Made in L.A. Presents Indie Author Day--Saturday, October 8, 2016
in collaboration with the Independent Book Publishers Association
11am-4:45pm, Central Library--Meeting Room A
Attention local authors! Indie Author Day will cover topics from independent publishing to marketing to publicity and will offer a great chance to network with fellow authors. In addition, learn how you may submit your ebook for circulation at LAPL through the free service, SELF-e.
11am--Live Webcast Q & A
Moderator: Jon Fine, formerly of Amazon
Panelists: Robin Cutler (IngramSpark), Keira Parrott (School Library Journal and Library Journal), Jim Blanton (Louisville Free Public Library), and L. Penelope (Winner 2016 Self-Publishing eBook Award from Black Caucus of the American Library Association)
1pm--Local Author Panel Discussion
Moderator: Angela Bole, CEO of Independent Book Publishers Association
Panelists: Darcy Fray, BC Powell, Sylvie Fox, Martin Turnbull, and Matthew Arkin
2:30pm--Presentation: Marketing to Bookstores and Libraries
Mimi Le, IBPA Project Manager
3:15pm--Presentation: Social Media Marketing for Independent Authors
Fauzia Burke, Founder and President of FSB Associates, online publicity and marketing firm
4pm--Presentation: Independent Book Publishers Association
Angela Bole presents on the benefits of membership in professional organizations like IBPA
LA Writers Group
Resource for writers looking to enroll in workshops or hire writing coaches or editors.
NaNo Los Angeles
Los Angeles group affiliated with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Their page lists year round events and meetings of local writing groups.
A development lab for professional screenwriters that meets in Sherman Oaks. Check out their page for membership and meeting information.
Writing Groups that meet at the Library--please contact the branch for schedule
Organization of Black Screenwriters--JC Fremont Branch
Participants meet monthly to discuss their work and industry trends. Please visit the Organization of Black Screenwriters website for membership information and meeting details.
Writer's Jam--Eagle Rock Branch
Meetings are devoted to poetry writing, the process of writing a book, and publishing. Bring your writing for proofing and feedback.
Life Story Writing Class--Silver Lake Branch
Turn your memories into vivid writing for inner exploration, to preserve family history or to prepare for publication. Try your hand at memoir writing or fiction. No time to write? No problem--writing time is provided. Supportive atmosphere.
Blue Coyote Writers Group--Will & Ariel Durant Branch
Participants bring three pages of material to be read and critiqued.
The Hollywood Writing Group--Will & Ariel Durant Branch
Participants write from prompts given by the group as well as evaluating the works of others.
Life Story Writing Class--Westchester-Loyola Village Branch
No writing experience necessary--just bring a pen and paper or laptop and a desire to write! Participants will complete writing exercises about personal life experiences and have a chance to share their work with the group if they choose.
Little Tokyo Writers Group--Little Tokyo Branch
Writers will to share stories and critique each other's work. Occasionally there will be guest speakers to focus on character development, plot, etc. Please come and join in the fun! You don't have to have published anything to participate.
Screenwriting Workshop--Westwood Branch
This beginner's class on screenwriting basics will give you an overview of the key elements that make up a good screenplay.
Open Mic Night--Will & Ariel Durant Branch
Come showcase your talents at the Durant Branch--participants read short essays or poetry, sing, dance, or perform stand-up comedy.
Poetry Open Mic--Westwood Branch
Come share your poems!