Poetry Workshop with guest Harry Gamboa Jr.
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About the Event
Curious to explore the world of poetry? Have ideas in your head and want to get them out and onto the page? Join Rex Weiner—Editor, Journalist, and Board of Trustee member of Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center—for a free online workshop and find out more. Special guest Harry Gamboa Jr. will join Rex.
About Harry Gamboa Jr.:
Born and raised in East LA, Gamboa is the founder and director of the international performance troupe Virtual Vérité. He is also a co-founder of Asco, the East Los Angeles based Chicano art collective and performance group. He is currently Co-Director, School of Art - Program in Photography and Media at CalArts. His latest book is called “Flower of the Dead”, poems written in the era of masks and social distancing - a post-modern offering to the recent past. His artwork work has been exhibited nationally/internationally and he is the recipient of awards from The Rockefeller Foundation, The Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and many more.
This 1 hour workshop will cover:
- What are the different kinds of poetry?
- Structure and Form
- Rhythm and Meter
- What makes a poem work?
- Sign up for suggested reading list
What you'll need:
- Pen and paper or electronic device on hand to take down notes and writing prompts
This workshop is great for adults as well as budding young writers -- a perfectly entertaining evening for everyone in the family. All ages are welcome.
About Rex Weiner:
Rex is an investigative journalist, author and reporter on contemporary culture; writing for many publications in the US and Europe. He’s known as the author of The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, which was turned into the controversial Andrew Dice Clay vehicle in 1990. Those original stories have been published recently by Rare Bird Books as The (Original) Adventures of Ford Fairlane: The Long Lost Rock n’ Roll Detective Stories. Rex is a co-founder and executive director of the Todos Santos Writers Workshop. He hosts the author interview series I READ YOUR BOOK AND..., based at Beyond Baroque, the LA literary center where he serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. He runs the newly-launched FROGTOWN WRITER’S WORKSHOP from his home in Frogtown by the LA. River. Read Rex’s full bio here: http://rexweiner.com As a participant in this online workshop, you agree to grant EVAC the right to use your image during class participation and re-use any creative materials generated during the class for publicity collateral created and distributed by EVAC.
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