Poetry Workshop with Brendan Constantine and Peggy Dobreer

Camera Obscura Art Lab - Crafts, Culture, Community!
Camera Obscura Art Lab - Crafts, Culture, Community!
Public group

1450 Ocean Ave

1450 Ocean Ave · Santa Monica, Ca

How to find us

Corner of Ocean and Broadway

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Saturday 8/24, 11am-2pm
Cost: $40
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'Changing Gears'

Poets Peggy Dobreer and Brendan Constantine present a 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.

Peggy Dobreer is a lifelong teaching artist and former dancer who brings movement, meditation, visual craft, and an enduring love affair with language to her E=Mc2Bodied Writing Workshops. Peggy has two collections with Moon Tide Press: Drop and Dazzle, 2018 and In the Lake of Your Bones 2012. Peggy’s poems are featured in the first Aeolian Harp Folio Series by Glass Lyre Press, Vol.I and upcoming in Vol.V, and she has been published most recently in Cultural Weekly, The Rise Up Review, Pirene’s Fountain, and For the Love of Words. Visit her at www.peggydobreer.com.

Brendan Constantine is a poet based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in many of the nation’s standards, including Best American Poetry and Poem-a-Day. His most recent collections are ‘Dementia, My Darling’ (2016) from Red Hen Press and ‘Bouncy Bounce’ (2018) a chapbook from Blue Horse Press. He has received support and commissions from the Getty Museum, James Irvine Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He currently teaches at the Windward School and offers classes to hospitals, veterans, and the elderly.

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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 [masked]), or email to [masked] within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change.