Poetry and Spoken & Written Word

City of Malibu Poet Laureate Programs 


The Malibu Poet Laureate Committee plans to host a variety of virtual workshops and readings in 2020-2021. Please visit this page and the calendar for updates. 

Community Programs 


Caffeinated Verse
The complimentary poetry program includes a featured reader, followed by an open mic format for poets to
share their work with the Malibu community.  The program is organized by Malibu Poet Laureate Dr. John Struloeff in coordination with the Malibu Poet Laureate Committee. Programs will be held virtually. Please RSVP by calling 310-456-2489, ext. 349 or email or RSVP online.  Co-sponsored by the City of Malibu and Friends of the Malibu Public Library. 

  • October 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM 
  • December 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM 
Poetry Workshops
Malibu Poet Laureate Dr. John Struloeff will lead Poetry Workshops and give writers prompts and methods to
progress as a poet. In an encouraging and inspiring setting, writers will be motivated to create new literary pieces. The complimentary workshop will be held virtually. Please RSVP by calling 310-456-2489, ext. 349 or email or RSVP online. Co-sponsored by the City of Malibu and Friends of the Malibu Public Library.  

  • November 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM 
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.