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Giveaway: A Ticket to The Joshua Tree Experiential Arts and Writing Retreat

Giveaway: A Ticket to The Joshua Tree Experiential Arts and Writing Retreat

*** Winner selected! Congratulations to Suzanne — Hope you enjoy the retreat! *** Here’s your chance to spend a blissful weekend writing in the desert — getting inspired by the natural habitat around you while communing with and learning from fellow writers and artists. That’s the goal behind The Joshua… read more

American Tea Room: Best matcha spot for writers

American Tea Room: Best matcha spot for writers

There’s nothing quite like lounging by a lush green living wall to make the hot muggy weather seem alright. The summer swelter feels just a part of a tropical paradise, where you’re on vacation to soak it all in. That’s the feeling I get from American Tea Room, whose downtown… read more

15 Literary journals for Los Angeles writers

15 Literary journals for Los Angeles writers

Get to know your local literary journals, and you’ll get to know your local literary community. Literary journals not only publish the work of local writers, but also hold readings where you can meet the readers, authors, and editors — as well as offer opportunities to get involved. Here are… read more

Best coffee shops for writers in Los Angeles: Central LA

Best coffee shops for writers in Los Angeles: Central LA

Picky writers can’t just go to any coffee shop. We need good working spaces with comfy chairs and tables. We need decent wifi and electric outlets for our laptops. We (or at least I) need good reading light. And we like to be able to hang for a few hours… read more

I'm on the Otherppl podcast

I’m on the Otherppl podcast

Ever wondered about my thoughts on religion, AA, and the Midwest? Okay, maybe you haven’t — but tune in to the latest episode of Otherppl with Brad Listi, my favorite literary podcast, to hear me ramble about all of those topics and more! I’ve listened to so many authors I… read more

6 Best Book Clubs in Los Angeles

6 Best Book Clubs in Los Angeles

If you long to discuss books you love — in real life, outside the confines of Amazon reviews and Goodreads comments — make joining a local book club a resolution. Here are six to check out — For girls who brunch: L.A. Girly Book Club With most of the regulars… read more