Check out our ongoing workshops and groups!
Time: Tuesdays 8:00pm – 9:30pm*
June 13th – July 18th
*Instead of Tuesday, July 4th, we will meet Thursday July 6th
Place: Book Show in Highland Park
5503 N Figueroa St, LA CA 90042
The Summer Memoir Workshop
Starts June 13th!
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
– Maya Angelou
We all have stories to tell. Most of us can’t afford therapy. This is where memoir comes in. Do you have a story you keep thinking about? Sentences written on a small notepad you know is around somewhere? Are there a slew of abandoned documents on your computer? This summer workshop is for the writer in you who needs a creative space and a supportive group of writing friends.
For all those who sign up, I will give you a list possible places you can submit your work. Over the summer a lot of journals ask for entries based on specific themes. This will give you some ideas for topics. You can submit your work or you can just write it for yourself. You might be a seasoned writer or a new one. Anyone is welcome.
We will do a lot of writing prompts, indulge the writing process and develop our stories. When our workshop is complete, you are invited to share your story in a reading hosted at Book Show!
I will bring a selection of teas, a bottle of wine and baked goods. Join Jen Hitchcock and I for some summer writing!
Kim Koehler (Host of Back to Scraps writing workshop)
Kim is working a series of essays about raising her daughter who was born with a life-threatening heart condition. This year her essay Tiny Relics was published in Hippocampus Magazine. (It was written in a Scraps to Scribes workshop!)
OTHER WRITING and RELATED WORKSHOPS
Book Show hosts a wide variety of creative workshops!
Just to name a few… we have Writing workshops (poetry, fiction, memoir and more!), Zine making, Book making and a monthly collage night.
We have created a mailing list specifically for informing folks about upcoming workshops. Sign up below!
MONTHLY WORKSHOPS CURRENTLY HAPPENING AT BOOK SHOW:
ANGRY NASTY WOMEN FEMINIST WRITING GROUP
Meets every second Wednesday at 8pm at Book Show
A monthly writing meet up that gathers the second Wednesday of every month for women and folks who identify as female. It is an informal evening of writing prompts and exercises centered around issues concerning women, and what it is to be a woman.
The objective of the writing group will be to stir up some creative writing energies and generate ideas for women-centered essays, poems or fiction that reveal our own experiences, view-points and manifestos as women seeking change.
Suggested donation of $5
contribute a snack or beverage!
COLLAGE & CRY
Meets every first Tuesday of the month at 8pm at Book Show
Led by Rachel Curry
This is a community collage night; all are welcome! Plenty of materials will be provided (magazines, scissors, paper, glue) , but contributions are always welcome. You can cry if you want to but you dont have to.
$5 OR bring a snack!!!