Uncategorized


A Taste of Kate Maruyama’s Genre Fiction Workshop – Starting Monday!

There are still a few spots in Kate Maruyama’s genre fiction workshop that starts this Monday! Here’s a sample writing exercise that gives you a sense of all the fantastic learning and productivity you’d get if you sign up. In Wonderbook, Jeff Vandermeer talks about worldview vs. storyview. In Genre Fiction Workshop: […]


Spring 2015 Class Schedule

SPRING 2015 CLASS SCHEDULE SEMINARS 1-Day Seminar: Show & Tell (taught by Seth Fischer in Chinatown) Sunday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm April 26, 2015 SOLD OUT! When you first hear it, “show, don’t tell” sounds like good writerly advice, but have you ever wondered how you’re supposed to tell a story […]


Spring 2015 Instructor News

Neela Banerjee welcomed her first child, Kailash Banerjee Sukhadia, on December 4, 2014. Chris Daley’s essay “Spark” was published as part of DUM DUM Zine’s issue #5, and she read it during the release party at The Echo, where the piece was set to music by LA band Bloody Death […]


Spring 2015 Student News

Joy Allen is the assistant managing editor of the new literary journal Anthropoid, which launched its first issue in December. Melissa Chadburn sold her first novel, A Tiny Upward Shove, to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Catie Disabato received a starred review in Publishers Weekly for her first novel, The Ghost Network, […]


Two New Westside Teachers Join WWLA Roster

Writing Workshops Los Angeles began in Los Feliz, but since then we’ve expanded to many other neighborhoods in LA, from Glendale to West Adams, from Hancock Park to Santa Monica, and elsewhere. In an effort to meet the demand of writers who live closer to the ocean, we’ve hired two […]

Dawn Dorland Perry

Winter 2015 class schedule

To sign up for a class, please email enrollment@writingworkshopsla.com SEMINARS 1-Day Seminar: Show and Tell (taught by Seth Fischer in Chinatown) Sunday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm February 8, 2015 SOLD OUT! When you first hear it, “show, don’t tell” sounds like good writerly advice, but have you ever wondered […]


Winter 2015 Student News

Joy Allen‘s story “The Frog-Faced Man” was published by The Molotov Cocktail. M.R. Branwen has an essay forthcoming in the Adirondack Review.  This will be the journal’s first time publishing a piece of nonfiction. Terry Carr’s essay “The One Lie You Really Shouldn’t Ever Tell Your Kids” was published on the […]


Winter 2015 Instructor News

Adam Cushman wrote and directed a film called “Restraint,” which stars Caitlyn Folley, Dana Ashbrook, and John Hensley.  They just wrapped filming. Chris Daley’s essay “Thoughts on Time After Viewing Christian Marclay’s ‘The Clock’” will be included in the W.W. Norton short nonfiction anthology, Brief Encounters, to be published in […]


WWLA Welcomes New Instructor Karl Taro Greenfeld

We are thrilled to welcome Karl Taro Greenfeld to our roster of instructors! Karl is the author of eight books, including the novel Triburbia (2012, Harper) and the memoir Boy Alone (2009, Harper), a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. His next novel, The Subprimes, will be published by […]

Karl Taro Greenfield