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** This program is FULL. We are no longer accepting online reservations for this program. **

To be added to the waitlist, please email Sharon Padua, Director of Major and Planned Gifts, at [email protected] with 1) your name, 2) email address and 3) telephone number.

“[Poetry is] a means of seeing invisible things and saying unspeakable things about them.” – Howard Nimerov.

Join poet and teacher Brendan Constantine for “Saying the Unsayable,” a generative poetry workshop for writers at all levels. No experience necessary. Just bring a pen and a sense of adventure.

This is a free program that will be held at the Woodland Hills Library. Space is limited, so please respond early. For more information, please contact Sharon Padua, Director of Major and Planned Gifts, at [email protected] or 213.292.6268.


Reservation and Wait-list Policy

LFLA Members will receive advance notice to make reservations, before being open to the general public.

Reservations will be taken until the program is full, at which point a waiting list will be maintained. If you or anyone in your party can no longer attend, please inform us ahead of time to the best of your ability so we can keep an accurate reservation count as well as accommodate other guests who wish to attend. If you are on the waiting list and a reserved guest cancels, the Library Foundation will contact you regarding availability.

Brendan Constantine

Brendan Constantine is a Southern California poet and champion for the literary arts. His work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly, FIELD, Ploughshares, Ninth Letter, Poetry Daily, ArtLife, and Hotel Amerika among other journals. His first book, ‘Letters To Guns’ (2009 Red Hen Press), is now taught extensively in schools across the nation. His most recent collection is ‘Dementia, My Darling’ (2016 Red Hen Press). New work is forthcoming in Artillery and the American Journal of Poetry. He has received grants 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,’ KPFK’s ‘Inspiration House,’ numerous podcasts, and YouTube.

Brendan currently teaches poetry at the Windward School in Los Angeles, California. In addition, he regularly conducts workshops for hospitals, foster homes, & with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the reservation/wait-list policy for this seminar?
    Due to room capacity and the interactive nature of this program, program space will be limited to no more than 40. Once that capacity is reached, we will maintain a waitlist. If you need to cancel your reservation, please let us know as soon as possible.
  • Where should I park?
    The Woodland Hills Library has a parking lot with limited spaces. There is also street parking available -- please pay attention to parking signs.
  • What should I bring?
    Please bring a pen and a notebook. Also, bring questions and be ready for an engaging discussion with Brendan and fellow participants!