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Special Speaker Events (formally called General Meetings) »»

GLAWS Special Speaker Events are typically held the third Saturday of the month ten times a year. If there are five Saturdays in the month, the date move back one. Sometimes, the SSE is combined with various conferences, to accommodate larger audiences. GLAWS presents educators and industry professionals who speak on the craft and business of writing.They are open to the public and free to attend. [ more »

Executive & Advisory Board Meetings »

The business of the society is conducted under the guidance of the Advisory Board with the approval of the Executive Board. There are an average of fifteen members on the Advisory Board, which meets typically 3-4 times a year. Parts of the Board meet separately by committee, whenever and wherever the business of the society requires. Members include: two attorneys and a CPA, plus Committee Chairs and Critique Group Leaders.

One may join and participate only by a nomination by an existing member and approval of a majority of the Board. GLAWS members in good standing only. [ more »

Critique Group Meetings »

GLAWS supports critique groups in many categories of writing. Each group is run by a Manager and follows the society's approved Critique Group Guidelines. Groups meet whenever and wherever they so decide. Some members work by "snail-mail" and E-mail between physical meetings. Members only.

Holiday Parties »»

Holiday parties are held twice a year, once during the summer (typically August) and the first Saturday of December. They consist of a Pot Luck Lunch, Wrapped book exchange, and Open Mic reading by active member/authors. Members only. 

Special Events Participation »»

GLAWS participates in many events during the year, including the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, The West Hollywood Book Fair, and several genre-specific event. GLAWS also has an active Bookseller Fair programs. At most of these events, GLAWS makes space available to its author-members to increase their platform through personal appearances, handing out literature, selling and autographing their work.

The society also uses these events for our Hospitality and Outreach Ambassadors to meet attendees and new prospective members to explain the features and benefits of the society, distribute literature, and enroll new members.

Conferences »»

A calendar of conferences and events of interest to the writing community. Links are provided to the respective websites. These are not endorsements.

Bookselling Events »»

GLAWS secures booth space at various book shows and outreach opportunities for member authors. These are great opportunities for GLAWS authors to increase their platform, make new fans, and of course, sell books.


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