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Upcoming events

    • 18 Dec 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, 1590 Rosecrans Ave. Ste. T, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

    Join us for our monthly CBW–LA event, the Third Thursday Weekday Write-In! Carve out a couple of hours to work on your manuscript; bring your laptop or your pen and paper and come out to a coffee shop for some quality writing time.

    This event takes place on the third Thursday morning of every month, September through May.

    There are no critiques or lessons, just an opportunity to support one another and hold yourself accountable to get in at least a few hours a month writing and revising. It's a great way for our members with alternative schedules to keep on task.

    Third Thursdays take place at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on Rosecrans in Manhattan Beach. If you know of another great location, please feel free to share your favorite coffee shops with WiFi and plenty of space to write and park and we might move around occasionally!

    To find us, look for Alana (Publications Director) in a CBW–LA jacket.

    This event is free, and limited to current members. Please support this business by purchasing a drink when you arrive.

    Date:

    Thursday, December 18


    Time:

    10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


    Venue:

    Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
    1590 Rosecrans Ave. Suite T
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


    Cost:

    FREE!


    CBW-LA Members Only.

    Please purchase a drink.

    • 10 Jan 2015
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • El Segundo Library 111 W. Mariposa Ave, El Segundo CA 90245

    A new year means another new start for your writing career.

    In this workshop, we hope to answer questions about writing/publishing to help you find the “write path” towards achieving your writing dreams. 

    We'll help you map out your writing career by clarifying your writing visions, setting your writing goals for the year, and mapping out a three year career plan.

    You'll discover what kind of writer you are, and learn all about your different publishing options.

    If you’ve always wanted to write, but don’t know where to start, if you’re stuck in a writing rut or want to rekindle your passion for writing, or if you’re serious about getting published but don’t know much about the industry, this workshop will be of great help to you.

    We’ll have worksheets, handouts and writing exercises to help you get started on whatever writing path you wish to travel.



    About the Speaker

    Nutschell (pronounced Noo-SHELL, in case you were wondering) Anne Windsor is a middle grade/young adult fantasy writer who hails from the Philippines and now lives in sunny Los Angeles. She is the Founder and President of CBW-LA and is the Assistant Regional Adviser of the L.A. Region of SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators).

    Nutschell founded the Children’s Book Writers of Los Angeles (CBW-LA.org) in 2010 with the hope of sharing knowledge with fellow children’s book writers in the area. Following a BA in Psychology from the University of the Philippines (Diliman), Nutschell became an English teacher at Miriam College High School. Currently, she is the Creative Writing (Online) and Events Rep for UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

    Nutschell’s experiences have turned her into a detail-oriented, organized planner, and she uses these skills to teach and facilitate workshops and critique sessions for CBW-LA. She is also an active member of the blogging community. She shares writing tips, techniques and reports on various writing events at www.thewritingnut.com and on Twitter @nutschell.


    Date: January 10, 2015, Saturday

    Time: 1:30 – 4:30PM

    Venue: El Segundo Library

    Fee: $35

    *$10 Discount for CBW-LA Members when you pay online

    *Non-members pay the full amount of $35

    *Fee includes workshop materials, handouts, worksheet and a copy of STORY SPROUTS: VOICE: WRITING RESOURCE & ANTHOLOGY
    • 25 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Torrance Airport (Zamperini Field) Meeting Room 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance, CA 90505
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    ***WORKSHOP REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015 OR WHEN SPACES RUN OUT, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST***

    Each fall, the Children's Book Writers of Los Angeles release a highly-rated Writing Resource and Anthology called Story Sprouts created by YOU.

    We invite you to take part in our Story Sprouts series through registration for Writing Day 2015. Every author who attends this workshop will walk away not only with a bevy of inspiration and writing lessons and an expanded writing community, but with a guaranteed publication with YOUR name—and story—THIS fall!

    Join your fellow writers on the road to publication for an intensive day of creative writing, and see your work published in the Story Sprouts Anthology (Volume One and Volume Two: Voice) in October. 

    CBW-LA Founder and President Nutschell Windsor and Publications Director Alana Garrigues will lead attendees on a whirlwind adventure through the writing process, complete with prompts, tips, games, time for reflection and revision ... along with food and socializing along the way! Nutschell's positive, organized and inspirational approach to working with writers has resulted in dozens of glowing reviews on meetup.com.

    This year's theme is SETTING! So get ready to learn techniques and writing exercises designed to help you weave time, place and location seamlessly into your stories. Setting is often referred to as the silent character, shaping your story with its own tale. Many authors have created entire books around a SETTING: James Michener, Edward Rutherford and Ken Follett to name a few. 

    By the end of the workshop, you will have a minimum of two pieces ready for publication in this year's CBW-LA Story Sprouts Anthology.




    All writers will receive one complimentary print copy and one complimentary digital copy of the finished product - and additional print and digital copies will be available through Amazon and at future CBW-LA events! It will make a great stocking stuffer for your biggest writing fans on your holiday shopping list. Anticipated publication date Sept. 30, 2015.**

     

    Register early. Space is limited! Payment required to confirm your reservation.

    The Details

    Date: April 25, 2015

    Time: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

    *Registration & Socializing begins at 8:00 a.m.

    *Workshop will start promptly 9:00 a.m.

    Place: TBD

     

    Great Discount

    Students SAVE with registration code! (Send proof of student status to cbwla2012@gmail.com to request discount code and register at Story Sprouts alumni price for only $125! Email us to find out about our Young Writer Scholarship.)

    Includes:

    • Full day writing workshop
    • Lunch, snacks and beverages throughout the day
    • 1 print copy of the finished anthology
    • 1 digital copy of the finished anthology
    • Professional editing, formatting & book design
    • Handouts, Workshop Materials & Swag
    • FREE door prizes
    • Inspiration and publication!
    • YOUR name and work in print!

     

    Ready to register?

    Visit www.cbw-la.org NOW to complete your online registration.


    Price:

    Story Sprouts Author Alumni: $125

    Members: $150

    Non-members: $175


    Writing Day refund policy: 

    We understand things come up, but we really hope to see you at the event. 

    After all, we're saving a space for you! 

    However, please note - if you must cancel, we offer a 50% refund until 30 days prior to event. No refund after March 25, but we will send a complimentary copy of Story Sprouts. 

    Thank you for understanding.

Past events

06 Dec 2014 Novel Critique Session
20 Nov 2014 CBW–LA Third Thursday Weekday Write-In
08 Nov 2014 Write the Truth: Creative Nonfiction and Real World Inspiration
16 Oct 2014 CBW–LA Third Thursday Weekday Write-In
11 Oct 2014 Story Sprouts 2014 Launch Party
04 Oct 2014 Baiting the Hook: Nabbing the Reader With Your First Page
27 Sep 2014 Write Stories That Change the World & Pitch Them to TV & Movie Producers
18 Sep 2014 CBW–LA Third Thursday Weekday Write-In
13 Sep 2014 Picture Book/Chapter Book/ Early Reader Critique Session
23 Aug 2014 Do You Give...Good Voice? How to Find (and Nurture) Your Writing Personality
09 Aug 2014 Novel Critique Session
12 Jul 2014 Establishing Your Independence: Marketing Secrets from a Best-Selling Independent Author
28 Jun 2014 Do You Give...Good Voice? How to Find (and Nurture) Your Writing Personality
14 Jun 2014 PICTURE BOOK/CHAPTER BOOK/EARLY READER CRITIQUE SESSION
31 May 2014 Writing Day Anthology Workshop: Get Published with CBW-LA
19 Apr 2014 MIDDLE GRADE/YOUNG ADULT CRITIQUE SESSION
29 Mar 2014 Novel Writing Bootcamp
22 Feb 2014 Honing Your Middle Grade Writing Voice: A Workshop with Author Kristen Kittscher
08 Feb 2014 PICTURE BOOK/CHAPTER BOOK/EARLY READER CRITIQUE SESSION
11 Jan 2014 Kickstarting Your Writing Career Workshop
09 Nov 2013 MIDDLE GRADE/YOUNG ADULT CRITIQUE SESSION
02 Nov 2013 Anthology Launch Party & Year End Celebration
05 Oct 2013 NONFICTION/ MEMOIR CRITIQUE SESSION
26 Sep 2013 The Write Stuff Children’s Picture Book Workshop
07 Sep 2013 PICTURE BOOK/CHAPTER BOOK/EARLY READER CRITIQUE SESSION
17 Aug 2013 Potent World-Making: What's Myth Got to Do With It?
27 Jul 2013 Query Critique Session
20 Jul 2013 Writing Between the Lines: The Power of Multiple Revisions A Workshop with YA Author Carmen Rodrigues
22 Jun 2013 Writing Day Anthology Workshop: Get Published with CBW-LA
25 May 2013 Queries, Loglines and Blurbs: Oh My! Workshop with Author Samantha Combs
13 Apr 2013 CRITIQUE SESSION
30 Mar 2013 The Author's Platform: Blogging with the Bird
12 Jan 2013 Kickstarting Your Writing Career Workshop & Lunch Social
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