Poetry workshop with Brendan Constantine - at capacity @ Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean, Santa Monica [19 August]

Poetry workshop with Brendan Constantine - at capacity

13:30 - 16:30

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Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean
1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, California 90401
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Saturday August 19, 1:30-4:30pm
Cost: $25
Register at the link above or call 310-458-2239

Comes with the Fall: poet Brendan Constantine returns to Camera Obscura with another generative workshop for writers at all levels. This month’s theme is ‘Comes With the Fall’, poetry as forecast and portent. What’s coming and what does the heart already know?

Brendan Constantine was born in Los Angeles, the second child of two working actors, and named after Irish playwright Brendan Behan. An ardent supporter of Southern California’s poetry communities and one of its most recognized poets, he has served as a teacher of poetry in local schools and colleges for the last eighteen years. In addition, he brings poetry workshops to hospitals, foster care centers, & shelters for the homeless, working with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project among others. He has several selections of poetry available from Red Hen Press; the latest, “Dementia, My Darling” was published in 2016. His work has appeared in numerous journals, most notably Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, FIELD, Rattle, ZYZZYVA, Ninth Letter, Hotel Amerika and LA Times Bestseller The Underground Guide to Los Angeles. His most recent collections are Birthday Girl With Possum (2011 Write Bloody Publishing) and Calamity Joe (2012 Red Hen Press).
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Train/Bus: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and go north in the park just past Broadway. metro.net or bigbluebus.com.

Parking: Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica): Free-$17.50. Weekends, Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main S is $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking

Bike: Ride your bike (bring a lock) or utilize the Breeze Bike Share corral just south of us in the park.

Registration: We encourage reserving online with a credit card. Some classes accept drop-ins. Bring cash to cover material fees, if applicable. Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds are given if class is cancelled before taking place — enroll online with confidence. For student withdrawals for any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to [email protected] within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.

About: Visit the Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean to get a different perspective. The City of Santa Monica offers arts, crafts and culture classes for adults here year-round, and you can polish your writing, take a better photo, learn how to make paper, get your groove on and find a community of makers and movers. Weekly hangouts with artists through the ongoing Studio Residency program as well as workshops and one-off experiences bring insight into a variety of artistic work. This community practice space offers room for you to develop your own creativity and learn from others.
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