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Open Rehearsal: Peter J. Harris

Saturday, May 12, 4 – 5 PM

Participants experienced the creative process first-hand as Peter J. Harris, COLA 2018 Literary Artist workshopped selected elements of his work, TRANCETRANCE explored and played with time and its pulsations, and reveled in the shifts and slippages between emotional states.


TRANCE featured new poetry by Harris and original music by Ed Barguiarena. The complete work premiered at Grand Performances on June 15.


About Peter J. Harris:


Peter J. Harris: author: Bless the Ashes, (Tia Chucha Press), 2015 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award; The Black Man of Happiness: In Pursuit of My ‘Unalienable Right’, 2015 American Book Award. Publications: Voices From Leimert Park Redux, editor, Shonda Buchanan; Vision Zero Los Angeles, editor, Jessica Ceballos; Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, editor, Suzanne Lummis; Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology, editor Thelma T. Reyna; and Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts in Los Angeles, editors, Neelanjana Banerjee, Daniel A. Olivas, and Ruben J. Rodriguez. Since 1992, Harris has been member, Anansi Writers Workshop at LA’s World Stage.