Kate Braverman’s Memorial Tribute at Beyond Baroque

Friday, February 7, 2020

I just received a link from L.A. Weekly contributing writer Falling James to his long article on the late poet and novelist Kate Braverman, who will be remembered in a public memorial at Beyond Baroque tomorrow at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Falling James’s article is the most comprehensive account I have yet to read of Braverman’s impact on a diverse community of writers, musicians and artists in Los Angeles. Though she lived most of the second half of her life in other parts of the country (upstate New York; San Francisco; Santa Fe), her all-consummating passion for lyrical language embroidered a tattoo of idealistic aspiration on the literary forearms who encountered her in the 1970s and 1980s in Los Angeles. We who admired her, no matter with how much ambivalence, look forward to introducing our memories to you, should the temptation to learn more about a literary legend prove as alluring as we hope it will be.

Kate Braverman Takes Flight Again in a Tribute With Janet Fitch and Friends

Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 822-3006

Saturday, February 8, 2020
8 p.m.

Speakers include Janet Fitch, Laurel Ann Bogen, Joshua John Miller, Sandra Tsing Loh, Patt Morrison, Michael C. Ford, Samantha Dunn, Rochelle Low, Harry Northup, James Cushing, Danielle Roter, Suzanne Lummis, Amy Scholder, Danielle Roter, Rita Williams, Nancy Spiller, Steven Reigns, and Bill Mohr.