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Flash Poetry Reading at Barney's Beanery Tomorrow Will Celebrate Charles Bukowski

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Some see him as a literary icon, others see him as a drunken rapist (and some confused individuals think of him as both). But wherever you fall on the spectrum between love and hate, there's no denying that Charles Bukowski made an impression on the Los Angeles arts scene.

To celebrate his writing, a group of actors and performers from Unbound Productions will erupt into performance in front of unsuspecting Barney's Beanery patrons tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. (And yes, you're right -- if they're reading this now, it will not be unsuspected.) The event will be only 15 minutes long, and will include readings of a few of Bukowski's poems, live music, and multi-media.

Bukowski was reportedly a regular at Barney's, so the event is called "Charles Bukowski -- Back in WeHo," and it's being presented in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time, as, it would seem, is every single art-related event happening in the city at the moment.