Poetry Loves Music reading and prompt workshop with Dinah Berland

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December 17th, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Camera Obscura Art Lab
1450 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Poetry Loves Music reading and prompt workshop with Dinah Berland

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Music has the power to move us as nothing else can—except perhaps its literary sister, poetry. Please join the Camera Obscura Poets (members of Dinah Berland’s current poetry workshop) as they present a selection of their original poems inspired by classical music, jazz, Latin rhythms, flamenco, rock, and more. Who knows? You might even be motivated to pen a few poetic riffs of your own. This event is free, but requires that you RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poetry-loves-music-reading-and-workshop-with-dinah-berland-tickets-39674459376
Dinah Berland is a widely published poet with a background in art. Her poems have appeared in more than two dozen journals, including The Antioch Review, The Iowa Review, New Letters, and Ploughshares. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College, received an Individual Artist’s Fellowship in Poetry from the California Arts Council, and during the first quarter of 2017 was Writer in Residence at the Annenberg Community Beach House.
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Camera Obscura Art Lab programs are made possible by the City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs Division. #ArtSaMo
Directions: By Metro – 4th St. Santa Monica Downtown stop, walk two blocks west to Ocean and 1.5 blocks north from the Pier entrance. 1450 Ocean is on the west side of Ocean Ave just north of Broadway. Parking is $1.25 for first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica), each 30 min. thereafter $1.85, max $17.50. At the Civic Auditorium lot just down Main Street at 333 Civic Center Dr; $5 on weekends. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: parkme.com/santa-monica-parking. Buses: visit bigbluebus.com or metro.net for more information. Breeze Bike Share lockup just south of us in the park; other bikes bring a lock.
Presented by the City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs Division: The Cultural Affairs Division supports the arts and the artists of one of the world’s most exciting coastal destinations. A division of the City of Santa Monica’s Community and Cultural Services Department, Cultural Affairs produces, presents and facilitates access to cultural events for residents and millions of annual visitors, helps anchor the diverse creative sector that enriches our cultural and economic base, and promotes Santa Monica as a major cultural destination. This includes managing the City’s extensive collection of public art ranging from murals to interactive installations, with new projects being developed in conjunction with most Santa Monica public works projects, as well as offering four grant programs for Santa Monica-based arts and culture organizations, schools and individual artists. arts.smgov.net #ArtSaMo
Site: Camera Obscura Art Lab: Join the community of makers and movers at the Camera Obscura, 1450 Ocean Ave in Palisades Park. It’s a place to learn salsa moves, enhance your blogging skills, design a font, mix a perfume, tile a mosaic and much more! It all happens at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Palisades Park, steps from the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. This midcentury building houses the iconic Camera Obscura mechanism and offers lovely views of the ocean as well classes, cultural events, and Artist Residencies. After class check out the plethora of local restaurants, or even take a turn on the ferris wheel down on the Pier! smgov.net/1450ocean or check our current list of events.
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Poetry Loves Music reading and prompt workshop with Dinah Berland