January 12 - March 22, 2020

New Poems for a New Decade with Dinah Berland

January 12 - March 22, 2020 Camera Obscura Art Lab • 1450 Ocean Ave. Santa MonicaCA  90401 View Map Organized by City of Santa Monica


New Poems for a New Decade with Dinah Berland
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January 12, 2020 - March 22, 2020
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ages 18-99 · Co-Ed

Camera Obscura Art Lab

1450 Ocean Ave. Santa MonicaCA  90401
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This class meets for six Sundays 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/15 and 3/22.

Drop-in for $20

January 12, 2020, the Camera Obscura Poetry Workshop with Dinah Berland will launch its fourth year at the Art Lab. What a better way to start off the new decade than to write some new poems! Members of the class will meet for six sessions on alternate Sunday afternoons to read poetry by a diverse selection of master poets, analyze the work to see how it was made, write new poems in response to prompts in class, and practice polishing their own drafts. Poets at all levels are invited join, or rejoin, the ongoing band of Camera Obscura Poets and let the new poems emerge!

Dinah Berland is a widely published poet with a background in art. Her poems have appeared in more than two dozen journals, including The Antioch Review, The Iowa Review, New Letters, and Ploughshares. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College, received an Individual Artist?s Fellowship in Poetry from the California Arts Council, and in spring 2017 was Writer in Residence at the Annenberg Community Beach House.

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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.

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