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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.


  • 3/21/2019 06:30 PM - 3/21/2019 09:00 PM
  • MADE by Millworks, 240 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

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

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  • 4/5/2019 06:00 PM - 4/5/2019 08:00 PM
  • Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

Do you have a story to tell? Come to the EXPO Center on Friday, April 5 during First Friday in Bixby Knolls. The theme of the event is: Common Ground: Only in Long Beach. Stay tuned for more details.

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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 ​

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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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  • 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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Desiree Kannel

Co-founder | Legal Director

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

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Nancy Lynée Woo

Co-founder | Programming Director

Nancy is a community organizer, poet, and entrepreneur

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Rachael Rifkin

Co-founder | Volunteer Coordinator

Rachael is a personal historian and freelance journalist.

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Lois Ann Goossen

Document Manager

Lois likes getting lost in poetry, flash and essays.

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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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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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