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Tongue & Groove on the Westside: Poetry, Music and more

Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM (PDT)

Tongue & Groove on the Westside: Poetry, Music and more

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Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email
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*Note that Back on the Beach Cafe observes winter hours starting in September and closes at 3pm.

5:15pm-6:30pm: Docents available to discuss the site at the Marion Davies Guest House
6:30-8pm: poetry, spoken word and music

SPREADING THE WORD for 10 YEARS: “Tongue & Groove” 

A monthly offering of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music produced by Conrad Romo, this series is headquartered in Hollywood but makes a rare westside appearance at the Beach House. The evening features  Amelia Gray (THREATS , Museum of the Weird), Jeremy Radin (Slow Dancing with Sasquatch), Pam Noles, Marsha de la O (Black Hope), and music by Kevin Sandbloom.  

Amelia Gray grew up in Tucson, Arizona. Her first collection of stories, AM/PM, was published in 2009. Her second collection, Museum of the Weird, was awarded the Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize. She lives in Los Angeles. THREATS is her first novel.

Jeremy Radin is an actor and poet based out of Los Angeles, California, where he spends most of his time eating expensive cheeseburgers and makin' sexy eyes at all the pretty girls. His first book of poetry is published by Write Bloody.

Pam Noles is a former cop reporter and graduate of the Clarion Writer’s Workshop. She lives and writes in Los Angeles. Her one woman show ! Death 40-Feet Tall ! was a hit at the recent Hollywood Fringe Fest.

Marsha de la O’s first book of poetry, Black Hope, won the New Issues Press Poetry Prize and a Small Press Editor’s Choice Award. She won the dA Poetry Award. She has published in journals such as Barrow Street, Passages North, Solo, and Third Coast.

Kevin Sandbloom has opened for the great spoken word poet Saul Williams, been a featured performer at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and been a guest instructor at Berklee College of Music. He wrote the title track for Grammy-nominated guitar legend Robben Ford's Supernatural album and has written, directed and produced his own one-man show, Soul Troubadour, which opened to rave reviews in Los Angeles in spring of 2013. His original music consists of 8 full length CDs and 2 EPs and it can all be downloaded at

Stop by early for information on the Beach House by docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy.

Tickets are free but space is limited and reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please reserve online. Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating, even for reservation-holders, is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email We appreciate your keeping in touch! 

Getting Here: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway. Enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light. 

Parking: October - April the parking rate is $5 after 5pm for Beach=Culture attendees at the park and pay machines available in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. Machines take cards and cash. Display your receipt on your dash. Handicapped placards and Senior Beach Permits are accepted. For updated parking info and lot hours, please check the website for details.

Other events: To view & make reservations for future free Beach=Culture events, check

General Info: For hours, events and more, visit, or call (310) 458-4904. Back on the Beach Café hours are subject to change but are generally through 8pm in the summer, call (310) 393-8282 to confirm.

Have questions about Tongue & Groove on the Westside: Poetry, Music and more? Contact Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

When & Where

Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way
Santa Monica

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM (PDT)

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Beach=Culture at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Welcome to Beach=Culture, a year-round series of free arts and culture events at the Annenberg Community Beach House. We look forward to seeing you! 

The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is open to all - no membership required. For more information, please visit

See Getting Here & Parking for directions, parking fees, bike information, and more! 

If you have any questions, please email or call (310) 458-4904 for the Guest Services desk at the Beach House.

Click to join the Beach House email lists or the Cultural Affairs Division lists for info on other arts programming, including artist opportunities, annual festivals, weekly arts events around town, or monthly updates from the Civic Auditorium and the Miles Playhouse.

The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program.

The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.

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