Six Month Short Story Intensive


with Margaret Malone This class is for experienced writers who are dedicated to starting the first draft of a story collection over the course of six months. Participants should have experience writing stories and familiarity with the elements of literary short fiction including scene, character, conflict, place, and revision. We will study individual stories by […]


Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival

Santa Monica High School

Over 113 authors including New York Times Bestsellers along with local and acclaimed young adult and middle grade writers, plus notable Hollywood directors and creators. 2 days of panels, book signings, food trucks, bad jokes, rock 'n' roll, killer photo ops & general geeky debauchery

Save the Date – Register for Virtual Pitch-O-Rama 2023


After our amazing session last year, we are happy to announce that we will be hosting the next Pitch-O-Rama as a virtual event on April 29th, 2023, where writers will be given the opportunity to pitch their works to agents and editors for publication. Everyone is welcome to participate! Register below to pitch your book […]