a major event on the Los Angeles literary calendar, and we invite you to participate in this landmark event by attending the dinner and/or showing your support for this year’s recipients by taking out a congratulatory ad in the AwardsDinner Program book.
You may also purchase tickets by calling Beyond Baroque, 310-822-3006. Ask for Carlye.
Dinner will take place at The Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Free Parking is located a few blocks away on 4th Street, just south of Hill.
Doors at 5:45 | Cocktails at 6:00 | Dinner at 6:30 | Awards Ceremony at 8:00 PM
Emcee Brendan Constantine
Musical Entertainment by Dan Navarro
Beyond Baroque is one of the United States' leading independent Literary/Arts Centers and public spaces dedicated to literary and cultural production, contact, interaction, and community building. Founded in 1968, it is based in the Old Town Hall in Venice, California, near the Pacific Ocean. It offers a program of readings, new music, free workshops, publishing, bookstore, archiving, and education.
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