Past events

Happy New Year!

January 3 – The Parlour Room of Hollywood – collaboration with Red Light Lit

The show is a mashup of live music, photography, storytelling, and poetry set to a live score by David Williams and Dan Thomas. The performers explore love relationships, sexuality, and gender. At The Parlour Room, we will feature musical guests Kira Lynn Cain and Andrew Miguel Cervantes

Readers include: Aman Batra, Agatha French, Jennifer Lewis, Bernadette McComish, Mackenzie Studebaker, Linda Ravenswood, Chelsea Rector, and Claudia Rodriguez.

The show will project photography and art published in Red Light Lit and The Los Angeles Press. Plus, it will feature photos from THE UNITY PHOTO PROJECT, a visual display of human vulnerability and connection.Transcending the way we view our bodies, love ourselves, and connect with the world around us.

January 16 – The Make Out Room San Francisco – collaboration with Red Light Lit

Red Light Lit and The Los Angeles Press doubleheader with a live musical score by AJ Bahnken

The performers explore love relationships, sexuality, and gender. Featured readers include Miah Jeffra, Thea Matthews, Bernadette McComish, Mackenzie Studebaker, and Linda Ravenswood. With a SURPRISE MUSICAL GUEST

Tickets $10. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Please email for volunteer opportunities

Jan 23 – Launch of V4 – Beyond Baroque in Venice- 8: 00 p.m.

It’s the launch of volume four – V4 – Dis + placement – The Los Angeles Press online and print edition – with live performances and visual art displays featuring the work of Thea Matthews, Miah Jeffra, Daniel Benyousky, Jennie Gaborno, Emily Jay, Malado Francine Baldwin, Elyse Hart, Jennifer Lewis, Semantha Norris, Sally Stevens, Larissa Nickel, Jason Lipeles, Meg Flores, Alonna Shaw, Gabrielle Brant Freeman and Rachel Cohen, Kristen Simentel, Sea Glassman, Jeremias  Leonel Estradas translated by Brian Sonia Wallace. A special reading by members of Project 1521 opens the show. This event is curated by Linda Ravenswood

Broadsides and limited signed print editions for sale

Community Open mic to follow – sign up at 7:00 for limited spots

COLA questionnaire poster, Sandy Rodriguez, co founder of Project 1521

Details about Project 1521 

Project 1521 is an artists collective in California collaborating to produce new work resonant with the upcoming 500th anniversary of the so-called Conquest of the Americas by Cortes. The group meets quarterly and produces public events in preparation for an exhibit at LACMA in 2021


Sandy Rodriguez

Adolfo Guzman Lopez

Diana Magaloni

Linda Ravenswood

Darren J De Leon

Eliza Ruiz y Gibson

Yago Cura

Adrian Arancibia

Leticia Hernandez

Gloria Enedina Alvarez

Armine Iknadossian

Julia Bogany

Sara Harris

National Poetry Month

April 2020

TheLAPress at Beyond Baroque

April 3, 2020 8:00 p.m.

Join us at one or more of our many events this summer –

The Ruby LA – 5 July 2019 – 9:30 PM

Piano Fight – San Francisco – 9 July 2019 / 8-10 PM

The Little Literary Fair at Hauser Wirth 20-21 July 2019

Gold Diggers

Sunday 21 July 2019

8:00 p.m.

5632 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Beyond Baroque – East Meets West – Multilingual Poetry – 9 August 2019 – 8 PM

The Poetry Brothel – Los Angeles El Cid – 31 August 2019 – Doors at 7 PM

The Lambda LitFest at Beyond Baroque – 21 September 2019 – 4:00 p.m.

details –

The Lambda Lit Festival and The Los Angeles Press present – when I was a young lezbo – with first hand accounts, stories, excerpts from plays, poetry, performance art, and hybrid lit chronicling first inklings and coming of age as a queer grrl. 
Performers include Linda Ravenswood, Lauren White, Terry Wolverton, Gina Young, Bernadette McComish, Kamala Puligandla, Amanda – Faye Jimenez, and Carla Sameth

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