Liberate Your Style
Starting February 3
- Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm PST
- Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24
Brendan Constantine presents ‘Liars Wanted,’ a four-week generative workshop for poets blinded by the blank page.
Writer’s Block is seldom a shortage of magic. In fact, it’s usually a surplus of judgement. Come lie your head off and rediscover the freedoms that drew you to poetry in the first place. Participants will engage with a variety of exercises and resources, selected to restore wonder in your art.
Each class will end with at least one ‘no-pressure’ assignment, designed to liberate your own style. This is not a class where you learn to write like someone else. “I promise you will write during every session and surprise yourself at the end of each week.” Skeptics encouraged. Fabulists preferred. Liars wanted.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Brendan Constantine is a poet based in Los Angeles. He is the author of four full-length collections and his work has appeared in many of the nation’s standards, including Poetry, Tin House, Best American Poetry, Poetry Daily, Prairie Schooner, and Poem-a-Day. He has received support and commissions from the Getty Museum, James Irvine Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
A popular performer, Brendan has presented his work to audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe, also appearing on NPR’s All Things Considered, TED ED, numerous podcasts, and YouTube. Brendan currently teaches at the Windward School and, since 2017, has been developing poetry workshops for people with Aphasia.