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LAPL Writes - Events



  • ALOUD 
    Check out the Library Foundation of Los Angeles' fantastic ALOUD lecture series to hear great authors talk about their work. You can also download podcasts of past events.
  • Author Programs
    Complete calendar of upcoming author events at our libraries.
  • National Novel Writing Month - November 
    Come write in at the library during NaNoWrimo.

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 

Contact each branch to confirm 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. 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 ClassSilver 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 GroupWill & Ariel Durant Branch 
    Participants bring three pages of material to be read and critiqued.
  • The Hollywood Writing GroupWill & Ariel Durant Branch 
    Participants write from prompts given by the group as well as evaluating the works of others.
  • Life Story Writing ClassWestchester-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 GroupLittle 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. You don't have to have published anything to participate.

Other Events

  • Open Mic NightWill & 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!