Beyond Baroque - the show goes on
A unanimous vote by the L.A. City Council this morning breathed new life into Beyond Baroque, the literary center in Venice, long a West Coast mecca for poets.
The Council's 11-0 vote (they can agree!) to extend the dollar-per-year lease another 25 years came in dramatic fashion, just hours before Beyond Baroque would have been officially homeless.
The center first took residence in half of the Old Venice Town Hall in October 1986. Francisco Vara-Orta has the full story.
Free verse for everyone!
--Veronique de Turenne
Photo used by permission of Beyond Baroque