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An evening with author Paul Cummins
Monday, April 23, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM (PDT)
Santa Monica, United States
5:15-6:15pm Docents available to discuss the site
6:30-7:30pm Reading and Q&A
Local author and educator Paul Cummins reads selections from his poetry and prose, including works from Why Poetry? and his latest poetry collection, Under Cover.
Paul Cummins is the President and CEO of New Visions Foundation. Since the Foundation’s inception in 1994, he has been the primary founder of New Roads School, a co-founder of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise Charter School, and the New Village Charter High School. He is also the creator of the Center for Educational Opportunity, which places foster children in independent schools, and the founder of Families Helping Families, which redirects low income families into life-changing new directions. In addition, New Visions has instituted an after-school program at Camp Gonzales (a probationary incarceration school) to redirect and relocate juvenile students. Prior to New Visions, Dr. Cummins was the primary founder and headmaster of Crossroads School and founder of P.S. Arts. He is the author of several books, most recently Two Americas, Two Educations, Funding Quality Schools for All Students and Why Poetry? Reflections on Poetry Writing and Culture, Proceed With Passion, his latest book of essays Love & Squalor, and his current book of poetry, Under Cover. Paul and his wife, Mary Ann, live in Santa Monica and are the parents of four daughters, two grandsons and one granddaughter.
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Directions: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway, a half mile north of the California Incline and a half mile south of Chautauqua Blvd. Plenty of public parking is available - enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light. The facility is easily accessible by foot or bike from the beach bike path, although the Beach closes at sunset. There is ample bike parking at racks throughout the site - remember to bring your own lock.
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Beach=Culture at the Beach House
Please note that there is bike parking available onsite - bring a lock. Car parking is available and rates vary from weekdays to weekends and season to season.
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The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a new public beach facility open to all - no membership required. For more information, please visit annenbergbeachhouse.com. The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program.
The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.
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