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Poetry Readings hosted by Dinah Berlandby the Camera Obscura Poets

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division

Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Have you ever tried to write a sonnet, a villanelle, a sestina, or haiku? If you’re curious about what goes into the crafting of formal verse or simply enjoy listening, please join Dinah Berland and members of her Camera Obscura Experiments in Form Workshop for a reading of their work in traditional and invented forms. The program will include a short writing experiment and an open discussion with the workshop members about their experience trying out different types of poetry.

Dinah Berland is a widely published poet and book editor 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, and are included in many anthologies. 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 won an international poetry prize from the Atlanta Review. Her book Hours of Devotion (Schocken, 2007) is a verse adaptation of the first book of prayers written for women by a Jewish woman. She recently completed an Annenberg Community Beach House Writer Residency.

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Directions: By Metro - 4th St. Santa Monica Downtown stop, walk two blocks west to Ocean and 1.5 blocks north from the Pier entrance. 1450 Ocean is on the west side of Ocean Ave just north of Broadway. Parking is $1.25 for first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica), each 30 min. thereafter $1.85, max $17.50. At the Civic Auditorium lot just down Main Street at 333 Civic Center Dr; $5 on weekends. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: Buses and trains: visit or for more information. Breeze Bike Share lockup just south of us in the park; other bikes bring a lock.

Sponsor: Cultural Affairs Division: The Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division supports the arts and the artists of one of the world's most exciting coastal destinations. A division of the City of Santa Monica’s Community and Cultural Services Department, Cultural Affairs produces, presents and facilitates access to cultural events for residents and millions of annual visitors, helps anchor the diverse creative sector that enriches our cultural and economic base, and promotes Santa Monica as a major cultural destination. This includes managing the City’s extensive collection of public art ranging from murals to interactive installations, with new projects being developed in conjunction with most Santa Monica public works projects, as well as offering four grant programs for Santa Monica-based arts and culture organizations, schools and individual artists.

Site: Camera Obscura Art Lab: Join the community of makers and movers at the Camera Obscura, 1450 Ocean Ave in Palisades Park. It's a place to learn salsa moves, enhance your blogging skills, design a font, mix a perfume, solder a circuitboard or tile a mosaic and much more! It all happens at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Palisades Park, steps from the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. This midcentury building houses the iconic Camera Obscura mechanism and offers lovely views of the ocean as well classes, cultural events, and Artist Residencies. After class check out the plethora of local restaurants, or even take a turn on the ferris wheel down on the Pier! or check our current list of events.

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Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean
1450 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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