Southern California Poetry Festival (Day 2): Kazim Ali, Mai Der Vang, & Jos Charles

Day two of the 2022 Southern California Poetry Festival features acclaimed poet Kazim Ali reading with Pulitzer Prize finalists Mai Der Vang and Jos Charles; a zine-making workshop by Errant Press; readings curated by Moon Tide PressNightboat Books, and Kundiman; a generative workshop led by Brendan Constantine; and a reading and panel on the poetics of the borderlands featuring Anthony CodyVanessa Angélica Villareal, and others.

Organized in partnership with the Poetry Foundation. All events are free. For information about the festival, including the complete schedule, visit




11:00 am - 1:00 pm: A zine making workshop with Errant Press

11:00 am - 1:00 pm: A workshop with Brendan Constantine


1:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Literary Showcase: Moon Tide Press, Nightboat Books, Kundiman

Moon Tide Press: 

Kelsey Bryan-Zwick

Gustavo Hernandez

Ellen Webre

Nightboat Books:

Jackie Wang

Angel Dominguez

Carlos Lara


Kien Lam

Dorothy Chan

Cynthia Dewi Oka


3:30 - 5:30 pm: With(out) Borders, a reading & panel discussion

Anthony Cody

Omar Pimienta

Vanessa Angélica Villareal

Sehba Sarwar


6:30 - 8:00 pm: A reading with Mai Der Vang, Kazim Ali, & Jos Charles

Mai Der Vang

Kazim Ali

Jos Charles


All festival events are 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.


Reservation Policy: Please RSVP if you are planning to attend this event. Limited seating is available in the theater, therefore seating may not be guaranteed in the case of a full program; we recommend arriving early.

Workshops will be capped at fifteen people and will not be overbooked. Please note that our morning workshops happen at the same time, therefore you can only reserve a spot for one workshop. If you have reserved a space in a workshop and will not be able to attend, kindly email [email protected], or call 310-822-3006 so that we can release your spot to another person.