Events


  • 10/20/2019 03:00 PM - 10/20/2019 06:00 AM
  • Gatsby Books

Short stories, novellas, and a novel. The Long Beach Literary Arts Center, Running Wild Press, and Gatsby Books is pleased to present a mini-lit fest featuring newly published RWP authors. Eight authors, along with RWP’s founder and editor, will present readings along with two panel discussions on the creative writing process and publishing.

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  • 10/25/2019 05:00 PM - 10/25/2019 08:00 PM
  • Airport Marriot Hotel

October marks our last Reading Party of 2019! See you there!

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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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  • 10/12/2019 02:00 PM - 10/12/2019 04:00 PM
  • Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W. Broadway, Long Beach, 90802

NaNoWriMo veteran Aladdin Steiman-Cameron shares tips and tricks for writing a novel in 30 days at this free workshop Oct. 12, 2-4 p.m. at the new Billie Jean King Main Library in Downtown Long Beach.

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  • 9/27/2019 05:00 PM - 9/27/2019 08:00 PM
  • Airport Marriot Hotel

Grab your book, Kindle, or magazine and join your neighbors and friends for some quiet reading time. We pop our heads up now and then to chat, but then it is back to reading. Silent reading parties are a great way to dedicate time to read and mix-up our reading habits. This is a free event but please come prepared to purchase food or drink at the hotel bar/cafe. Reading parties meet the 4th Friday and go dark in November & December. Last party of 2019 will be on October 25.

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  • 8/17/2019 07:00 PM - 8/17/2019 09:00 PM
  • 5751 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA, USA

Join us for our next reading series show! Featuring: Désirée Zamorano, Ravina Wadhwani, Jenise Miller, and Megan Dorame There is also an open mic portion open to all, along with a few other interactive goodies. This is a free event, but please help support Caffe Bene with a food or drink purchase.

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  • 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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  • 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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