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City Guide

by Carolyn Kellogg


From F. Scott Fitzgerald to Nathanael West, Joan Didion to Raymond Chandler, many writers have been inspired by Los Angeles. In this installment of City Guides, Carolyn Kellogg, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and Jacket Copy blogger, visits her favorite haunts made famous by writers of both past and present.

Upcoming Events

Avenue 50 Studio
April 18, 2015 - 6:00pm
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
April 19, 2015 - 4:00pm
Book Soup
April 21, 2015 - 7:00pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Theatre Banshee
April 23, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sepulveda Basin Park
April 25, 2015 - 11:30am


Conferences and Residencies

Los Angeles, California United States
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California United States


From Grants and Awards

Commonwealth Club of California


From the Directory of Writers

Poet, Fiction Writer
Los Angeles, CA
Spoken Word Artist, Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer
Los Angeles, CA
Azusa, CA


From the Magazine

by Kevin Nance

November/December 2013

Kate Gale, the cofounder and managing editor of the Pasadena, California–based Red Hen Press, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary next year, discusses the press's history, growth, and the keys to its success.

by Travis Kurowski

May/June 2012

Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue's MagNet features Southwest Review, Oxford American, Midwestern Gothic, the Los Angeles Review, ZYZZYVA, Hawk & Handsaw, and Common.

by Staff

January/February 2011

A pen-and-ink drawing and a typewritten letter by Charles Bukowski are two pieces among the documents and ephemera currently on view in Charles Bukowski: Poet on the Edge at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.


Literary Places

Founded in 1968, Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center is located in the Old Town Hall in Venice, California, near the Pacific Ocean. Programs include readings and free workshops. The space also...

Located in Santa Monica, California, the Writers Junction, offers quiet writing rooms for rent. Facilities include rooms with private desks, library-like open tables, a lounge area, a conference...

In 2010, Adam Bernales and Denice Diaz opened Seite Books within a shared space with Diaz's mother selling dresses. The store now contains about 20,000 volumes of new and used books, mainly...


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