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October 2018

Attendance: The Book Launch

@ 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, 131. North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
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Free

Avenue 50 Studio in conjunction with The Operating System is excited to invite you to the book launch of ATTENDANCE by Rocío Carlos and Rachel McLeod Kaminer Friday, October 19, 2018 Doors 7:30 PM | Reading 8:00 PM Featuring Rocío and Rachel Along with with very special guests: Sara Borjas traci kato-kiriyama Ashaki Jackson ////soul and motown from DJ Douglas Brown, in honor of Theandrew\\\\ At Avenue 50 Studio 131 N. Avenue 50 Highland Park 90042 Parking behind the building…

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December 2018

Book Launch: My Zócalo Heart

@ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, Inc., 131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA, 101 S Ave 50 United States + Google Map
Free

Avenue 50 Studio invites you to the book launch celebration of My Zocalo Heart by Mary E. Torregrossa featuring Ron Baca Lory Bedikian Mary E. Torregrossa Poet Anne Babson Carter says of the portrait and persona poems collected inside, My Zocalo Heart; " hold evocative images of memory that caught and drew me close as could be possible to the world she writes of." One finds poignant detail in the telling and retelling of stories. Artist and writer Toti O'Brien…

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January 2019

Why Can’t It Be Tenderness

@ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Avenue 50 Studio 131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042-3903, United States, 101 N Ave 50 United States

Avenue 50 Studio & Wisconsin Poetry Series invite you to join us in celebrating the release of WHY CAN'T IT BE TENDERNESS by Michelle Brittan Rosado at Avenue 50 Studio 131 N Avenue 50, Highland Park 90042 4pm | Free featuring Michelle Brittan Rosado Corinna McClanahan Schroeder Douglas Manuel Books will be available for purchase and signing!! _______________________ Parking is available in the back, please follow the unpaved dirt path, nearest the train (on the north side of the building).…

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March 2019

Queer Poetry Night

@ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Free

Poets Hanna Harris, Erin Sternstein, Bekah Fly, Edwin Bodney, and Claire Glass will be reading their original works March 23, 2019 at Avenue 50 studios! Come celebrate queer poetry with us and enjoy some wine and queer art.

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April 2019

2 DEGREES: poetry in response to climate change

@ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, 131. North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
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Avenue 50 Studio presents a reading celebrating the launch of the chapbook anthology 2 DEGREES poetry in response to climate change A bilingual literary project in conjunction with Avenue 50 Studio’s visual art group exhibition on the dangers of climate change. FEATURING READINGS BY: Art Currim, Christine Jordan, elena minor, Fernando Salinas, Gloria Enedina Alvarez, Jacqueline Tchakalian, Leslie Gray, Linda Dove, Lisa Alvarez, Luis Antonio Pichardo, Mildred Fuentes-Chung, Ron Baca, Sharon Kunde, Xitllali Garcia, and Yvonne M. Estrada WITH OPEN…

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May 2019

The Crazy Bunch: a reading with Willie Perdomo

@ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, Inc., 131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA, 101 S Ave 50 United States + Google Map

Avenue 50 Studio and Penguin Poets is proud to present The Crazy Bunch a reading with Willie Perdomo with special guests Angelina Sáenz Elle Bosque Irene Monica Sanchez Joseph Rios Jose Desiray Contreras Karla Cordero Leonora Simonovis Luivette Resto Sergio Enrique Lima Friday May 17, 2019 | 8:00 pm Free | A limited number of books will be available for purchase and signing Avenue 50 Studio 131 N. Avenue 50 Studio Los Angeles, CA 90042 TRANSPORTATION: Parking is available behind…

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Rebellious Creatures Large and Small, a reading & launch

@ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, Inc., 131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA, 101 S Ave 50 United States

Avenue 50 Studioand the Glendale Community College English DepartmentpresentRebellious Creatures Large and Smalla reading & launchby students of Glendale Community CollegeArevik TorosyanLynn BenderJulian Magallanes Ani BabayanJames KellyHeliazar Ramirez RiveraRhiannon RamirezChristian FloresAlfredo Loza Jennifer GilMadeline MolinaHeather Robertson Manifa BaghomianRen Madlangsakay7:30pm | Free, but zines will be available for a small donation. 

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June 2019

Zarzamora & Cruising: A Macondista Celebration of Two 2019 Books

@ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, Inc., 131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA, 101 S Ave 50 United States

Help us celebrate the 2019 releases of Vincent Cooper's ZARZAMORA: POETRY OF SURVIVAL (Jade Publishing) and Alex Espinoza's CRUISING: AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF A RADICAL PAST TIME (The Unnamed Press) with this all-star lineup of Macondo Writers Workshop writers from Los Angeles and San Antonio.Featured Readers: Vincent Cooper Alex Espinoza Sarah Rafael García Liz GonzalezClaudia Rodriguez Luis Javier Rodriguez Viktoria Valenzuela Cohosted by Francisco Aviles Pino & Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo

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Loose Lips: The Book Launch

@ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, Inc., 131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA, 101 S Ave 50 United States + Google Map
Free

Avenue 50 Studio & Prickly Pear Publishing present Loose Lips the book launch Join us for an afternoon of poetry with Briana Muñoz as she reads out of her first collection of poetry, Loose Lips, published by Prickly Pear Publishing. Hosted by Sam Roland featuring: Briana Muñoz Matt Sedillo Iris De Anda with musical sets by Miles Bandit June 29th 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Avenue 50 Studio 131 N Avenue 50 Los Ángeles CA 90042 Books will be…

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July 2019

La Palabra

@ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, Inc., 131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA, 101 S Ave 50 United States

La Palabra, a program of the Avenue 50 Studio, has been taking place since 2001. On the Fourth Sunday of every month from 2- 4 PM, La Palabra invites the community to come out and read their poetry through an open mic series, followed by a featured poet.

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August 2019

Kick Ass Women in the Arts! A Birthday Celebration

@ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Avenue 50 Studio is excited to present KICK ASS WOMEN IN THE ARTS: a music | art | poetry pachanga celebrating liz gonzalez and her 60th dance around the sun Join us for an evening of music, art, and palabra to celebrate liz’ 60th, as she reads from her collection of poetry, Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds: Poems y Cuentos New and Selected published by Los Nietos Press. August 17th 2019 | 7:00 pm Joining liz for palabra will…

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September 2019

LIKE HOME: poetry in response to displacement 

@ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, 131. North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
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Avenue 50 Studio presents a reading celebrating the launch of the chapbook anthology LIKE HOME: poetry in response to displacement  part of the accoutrements: a public literary series and in conjunction with Avenue 50 Studio’s visual art group exhibition on displacement Friday, September 6th 2019 | 7:00 pm Free | Donations Accepted Chapbooks will be available for sale and signing. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served. The chapbook features poems by: Alejandra Argote, Alex Salazar, Andrea-Celeste Jimenez, Angelina Sáenz, Brenda Perez,…

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Becoming Home

@ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, 131. North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
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Avenue 50 Studio presents BECOMING HOME readings by clients, ex-clients, and staff from the Northeast Wellness Center’s Writing Your Life Stories Group plus open mic Sunday, September 8th 2019 | 2:00 pm Free | Donations Accepted Light refreshments will be served. The Northeast The Northeast Wellness Center Center is a thriving and creative facility of the LA County Department of Mental Health. We cherish our relationships in the community and strive for inclusion and belonging. Inspired by Avenue 50 Studio’s “Some…

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Knitting the Fog by Claudia D. Hernández

@ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, 131. North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
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Avenue 50 Studio and Feminist Press present KNITTING THE FOG by Claudia D. Hernández with special guest Josie Méndez-Negrete Weaving together narrative essay and bilingual poetry, Claudia D. Hernández’s lyrical debut follows her tumultuous adolescence and fraught homecomings as she crisscrosses the American continent. Join us as Claudia reads from Knitting the Fog and by way of illustrating migration and movement, special guest Josie Méndez-Negrete will read from Las hijas de Juan: Daughters Betrayed. Friday September 20, 2019 7:30 pm |…

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Scruffy and the Egg: Adventures on the Road

@ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, 131. North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
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Avenue 50 Studio presents Scruffy and the Egg: Adventures on the Road the book launch, reading & signing Scruffy, a stray dog, and his half-hatched Egg don't have a home, but they have each other. But is that enough when the going gets tough? The pair will need to use their wits and find new friends as they they tackle far distances, explore a big city, and even take the Egg to their first day of school! Join author-illustrator Angela…

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Talking Justice: with Matt Sedillo & Greg Palast

@ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, 131. North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
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Talking Justice with Matt Sedillo & Greg Palast at Avenue 50 Studio 131 N. Avenue 50 Highland Park, CA 90042 $5 cover charge walk-ins welcomed Join us for a series of powerful afternoons, offering participants the opportunity to experience and learn from remarkable individuals who will share, connect and fuel the conversation forward. September 29th: Matt Sedillo & Greg Palast Poets have thus far beautifully, brutally, elegantly described the world, the point, however, is to change it. Join us for…

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October 2019

Marks of Joy: Reading & Celebration

@ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, 131. North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
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Avenue 50 Studio presents Marks of Joy: Reading & Celebration with Tanzila Ahmed Gabrielle Civil Jen Hofer Purvi Shah Tuesday October 15, 2019 7:00 pm | Free at Avenue 50 Studio 131 N Avenue 50 Los Ángeles, CA 90042 Join writers & activists Tanzila Ahmed, Gabrielle Civil, Jen Hofer & Purvi Shah for an evening of readings, performance, and embodied activities towards joy and justice. We will be celebrating new books including Miracle Marks (LA debut!) and Experiments in Joy. ABOUT AUTHORS Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed is an activist, storyteller,…

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One Day on the Gold Line: A Book Celebration

@ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, 131. North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
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Avenue 50 Studio presents One Day on the Gold Line: A Book Celebration with author Carla Rachel Sameth Featuring: Annette Wong Gale Cohen Hazel Clayton Harrison Manuela Gomez Maria Elena Fernandez Thelma Reyna, Ph.D Toni Mosley & hosted by Gerda Govine Ituarte, Ed.D Thursday October 17, 2019 7:00 pm | Free Books will be available for purchase and signing at Avenue 50 Studio 131 N Avenue 50 Los Ángeles, CA 90042 TRANSPORTATION: Parking is available behind the building, enter through…

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January 2020

La Palabra

January 26 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, 131. North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
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La Palabra, a program of the Avenue 50 Studio, has been taking place since 2001. On the Fourth Sunday of every month from 2- 4 PM, La Palabra invites the community to come out and read their poetry through an open mic series, followed by a featured poet. RSVP HERE

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April 2020

Mujermosa

April 4 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Avenue 50 Studio, 131. North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
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CardozaMax presents- Mujermosa A poetry event hosted by Luis Alfaro. Featured poets include- Iris De Anda, Jessica Ankeny, Maggie Glover, Frankie Hernandez, Alicia Portnoy, Corrie Greathouse Sloan, Pam Ward and music by Luna. RSVP HERE

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August 2020

10 Poets in 10 Weeks: Octavio Quintanilla on La Palabra Poetry’s Facebook Live, hosted by Angelina Saenz

August 23 @ 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Please join us for our La Palabra 10 Poets in 10 Weeks virtual poetry reading series on Sunday, August 23, 2020, hosted by Angelina Saenz. Our featured poet for the week will be Octavio Quintanilla. Tune in every Sunday 2PM (PST) for 20 minutes on our Facebook Live at facebook.com/La-Palabra-Poetry-236744426369598 or via Zoom at Webinar ID 836 3814 9938. This free poetry programming is made possible in part thanks to a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of…

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10 Poets in 10 Weeks: Iire’ne lara silva on La Palabra Poetry’s Facebook Live, hosted by Angelina Saenz

August 30 @ 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Please join us for our La Palabra 10 Poets in 10 Weeks virtual poetry reading series on Sunday, August 30, 2020, hosted by Angelina Saenz. Our featured poet for the week will be Iire'ne lara silva. Tune in every Sunday 2PM (PST) for 20 minutes on our Facebook Live at facebook.com/La-Palabra-Poetry-236744426369598 or via Zoom at Webinar ID 836 3814 9938. This free poetry programming is made possible in part thanks to a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department…

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September 2020

10 Poets in 10 Weeks: Willie Perdomo on La Palabra Poetry’s Facebook Live, hosted by Angelina Saenz

September 6 @ 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Please join us for our La Palabra 10 Poets in 10 Weeks virtual poetry reading series on Sunday, September 6, 2020, hosted by Angelina Saenz. Our featured poet for the week will be Willie Perdomo. Tune in every Sunday 2PM (PST) for 20 minutes on our Facebook Live at facebook.com/La-Palabra-Poetry-236744426369598 or via Zoom at Webinar ID 836 3814 9938. This free poetry programming is made possible in part thanks to a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of…

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10 Poets in 10 Weeks: Lindsey Haley on La Palabra Poetry’s Facebook Live, hosted by Angelina Saenz

September 13 @ 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Please join us for our La Palabra 10 Poets in 10 Weeks virtual poetry reading series on Sunday, September 13, 2020, hosted by Angelina Saenz. Our featured poet for the week will be Lindsey Haley. Tune in every Sunday 2PM (PST) for 20 minutes on our Facebook Live at facebook.com/La-Palabra-Poetry-236744426369598 or via Zoom at Webinar ID 836 3814 9938. This free poetry programming is made possible in part thanks to a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of…

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