Saturday Apr 17th, 10am - 12:30pm Pacific Time
LAwritersgroup.com was founded by Nicole Criona and Sanora Bartels in 2003 with a tiny writers group of five people who wanted to get together and be creative once a week, and to have a place to bring our work in for feedback from fellow group members. As members moved away, we created a website, and next thing we knew people were emailing us, asking to join. Soon the list became so big that we decided to create several different groups, and this is how LAwritersgroup.com was born.
Our mission is to support, encourage, and inspire writers of all genres regardless of experience level. We believe that a writers group or workshop works best with a leader. We help writers generate new ideas and finish projects. Through our writing workshops, our writers groups, our writing classes, as well as our private and group coaching, we aim to create and maintain workshops that leave writers with something tangible to show for their time such as a new idea, a new story, a rewritten outline, or a first draft.
How we choose our leaders?
We take our job of hiring exceptional workshop leaders seriously. Our leaders encourage writers to seed and grow their ideas, then guide them in their yearning for knowledge. This is done while supportively embracing each writer and their individual quests, and by facilitating a space that is both nurturing and constructive.
We choose leaders with a specific skill set and desire to work with aspiring writers. Our leaders know their subject matters well, have studied and been nurtured by some of our greatest literary minds. As a result, they have a breadth of knowledge about literature, poetry, the craft of writing, and the business of writing. Some of our leaders have extensive credits to their name, while some of them are engaged in dedicated pushes for publication. Some of them have taught at traditional college and universities, and some in alternate teaching programs. With Los Angeles Writers Group, you can be assured that each leader has been vetted and recommended with the highest regard, and that once you join our writing family, you will receive an intangible degree of supportiveness from leaders with a great passion writing - their own and yours.
We are in the business of encouraging creativity and helping writers carve out their own voices. It is a mission of all leaders to adhere to and tirelessly support.
About our workshops:
We offer a variety of creative writing workshops. Generally, our workshops are open to writers of all levels and genres however some of our workshop have requirements such as an idea for a web series, or a story you're currently working on. If no requirements are listed, then the workshop is open to any writer regardless of what they write or their experience level.
Instructor always comes up with great and helpful prompts. She is well versed in the filled of fiction and offers great advice to get you started no matter where you are in your writing process. She comes with enthusiasm and encouragement to get you going in the right direction.
Great structure, feedback and resources for budding and experienced writers. The prompts are challenging and great ways to build a skill set.
I really like the structure that the instructor implements for learning and staying on task. The feedback is always helpful and the prompts are always challenging. I feel completely engaged and finally gaining the confidence I need to try my hand at writing more consistently.
Absolutely loved Nicole - she is warm, welcoming and encouraging. The exact type of environment I needed to foster my creative writing skills.
Helpful and refreshing! Good to be around like minds with a well experienced instructor.
Positive feedback and feedback
Such a great class! This was my first writing workshop so I was a little nervous, but it was such a positive and welcoming environment. Nicole gives great feedback and makes really great points when discussing everyone's writing. I think this is a great class for writers of all stages.
Accommodating and professional.
Really enjoyed this course. Nicole is super supportive and has great advise. Wrote three short pieces and was very happy with the results.
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