There is a New Host for Avenue 50’s La Palabra’s Open Mic Poetry Reading Series

by Brian Dunlap

26992437_10157041638868989_7897940542334418098_nThe last time La Palabra was held at Avenue 50 Studios in December, host Karineh Mahdessian couldn’t hold back tears that spoke to the deep connections she’s made during her time as host of the long running open mic reading series. Karineh’s time was coming to a close. The community she helped nurture packed the back room to help send her off.

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Beginnings & Endings at Avenue 50 and La Palabra

by Michael Sedano

From: Labloga

La_Palabra_Final_Group1Karineh Mahdessian restrained the tears that refused restraint so the tears flowed as she disclosed news to a supportive crowd that today wraps her service hosting the immensely important and popular reading series, La Palabra at Avenue 50 Studio in Northeast Los Angeles. The December 10 meeting wraps the series for 2017.

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