Poetry workshop with Brendan Constantine

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April 20th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Camera Obscura Art Lab
1450 Ocean Ave, Corner of Ocean and Broadway
Santa Monica, California 90401
Poetry workshop with Brendan Constantine

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Saturday 4/20, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $30
To register, click here or call 310-458-2239.
“Momentum” Brendan Constantine returns to the Camera Obscura with a new generative workshop, theme: “momentum.” Creating momentum within our poetry and our writing practice. Participants will examine and discuss examples and create new poems. All levels welcome!
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. 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. He has several selections of poetry available from Red Hen Press; the latest, “Dementia, My Darling” was published in 2016.
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Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean offers arts, crafts and culture classes year-round. Polish your writing, take a better picture, learn how to make paper, knit, sew, and find a community of artists and movers!
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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. http://metro.net or http://bigbluebus.com.
Directions: The Camera Obscura Art Lab is at 1450 Ocean Ave on the west side of Ocean just north of Broadway.
By Metro – 4th St. Santa Monica Downtown stop, walk two blocks west to Ocean and 1.5 blocks north from the Pier entrance.
Parking is $6 or less for 3 hours in Parking Structure 6 (2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica), and $5 on weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot just down Main Street at 333 Civic Center Dr. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking.
Buses: visit bigbluebus.com or metro.net for more information.
Bike share lockup just south of us in the park; for personal bikes remember to bring a strong lock.
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 communityclasses@smgov.net 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.

Poetry workshop with Brendan Constantine