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An Occasional Compendium of Information and Events
for Writers in the Los Angeles Area

Winning Writers Read at Last Bookstore

Join us for a reading by winners of the California Writers Exchange Contest. 2013 Winners Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo and Laura Joyce Davis will join winners from prior years, including Elaine Beale, Sean Bernard, Larry Colker, and Allison Benis White, in reading from their work.


Every third year since 2003, Poets & Writers has sponsored the California Writers Exchange contest. The program introduces emerging poets and fiction writers from California to the New York literary community and provides them with a network for professional advancement. Come out to celebrate the winners!


May 25, 2013, at 4 p.m. 

The Last Bookstore

453 S. Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013


Learn more


LitFest Pasadena

P&W is pleased to be a sponsor of LitFest Pasedena, a celebratory day of readings, performances, and panel discussions featuring well-known and upcoming California authors, hands-on activities, good food, better books, and family-friendly fun all aimed at promoting the literary arts!


May 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pasadena's Central Park


Get the full details 


Upcoming Events
Writers thrive in solitude. Then, they crave company. Search Poets & Writers' Literary Events Calendar to find upcoming readings, book signings, workshops, and other events in the Los Angeles area. Highlights this month include:

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Literary Places Database

If your looking to connect with bookish people (or just with books), our Literary Places database can take you there. Here are a few of the local places listed:


Book SoupLocated on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Book Soup carries 60,000 titles. The store specializes in art, film, music, controversial nonfiction, and literary fiction and hosts author events.


The Writers Junction in Santa Monica offers quiet writing rooms for rent. Facilities include rooms with private desks, library-like open tables, a lounge area, wireless Internet and more. 


Iliad Books

In North Hollywood, you'll find Illiad Bookshop, one of the largest used bookstores in the Los Angeles area. The store specializes in literature and the arts, with over 100,000 books in stock.  


Libros Shmibros


Founded in 2010, Libros Schmibros is a lending library and used bookstore in Los Angeles, California. 


Beyond Baroque

Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center is in the Old Town Hall in Venice. Programs include readings and workshops. The space also houses a bookstore and, since 1998, Beyond Baroque Books, an imprint dedicated to publishing emerging, overlooked, out-of-print, and experimental poetry, especially written by Los Angeles-based writers. 


Browse the Literary Places database



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