Poetry and Spoken & Written Word

City of Malibu Poet Laureate Programs 


Complimentary poetry workshops are open to poets of all levels. An RSVP is required for all workshops.

Caffeinated Verseincludes a featured reader, followed by an open mic format.

  • September 18, 11:00 AM, virtual program on Zoom with featured reader, Carol Ciliberti Smith. RSVP required.
  • November 20, 11:00 AM, location TBD. RSVP required.

The Write Timethe Poet Laureate will use prompts and examples to explore different forms of poetry, inspire poetry approaches, and encourage new works. 

  • October 16, 11:00 AM, location TBD. RSVP required.
  • December 4, 11:00 AM, location TBD. RSVP required.

To RSVP for a workshop, please submit your RSVP online.

Community Programs 


Tales by the Sea
Storytelling concerts for adults. These feature stories from a variety of cultures and are an opportunity to see people and situations through the personal experiences and humor of each teller.

Poetry by the Sea
Quarterly poetry concerts that bring to life the concerns and passions of this age. Each poetry concert includes an open mic after the featured poets.