THE HAPPENINGS

California Prose Directory 2016 Launch Party, Saturday April 30, 2016

On Saturday, April 30th, come out for a glass of wine and a night of readings to celebrate the launch of the California Prose Directory 2016 (Outpost19)!  This year’s directory, compiled by Sarah LaBrie, features... View More

The Writers Panel : Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

An informal chat among professional TV writers about the business and process of writing TV. Hosted by Ben Blacker (co-creator, The Thrilling Adventure Hour; Puss in Boots; Supernatural), proceeds from each live Writers Panelbenefit 826LA. On Sunday, Jan 24, 5-7pm, Blacker... View More

Hot Dish Reading Series: Sunday Brunch Event March 29, 2015

Hot Dish Reading Series returns to 826LA for its third annual brunch party on Sunday, March 29th at 12:00 p.m.  Featuring playwright Dorothy Fortenberry (Status Update), novelist James Hannaham (Delicious Foods), journalist Ana Kasparian (The Young... View More

How Do I Get My Book Published?: An Informational Panel and Q&A on March 7, 2015

Meet local publisher Olivia Taylor Smith (Unnamed Press), literary agent Dara Hyde (of the Hill/Nadell agency), novelist Meg Howrey (author of Blind Sight, The Cranes Dance, and co-writer of the Magnus Flyte series), and memoirist Wendy C. Ortiz (author of Excavation) as they discuss indie and corporate publishing, the... View More

How to Write a Query Letter: A Workshop on March 7, 2015

Writer, instructor, and editor Amy Boutell will lead this special one-hour workshop dedicated to writing query letters to literary agents. A strong query letter can make all the difference in getting a manuscript read by agents and... View More