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.
  • Your Author Series
    Discover new authors and illustrators with this streaming program series.
  • 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.
  • Organization of Black Screenwriters
    Participants meet monthly to discuss their work and industry trends. Visit their website for membership information and meeting details.

Writing Groups that Meet at the Library

Contact each branch to confirm schedule.

  • Robertson Writer's GroupRobertson Branch 
    Writing a book? Need deadlines and feedback? Then this is the group for you. You will have a chance to read and receive constructive feedback in a supportive environment.
  • Western Edge Writers - Eagle Rock Branch 
    Focus on the craft of writing. We work on exercises on a particular element of craft, such as POV, Plot, or Story Structure. You can then incorporate what you learn into your current writing projects.
  • Self-Directed Writing - Eagle Rock Branch 
    Overcome writer's block with prompts and ideas shared in a motivational and encouraging environment.
  • To find more writing programs, check the library's Calendar of Events.

Other Events

Contact each branch to confirm schedule.

  • Open Mic Poetry Reading - Eagle Rock Branch
    Share your original poems, lyrics, spoken word or just enjoy listening. If you wish to read, sign up when you arrive. Each poet will have five minutes to read an original work.
  • Poetry Open MicWestwood Branch 
    Share a poem you wrote or a poem you love! You are also welcome to just listen and enjoy.
  • Sharing True StoriesWestwood Branch 
    Come share something that happened to you. You can read a piece that you wrote or speak off-the-cuff. This is your opportunity to express yourself!
  • Expressions L.A. Poetry Reading Series and Open MicStudio City Branch 
    Join us in-person or via Zoom for Expressions L.A. Poetry Reading Series, featuring poetry readings and open poetry mic.