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Sat. 10/29- Make-A-Zine Workshop & Historic Tour

Unleash your inner artist and learn how to produce, create, and publish your very own zine. Rhea Tepp of the LA Zine Fest will conclude the Bookfest with a step-by-step, informative workshop followed by a docent-led tour of the Historic Southern Pacific Train Station. Saturday, 10/29 2-4pm FREE Glendale Transportation Center 400 West Cerritos Ave. Glendale, CA 91204 glendalearts.org/bookfest2016 #popupbookfest

Wed. 10/19- National Reading Group Month event presented by the Los Angeles Chapter of Women’s National Book Association

Women’s National Book Association – Los Angeles Chapter celebrates National Reading Group Month in October at Skylight Books with a panel discussion featuring critically-acclaimed novelists Carmiel Banasky (The Suicide of Claire Bishop), Sonia Patel (Rani Patel In Full Effect), and Katherine Taylor (Valley Fever). Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. October 19 FREE Skylight Books 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 http://wnba-books.org/la/

Sun. 10/23 - Hammer Readings: Anne Carson

Anne Carson performs (with accompaniment) her “Lecture on the History of Skywriting.” Her books, often mixed-genre. She is the winner of the Griffin Prize and a MacArthur Foundation “genius” award. Time:2:00 p.m. October 23 Free Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Westwood, CA 90024 310-443-7000 https://hammer.ucla.edu/in-real-life/

Literary Happenings in LA, a calendar to check:


Slightly Spooky Stories at Descanso Gardens

Descanso favorite Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns with an all new family-friendly production of stories that are funny, surprising, and slightly spooky. Kids (and grown-ups) are encouraged to come in costume! Admission: Ticketed Address: 1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada 91011 For Kids: All Ages 2016 Dates: October 22 to 30 (weekends)

National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are on NOW:

http://www.artandwriting.org/affiliate/WRALW/ $5 to enter, or request a fee waiver

Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest

Sponsored by Hollins University, the Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest is in its fifty-second year. The contest awards prizes for the best poems submitted by young women who are sophomores or juniors in high school or preparatory school. Prizes up to $5,000 are awarded to winners. Winners are chosen by students and faculty members in thecreative writing program at Hollins. Grades: 11-12 Deadline: October 31, 2016 URL: https://www.hollins.edu/academics/majors-minors/english-creative-writing-major/nancy-thorp-poetry-contest/

A good list of writing contests for teens:


Submissions, Scholarships and Contests

LA Times HS Insider

The LA Times has launched a new platform called HS Insider, which allows Southern California high school students to tell their own stories about the high school experience. HS Insider was created by The Times as a forum for young journalists to develop their skills, share their experiences and connect the community with stories told for and by students. Click on the link below to get more information and contact emails if you are interested in telling your story.