Santa Monica Review Events

An in-person celebration of the spring 2023 issue

Featuring Readings by contributors to the magazine.

Sunday, April 2, 2023 | 5 – 7 p.m.

Michelle ChiharaMichelle Chihara
Barrington Smith-SeetachittBarrington Smith-Seetachitt
Allan Martin Nava SosaAllan Martin Nava Sosa
Gregory TowerGregory Tower
Kristen Leigh SchwarzKristen Leigh Schwarz
Andrew TonkovichAndrew Tonkovich

Welcome by Michelle Chihara, Editor-in-Chief, Los Angeles Review of Books

With readings by,

Barrington Smith-Seetachitt introduced by Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn
Allan Martín Nava Sosa introduced by Christie Craig
Gregory Tower introduced by Allan Traylor
Kristen Leigh Schwarz introduced by Alberto Gullaba
Emcee: Andrew Tonkovich, SMR editor

The Edye, SMC Performing Arts Center

1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tickets: $10 for purchase at

Free parking. Refreshments. Brief intermisison.

The Santa Monica Review is a national literary arts journal sponsored by Santa Monica College.

Thank you to Don Girard and Linda Sullivan.

SMR at Beyond Baroque

With a reading by contributors to the magazine

Saturday, April 8, 2023 | 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Gregory TowerGregory Tower
Kristen Leigh SchwarzKristen Leigh Schwarz
Kareem TayyarKareem Tayyar
Yxta Maya MurrayYxta Maya Murray
Andrew TonkovichAndrew Tonkovich

Hear work from writers appearing in the acclaimed West Coast journal at LA’s longest-running literary arts center.

Featuring short story writers Gregory Tower and Kristen Leigh Schwarz, poet and novelist Kareem Tayyar and fiction, nonfiction writer and critic Yxta Maya Murray.

Emcee: SMR editor Andrew Tonkovich

Beyond Baroque

681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Tickets: Free RSVP at

Refreshments. Free copy of the spring issue 

SMR at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Saturday, April 22, 2023 - Sunday April 23, 2023 

Santa Monica Review hosts a booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this spring. Stop by to pick up a free copy of Santa Monica Review and to meet and chat with our editorial staff and volunteers. We’d love to see you! 

SMR at LitFest Pasadena Community literary festival

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - Sunday May 7, 2023 

LitFest Pasadena — with a 2023 theme of "Books that Make a Difference" — welcomes editor Andrew Tonkovich and a selection of authors reading from their work.

See for details.

Please see a list of our videos of past events.