Upcoming Readings and Workshops

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017
    1:00 pmCamera Obscura - 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    WE'RE BACK AT CAMERA OBSCURA FOR THE START OF NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! This is going to be a whopper of a workshop! Ever done 30/30? Do you know what I'm saying? No, it's not a diet! Its the annual 30 poems in 30 days challenge for National Poetry Month! Join me for a little poetry by the sea and we'll start your marathon month of poetry off to a resounding start! I promise YOU WILL WRITE!!! Cost: $25  WALK-INS WELCOME or call  (310) 458-2239 to register!

  • Thu
    06
    Apr
    2017
    7:00 pmWest Hollywood Public Library - 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. - Second Floor - Los Angeles, CA 90069

    In celebration of National Poetry Month as well as the Sunset Strip’s folk heyday of yore– West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Kim Dower will lead the program “As Far as You Can See…Sunset Strip Through the Eyes of Poets.”  Poets will read both original work and poems by writers who captured the scene a half century ago for a memorable literary trip up the Sunset Strip! I can't believe I get to do this! There are still more details coming but so far I believe I'm reading with Elena Karina Byrne, Lynne Thompson, and Laurel Ann Bogen! This is gonna' be a 'stone grooove!' DIG IT!

  • Thu
    13
    Apr
    2017
    6:00 pmChevalier's Books 126 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90004

    We're BACK at Chevalier's Books for another workshop! I'm the luckiest poet I know! Here's the official description-  "APRIL is National Poetry Month! Popular Los Angeles poet, Brendan Constantine, returns to Chevalier’s Books with a new workshop for poets at all levels. This time we’ll be looking at ‘political’ verse and the ‘poetry of conscience.’ Are you passionate about a cause or virtue? Poetry is the gateway to compassion! No previous experience necessary. ‘Writer’s block’ sufferers strongly encouraged! You WILL go home with a new poem! $30.00 per poet! Bring a notebook! Walk-ins welcome." For questions and registration please contact
    brendanworkshops@gmail.com   LET'S DO THIS!

     

  • Wed
    19
    Apr
    2017
    6:00 pmWalter W. Stiern Library - 60 LIB, 9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93311

    I'm honored to be named this year's 'Writer in Residence' by the Walter Stiern Library at California State University Bakersfield. In advance of a special summer workshop, I'll be giving an evening reading for National Poetry Month. The event is free. Campus parking permits are easily available in the lot! PLEASE JOIN ME!

  • Fri
    21
    Apr
    2017
    8:00 amMoorpark College - - 7075 Campus Rd, '208 EATM', Moorpark, California 93021

    Delighted to be offering a workshop at this all-day event! Host, poet, and teacher extraordinaire Sandra Hunter has created something special - A day of fiction and poetry workshops open to all writers, especially beginners and students. High school seniors also welcome. Start a piece, develop and edit it -- and perform it at open mic at the end of the day!

    Student sponsorships: submit 2 double-spaced pages of poetry or fiction to compete for a sponsorship (i.e. free entry). Awards announced at the end of March.

    Cost: $30 for all college-related people (students, faculty, admin) with college/school ID. $60 for community members
    On-the-day: $35/$65 - Registration: Tracy Stewart, 805-553-4761 or

  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017
    Sun
    23
    Apr
    2017
    10:00 amUniversity of Southern California University Park Campus Los Angeles, CA 90089

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. Since then, the festival has grown into a vibrant celebration of all of the arts, and of our dynamic, innovative and unique metropolis. Each year, over 150,000 people come to the University of Southern California campus to experience a gathering of writers, poets, artists, filmmakers and musicians like no other. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is the largest festival of its kind in the United States and is The Times’ annual gift to our city. I'll be reading again this year but I don't have all my details yet. BUT DON'T COME FOR ME, COME FOR YOURSELF! This is a thrilling event and there is so much to see and do! I promise you'll discover a new voice before the weekend's over. Maybe your own! Here's the official link - http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

    JOIN ME!

  • Thu
    11
    May
    2017
    7:15 pmMark Taper Auditorium at the Los Angeles Central Library - 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

    SOMEHOW I get to be one of seven contemporary California poets celebrating the work of seven immortals! As the library website says, “[We’re] hoping to provide a lens through which to experience these visions of a life lived in the harsh clarity of a Western light.

    Featuring Douglas Kearney reading Charles Bukowski; Victoria Chang reading Diane Di Prima; Brynn Saito reading Adrienne Rich; Kim Dower reading Gertrude Stein; Amy Gerstler reading Czeslaw Milosz; Blas Falconer reading Juan Felipe Herrera, and I get to read the work of Wanda Coleman!!!

    This event is free of charge and reservations will open to the public on Friday, April 7th at noon. Visit - http://lfla.org/event/western-light-poetry-edge-america/

     

  • Tue
    06
    Jun
    2017
    8:10 pmThe Coffee Cartel - 1820 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

    It is my ENORMOUS honor to return to the Coffee Cartel in Redondo Beach, home of the Redondo Poets! Hosts Larry Colker and Jim Doane curate a wonderful evening with a great vibe. YES, there is an Open Mic. Got a poem? Bring it along! The Cartel offers a full selection of coffees and teas, snacks and sweets. AND there's a gelato bar right next door! Join me! 

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