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Poetry Reading
with Fred Whitlock


August 10@ 2-2:45PM

Bring any poetry that you would like to read! We read either poems by favorite authors or poems that we ourselves have written. Fred writes one or more new poems for each time we meet, and we regular participants LOVE his poetry!!! We read poems that rhyme, and free verse that does not.  


We have interesting discussions about what we like about poems that are read – sometimes about the meter, imagery, or poetic language, and sometimes about the content of the poem. (We only give feedback with the poet’s permission, if a poem was written by a participant).

ABOUT Fred: Fred Whitlock is a Church in Ocean Park member, poet and former journalist. He has given readings in New England and Los Angeles over the years, and he took over a past Poetry Reading Series at the church and ran it for several years.

“He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.” — George Sand, from The Devil's Pool