Join Malibu Poet Laureate Ann Buxie for two complimentary virtual poetry workshops for adults, Caffeinated Verse on January 15 and The Write Time on February 19.

The Caffeinated Verse series of workshops include a featured reader followed by an open mic format for poets to share their work. On Saturday, January 15 at 11 a.m., the Caffeinated Verse workshop will feature reader, Doug Rucker. Rucker, a longtime Malibu resident, is an architect, artist, and author who has designed dozens of homes in Malibu and elsewhere and has published several books.

The Write Time workshop takes place on Saturday, February 19, at 11 a.m. During The Write Time workshops, the Poet Laureate provides prompts and examples for participants to explore different forms of poetry and encourage new works. 

Online RSVPs are required for both workshops at Those who RSVP will receive an email with the Zoom link the day before the program.

The City of Malibu’s Poetry workshops are organized by the Malibu Poet Laureate Committee and supported by the Malibu Arts Commission. 

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Submitted by Matt Myerhoff, City of Malibu