Saturdays at Art Share-LA
writing & performance
This is a 12-week, extensive group workshop series taught by our lead instructors and exceptional guest facilitators from across the country.
Workshop is open to any poets ages 13 and up. Participants under 18 must attend with an authorized adult.
The goal each Saturday of every workshop cycle is to get the student to engage, and challenge their skills, in writing and performance in ways that also challenge them as an individual.
Workshops are split into about 1.5 hours of writing instruction followed by 1.5 hours of performance instruction.
Workshop topics are wide and touch on everything that can assist new and seasoned writers, from resume building to movement to poem structure. Some of our students have attended (and graduated from) more than one cycle and have not received the same experience twice.
Past guest instructors include Beau Sia, Yesika Salgado, Shihan Van Clief, Buddy Wakefield, Edwin Bodney and more.
Since our workshop series started in the fall of 2017, we've successfully graduated 34 alumni.
Location: Art Share-LA: 801 e 4th Pl., Los Angeles, Ca 90013
Price: $40 per class or $400 for all 12 (when paid in advance)
limited scholarships available
The cycle is now complete and programming will return in 2020.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays at Da Poetry Lounge
This is a group workshop for poets at all levels. The only thing you need to bring is something to write or type with and we provide the cool prompts and lessons to sharpen your skills.
2nd Tuesdays are taught by our lead instructors. 4th Tuesdays are taught by Arnisha Royston and an additional S.L.A.M. alumni teaching artist.
Location: Da Poetry Lounge at Greenway Court Theatre: 544 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, Ca 90036
Time: 7pm-8:30pm (right before the open mic at Da Poetry Lounge)
Price at the door: $10 or $15 if you stay for the open mic. Cash preferred. venmo and cashapp accepted.
(on 2nd Tuesdays, we host the 2nd half of the DPL open mic! To learn more about DPL, click below.