Los Angeles Laureates Reading - A THROWBACK!

NOTE: This is a Throwback event of the Los Angeles Poet Society, meaning, this event happened in our past, and we are fondly recalling it, and sharing it with you.


WOOOOW --- this was a historic event indeed, even more so these days! We are so proud of Amanda Gorman and all the amazing things she is achieving! Luis J. Rodriguez is close and dear to our Creative Community, we are so happy to be able to share poetic space with him <3


enjoy the throwback, it was an honor to bring these amazing Poets together.

~ Jessica M . Wilson, MFA

Founder & Poet, Los Angeles Poet Society



Join the Los Angeles Poet Society as we set foot on historic soil at Beyond Baroque - February 28th!

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Generations come together to celebrate poetry with the words of the 16 year old Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Amanda Gorman!

Accompanying Amanda is Los Angeles' newly appointed Poet Laureate, Luis J. Rodriguez!

This will be an amazing reading that you won't want to miss! It all begins at 8pm!

Beyond Baroque:

681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

Showtime: 8 pm

Fee: free to members, otherwise $10

LUIS J. RODRIGUEZ is the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, chosen by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2014. His last poetry book, My Nature is Hunger, won the 2005 Paterson Book Award. The 1993 memoir, Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A., with close to half a million copies sold, became one of L.A.’s most checked out in libraries—and one of the most stolen.

AMANDA GORMAN, 16, from Westchester, CA is a student at New Roads High School and has participated in writing programs at WriteGirl, CPITS, and Beyond Baroque. She has been a youth delegate to the United Nations, and founded her own organization, One Pen One Page, aimed at providing writing workshops and mentorship to suffering schools nationally and abroad.

In June 2014, she was appointed as the first-ever Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate.

Hosted by LINDA ALBERTANO. Musical interludes by singer-songwriter MASON SUMMIT.

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