The Poetry Society of Los Angeles

Writing & Performance

The Poetry Society of Los Angeles is a Writing & Performance project whose mission is to provide a creative platform for experimental literary and performance art in Tinsel Town and beyond.  

The Poetry Society of Los Angeles produces popular intreractive events called Typewriters Anonymous as well as intimate workshops exploring writing and creative practices.  Members of the Poetry Society of Los Angeles include noted performance artists, poets, authors, actors, and musicians.


photo by Katherine Unger

Typewriters Anonymous


Typewriters Anonymous is an interactive poetry installation involving poets, strangers, vintage typewriters and poems composed on the spot by members of The Poetry Society and signed "Anonymous." We've worked extensively with The Library Foundation of Los AngelesPlay The LA River, UCLA, The Hammer Museum and The Skirball, bringing poetry to people tailored for site specific events, providing a little momento of poetry for citizens to take home. You've probably seen us out on the scene, that's because Typewriters Anonymous is part of a larger growing revolution involving manual typewriters, the freedom to express oneself in a non-digital format and the need to connect.

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