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30 Years of Santa Monica Review

Thursday, October 4, 11:15 a.m.

SMC Art 214 Free.

Meet three writers closely involved with the magazine during the campus activity hour. Hear them read from their own work and discuss the important place of college literary magazines to our cultural, political, education and arts environments. Thanks to Hari Vishwanadha, SMC English Department.

Featuring: Jim Krusoe, founding editor and author of four books of poetry, a short story collection and six novels including, most recently, The Sleep Garden. Monona Wali, long-time contributor, whose novel My Blue Skin Lover won the 2015 IPPY Gold award for best multicultural fiction from Independent Publishers. Andrew Tonkovich, current editor and host of Biblocracy, a weekly books show on Pacifica Radio's KPFK 90.7 FM. FREE copy of the new issue to all attending.

SMR at Annenberg Community Beach House

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 p.m.

Hear contributors read in a gorgeous public venue, presented by the Beach=Culture series, a program of the City of Santa Monica. Readings by Stephen Cooper, David Ulin (The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time), Best American Short Stories winner Steve De Jarnatt, and debut novelist Katya Apekina (The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish).
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica
Free admission (Parking $3/hour)

30th Anniversary Issue Launch Party: SMR Presents...

Sunday, October 14, 5 p.m.

Join us at an intimate Santa Monica performance space to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Santa Monica Review with literary readings by four SMR contributors — Jim Krusoe, Vishwas Gaitonde, Dylan Landis, and Richard Wirick — and book signing and refreshments. Welcome by filmmaker (Miracle Mile) and award-winning short story writer Steve de Jarnatt.
The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center
1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tickets $10 at
Free parking.

SMR at Beyond Baroque

Sunday, October 21, 7 p.m.

Venice’s landmark literary arts center welcomes editor Andrew Tonkovich and readers Molly Jackson, Dawna Kemper, JP Valliéres, and Yxta Maya Murray.
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Tickets $10 at

SMR at UC Irvine

Tuesday, October 23, 5 p.m.

Editor Tonkovich and contributors to the magazine join a panel sponsored by UCI’s Illuminations series — “Campus Literary Magazines: An Enduring Commitment to Creativity and Community” — with representatives of six local literary journals, readings by literary magazine fans Michael Jaime-Becerra (This Time Tomorrow) and Michelle Latiolais (She), refreshments, and free copies of the magazine.
UC Irvine HG 1030.
Free admission (Parking $10).

SMR at Santa Monica Public Library

Saturday, October 27, 2p.m.

Visit the Santa Monica Library’s Montana Avenue Branch for readings by Rhoda Huffey (The Hallelujah Side), Brian Ingram, and short story writer/editor Lisa Alvarez.
SMPL Montana Branch
1704 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica)
Free admission.