Do you know the little bookstore Portrait of a Bookstore on Tujunga in Studio City? The Valley Contemporary Poets run a series there for the more accomplished poets who want to read. If you ever want a nice, intimate reading spot -- lovely brick patio, fountain under a big tree across from Vitello's, where Robert Blake shot his wife -- it is this spot.
I asked ____ about the Sundance writing program, and she verified that it is discontinued, but they've kept Jason Shinder on as a consultant. She did reiterate that they really do need a program of some sort for writing about independent film, and that she had no idea if anyone was taking care of that.
A link to a poem from the Barbara Maloutas chapbook at Diagram: http://www.webdelsol.com/DIAGRAM/3_2/maloutas.html