First Press Reading Series

on the campus of Woodbury University in Burbank, California

Please join us at our upcoming reading series event this coming Monday, October 1st!

  Woodbury University welcomes poet Brendan Constantine to our campus!

Woodbury University welcomes poet Brendan Constantine to our campus!

Everyone is invited to attend the upcoming First Press Reading Series which will take place from 4pm - 6pm at the Ahmanson Main Space on the Woodbury University campus. Woodbury University’s literary magazine, MORIA, is proud to welcome Los Angeles poet and publisher Brendan Constantine who will be reading from several of his books and some new work.

Brendan has published a few collections of work including Letters to Guns (Red Hen Press, 2009), and Birthday Girl With Possum (Write Bloody, 2011). Brendan’s work has also been widely published in nationally leading literary journals such as Ploughshares, Poem-a-Day, Virginia’s Quarterly, Rattle, Field, and Chautauqua. A long awaited chapbook by Brendan entitled Bouncy Bounce is expected this Fall from Blue Horse Press.

In addition, Brendan has received grants and commissions from the Getty Museum, James Irvine Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. As a popular performer, he has also presented his work to audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe and has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered, KPFK’s Poetry Café, numerous podcasts and on YouTube. He currently teaches creative writing at The Windward School in Los Angeles.

You may enjoy learning more about Brendan and reading some of his poetry by taking a look at this interview of him we’ve recently posted on our companion blog, ATHENA, conducted by our Program Manager, David Newell by clicking here.

At the reading series event, there will be an open mic in which everyone is invited to share a short piece and/or two minutes max of reading time to the public. There will also be light refreshments and some music to help create the ambiance.

If interested in attending our reading series event, Woodbury University’s address is 7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504. There will be parking available on campus; please just introduce yourself at the gate and the security guards will direct you to parking and the Ahmanson Main Space. We look forward to seeing you at the event! Please see our promotional poster below for more information!


Other Upcoming Reading Series Events:

November 19, 2018 :: Désirée Zamorano

February 25, 2019 :: Suzanne Lummis

April 8, 2019 :: Reuben Ellis