Upcoming Readings and Workshops

  • Sat
    24
    Aug
    2019
    11:00 amCamer Obscura Art Lab - 1450 Ocean Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90401

    CHANGING GEARS - Peggy Dobreer and I will be offering a new generative workshop that encourages a change of approach. What happens when we think of the poem as mechanism like a clock, but a clock that measures time in all directions? Or is the poem is a kind of mind - does it think? Can a poem interview its author? What might it ask about itself? Join us in a collaborative generative workshop that reconsiders the creative impulse, communion, and surprise. No experience necessary.

    $40!

    Visit the Active site to register - https://www.active.com/santa-monica-ca/classes/poetry-workshop-with-brendan-and-peggy-2019

  • Sun
    25
    Aug
    2019
    7:00 pmHEY HEY - 1555 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

    Poet and provocatrix Hanna Pachman presents an evening of local poetry at Hey Hey! This should be a lot of fun. Bring a poem and join me? Hey Hey is a great cafe and offers a really cool menu of items. If you've never been, this is a great excuse!

     

  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019
    6:00 pmMACLA - Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana - 510 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

    This is a whopping multi-day event taking place at different venues. Official kick-off is September 5th. Attractions continue all the way to September 10th! Details are available via the link at the bottom of this post.

    I'm sharing herewith the address for my reading on Saturday September 7th. The event will be at 6:00 pm and takes place at MACLA - Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana. Come and see local Youth Poets read new work. A little later, I have the honor of featuring with Oakland poet, Joy Elan. She won third place in Oakland's 2014 Got Talent for her spoken word piece, "I'm A Survivor." Joy also won twice at the National Poetry Awards for Poetry Video of the Year (2015) and Poet of the Year (2016). In the 30th Annual The New York Book Show, she won second place for Children's Nonfiction Book Cover for Silence Is Not Always Golden: The Power of Spoken Words (2016). $15 at the door

    http://pcsj.org/festival

     

     

  • Sun
    08
    Sep
    2019
    12:00 pmWorks / San José - 365 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

    HEY! I get to offer a poetry writing workshop as part of the San José Poetry Festival! We're going to write a mess of poems! So grab a pen and a notebook and join us! We'll discuss dreams, Writer's Block and ways to end a poem. No experience necessary! Just join me!

     

     

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019
    2:00 pmThe Katy Geissert Main Library - 3301 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503

    Librarian Ted Kane has very kindly invited me to share some poems on this fall afternoon in Torrance. I'll be reading old and new work. Please come and spend some time with me. It's a beautiful library and I bet there'll be comfy chairs, too! 

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