Join 826LA and KCRW at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 18 and 19, 2015

On April 18 and 19, 826LA returns to University of Southern California for the 20th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! This two-day celebration brings together book and publishing enthusiasts from across America and beyond, and is free, all-ages, and open … read more

Hot Dish Brunch at 826LA in Echo Park on March 29, 2015

Hot Dish Reading Series returns to 826LA for its third annual brunch party on Sunday, March 29 in Echo Park. Featuring playwright Dorothy Fortenberry (Status Update), novelist James Hannaham (Delicious Foods), journalist Ana Kasparian (The Young Turks), non-fiction author JJ Keith (Motherhood … read more

826LA at Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest on Saturday, March 28, 2015

Back for the third year in a row, Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest is Los Angeles’ only book festival focused exclusively on the local literary community. Celebrating the love of reading, writing, and Los Angeles, this free event offers book-lovers of all ages … read more

Roar Shack The Road to You on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 826LA in Echo Park.

Roar Shack presents: The Road to You on Sunday, March 18, 2015 at 826LA in Echo Park. Roar Shack is a collective of writers and artists that will bring you voices over the coming months. Some members come from fiction, … read more

How to Write a Query Letter: A Workshop on March 7, 2015

Writer, instructor, and editor Amy Boutell will lead this special one-hour workshop dedicated to writing query letters to literary agents. A strong query letter can make all the difference in getting a manuscript read by agents and editors. In this workshop, … read more

How Do I Get My Book Published?: An Informational Panel and Q&A on March 7, 2015

Meet local publisher Olivia Taylor Smith (Unnamed Press), literary agent Dara Hyde (of the Hill/Nadell agency), novelist Meg Howrey (author of Blind Sight, The Cranes Dance, and co-writer of the Magnus Flyte series), and memoirist Wendy C. Ortiz (author of … read more

An Evening with Judd Apatow & Friends on March 5, 2015

Join Judd Apatow and friends including Ray Romano, Lena Dunham, and Whitney Cummings for an evening of comedy at Largo at the Coronet! Proceeds benefit 826LA, and tickets ($40-$100) are extremely limited. For more information and to purchase tickets, click … read more

Join us on February 8 for Roar Shack: Ghost on the Shore, A Very Special Horror Show in Echo Park on February 8, 2015

Join us on February 8 for Roar Shack:  Ghost on the Shore, A Very Special Horror Show Celebrating Women in Horror!  Roar Shack is a collective of writers and artists, and over the coming months we’re going to bring you … read more

Partners in Time: Jennifer Niven and Elle Fanning with Paula Mazur on February 8, 2015

Heralded as The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and the Park, All the Bright Places is a story that will move audiences of all ages, from the page and from the big screen. Members of Partners in Time at … read more

California Prose Directory, Pt. 2: An Evening of Fiction from the Golden State on January 31, 2015

In California there is sun all the time and it’s never cold. . . In 1977, the San Joaquin Valley was designated a disaster area. . . Today’s paleo eats: nothing for breakfast, nothing for lunch, nothing for dinner. . . The California Prose … read more