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POETRY BROTHEL

SATURDAY NIGHT,  AUGUST 31

at THE EL CID on Sunset

Details Coming: Save the Date!!!

SUMMER OF LOVE

CHANGING GEARS with BRENDAN CONSTANTINE & PEGGY DOBREER

Saturday 8/24, 11am-2pm
Cost: $40
To register, click on the link or call 310-458-2239.

 

"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.

Camera Obscura Art Lab is a program of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs #ArtSaMo

CAMERA OBSCURA

LOS ANGELES PRESS ANTHOLOGY RELEASE: GEN X SUMMER

Thursday, June 27, 2019 |. 8:00pm at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

With Linda Ravenswood, Chelsea Rector, Andrew Wetmore, Jenny Yurshansky, Emily Joyce, Katja Grober, Liz Stephens, and Michelle Chong.

A Community Open Mic will follow. So bring your GEN X best and join us at Beyond Baroque. Doors Open at 7:30. Light Refreshments will be served.

Los Angeles Press Volume #3 at Beyond Baroque

SPECTACLE: THE LENS OF A POEM

How does the world change when you look through the lens of Santa Monica's own Camera Obscura?  What does 'spectacle' have to do with poetry? What does poetry have to do with other genres? And what does everything I have mentioned have to do with your body?

 

This generative workshop points to and relies on the receptivity of the sensory organs of the body, as well as a packet of poems that do this, for its source material in a quick-moving, generative, workshop experience.  

 

 

$30  July 20, 11am-2pm

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Workshop in Heightening Sensation for Writers of Poetry and Prose

THE POETRY BROTHEL

The Poetry Brothel is an immersive poetry experience. Burlesque, hoop artistry and a whole cast of "poetry whores," whom you can request for a private reading. What could be more stimulating than the intimacy of poetry? At the historic El Cid, Flamenco stage on Sunset Boulevard. SUNDAY JUNE 9th at 6pm. Click here:   Eventbrite 

I'll be joining The Poetry Brothel for Wilde Pride, June 9, 2019, at The El Cid

DROP & DAZZLE: DAY NOIR at THE UNURBAN COFFEE HOUSE

On Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4pm 

INK TANK EDITIONS presents DAY NOIR for DROP & DAZZLE

at Unurban Coffee House

3301 Pico Blvd. S.M.

with Peggy Dobreer, Bonnie Murray Tamblyn, Michael C. Ford, Brendan Constantine, and Linda Ravenswood.

Day Noir is the mystery that takes place in broad daylight; no guns, no gowns, no deals gone bad.

I am happy to return to the place I first read poetry at an open mic, hosted by Tony Perez, to share work from my Second Edition of Drop & Dazzle. Come for the poetry, stay for the surprises, bring a poem to share on the theme, however you interpret it.

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DROP and DAZZLE: THE SECOND TIME AROUND

INK TANK EDITIONS presents DROP & DAZZLE: THE SECOND TIME AROUND.

On Saturday December 1, 2018 at 2pm.

With Peggy Dobreer, Brendan Constantine, Mandy Kahn,

Nicelle Davis, Ariel Fintushel and Aruni Wijesinghe.

I am so happy to have had the chance to add thirty pages of poetry to the first edition of Drop and Dazzle and to have some exciting poets join me for this Re-release celebration.

 

If you were at The Poetry Circus, you were offered a chance to 'spin the poet' (that would be me) and select a word prompt from my skirt, write a new poem, and send it back to me. As dizzy as I was at the end of the evening, I thought I would receive many poems, but only a few extraordinary poems came back too me.  I have invited those poets to join me. 

 

So come out and hear those poems for the first time at Nous Tous Gallery. And experience this amazing space. Artistic Director Maceo Paisley will be on hand and I know you will enjoy the unique community events Citizen's of Culture brings to Jung Jing Road. Featured readers also include Nicelle Davis, Mandy Kahn, and Brendan Constantine. And wait till you hear the music we have planned for you!!

at Nous Tous Gallery in Chinatown

MOONDAY MADNESS with PEGGY DOBREER & RICK LUPERT

I am thrilled to be reading for MOONDAY, Sunday, September 15th from 4-6pm at Flintridge Bookstore with the dynamic RICK LUPERT. Both of us will be delighted to sign books for you and you are invited to read as well. (3:30 to sign-up) Please join us in Sunland/Tujunga.

 

This bookstore is very special to me. Although I was not able to attend the original award reading, I was honored with First Place Prize for my poem 'Twins' at the ten year Anniversary Reading for the destruction of the Twin Towers in NYC. I plan to open with this poem. Great thanks again to Alice Pero who submitted the poem on my behalf after finding it in an old self-published chap book on the final sale at Village Books. Also sending a shout out to Village Books in absentia, the first place to ever carry my poetry. 

 

I also plan to be debuting the new and improved second edition of Drop & Dazzle on this day. If you have already purchased Drop & Dazzle, come out to hear the new work and receive a deep discount for second edition. 

 

"BEAUTIFUL MISTAKES" & "DROP and DAZZLE"

WHISKY & POETRY SALON

Featured Reader at Kim O'Hannesson's Whisky and Poetry Salon. Get information and tickets (advance only)

at www.whiskyandpoetrysalon.com.

Haworth Whisky for your favorite poem

Featured Reader at THE POETRY CIRCUS

SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018 | 5:00-10:00 pm | 4730 Crystal Springs Road. L.A. 90027

 

Pack a Pic-Nic and Ride the Merry-Go-Round for FREE.

Crafts for children and poetic merriment for adults and kids.

Family friendly Poetry and Puppets

WRITER'S BLOCK LIVE in Orange County

JULY 28th   7:30 - 9:30PM

1888 Center Podcast is a project of YourPopFilter.com and Anastamos, Chapman University's Interdisciplinary Graduate Journal. Host Mark Gravagno digs deep into the why and from where of the poetry in this reading/interview with poets Peggy Dobreer,

Alexis Rhone Fancher, and Daniel McGinn, all from Moon Tide Press.

Tickets Free at Eventbrite. Re chive 10% off any book purchases by registering through Eventbrite.

Live reading and taping for future broadcsast.

DROP and DAZZLE | CALIFORNIA READINGS | TOUR SCHEDULE

June 2, 2:00-5:00 pm           BOOK RELEASE at RED HEN PRESS w/ Brendan Constantine,                                                                                           Mandy Kahn, Nicelle Davis. Music w/ Matthew Mars & Don Preston 

 

June 13, 8:00 pm                  Feature at THE UGLY MUG in Orange OPEN READING!

June 15, 8:30 pm                  Feature at THE RAPP SALOON in Santa Monica with DOUG MANUEL,

                                            ERIC MORAGO, MATTHEW MARS + OPEN READING!

 

June 23, 3:00 pm                 Workshop & Reading at SANTA CATALINA LIBRARY, Pasadena

 

Sept. 16, 4:00 pm                 Featured at MOONDAY at FLINTRIDGE BOOKS, La Canada 

 

Updates and additions coming soon!!

ONE DAY WORKSHOP | E=Mc2BODIED POETRY

SUNDAY, JULY 1, 1:00-4:00 pm:  INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP | ONE-DAYONLY 

 

THE INBORN WORD: MOVE | WRITE | READ.  

 

THE INBORN WORD: MOVE | WRITE | READ with PEGGY DOBREER is a workshop for writers with an emphasis on prodding the body and brain to collaborate more deliberately. Each workshop includes easy movement, a packet of prompts and poems, and time for personal feedback. Revitalize your writing by increasing your range of motion in the body and on the page.

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“Until I Took Peggy Dobreer’s Workshop At AROHO, I Never Dreamed That Movement Could Open Such Rich Avenues of Play And Invention In My Writing Process. Dobreer’s Approach Is Magical.” -Janet Fitch, Author Of White Oleander, The Revolution Of Marina M.

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Please wear loose fitting clothes for movement. Bare feet or clean socks are best for this first half hour. The bulk of our time is spent on writing, reading, and peer discussion. Packet of poems and prompts are provided .

 

Register at: http://www.redhen.org   One-Time Fee: $35

 

at The Hen House

1240 Lincoln, Pasadena (easy access at Lincoln and the 210)

Parking is free.

This One-Day Introduction to my E=Mc2Bodied Poetry approach will continue in 6 week series.

BOOK RELEASE PARTY for" DROP & DAZZLE" at The Hen House

SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2018 | 2:00-5:00 pm | at RED HEN PRESS l 1540 Lincoln, Pasadena

Peggy reads with poets Brendan Constantine, Nicelle Davis, and Mandy Kahn. Host Eric Morago. Music from Matthew Mars and the legendary Don Preston (from the original Frank Zappa and The Mother's of Invention). Refreshments will be served and books will be signed in the beautiful new Hen House Performance Space and Gallery.

"Drop and Dazzle" has been described as a tennis match played with snow globes or a hand of poker dealt with tarot cards. There are only winners, and with every win is a loser. The book convenes a conspiracy of hearts; a colony of voices that cannot seem to make up their minds. Swayed by superstition, vicissitudes of longing, and the need to find a way home, these characters call out and question love with all its obvious juxtapositions: history, family, politics, gender, promise, and loss. They are relentless in their desire to find meaning.

 

Peggy Dobreer’s language is precise and surprising. She knits syntax like others knit rainbow booties on miniature needles. Following threads of assonance and alliteration, rhythm and story, she varies poetic styles throughout the book and creates a lyrical world that is part jazz, part classical, part pedestrian interference, and all parts love.

Don Preston o the Baby Grand, Baby!! Not to be missed!!

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