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Sunday Series Workshop with Mike “The Poet” Sonksen

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

**Join us on the 3rd Sunday of every month for a 2.5 hour workshop led by an accomplished poet.**

Our Sunday Series workshops are a combination of craft talk and generative writing class. While there is no critique in these sessions, you will have an opportunity to share your newly generated work by reading aloud to your classmates.

We’re excited that the virtual space allows us to connect with you. The Poetry Lab is located IRL in Pomona, California. Sunday Series is a virtual forum for one-time visiting artist collaborations. Past visiting artists include: Sara Borjas, Marcus Omari, Brendan Constantine, and many others.

About the Author:
Equally a scholar and performer, Mike Sonksen, also …known as, Mike the Poet, is a 3rd-generation L.A. native acclaimed for poetry performances, published articles and mentoring teen writers. Following his graduation from U.C.L.A. in 1997, he has published over 500 essays and poems. Mike has an Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in English and History and his prose and poetry have been included in programs with the Mayor’s Office, the Los Angeles Public Library’s “Made in LA,” series, Grand Park, the Music Center and the Friends of the Los Angeles River. Mike has taught at Cal State L.A., Southwest College and Woodbury University. In June of 2018 one of his KCET essays was awarded by the LA Press Club.

More about the Workshop:
Class begins at 1pm (Pacific Time) via Zoom. This is an interactive workshop, at times you will:

– listen
– take part in discussion
– read aloud
– free write
– follow a writing prompt
– share your writing

To effectively take part you will need access to a computer or tablet with Internet, camera/webcam, mic, and a Gmail address.

No writing experience necessary, all artists are welcome in our classes. This includes (but is not limited to): actors, painters, singers and songwriters, fiction novelists, sculptors, illustrators, dancers, essayists, cinematographers, bankers! Everyone is welcome.


June 20
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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(562) 435-2787