SB Reads Poetry Workshop: In Praise of the Little & the Large: Write an Ode

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Poets of all backgrounds are invited to participate in a free writing workshop with Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Melinda Palacio as part of SB Reads programming.

Pablo Neruda features prominently in the storyline of A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende, the SB Reads featured title. Neruda was famous for writing odes, a type of lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of how to write an ode that celebrates the particular through language and heightened detail. 

This workshop is presented with the support of The Mission Poetry Series. Participants will have the opportunity to have their work featured in a Poetry Walk displayed in public settings around Santa Barbara. This project is made possible by the Academy of American Poets with funds from the Mellon Foundation.

This event is part of SB Reads. Santa Barbara Reads events will run from late September through mid-November and include book discussions, workshops, musical performances, and more! Santa Barbara Reads is funded through the annual support of the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation. To learn more about the foundation and how to support SB Reads 2023, visit their website.


Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.