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Mission


Long Beach Literary Arts Center elevates the voices in our community by providing professional development, inclusive literary events, and resources for artistic cross-pollination. Our vision is a city that supports the literary arts.

Events


  • 6/8/2019 09:00 AM - 6/8/2019 08:00 PM
  • Caffe Bene, 5751 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803

Stop by Caffe Bene on Pacific Coast Highway anytime on Saturday, June 8 and when you make a purchase, say you’re with the Long Beach Literary Arts Center to help support our mission. Caffe Bene will donate 20 percent of your purchase to LBLAC. Or, plan to come during one of the activities we have planned throughout the day. Access to plugs is limited - make sure your device is fully charged. Write-In from 9-11 a.m., Women Who Submit submission party from 11:30 am-3 pm and reading from 6-8 pm. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/2745160648844484/

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  • 8/30/2019 11:00 AM - 8/30/2019 01:00 PM
  • Long Beach Main Public Library, 200 W. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802

Interested in hearing how to write and pitch a screenplay? Mark your calendar for this Aug. 31 workshop with screenwriter Steven Deeble.

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  • 10/19/2019 02:00 PM - 10/19/2019 04:00 PM
  • Long Beach Main Library, 200 W. Broadway., Long Beach, 90822

NaNoWriMo veteran Aladdin Steiman-Cameron shares tips and tricks for writing a novel in 30 days at this free workshop Oct. 19, 2-4 p.m. in the Miller Room of the new Long Beach Main Library. Space is limited. To attend, RSVP to ​lauren.nguyen@lbpl.org.

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  • 12/6/2019 11:00 AM - 12/7/2019 01:00 PM
  • Long Beach Main Public Library, 200 W. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802

Interested in perfecting the increasingly popular short story form? Mark your calendar for this Dec. 7 workshop with author Steven Deeble.

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  • 4/26/2019 05:00 PM - 4/26/2019 08:00 PM
  • 4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815

Grab a book and join us for the monthly reading party at the Long Beach Marriott Hotel on the fourth Friday of the month from 5-8 p.m.

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  • 4/18/2019 07:00 PM - 4/18/2019 08:30 PM
  • MADE by Millworks, 240 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Long Beach Literary Arts Center's Rachael Rifkin will be curating the April storytelling event at MADE by Millworks. The theme is Making Meaningful Connections-- either meaningful connections people made in Long Beach or their meaningful connection with the city.

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  • 4/13/2019 11:30 AM - 4/13/2019 03:00 PM
  • Fox Coffee House, 437 W Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90806

Keep your writing momentum going by submitting your work for publication. The Long Beach chapter of Women Who Submit meets on the second Saturday of the month at Fox Coffee House. All female and female-identifying writers are welcome. Come join us to receive support, publishing tips, and applause.

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  • 4/5/2019 06:30 PM - 4/5/2019 08:30 PM
  • Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

If you’ve ever experienced something that caused you to shake your head and say, “Only in Long Beach,” you’re not alone. On Friday, April 5, as part of First Fridays in Bixby Knolls, the interactive storytelling event Common Ground: Long Beach will give you a chance to share stories that could only happen in this gritty, diverse and eclectic seaside city we call home.

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  • 3/22/2019 05:00 PM - 3/22/2019 08:00 PM
  • 4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815

Grab a book and join us for the monthly reading party at the Long Beach Marriott Hotel on the fourth Friday of the month from 5-8 p.m.

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  • 3/9/2019 11:00 AM - 3/9/2019 03:00 PM
  • Fox Coffee House, 437 W Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90806

Start the new year off right by submitting your work for publication. The Long Beach chapter of Women Who Submit meets on the second Saturday of the month at Fox Coffee House. All female and female-identifying writers are welcome. Come join us to receive support, publishing tips, and applause.

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  • 2/22/2019 05:00 PM - 1/25/2019 08:00 PM
  • 4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815

Grab a book and join us for the monthly reading party at the Long Beach Marriott Hotel on the fourth Friday of the month from 5-8 p.m.

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  • 2/9/2019 11:00 AM - 2/9/2019 03:00 PM
  • Fox Coffee House, 437 W Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90806

Start the new year off right by submitting your work for publication. The Long Beach chapter of Women Who Submit meets on the second Saturday of the month at Fox Coffee House. All female and female-identifying writers are welcome. Come join us to receive support, publishing tips, and applause.

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  • 1/25/2019 05:00 PM - 1/25/2019 08:00 PM
  • 4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815

Grab a book and join us for the monthly reading party at the Long Beach Marriott Hotel on the fourth Friday of the month from 5-8 p.m.

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Event Calendar


Team


Desiree Kannel

Co-founder | Legal Director

Desiree is a fiction writer, creative writing facilitator, and entrepreneur.

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Rachael Rifkin

Co-founder | Volunteer Coordinator

Rachael is a personal historian and freelance journalist.

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Margo McCall

Marketing Manager

Margo is a storyteller and marketer.

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Lucy Rodriguez-Hanley

Social Media Manager

Lucy is a writer and award-winning filmmaker.

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Nancy Lynée Woo

Co-founder

Nancy is a community organizer, poet, and entrepreneur

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Blog


The Long Beach Literary Arts Center is holding a fundraiser. Stop by Caffe Bene at 5751 Pacific Coast Highway anytime on Saturday, June 8 and when you make a purchase, say you’re with the Long Beach Literary Arts Center to help support our mission. Caffe Bene will donate 20 percent of your purchase to LBLAC.

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The Long Beach Literary Arts Center is partnering with MADE by Millworks to hold a free storytelling event from 7-8:30 p.m. at MADE by Millworks, 420 Pine Ave.

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Organized by the Long Beach Literary Arts Center, Common Ground will provide a public space to share and connect through stories that remind us why we live here, and hopefully give us a chance to bond over our similarities--and even differences.

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Portland will be the place for writers later this month. Among the more than 12,000 writers, teachers, and publishers trekking to the Oregon Convention Center for the annual AWP Conference & Bookfair March 27-30 will be LBLAC co-founder Desiree Kannel and Long Beach poets Li Yun Alvarado and Michelle Brittan Rosado.

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The secret to winning National Novel Writing Month is rewarding yourself, four-time winner Aladdin Steiman-Cameron told attendees at the Long Beach Literary Arts Center's NaNoWriMo Preparation Workshop at the Long Beach Main Library on Oct. 20.

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Long Beach Literary Arts Center board member Rachael Rifkin spoke to screenwriter Steven Deeble about his interest in writing and film.

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At Long Beach Literary Arts Center's Summer Mixer at the Burnett Neighborhood Library, about two dozen writers networked, then got down to the important business of discussing strategies to be accountable for making progress.

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The Long Beach Literary Arts Center held its first literary mixer at the Ruth Bach branch of the Long Beach Public Library on April 21. Though most mixers include cocktails (and our future mixers might!), what better place to gather writers together than a library?

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The Long Beach chapter of Women Who Submit on Saturday held a We Pay Your Submission Fees Party where fees were waived for women submitting their work.

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Long Beach Literary Arts Center co-founder Nancy Lynée Woo helped participants unpack the cliché of the starving artist at a free workshop at Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library based on best-selling author Jeff Goins’ “Real Artists Don't Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age.”

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