Well yeah, there is a story about that. The poetry readings generally happen at a branch of the Pasadena Public Library. That branch is undergoing renovations. Currently the folks are meeting at Maui Wowie, accross the street from Pasadena City College.
This is a good thing. Visually. And I like the smoothies.
But from an audio standpoint it is a mess. You can hear the blender. You can hear the radio pumping out top 6 hits. You can barely hear the poets.
There is no audio cleaner in the world that can handle that kind of background noise. The renovation continues at the library so there is no expectation of repatriation until many mid December.
Or so. If you are a local poet who want a poetry writing workshop then check out Maui Wowie cuz Don and folks will be there. But from an audible and copyright standpoint, I just can't record.