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LAPL Writes - Events



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Writing Groups

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.

Deadline Junkies
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

Write Now: Writer’s Support & Critique GroupBrentwood Branch
This group is for writers who want to critique each other’s writing in a supportive, positive environment plus cheer each other on to success.  All writers welcome.

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.

Other Events

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!