A Reading with the Valley Contemporary SoCal Poets

Join the VCP SoCal Poets for an afternoon of poetry readings by Laurel Ann Bogen, Michael C FordRick LupertE AmatoBeth RuscioRobert Krut, and Ashaki Jackson. To celebrate the start of its 3rd year as a virtual poetry series, the VCP SoCal Poets will hold its first live reading of notable Los Angeles-based poets at Beyond Baroque. New and existing board members will be introduced as founding executive director, Jerry Garcia, steps down.

VCP SoCal Poets is a non-profit organization committed to the cultivation and advancement of poetry in Southern California. Founded during the Covid-19 pandemic, its goal is to provide the camaraderie and spirit of the original Valley Contemporary Poets founded by Nan Hunt in 1980.

This event is Free & In-Person at Beyond Baroque. Masks are required while inside our center.

Event attendees are expected to behave in a respectful and considerate manner while in our space. Beyond Baroque reserves the right to remove individuals from our events, virtual or otherwise, if they are not respecting the space, fellow attendees, or performers.

If you can’t join us in-person the event will be live streamed on Beyond Baroque’s YouTube channel at the scheduled time of the event.

Please RSVP if you are planning to attend this event. We accept walk-ins, but priority will be given to people that have registered. Limited seating is available; we recommend arriving early.