Strong Words

Voices of the City

 We call it storytelling for adventurous audiences! For 12+ years, Strong Words has hosted intimate evenings of stories, poetry + music in the heart of Silver Lake/ Atwater Village. We draw wordsmiths and performing artists from the entire Los Angeles cultural landscape for a magical evening under the stars in our glorious courtyard.

Strong Words show #100
Strong Words at SOCALO

Autry Museum

Thursday, July 11, 2024
7 PM

Autry Museum
Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027


Saturday, July 27, 2024
7:30 PM

1920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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The best-spoken word show in LA!

Sandra Tsing Loh

Actress, and New York Times Bestselling Author

Who We Are

Our Mission

To create a community where diversity is encouraged and embraced through storytelling, poetry + music.

No one leaves Strong Words without feeling they belong. And that they have stumbled into something wonderful.

Annabelle Gurwitch

Actress and NY Times Bestselling Author

Meet Our Producers

Larry Dean Harris

Larry Dean Harris


Marlene Nichols

Marlene Nichols


Michael Coscia

Michael Coscia


Roy Cruz

Roy Cruz


Randy K

Randy Kimmler


It’s a place of warmth that offers storytellers and audience members a place to congregate and share community.
It matters dearly.

Bryan Kett

Award-winning Writer and Storyteller

Book Us

Have stories/will travel.

If you’d like to host an afternoon or evening of Strong Words, please contact us.

Audiences have enjoyed special Strong Words performances at the Autry Museum of the American West,  the Los Angeles Central Library, the Palm Springs Art Museum and at the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre.

A wonderful, heartwarming, life-affirming event.

Nadine and Brittany

Our Last Summer, Musical Guest

Barbara C Clark receives standing ovation at Strong Words


Got a story, music, or poems to share?
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Every show I’ve attended has been a delightful collection of stories from so many perspectives and demographics.

Kathryn L. Beranich

Audience Member