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Special Speaker Events (SSE) presented by the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society offer a wealth of educators, nationally-known authorities, industry experts, agents, publishers and famous authors. It is a terrific opportunity to learn about the craft and business of writing from the best voices of the day. While GLAWS sometimes focuses on specific genres, most topics are broad-based and provide valuable information for all writers. (Pictured here is Ray Bradbury addressing a SRO attendance.)

Special Speaker Event Audience at the Greater Los Angles Writers Society GLAWS welcomes writers of all genres of writing and levels of expertise. We also welcome those who support the writing community whether you're an industry professional or fan of writing. Admission at the library is always free. Non-members, please register/check-in at the door to receive a guest badge. RSVP for preferred seating.

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Special Speaker Events are typically held monthly on the third Saturday ten times a year, unless it is a five-weekend month, in which case it moves back a weekend to the fourth Saturday.

Most SSEs are held at the Palms-Rancho Park Library in the Ray Bradbury Room, second floor of the library. There is ample parking, but it does fill up fast, so come early. Additional on-street parking available. Air conditioned. In addition to the stairs, there is an elevator for the handicapped. We encourage you to come early and patronize the library. Everyone is welcome. Typical agenda »

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A wealth of photos, details, and contact information for past events, speakers and panelists is archived in the Scrapbook Section »

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"Breaking In & Breaking Out"

What if you had only 72 hours
to write a bestseller?

Palms-Rancho Park Library
Ray Bradbury Room
2920 Overland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Saturday 2:30 pm

Join Dr. Raye Mitchell and Alicia Dunams as they reveal how you can become a multiplatform author by creating new ideas and executing them quickly in the marketplace. Now you can learn the the secrets of building an inventory of quick-to-market ideas and how to pounce when the opportunity arises. You will learn from a lawyer / writer / creative genius facilitator how to define and write that breakout hit book and/or bestseller that can get you out of the gate fast and across a wealth of platforms as a writer, speaker, merchandiser, and more!


Details coming...

Palms-Rancho Park Library
Ray Bradbury Room
2920 Overland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Saturday 2:30 pm
Winter Holiday Party
Pot luck buffet, wrapped book exchange, open mike, time to network, and have fun with free entertainment! Flier

2:00– Volunteers setup and decorate

2:30 – Doors open - Attendees arrive
3:00 – Potluck Brunch
3:30 – Announcements / Awards
3:45 – Open Mic Readings
4:45 – Wrapped Book Exchange
5:00 – Clean up, pack out

Location tbd


Saturday 2:00 - 5pm
Special Speaker Events Typical Agenda:

2:00 - Doors open to the public - Register & Network with other writers
2:30 - Announcements
3:00 - Featured Speaker or Panel
4:15 - Q&A
4:45 - Meet the Speaker(s)

5:00 - Staff clean up & pack equipment out
5:30 - Library must close
6:00 - Guest of Honor Dinner - Members-only by RSVP

Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library , the Ray Bradbury Room Second Floor
Driving directions: If you are coming North on the 405, exit the National Blvd off ramp East to Overland, then turn left/north. If you are coming West on the 10, exit the Overland off ramp, turn right. The library is on the right/east side of the street. There is air conditioning, ample parking, and an elevator to the second floor. Aerial Photo
Palms-Rancho Park Library Meeting Location for the Greater Los Angeles Writers SocietytopTOP

Venice - Abbott Kinney Memorial Branch Community Room, First Floor

Driving directions: If you are driving on the 405 San Diego freeway, exit at VENICE Boulevard off ramp north/south. Go WEST on Venice past Lincoln Boulevard. The library is in the center where Venice splits at Washington Way. There is air conditioning and free parking. The lot fills quickly so come early. There is additional parking on adjacent streets. Aerial PhotoPalms-Rancho Park Library Meeting Location for the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society

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