Events

Save the Date: Tell Me a Story, a Celebration with Letters and Music for 826LA’s 10th Anniversary on June 16, 2015

  826LA turns 10 this year, and what better way to celebrate than with a night of stories? On June 16, Jimmy Kimmel will host Tell Me A Story, a celebration with music and letters for 826LA’s 10th anniversary. To sponsor this event … read more

Roar Shack presents: New Chautauqua on Sunday, June 14 at 826LA in Echo Park

Roar Shack is a collective of writers and artists, and over the coming months we’re going to bring you voices. Some of us come from fiction, some from memoir, some from poetry, and from music and performance and just about … read more

Roar Shack Presents: Word to Your Mother on May 10, 2015 in Echo Park

Roar Shack presents: Word to Your Mother on Sunday, May 10, 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

826LA at the Echo Park Craft Fair on May 9 and 10, 2015

Join 826LA at the Echo Park Craft Fair on May 9 and 10, 2015. Proceeds from this show will benefit 826LA in Echo Park. Beatrice Valenzuela and Rachel Craven founded the Echo Park Craft Fair in 2009. They visualized a … read more

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