Upcoming Readings and Workshops

  • Mon
    01
    Jul
    2019
    Fri
    05
    Jul
    2019
    ALL DAY EVENTSIdyllwild Arts Academy - 52500 Temecula Road Idyllwild, CA 92549

    The Idyllwild Writers Week gathers a diverse community of writers to work with talented and experienced faculty in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.  For five days in July, attendees will improve their writing, refine their work, and hopefully have breakthrough moments through inspirational and thought-provoking workshops, craft talks, readings, and lively discussions under the mystic stars and Idyllwild pines.

    This year I have the honor of offering a reading and craft talk. Staff and guests include - Victoria Chjang, Ed Skoog, Samiya Bashir, Katie Ford, Vu Tran, Wendy C. Ortiz, and David Ulin. Find out more here:

    https://www.idyllwildarts.org/summer/adultarts/writersweek/#1544827004514-ef12add7-1d65

  • Wed
    31
    Jul
    2019
    6:30 pmMiddle Ridge Winery - 54301 North Cirle Drive, Idyllwild CA 92549

    This is a really fun series, located in the heart of Idyllwild. Resident artists, The Evolutionary Poets Theater, present bi-monthly events showcasing their 'evolving' work plus a featured guest. This time, it's me! Director Myra Dutton creates a great atmosphere, and I'm told the wine is pretty good, too. I'll need a 'designated drinker' if you care to join me. Admission is free!

  • Sun
    25
    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!

     

  • Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019
    Tue
    10
    Sep
    2019
    ALL DAY EVENTSMACLA - 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. I'm posting herewith the address for my reading on Saturday September 7th. The event will be at 8:00 pm and takes place at MACLA - Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana. There's a good chance the amazing Anis Mojgani will be reading with me! More details coming. Meanwhile here's the webpage. It'll be updated as events are added -

    http://pcsj.org/festival

     

     

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