Join the City of Malibu’s Poet Laureate Ann Buxie for the City’s series of free Poetry Workshops for Adults: Caffeinated Verse and The Write Time. The workshops offer community members engaging, educational opportunities to find expression through poetry with a renowned local poet.

Caffeinated Verse Workshops include a featured reader, followed by an open mic format for poets to share their work. During The Write Time workshops, guest instructors will provide prompts and examples to explore different forms of poetry and encourage new works.

All of the workshops are offered in-person at the Malibu Library, located at 23519 W. Civic Center Way. No tickets or registration are needed.

Caffeinated Verse takes place on Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. with featured reader Charlotte Ward and on returns on Saturday, November 19, 11 a.m. with featured reader Cecilia Martinez-Gil.

The Write Time takes place on Saturday, October 15, 11 a.m. with guest instructors Phil Taggart and Marsha De La O.

The City of Malibu’s Poetry Workshops are in partnership with the Malibu Library, organized by the Malibu Poet Laureate Committee, and supported by the Malibu Arts Commission.

For more information about these events and the City of Malibu Poet Laureate program, visit For more information about the City’s other arts program, visit

Submitted by Matt Myerhoff