The Los Angeles Poetry scene.
The city's streets have long been the spawning ground of many established art forms and genres from television and film to variety or reality shows, the visual arts and even cultural folk art created by the Indigenous peoples, works revered by the constant tourist and the locals alike. The early L.A. Jazz scene formed the Central Avenue bebop giants such as Charlie Mingus to the recent rise of The Young Lions such as saxophonist Zane Musa, Lorca Hart and Ryan Cross.
Risen from the streets and it's many diversities, this city's poetry has been a mainstay for decades now since the realist outpourings of Charles Bukowski to the recent and newly chosen Poet Laureate Eloise Klein Healy.
One of the city's most prestigious and cherished poetry events, Poetry In Motion which has been ongoing for nearly 3 decades, give or take a few years of hiatus, has now moved to Saturday night, which makes the very hip, smart and International poetry of Los Angeles joyously - more accessible!
Poetry In Motion TONIGHT! THEME: "THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
Event Details - "Eve Brandstein has a 30-year history of bringing leading actors, writers and poets together to create exceptional spoken word events.
As a major studio & network executive, Norman Lear's casting director & co-producer, a professional director, working writer, perpetual poet & fine artist, Eve launched her Poetry in Motion Literary Salon in 1998, at Helena's in Hollywood.
Since then she has presented original work from some of the entertainment industry's most remarkable talents both before and after they became well known, including Alec Baldwin, Judd Nelson, Robert Downey Jr, Drew Barrymore, John Barrymore, Justine Bateman, Anne Beatts, Roxanne Beckford, Ed Begley Jr., Yvonne de la Vega and many many more.
Poetry in Motion has long been known as a warm "well lighted place" for creative minds at every stage of their artistic and professional development.
Attend this event to hear great spoken word performances, meet the speakers and one another, share wine and snacks, and check out the Beyond Baroque Bookstore which contains many thousands of rare and hard to find works from leading Los Angeles Writers new and old.
Poetry in Motion always sells out and this time, they're scheduled for 8pm on a Saturday night. By buying a ticket rather than showing up at the door without one you’ll not only save $5, you’ll be sure of a good seat in the theater which may be standing room only.
Its best to arrive a bit early because we do tend to start on time. You'll find parking easy in the lots and streets behind and around Beyond Baroque."
To learn more about Poetry in Motion, and see memoralbilia from past events and information on future events go to www.evebrandsteinpoetryinmotion.com