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Books and Chapbooks

keys (poetry and prose poetry, $10)
conversations (poetry, $10)
i write therefor i am (poetry, $15)

libretti lumi (poetry, $13)
eating god (poetry, $15)

(PEACE) WORDS (prose memoir, $15)
Child Harold at the Zoo (prose memoir, $15)

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the green salon

a monthly gathering of
poets, artists, musicians, dancers, filmmakers,
and connoisseurs of the arts

on facebook:

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the green salon

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galleRoy @ RiT

the earth is round yet we divide it into squares

new and recent artwork by

June Diamond
Nader Ghassemlou
Roy Anthony Shabla

RiT Gallery
15866 E. Main Street
La Puente 91744

17 November 12
4 to 10 pm
as part of the Old Town La Puente Artwalk

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ZzyxZ Writer Z and galleRoy @ UPMA

are proud to announce

as part of the
Old Town La Puente Artwalk

17 November 12
4 to 10 pm
Main Street just south of First Street
Featured Poets
Open Mics
Live Music

curated by
Kimberly Cobian and Roy Anthony Shabla

Books and CDs for sale
Come enjoy the eternal world!

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galleRoy @ long beach soundwalk

language poetry / spoken word, recorded and live music, still and moving images

roy anthony shabla and nader ghassemlou

1 september 2012
saturday evening, 6 to 10 pm
350 third street, between elm and lb

it's gonna be a happening!

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when asked if he were a god or a man, the buddha replied:
i am awake!

galleRoy @ R i T Gallery
is proud to present

i am awake in the garden of dreams

featuring artwork by
Gennie Prochazka
Sylvia Lopez
Roy Anthony Shabla

and live music by
Blac Jesus and the Experimentalists
Mike San Juan ~ Adapt ~ Rainman ~ Take Pictures
Dirty Harriet and the Swamis ~ Radios
VVIHT FVZZ ~ Din Gle ~ Mothers of Gut
Nicholas Chacón ~ Pan, dithyramb, and things
White Owl Brown ~ N O W ~ Death Lens

50 gift bags ~ hourly raffles ~ other giveaways

in conjunction with the
La Puente Artwalk
saturday . august 18th . 2pm to 10pm (plus after party)

R i T Gallery
15866 main street . la puente 91744

dress as your favorite god or goddess!

art and art event curated by roy anthony shabla .
music curated by gabriel armenta
sponsors: nuvein foundation for literature and the arts .
r i t gallery . trunk trends . galleroy @

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galleRoy @ casa la reina

Summer Art Party

Sunday August 5th
2 to 8 pm

New Paintings by
Roy Anthony Shabla

Live Music by
Tes Elations
Nicholas Chacón

Poetry ~ Film ~ Participatory Art

50 Gift Bags

Vegan Food and Drink

Sponsored by ~ ~
and the generous help and support of many others.

Email for directions before the day of the event.

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is pleased to announce the release of two tracks from

we are connected by words

a cd of spoken word / language poetry / sound poetry

by Roy Anthony Shabla

for your enjoyment.

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no more war

galleRoy @ number 34

america is an illusion

an exhibit of public, street, and graffiti art

curated by
roy anthony shabla

daniel cuesta and charlotte san juan

a documentary on another downey art scandal

may 6

9029 florence avenue
downey 90240

one night only
in conjunction with

urban acts: new plays from the streets
in case you forget

these events are free / public art is always free

america is an illusion t shirts $10
to support the downey arts coalition

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is pleased to announce the publication of

i write therefore i am

a new chapbook by

roy anthony shabla

40 pages, $9.99

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Hair Club for Poets / Reading with Scissors is a monthly poetry series curated by John Brantingham and Roy Anthony Shabla, sponsored by the Downey Arts Coalition and the San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival, and hosted by Number 34, Barber to the Star.

Each month includes one or two featured poets and an open mic, a featured artist, and grooming tips. Come for the culture, return for a coif!

HCP/RS is held the fourth Saturday of the month at 7:30 pm. Number 34 is located at 9029 Florence Avenue in Downey, catty corner and one block east of the oldest Mc Donald's at Lakewood Boulevard.

Follow: Hair Club for Poets / Reading with Scissors, the Downey Arts Coalition, and the San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival on facebook.

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Due to an unforeseen cancellation, this month of March, HCP/RS will feature Downey's favorite son, poet and painter Roy Anthony Shabla. Shabla currently has two books of poetry in print, the most recent of which is libretti lumi, a post-modernist love story, which received this review:

There is an overall sense of sureness and calmness in the poems presented… The subjects and symbolism are sharp yet they exude a relaxed state. I'm glad I opened the cover and dived on in --this is a poetry book I would read again and again. (complete review)

His earlier book of poetry, eating God, has been hailed as the spiritual heir to Rumi. If poets could be superstars, at least in this time and country, Roy Anthony Shabla would be the man to watch! ~Spirit of the Valley

Roy Anthony Shabla has also published several poetry chapbooks, most notably, casa la reina, a poetic depiction of life in Downey, which has been described as:

A collection of sparingly gestural word sketches that create a keenly drafted interior of one man's home and psyche on a particular day. Absolutely naked, absolutely genius!

Saturday, March 24, 7:30 pm, Number 34, 9029 Florence Avenue.

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is pleased to announce

three large paintings
by roy anthony shabla

will be exhibited at
palm springs modernism

17 to 20 february 2012
palm springs convention center

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galleRoy @ number 34
is proud to announce
contraptions art show - held at number 34 in downey california

electrified, mechanized, digitized, funk-junk art show

curated by
Roy Anthony Shabla

featuring multi-media installations and robo-art by

Ruben Acosta ~ Greenie Arts ~ Ronnie Contreras
Steve Craig ~ Carlos Durazo ~ Sam Gosland
Nader Ghassemlou ~ Ricardo Paniauga ~ Roy Anthony Shabla
Kevin Yoshikawa ~ David R Youel ~ DC Pimp Angel

and many others

5 February 2012
5pm to 9pm

9029 Florence Avenue
Downey 90240

(The Superbowl game will be broadcast inside number 34)

50 gift Bags

Contraptions is sponsored by several entities including:
number 34 in downey californiaroytube - the films of Roy Anthony Shablathe downey arts coalition

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5 January 12
is happy to announce the

2012 Astrological Feng Shui Workshops

Reserve your space now.

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21 December 11 and
are delighted to announce the launch of

featuring the short films of

Roy Anthony Shabla

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5 November 11 and 10 November 11 is proud to announce

Roy Anthony Shabla

will show three large canvasses in
Suburban Renaissance November 5th

and five large canvasses in
Suburban Renaissance November 10th

presented by
Downey Art Vibe

at the
Downey Civic Theatre Gallery

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is pleased to announce the publication of

libretti lumi

~poetry for two operas~


Roy Anthony Shabla

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21 october 11

Wine and Words

A Monthly Poetry Series

Curated by
John Brantingham and Roy Anthony Shabla

Sponsored by
Downey Arts Coalition and San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival and Mari's Wine Bar

Featured Poets and Open Mic

The Third Friday of Every Month (venue changed to Number 34)
Downey California
8222 Firestone Blvd ~ ~

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painting by Roy Anthony Shabla

is honored to announce

My First Solo Show
Eighteen New and Recent Paintings by
Roy Anthony Shabla

as part of the series
Art on the Vine

Sponsored by
Downey Arts Coalition and Maris Wine Bar

Opening Reception
Maris Wine Bar
Downey California
8 October 11
6:30 pm to 1:30 am

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27 August 2011

Poetry and Punk Rock at Pizza Supreme

Roy Anthony Shabla
John Brantingham
Jo Scott-Coe
Scott Noon Creley
and others
to read selected poems
before a concert by
Officer Problem

Pizza Supreme
West Covina California
8 pm

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14 August 2011

galleRoy @ casa la reina

Summer Party

art ~ poetry ~ film

live music, vegan food, specialty drinks, gift bags

Sunday 14 August 2011
2 ~ 8pm

showing: new work by roy anthony shabla

email for directions

view invitation

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galleRoy @Shoshana Wayne Gallery

Chain Letter

featuring new work by Roy Anthony Shabla

Curated by
Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey

July 23 ~ August 25, 2011

Opening Reception: July 23, 6pm

Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California

Chain Letter (the brain)

simultaneous exhibitions in:

new york
los angeles

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18 June 2011

galleRoy @ village book shop

roy anthony shabla
will read his new chapbook
casa la reina
village book shop
in glendora
June 18th

shabla is accompanied by
jazz bassist
gary silva
for this performance

the reading is sponsored by
valley poets reading
curated by
john brantingham
editor, chiron review

directions to village book shop

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30 April 2011

Two Friends Press and

will represent

Tequila Tales

and books by

Roy Anthony Shabla

at the

L A Times Festival of Books

saturday, april 30th

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29 April 2011

Millie Johanna Heur and Roy Anthony Shabla

will speak on publishing at the

2011 Writers' Weekend

Mount San Antonio College

friday, april 29th

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are proud to announce a reading for

Tequila Tales

in Los Angeles


Metropolis Books

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 5pm

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are proud to announce

the inclusion of three large canvasses (two paintings) in

(The Rite of Spring)

Sacre du Printemps

Art, Music, Dance

Affinity and Lark Galleries

216 The Promenade (at Broadway)

Long Beach Art Walk

Saturday, April 9th, 6 pm

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31 January 2011 and

are pleased to announce:

in honor of the new poetry chapbook

casa la reina

by Roy Anthony Shabla

the price of all chapbooks and handmade books

especially the poetic masterpiece

body of water

will be reduced in price.

we all need a little poetry

in our lives.

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14 January 2011 and
are pleased to announce
the publication of

casa la reina

the new chapbook of poetry by
Roy Anthony Shabla.

see it at the
handmade books page of

or buy it now.


"absolutely naked, absolutely genius!"

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28 December 10
is pleased to announce a

Rain Sale!

all large paintings now
25% off
while the weather is wet!

symphonic poem paintings rain sale
jazz poem paintings rain sale

no discounts once they go into storage…

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11/22 and Two Friends Press

are pleased to announce the launch of

~a literary collaboration between

Millie Johanna Heur and Roy Anthony Shabla

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Two Friends Press
is proud and delighted to announce
the publication reading of

Tequila Tales

2226 e 4th street
long beach
ca 90814

december 7th
7 pm


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8 October 10 /


Two Friends Press
Mille Johanna Heur and Roy Anthony Shabla

are pleased to announce the launch of

the fine website for

Tequila Tales
An Anthology of Short Fiction
Edited by
Milie Johanna Heur and Roy Anthony Shabla.

Book available by Thanksgiving

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28 September 10

galleRoy and Roy Anthony Shabla
are pleased and honored to announce

that works on paper
keys: prints
blue period: prints

are represented by

Freehand Gallery
los angeles, california

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16 September 2010
is pleased to announce
the publication of

Soul O

the first be bop poem/chant

in Chinese
and Arabic

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galleRoy @ casa la reina

summer party
sunday 08 august 2010
2 ~ 8 pm

live music, vegan food, gift bags
fine art

email for directions

view invitation

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13 may 2010
is pleased to announce
a new personal remedy

Be In Love

that encourages
intimacy, bonding, and monogamy
in relationships.

revitalize the "love"
in your love life!

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16 april 2010
announces the retirement of

Soundtracks for Film.

if you do not have this
poetic epiphany on human relationships,
order it now.

it will be gone soon.

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08 april 2010 and
are pleased to announce the public release
of three new remedies:

Skin Mantra
Be Happy
Be Awake

they are available from the
personal remedies page on

live better!

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is pleased to announce the first


studio sale

22 ~ 25 april 2010

many never-before exhibited
drawings and prints
will be featured.

all books and artwork discounted.

(see for partial gallery of artwork)

appointments suggested.

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10 March 10
announces the retirement of

nevertheless art.

if you do not have this
zen dissertation on modern culture,
order it now.

it will be gone soon.

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01 January 2010
is delighted to announce
the launch of

galleroy logo

a website featuring the artwork of
Roy Anthony Shabla.
paintings and prints
and artwork of various media are exhibited.


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23 June 2009

are both pleased to announce
the completion of their site renovations.

enjoy the new, simpler formats
and sleek over-all design.

thank you for your love and support
during this process.