Blogs by Frank Mundo
Writers Row in the Downtown Art Walk
6/8/2011 5:35:15 AM
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I'm a featured poet this week.
Made possible by the collaboration of Harlem Place Café, the Los Angeles Poet Society, and the Downtown Art Walk, Writers Row is the only spot at the downtown Art Walk that celebrates the Written Art!
Hear work from featured writers. Participate in the Open Mic. Enjoy the vibes of a modern-day Speak Easy and grab a glass of wine.
Listen to the written art of Featured Writers and have the opportunity to meet them and learn what is going on in their worlds. Join in on the action yourself and step up to the Open Mic. Open Mic participants have the option to go heads up against each other for a chance to be invited as a Featured Writer during the next Writers’ Row!
Writers’ Row is held at the Harlem Place Cafe - 124 W. 4th St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 -- literally down the alley located on 4th and Main St. in downtown LA. Early arrival is suggested as the downtown Art Walk brings in thousands of people! Parking may be tough. You can park at a meter, or for safe no-worry parking, bring $3-$10 cash for parking in one of the public lots. Need directions?
Thursday, June 9th from 8-10 pm
Writers' Row is free to the public and a continuing event that will be held each 2nd Thursday of the month, same time and place.
Featured writers, selected in advanced by The Los Angeles Poet Society, take the stage from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
DJ A-Ski will be spinning between sets.
Schedule of events
8pm: Jessica Wilson introduces Writers' Row, Introductory poem for the night
8:15pm: Matt Sedillo
Matt Sedillo is a two-time national slam poet and published author. He has been published in anthologies alongside Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, Amiri Baraka, Luis Rodriguez and many others. He has performed at colleges across the country.
8:30pm: Frank Mundo
For 14 years, Frank Mundo worked as a graveyard-shift security guard in Los Angeles, a job which allowed him to write and publish hundreds of stories, poems, essays, book reviews, author interviews, and his award-winning novel in verse, The Brubury Tales -- a modern version of The Canterbury Tales in Los Angeles.
8:45pm: Jayson Pida
Jayson Pida is a Poet and a native of the San Fernando Valley. He has had a decorated career as an Air Force Pilot and as a sincere educator for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Jayson holds his MFA in Writing from Otis College of Art and Design.
9:00pm: Luivette Resto
Luivette Resto was born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico but proudly raised in the Bronx. Her first book of poetry Unfinished Portrait was published in 2008 by Tia Chucha Press and was named a finalist for the 2009 Paterson Poetry Prize. She is also a contributing poetry editor for Kweli Journal, and she is the new hostess of a monthly poetry reading series called La Palabra located at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park.
9:15pm: AK Toney
9:30pm: Open Mic
Open mic participants take the stage from 930 to 10pm.
Participants are eligible to compete for a spot in the next Writers’ Row. Please let the MC know that you would like to be considered to be a Featured Writer at the next Writers’ Row.
Would you like to be a Featured Writer at Writers’ Row?
Please email Jessica Wilson at venicesoapboxpoets.gmail.com and send a sample of your work.
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