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Eve Brandstein has a 30-year history of bringing leading actors, writers, musicians, artists and media professionals together to create exceptional spoken word events.

As a major studio & network executive, Norman Lear's casting director, a professional director, working writer, perpetual poet & fine artist, Eve launched her Poetry in Motion Literary Salon in 1998, at Helena's in Hollywood.

Since then she has presented original work from some of the entertainment industry's most remarkable talents both before and after they became well known. Poetry in Motion has long been known as a warm "well lighted place" for creative minds at every stage of their artistic and professional development.

Each event offers an evening of great entertainment and creative community with artists at every level and in every media.


Alec Baldwin, Steve Baldwin, Bara, Barbara Barg, Drew Barrymore, Judd Nelson, John Barrymore, Justine Bateman, Anne Beatts, Roxanne Beckford, Ed Begley Jr., Gina Belafonte, Stephen Bishop, Max Blagg, Eve Brandstein, Josh Brolin, Julie Brown, Kale Browne, Bill Bumiller, Lynn Carey, Macdonald Carey, Robin Carr, Dennis Christopher, Wanda Coleman, Akuyoe, Karen Allen, Chris Allport, Jo Anderson, Angelo “Fishbone Poet”, Susan Anspach, Eric Avery, Eve Babitz, Jeff Conaway, Patti D’Arbanville, David Darmstaedter, Yvonne de la Vega, Jane Delynn, Michael Des Barres, Pamela Des Barres, Lucy Deutsch, Anthony DiNovi, Robert Downey Jr., David Ducovny, Caroline Ducrocq, Carol Muske Dukes, Lisa Sdelstein, Zan Eisley, Peter Elbling, Elaine Equi, Bob Flanagan, Michael C. Ford, Meg Foster, Alan Garfield, Pleasant Gehman, Cindy Gibb, Tony Goodstone, Jack Grapes, S.A. Griffin, Larry Hankin, Michael Harris, Susan Hayden, Howard Hessman, Robyn Hitchcock, Lauran Hoffman, Kene Holliday, Bob Holman, Season Hubley, Bruce Isaacson, Neil Israel, Def Jef, Tag Johnson, Richard Jordan, Tyrone Granderson Jones, Paul Kantner, Terry Kirkman, Doug Knott, Jeff Kober, Michael Lally, Darrell Larson, Genevieve Laycock, Max Lewin, Mimi Lieber, Joel Lipman, Peri Lister, Phillip Littell, Suzanne Lumis, Jennifer Lynch, Lewis MacAdams, Phoebe MacAdams, Mick Mancuso, Robbie Mangiardi, Lynn Manning, Leon Martell, Andrea Martin, Walter Martinez, Keith Antar Mason, Seven MacDonald, Siobhan McDevitt, Merilene, Miriam Mezzieres, Bill Mohr, Bill Mosley, Lycia Naff, Meri Nana-Ama Danquah, Elinor Nauen, Judd Nelson, Ana Nicholas, Harry Northrop, Robert Odom, Michael O’Keefe, Rick Overton, Raina Paris, Deborah Patino, P.C., Danny Peck, Linda Phillips, Holly Prado, Lisa Rafel, Susan Regeski, Annie Reiner, James Remar, Jamie Rose, Jennifer Rubin, Katey Sagal, Liz Sagal, Jerome Sala, Hubert Selby Jr., Suzanne Selby, Helen Shaver, Ally Sheedy, Craig Sheffer, Jack Skelly, P.J. Soles, Harry Dean Stanton, Nathan Stein, Ladye Eugenia Stewart, Doug Steindorf, Sharon Stone, Austin Strauss, Tommy Swerdlow, Leslie Thayer, Lisa Thayer, Toledo, David Trinidad, Eric Trules, Andrea Vaucher, Martha Velez, Sydney Walsh, Scott Wannberg, Doug Warhit, Lotus Weinstock, Chuck E. Weiss, Carrie White, Ian Randall Wilson, Ken Wilson, Mary Woronov, Jenny Wright, Grace Zabriskie, Lisa Zane, Dweezil Zappa, Moon Zappa, David Zasloff, Ron Zimmerman, Adrian Cunningham, Andrew Allport, Ben Brandstein,Beth Ruscio, Brendan Constantine, Cary Hyman, Cheryl Bianchi, Chris Abani, Christian Elder, Dan Kwong, Dan Navarro, Dave Alvin, Douglas Kearney, Dylan Brody, Elena Secota, Eric Schwartz. Frank Rios, Frankie Salinas, George Small, Herb Schmidt, Iris Berry, Jerry Garcia, Jillian Lauren, John DiFusco, JohnTottenham, Jonathan Schmock, Julie Christensen, Kelly Carlin, Laraine Newman, Lili Haydn,Maggie Rowe, Mark Boone Jr., Marc Olmsted, Mason Allport, Nick Mancuso, O-Lan Jones, Patti Davis, Peggy Dobreer, Perie Longo, Peter Harris, Rafael Francisco Alvarado, Rex Weiner, Rich Ferguson, Richard Modiano, Rick Lupert, Rick Shapiro, Robert Carroll, Ronee Blakely, Sea Glassman, Sonya Sones, Steve Abee, Steven Kalinich, Suzanne Whang, Taylor Negron, Theida Salazar,Tina Dupuy. Todd Waring, Tracy Newman, Vicki Abelson, and many more.

Note: Poetry in Motion is not an Open Mic series. Speakers are invited to speak. The best way to get an invitation is to come to our events, share our wine and conversation, and let us become familiar with your work. We are a true creative community.

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