L.A. Press founder Linda Ravenswood celebrates and confronts the ever-evolving and bittersweet contradictions of life in Southern California with “Gen X Summer,” in which the poet is joined by fellow spoken-word artists Peggy Dobreer, Chelsea Rector, Emily Joyce, Andrew Wetmore, Koe San, Bernadette McComish and others.

“In times where the landscape of Los Angeles has changed so much, opportunities have shifted, things are much more congested, with a graphic sense of desperation — and, for some people, a real sense of hopelessness and degeneration — how do we negotiate our big dreams for our town and for each other?” Ravenswood says to the Weekly about the group reading.

Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice; Thu., June 27, 8 p.m.; $10. beyondbaroque.org.


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