Next Meetup

Artistic Cross Training: Learn to Sharpen Your Writing from Other Disciplines
R.S. Mellette came to novels by way of acting, directing, filmmaking, television and design. When he turned to writing a novel, he found his knowledge of each of these disciplines improved his writing. Now, he shares his 30 years of experience in Hollywood with you. Register Here for Additional Discounts: ABOUT THE SPEAKER R.S. Mellette is a film producer/writer/director/actor and novelist. As Associate Director of for Dances With Films (one of MovieMaker's top 25 coolest film festivals in the world), Robert created the 2Minute 2Step short film challenge which has produced more nearly 40 short movies. He wrote and directed the multi-festival winner, Jacks or Better. He also wrote the first web-to-television intellectual property "The Xena Scrolls" for Universal Studio's Xena: Warrior Princess. On Blue Crush and Nutty Professor II he served as script coordinator. He's acted in countless stage productions across the U.S. As an author, he has four published short stories, and his novel series Billy Bobble Made a Magic Wand and Billy Bobble And The Witch Hunt from Elephant's Bookshelf Press. *$10 Discount for CBW-LA Members *Non-members pay the full amount *Fee includes workshop materials, handouts, worksheet and a copy of the authors’ book BILLY BOBBLE MAKES A MAGIC WAND

El segundo Library

111 W Mariposa Ave Corner of Main and Mariposa · El Segundo, CA

Respond by: 9/29/2018

What we're about

Originally called the Torrance Children’s Book Writing Group (later on shortened to Torrance Children’s Book Writers), the Children’s Book Writers of Los Angeles (CBW-LA) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization founded in 2010.

Our primary and official website (

We would like to encourage you to sign up at ( to avail of our full membership for $30/year or $50/two years.

This group is run by volunteers who work for FREE. Your membership fees are meant to fund all the expenses necessary to keep this group afloat, and to help us organize even more helpful writing events and programs for all.

As a full member, you will receive the following benefits:

1. FREE RSVP’s to all our Critique Sessions/ First Pages Critique Sessions every other month.

Non-members (those on meetup who haven’t registered at will have to pay $10 for every critique session they wish to attend.

If you are a member, you automatically save $30 if you wish to attend all our critique sessions.

2. Access to a more regular critique group.

Members who fill out our Critique Group Form will be organized into regular critique groups based on their genre and location.

3. Discounted Price to all our workshops.

Regular workshops are priced at $20. Non-members will pay the full $20.

Members who register early for these events will pay only $10.
Members who choose to pay at the door for the workshop will pay only $15.

4. As a member, you are entitled to the following resources, available ONLY on our website.
• Check out writing contests, challenges and prompts in our Writing Resources section.
• Read summaries of past events and workshops on our Blogs tab.
• RSVP to workshops, panels and critique sessions, using your CBW-LA member discount.
• Check the Events section for other local writing events, including book signings and writing conferences.
• Use the Members Only section to:
o Post any questions about the craft and business of writing on our Forum
o Download copies of Scribblers Scoop, our quarterly newsletter
o Download the latest handouts and worksheets
o Network with other members through the Directory

Once you have registered and paid for your membership at, you will receive a welcome packet containing more information on how to make the most of your CBW-LA membership, along with a complimentary CBW-LA Button and Pen (and tote bag, if you paid for the 2 year membership).

Again, we encourage you to sign up as full CBW-LA members. Through our writing community, you’ll acquire a wealth of knowledge to help you attain your goals, and discover new friends who will accompany and support your budding writing career.

We promise you’ll find your CBW-LA Membership a rewarding experience.



Date: 31 May 2014

Time: 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue: Torrance Airport (Zamperini Field) Meeting Room 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance, CA 90505

To Register: Writing Day Anthology Registration Link (


Date: 28 June 2014

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue: El Segundo Public Library

To Register: Voice: How to Find and Nurture Your Writing Personality Registration Link


Date: 12 July 2014

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue: El Segundo Public Library

To Register: Marketing Secrets from a Best-Selling Independent Author Registration Link (

Members (314)

Photos (50)