Chris Daley is the New Co-Director of WWLA

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Chris Daley

Chris Daley

We are so pleased to announce that non-fiction instructor and all-around awesome individual Chris Daley is WWLA’s new Co-Director. She will be helping Edan with class scheduling, enrollment, and publicity.

Chris’s students have published personal essays in venues such as SalonThe RumpusEclecticaWriters Tribe Review, and Slice Magazine. They have been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony and 360 Xochi Quetzal and attended the Bread Loaf and Squaw Valley writers’ conferences. Memoirs workshopped in her classes have won their authors a PEN Emerging Voices fellowship, the New Southerner annual literary contest, and an award from the Los Angeles Book Festival. Chris has worked as a writing instructor for several universities in New York and Los Angeles, including the California Institute of Technology, Brooklyn College (CUNY), and Loyola Marymount University. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Review of Books, and The Collagist. She works as a professional editor and received her Ph.D. in English from the City University of New York Graduate Center.


Summer 2014 Class Schedule!

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Please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com if you’re interested in enrolling in a course…

WWLA: THE CONFERENCE

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Autry National Center

These craft topics will be covered at the Conference:
Character
Plot
Urgency in Fiction
Dialogue
Revision
Point of View
The Art of the Overshare in Nonfiction
Worldbuilding
The Power of Memoir

Curious? See the full schedule here.  Still curious?  Read about the presenters here.
Want to hang?  Enroll for $220 here.

POETRY
The Practice of Poetry: 2-Day Seminar (taught by Elline Lipkin in Altadena)

2 Saturdays, July 12, 2014 and July 19, 2014
10 am to 1 pm

2 SPOTS LEFT!

This two-day workshop will focus on how to cultivate a practice of poetry — on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis as students further integrate awareness, writing, and observation into their lives.  The instructor will introduce poems that celebrate the everyday and deepen attention through use of metaphor or simile, and students will investigate and practice other useful craft techniques.  To generate new work, students will try some writing exercises that they can continue during the week and use to build an ongoing practice; the second meeting will be devoted to workshopping new writing. Students will receive feedback on up to two poems.

This seminar is open to students of all levels.  It will be held in Altadena, where coffee, sparkling water, and light snacks will be served.

Enrollment limit: 8 students
$155 for new students; $135 for returning students

If you’re interested in signing up, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com.

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FICTION
Fiction I (taught by Adam Cushman in Beachwood Canyon)

Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
July 10, 2014 to August 28, 2014

SOLD OUT!

This 8-week course will introduce beginning writers to the basic techniques of fiction writing such as characterization, dramatization, dialogue, point of view, and so on. In class, students will discuss published fiction from a craft perspective and do writing exercises designed to tackle particular techniques. Each week students will have short writing assignments to do outside of class, which will be turned in for feedback from the instructor. As this course is designed for beginning writers, there won’t be any formal workshopping. The class is also open to more experienced writers who simply want to brush up on the basics.

This class will take place in Beachwood Canyon, where wine and sparkling water—and the occasional gourmet cheese—will be served.

Enrollment limit: 8 students per section
$390 for new students; $350 for returning students. (Payment plans available to returning students)

If you’re interested in signing up, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com

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Fiction II (taught by Neelanjana Banerjee in Silverlake)

Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
July 16, 2014 to September 3, 2014

SOLD OUT!

This 8-week intermediate-level class is designed for both short story writers and novelists. For the first four weeks, students will do in-class writing exercises and discuss published short fiction and novel excerpts from a craft perspective. The class will cover such topics as characterization, pacing, point of view, structure, voice, and scene, and there will be short take-home writing assignments designed to help students progress with their manuscripts. For the final four weeks of the course, students will be workshopped in a serious environment meant to challenge and inspire every member of the class. Each student will have the opportunity to workshop either one short story manuscript or one novel excerpt (maximum 25 pages).

This course will take place in Silverlake, where wine and sparkling water—and the occasional gourmet cheese—will be served.

Enrollment limit: 8 students
$390 for new students; $350 for returning students. (Payment plans available to returning students)

If you’re interested in signing up, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com

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8-Week Fiction Writing Group
Section 1 (taught by Adam Cushman in Beachwood Canyon)
Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
July 7, 2014 to August 25, 2014

1 SPOT LEFT!

Section 2 (taught by Darcy Vebber in Larchmont/Hancock Park area)
Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
July 8, 2014 to September 9, 2014 (no class 8/12 and 8/19)

3 SPOTS LEFT!

In this course, students will have the opportunity to be a part of a fiction writers’ group facilitated by a published writer. Within a supportive environment, students will share new and in-process work, write from prompts, take home ideas for new stories, talk about writing, and ask questions about craft, creation and process. We will form our own writing community, giving and receiving feedback from one another, all the while having a good time. This is not a lecture class, nor will there be class assignments.

Section 1 of this group will take in Beachwood Canyon, and section 2 will take place in the Larchmont/Hancock Park area.  In both groups, wine, sparkling water, and the occasional snack, will be served.

Enrollment Limit: 8 students
Price: $260 for all students

If you’re interested in signing up, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com

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NONFICTION
Mixed Levels Nonfiction (taught by Chris Daley in Los Feliz)

Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
July 17, 2014 to September 4, 2014

SOLD OUT!

This 8-week workshop is open to writers of all experience levels.  Students will read, discuss, and write essays (or chapters) that will explore the genre(s) of personal narrative and memoir. The readings will be selected to stimulate thinking, exemplify different techniques and styles, and suggest techniques for engaging personal and creative expression. You’ll have the chance to develop and improve your nonfiction through a process of drafting, feedback, and revision. Short writing assignments will also be due each week. Students working on longer nonfiction projects are also encouraged to enroll.

This class will take place in Los Feliz, where wine and sparkling water—and the occasional gourmet cheese—will be served.

Enrollment limit: 8 students
Course fee: $390 for new students; $350 for returning students (Payment plans available to returning students)

If you’re interested in signing up, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com


SUMMER 2014 INSTRUCTOR NEWS

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Neelanjana Banerjee was featured in the LA Weekly article Inside L.A.’s Indie Lit Scene for her work as managing editor of Kaya Press.

Adam Cushman’s first novel, Cut, was published recently by Black Mountain Press.

Chris Daley was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Baltic Writing Residency. She also reviewed Roxane Gay’s novel An Untamed State for the Los Angeles Times.

Seth Fischer was accepted as a fellow at the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices.

Edan Lepucki‘s first novel, California, will be published July 8th by Little, Brown. The book has been included on summer reading lists by the New York Post, TimeOut Chicago, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Chicago Tribune, DuJour, and The New Republic, and it’s a fall 2014 selection for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program.


SUMMER 2014 STUDENT NEWS

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Kristen Daniels, Joy Allen, Joyce Salter and Andrea Arnold will attend the Squaw Valley Writers’ Conference this summer.

Catie Disabato‘s debut novel The Ghost Network will be published by Melville House in Spring 2015. She will also attend the Squaw Valley Fiction Writers Workshop in July.

Terrance Flynn signed with the Rees Literary Agency for his memoir Dying to Meet You. He also received a Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Award and was selected as a Stanford Calderwood Fellow for 2013-2014 by the MacDowell Colony.

Allison K. Gibson published her essay, “On Literary Cravings and Aftertastes” at the Millions.

Karen Lentz’s essay “Things My Mother Couldn’t Tell Me” was published by Hippocampus Magazine.

Douglas McBride‘s flash fiction story “New Years Eve” was published by Wolf Willow Journal.

Wally Rudolph will publish his first novel, Four Corners, with Soft Skull Press this month,  Go see him read at Skylight Books on Tuesday, June 10th!

Merna Skinner‘s poems will be published in MiOPesias (print and online), Star 82 Review (print and online), and Mojave River Review (online). She will attend the Squaw Valley Poetry Writers Workshop in June.


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WWLA at the LA Times Festival of Books

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Mark your calendars: The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held April 12th and 13th at USC!

Chris Daley will be moderating the panel “Fiction in Brief: The Art of the Story” with Jamie Quatro, Ethan Rutherford, and Susan Steinberg on Saturday at 1:30 (Conversation 1133).  She will also be moderating the panel “Publishing: Reaching Readers, Reaching Writers” with Patrick Brown, David Kipen, and Michelle Meyering on Sunday at 11:00 am (Conversation 2121).

Edan Lepucki will be on the panel “Fiction: California Visions” with Steve Erickson, David Grand, and Carolyn Kellogg on Sunday at 12:00 pm.  (Conversation 2132).  She will also be signing at the Nouvella booth on Sunday at 10 am.

Ivy Pochoda will be on the panel “Crime Fiction: A Question of Character”  with Michael Koryta, Ferdinand von Schirach, Steph Cha, and Donna Rifkind on Saturday at 12:00 pm (Conversation 1082).

Margaret Wappler will be moderating the panel “Hiding in Plain Sight” with Bernardine Evaristo, Allan Gurganus, and Cathie Pelletier on Sunday at 1:30 pm (Conversation 2133)

See the full schedule of events here.

 

 

 


Spring 2014 Class Schedule!

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Please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com to enroll

 

SPRING 2014 CLASS SCHEDULE

SEMINARS:

Writing About Music: 2-Day Seminar (taught by Chris Daley in Los Feliz)

2 Saturdays, 10 am to 1 pm
May 10, 2014 and May 17, 2014

1 SPOT LEFT!

For many of us, music is as powerful a force in our lives as breath or food. It permeates our days, making them richer with a personalized soundtrack. If you are a writer, you might find yourself creating characters who are musicians, pitching reviews of Morrissey’s autobiography or the new Beck album, recalling the story of your first concert, or writing an essay about the complex relationship between Dolly Parton and third wave feminism. In this seminar, we will look at various models of music writing and students will write two original pieces: one short essay the first week and another piece for the following week—either fiction, journalism, memoir, or review.

This seminar will take place in the instructor’s home in Los Feliz, where coffee, sparkling water, and light snacks will be provided.

Enrollment limit: 8 students
$155 for new students; $135 for returning

If you’re interested in signing up, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com

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Adapting Fairy Tales: 1-Day Seminar (taught by Clarissa Romano in Silverlake)

Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
May 24, 2014

1 SPOT LEFT!

Fairy and folktales have weathered the ages for good reason—they are built of solid stuff, a combination of urgent narratives, vibrant characters, and exciting settings. Even the most imaginative fiction writer can benefit from emulating these time-tested tales. In this seminar, we will examine various folk tales and break them down into their parts and particulars, identifying useful motifs and elements. Selected readings include excerpts from folklorists such as Maria Tatar, Max Luthi, Vladimir Propp, Francesca Lia Block and Italo Calvino. After building an outline complete with original characters, themes and locations, students will begin writing an original adaptation.

This seminar will take place in the instructor’s home in Silverlake, where coffee, sparkling water, and light snacks will be provided.

Enrollment limit: 8 students
$130 for new students; $120 for returning students

If you’re interested in signing up, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com

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POETRY:

Mixed Levels Poetry Workshop (with Elline Lipkin in Silverlake)

Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
April 22, 2014 to June 17, 2014  (no class 6/3)

SOLD OUT!

In this 8-week workshop students will focus on starting new poems and developing a poetry practice.  Our focus will be on building new poems, revising them, and discovering a poetic voice. We will also spend time considering the usefulness of rhetoric as a theme: using letters, directions, lists, litanies, and dramatic personae as a starting point, and working to make each poem one’s own.  There will be an emphasis on revision and trying new poetic devices.  At the end of the workshop, students will have developed useful tools for building and revising poems, and will have initiated a poetry practice.

This course will take place in Silverlake where wine and sparkling water—and the occasional gourmet cheese—will be served.

Enrollment limit: 8 students
Course fee: $390 for new students; $350 for returning students

If you’re interested in signing up, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com

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FICTION:

Mixed Levels Fiction (taught by Clarissa Romano in Santa Monica)

Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
April 16, 2014 to June 4, 2014

SOLD OUT!

This 8-week mixed-levels class is designed for both short story writers and novelists. For the first four weeks, you will do in-class writing exercises and discuss published short fiction and novel excerpts from a craft perspective. You will cover such topics as characterization, pacing, point of view, structure, voice, and scene, and there will be short take-home writing assignments designed to help you progress with your manuscript.  In the final four weeks of the course, you will be expected to turn in either a short story manuscript or a novel excerpt (maximum 25 pages), to be critiqued by the instructor.  Students will also share excerpts and works-in-progress with the group in a workshop environment designed to inspire and challenge every member of the class.

This course will take place in Santa Monica, where wine and sparkling water—and the occasional gourmet cheese—will be served.

Enrollment limit: 8 students per section
$390 for new students; $350 for returning students. (Payment plans available to returning students)

If you’re interested in signing up, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com

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Fiction I (taught by Margaret Wappler in Highland Park)

Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
April 24, 2014 to June 12, 2014

SOLD OUT!

This 8-week course will introduce beginning writers to the basic techniques of fiction writing such as characterization, dramatization, dialogue, point of view, and so on. In class, students will discuss published fiction from a craft perspective and do writing exercises designed to tackle particular techniques. Each week students will have short writing assignments to do outside of class, which will be turned in for feedback from the instructor. As this course is designed for beginning writers, there won’t be any formal workshopping. The class is also open to more experienced writers who simply want to brush up on the basics.

This class will take place at Monte Vista, an artist-run space in Highland Park, where wine and sparkling water—and the occasional gourmet cheese—will be served.

Enrollment limit: 8 students per section
$390 for new students; $350 for returning students. (Payment plans available to returning students)

If you’re interested in signing up, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com

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Fiction II (taught by Adam Cushman in Beachwood Canyon)

Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
April 16, 2014 to June 4, 2014

1 SPOT LEFT!

This 8-week intermediate-level class is designed for both short story writers and novelists. For the first four weeks, students will do in-class writing exercises and discuss published short fiction and novel excerpts from a craft perspective. The class will cover such topics as characterization, pacing, point of view, structure, voice, and scene, and there will be short take-home writing assignments designed to help students progress with their manuscripts. For the final four weeks of the course, students will be workshopped in a serious environment meant to challenge and inspire every member of the class. Each student will have the opportunity to workshop either one short story manuscript or one novel excerpt (maximum 25 pages).

This course will take place in the instructor’s home in Beachwood Canyon, where wine and sparkling water—and the occasional gourmet cheese—will be served.

Enrollment limit: 8 students
$390 for new students; $350 for returning students. (Payment plans available to returning students)

If you’re interested in signing up, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com

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Fiction III (taught by Seth Fischer in Highland Park)

Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
April 17, 2014 to June 19, 2014

4 SPOTS LEFT!

This 10-week course is designed for experienced students who are interested in deepening their understanding of fiction writing craft and technique.

For the first few weeks, the class will discuss published fiction and do in-class writing exercises. Students will be given optional out-of-class writing assignments, and there will be short critiques of students’ work-in-progress and revisions. Each student will write two pieces of fiction (short stories or novel excerpts); one of those manuscripts will be workshopped by the class, and the other will be given to the instructor for feedback.

This course will take place at Pop Hop Book Shop in Highland Park, where wine and sparkling water—and the occasional gourmet cheese—will be served.

Enrollment limit: 8 students
$420 for new students; $390 for returning students. (Payment plans available to returning students)

If you’re interested in signing up, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com

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Novel II (taught by Neelanjana Banerjee in Silverlake)

Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
April 29, 2014 to July 1, 2014

SOLD OUT!

In this 10-week course, students will continue working on their novels, with the goal of writing and/or revising 40 new pages. The class will spend the first few weeks doing writing exercises and discussing craft and technique from a novelist’s perspective. All assignments, both in- and out-of-class, will ask students to think deeply about their projects and aesthetic goals. There will be a weekly page-count requirement to keep students on task, and there will also be time set aside in class to work. The final weeks of the course will be devoted to workshopping student novel excerpts in an intense yet compassionate environment designed to challenge and inspire all members of the class.

This course will take place in the instructor’s home in Silverlake, where wine and sparkling water–and the occasional delicious snack–will be served.

Enrollment limit: 8 students
$420 for all students (payment plans available to returning students)

This class is open to experienced writers who have written at least 40 pages of a first draft. To apply for entry, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com with a description of your writing experience. You may be asked to submit a short writing sample.

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Advanced Novel Writing: Revision Workshop (taught by Adam Cushman in Beachwood Canyon)

Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
April 15, 2014 to July 15, 2014 (no class 7/1)

6 SPOTS LEFT!

Congratulations, you have completed the first draft of your novel…but what now?  This advanced course is designed for the experienced writer who has recently finished, or is almost finished, with the first draft of a novel, and seeks help revising it.  This class will meet ten times over a fourteen week period to critique and discuss student work.  For the first seven meetings, there will be intensive workshops of student writing every other week; between these workshops, the class will meet to do writing exercises, discuss revision techniques, and share work casually. For the last six weeks, the class will meet every other week to workshop larger excerpts.  This schedule will allow students to have time to write, revise, and read the work of their peers.

By the end of the class, students will have received feedback on a total of 75 pages of their novels-in-progress, as well as one detailed critique from the instructor.

This class will take place in the instructor’s home in Beachwood Canyon where wine and sparkling water—and the occasional gourmet cheese—will be served.

This class demands a serious commitment from students, not simply to their own writing, but to the writing of their fellow students. Note: On certain weeks, students will be expected to read up to 150 pages of work by their classmates.

Enrollment limit: 8 students
Price: $475 for all students (payment plans available to returning students)

This class is open to experienced writers only.  To apply for entry, and to inquire about the course’s schedule of meetings, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com.

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8-Week Fiction Writing Group

Section 1 (taught by Adam Cushman in Beachwood Canyon)
Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
April 21, 2014 to June 9, 2014

SOLD OUT!

Section 2 (taught by Darcy Vebber in Larchmont/Hancock Park area)
Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
April 29, 2014 to June 17, 2014

SOLD OUT!

In this course, students will have the opportunity to be a part of a fiction writers’ group facilitated by a published writer. Within a supportive environment, students will share new and in-process work, write from prompts, take home ideas for new stories, talk about writing, and ask questions about craft, creation and process. We will form our own writing community, giving and receiving feedback from one another, all the while having a good time. This is not a lecture class, nor will there be class assignments.

Section 1 of this group will take in Beachwood Canyon, and section 2 will take place in the Larchmont/Hancock Park area.  In both groups, wine, sparkling water, and the occasional snack, will be served.

Enrollment Limit: 8 students
Price: $260 for all students

If you’re interested in signing up, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com

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NONFICTION:

Nonfiction I (taught by Chris Daley in Los Feliz)

Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
April 24, 2014 to June 12, 2014

SOLD OUT!

In this 8-week course, students will read, discuss, and write essays (or chapters) that will explore the genre(s) of personal narrative and memoir. The readings will be selected to stimulate thinking, exemplify different techniques and styles, and suggest techniques for engaging personal and creative expression. There will be in-class and homework exercises that address topics such as persona, audience, story, description, memory and truth, and ethical considerations specific to the genre. Students will have the chance to workshop their writing in a serious environment meant to challenge and inspire each member of the class.

This course will take place at the instructor’s home in Los Feliz, where wine and sparkling water—and the occasional gourmet cheese—will be served.

Enrollment limit: 8 students
Course fee: $390 for new students; $350 for returning students (Payment plans available to returning students)

If you’re interested in signing up, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com

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Nonfiction II (taught by Margaret Wappler in Mt Washington)

Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
April 22, 2014 to June 10, 2014

SOLD OUT!

This 8-week intermediate course is designed for writers who are looking to continue their exploration of the memoir or personal essay genre. The students will have some familiarity with at least a few of the generic concerns of personal narrative, such as hybridity of form, dramatization, retrospective versus immediate point of view, ethics, and so on. There will be some assigned readings, but the class will focus on bringing projects toward completion through a process of drafting, feedback, and revision in a challenging but supportive environment. Weekly in-class and homework exercises will help students develop their craft, and a series of in-depth workshops in the latter half of the course will allow students to apply critical reading skills to their own writing.  Aside from receiving one formal workshop for a longer piece, students will have the opportunity to submit short work for review every other week.

Since this course is designed for more experienced writers, previous enrollment in WWLA’s Nonfiction I course is suggested but not required.

This class will take place at the instructor’s home in Mt. Washington, where wine and sparkling water—and the occasional gourmet cheese—will be served.

Enrollment limit: 8 students
Course fee: $390 for new students; $350 for returning students (Payment plans available to returning students)

If you’re interested in signing up, please email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com
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Didn’t find what you’re looking for?  Writing Workshops Los Angeles also offers one-on-one instruction in fiction, nonfiction and poetry.  Email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com for more information.


WWLA: The Conference on June 28, 2014

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Our spring schedule of classes will be announced next week, but until then, check out our big news…WWLA: The Conference!

After years of offering intimate and rigorous creative writing workshops and seminars across Los Angeles, WWLA is excited to host a larger, more intensive forum for attendees to grow as writers, readers, and literary citizens.

The focus of the conference is two-fold: half of the day’s curriculum will be devoted to the nuts-and-bolts of getting published; the other half will be dedicated to fiction and nonfiction craft and technique, such as character, point of view, plot, imagery, and more. The conference will consist of educational and thoughtful panel discussions as well as smaller, in-depth presentations and workshops aimed at informing and inspiring every attendee. Highly respected and award-winning literary agents, editors, and writers will be among the presenters.

If you seek valuable and useful information about the contemporary publishing industry and want to further explore the rich complexities of creative writing, please join us.  Brave, talented, and enthusiastic writers: we want you at Writing Workshops Los Angeles: The Conference.

Go here for details and to enroll!

 


Introducing New Fiction Writing Instructor Clarissa Romano

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We are so excited to welcome Clarissa Romano to WWLA!  Stay tuned to see what she’ll be teaching this spring!

Clarissa is a writer and editor whose short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals including The Los Angeles Review, The South Carolina Review, The Wisconsin Review and Flatmancrooked. She is the Senior Fiction Editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books, where her criticism and interviews also appear. She received her MFA from the University of Mississippi, where she taught fiction and studied with Barry Hannah. She has recently completed her first novel, Honey.

Clarissa Romano

Clarissa Romano


Instructor News Spring 2014

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Neelanjana Banerjee read her work at the January 11th Writers with Drinks event in San Francisco. At AWP in Seattle, she moderated the panel “Outlaw Aesthetics and Publishing the Sprawl: How Los Angeles Indie Presses Are Changing the Face of Publishing.”

Adam Cushman‘s first novel Cut will be released by Black Mountain Press this spring.

Chris Daley will be a writer-in-residence at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming this spring.  Her fable “Beneath the Sea” was published in the first issue of Crony.

Seth Fischer interviewed Dr. Mimi Hoang for The Rumpus.

Edan Lepucki, whose first novel California will be published by Little, Brown this July, was named a Face to Watch by the Los Angeles Times.

Caeli Widger published her debut novel Real Happy Family (New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).