Expressions Literary Arts
Expressions Literary Arts

Welcome to Expressions Literary Arts!

Expressions Literary Arts (Expressions L.A.) seeks to discover, nurture and promote the voices of the unique and diverse cultures throughout the City of Los Angeles.  We also look to promote and encourage cultural exchange by offering a venue to visiting artists.

Expressions L.A. began in 2013 with a monthly salon organized by Dori Marler and James Evert Jones (fka James "Boomer" Maverick).

The salons quickly grew into a twice-monthly reading series, featuring not only the brightest and most notable artists in the Los Angeles area, but also the powerful and vibrant voices of up-and-coming spoken-word artists and poets that comprise L.A.'s next generation of literary expression.

In 2017, Expressions L.A. expects to enjoy growth in the addition of new events and programs. We now have readings at two venues:

At the Studio City Public Library, we hold readings and/or related events on the first and third Saturday of each month.

At the Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library, we hold readings on the second and fourth Sunday of each month, immediately after the Hollywood Farmer's Market.  We also host related events throughout the month.

Special events planned for this year include a live podcast of old radio plays, and the international spoken word event: SpokenWorld Live, scheduled to begin in April.

2017 promises to be a great year for the word!  Be sure to check our Upcoming Events calendar for more information.  You can also sign up for our mailing list below!

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Expressions L.A. seeks to discover, nurture and promote the voices of the unique and diverse cultures throughout the City of Los Angeles, through readings, workshops, exhibits and publishing.  We also look to offer a venue to host discussions and other programs vital to the furthering of the City's cultural discourse.

Woman is a STRONG WORD

Woman is a STRONG WORD is a multi-generational tribute to women in poetry.  Join us in celebration of these trailblazing women by picking up WSW items from our new Cafe Press Store, where you'll find even more apparel, gear and goodies!

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