If you’re interested in signing up for any of these courses, please email enrollment@writingworkshopsla.com. SEMINARS How to Give a Reading Without Boring Your Audience to Tears (with Rae Dubow in Pico Fairfax) Two Saturdays, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm October 4 and 11, 2014 How many times have you been […]


Seth Fischer interviewed Edan Lepucki about her new novel California for The Rumpus. Edan Lepucki debuted at #3 on the New York Times Bestseller list for her novel California. Elline Lipkin‘s nonfiction essay “Trying” will be published in the forthcoming anthology “My Other Ex” edited by Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger, out this September. […]

Fall 2014 Student News

Claire Cronin‘s debut chapbook, called THERESE, is being released online by H_NGM_N Books in late August. Jennifer Alise Drew’s essay “Argo” will be published in the upcoming SKIN issue of The Chattahoochee Review. Terrance Flynn is the winner of the 2014 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Editors’ Award from the Southern Indiana Review for his essay “Having […]

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WWLA Welcomes Three New Instructors

We are excited to announce three new instructors are joining WWLA this fall!  Rae Dubow, Kate Maruyama and Diana Wagman’s classes will be announced with all the others in mid-August, and those of you who loved their popular sessions at WWLA: The Conference might want to keep a look out. […]

Chris Daley is the New Co-Director of WWLA

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 Salon, The Rumpus, Eclectica, Writers Tribe Review, and Slice Magazine. They have been awarded residencies […]

Summer 2014 Class Schedule!

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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WWLA at the LA Times Festival of Books

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 […]