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Readings and Events

Workshop participants reading at the Art Center

Photos by Angela Brinskele

Workshop participants give frequent public readings to assist them to develop their audience. In past years, Writers At Work participants have presented their work at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Art Center College of Design, LitCrawl: NoHo, Beyond Baroque Literary Foundation, the Armory Center for the Arts, University of California Santa Barbara, California State University Los Angeles, Espresso Mi Cultura, Skylight Books, Midnight Special Books, Barnsdall Park Night Readings, Work of Mouth at the Sunland-Tujunga Library, and with the Valley Contemporary Poets.

Writers At Work 20th Anniversary Reading Celebrating National Poetry Month

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 5 p.m.

Location: Skylight Books, 1818 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Cost: Free

Members of Poets At Work Yvonne M. Estrada, Dylan Gailey, Brett Guitar Hofer, Ann Pibel, Helen Yeoman, and Terry Wolverton read new and provocative poems. Then, members and alumnae celebrate the publication of their poetry collections: Kim Dower, Last Train to the Missing Planet; Eric Howard, Taliban Beach Party; Angela Peñaredondo, All Things Lose Thousands of Times; and Sharon Venezio, The Silence of Doorways.

20th Anniversary Celebration

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Writers at Work provided me with encouragement and exposure for my fiction. Terry provided multiple opportunities to read my work at public spaces in front of interested and supportive audiences. She also trained and prepared me to give an interesting and successful public reading, holding practice sessions and guidance on selecting the right excerpt to read. With WAW's support, I have been able to confidently share my work and get very positive feedback from audience members.
— Elly Kugler
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