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Queer Poetry Night

LOS ANGELES—March 18th 2022. LA’s freshest queer poetry reading series, Influx Collective, welcomes all to our first in-person event after two years of a pandemic-based closure.

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Queer Poetry Night

Time & Location

Mar 18, 7:00 PM

Los Angeles, 2702 W Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043, USA

About the event

Influx Collective’s Queer Poetry Night is a celebration of the work of marginalized writers (mostly QTPOC) and will feature the poets: KB Brookins, Thabile Makue, Lupita Limón Corrales, Steven Van Dyke, and Sonia Guiñansaca. The doors will open at 7:00 pm and entry is a suggested donation of $10—no one will be turned away for lack of funds. There will be no alcohol served at this event. This event will be pandemic-conscious and will require masks and also require proof of vaccination for entry, plus it will be held outside (weather permitting)

Influx Collective is run by its co-founder Cori Bratby-Rudd and collaborator Diana Gutierrez. Influx is a queer poetry reading series that connects LA-based poets, promotes queer events, and provides a space and platform for queer creators and queer content. Influx is for audience members to hear stories that reflect their own, and for performers to find an audience who understands. We host events monthly and each reading features new poets and takes place at a different location throughout Los Angeles. Influx Collective was recently featured in an article by VoyageLA, the Alhambra Source, and the Occidental. We can be found through our website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

For more information, please visit: Influxcollectiv.org or email Cori Bratby-Rudd at Influxcollectiv@gmail.com.

Accessibility Information:

1. We have one bathroom that is not gendered, and is wheelchair accessible.

2. There is a ramp going up from the parking lot into the outdoor and indoor space. However there is about an inch to an inch and a half bump as you enter the gate from the ramp. I'm not sure of the exact measurements of the doors, etc. I can find them out next week. The whole space is wheelchair accessible.

3. We have four spaces in the parking lot that can be expanded to about six or seven if we do tandem parking. Street parking is available and usually easy to find. At night, we try to walk in pairs, but I've never encountered an issue. Bus line 111 going east stops about half a block from the library; bus line 111 going west stops across the street. 111 is the east-west bus route. Bus line 40 stops at Crenshaw / Florence, it's about a 10-15 min walk from the library. Bus line 40 goes to and from downtown. The library is about a 10-15 min drive from both the Blue and Expo line.

4. The lighting outside is fairly minimal. We use string lights and also have flood lights on the top of the building. Inside the library, we have fluorescent lighting, as well as spotlights that we use during indoor shows. We also have portable spotlights we could move outside to provide more lighting. We have no strobe lights.

5. No smoking of any kind is permitted in the space. Indoor ventilation is ok. The bookcases cover the windows so air flow occurs primarily through the two doors, which can be left open.

6. I would say the area is fairly quiet. The Library doesn't have ASL interpreters at this time.

7. There is no drinking allowed on-site.

COVID Specific Requirements: This event will be pandemic-conscious and will require masks and also require proof of vaccination for entry, plus it will be held outside (weather permitting). We will attempt to ensure that there is at least one chair length between parties. We will have a PA system so that we can ensure folks can still hear the poetry while social distancing.

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