What we're about

Welcome to the Writers of Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California

Meetings are divided into two categories:

Writing Sessions: Same as November... set aside a bit of time for yourself each week to write with like minded individuals.

Critique Groups: Structured groups to obtain feedback on your writing or just to learn from others.

Location:

Panera Bread
14708 Ventura Blvd Unit A, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
https://goo.gl/maps/3wbQN6g6G2T2 (https://goo.gl/maps/3wbQN6g6G2T2)
Ample parking in back, free wi-fi & power available

This is not an official NaNoWriMo site, and the content has not been reviewed by National Novel Writing Month. For more information on National Novel Writing Month, visit nanowrimo.org (http://nanowrimo.org/).

This group has been approved by an official NaNoWriMMo Municipal Liaison.

Upcoming events (5+)

Thursday Table Read and Critique

Panera Bread (Ventura at Laurel Canyon)

!! ANOTHER LOCATION CHANGE !! OUR PANERA HAS CLOSED FOREVER. ☹ And the last place was not a good fit. While we search for a new home for the group, the new TEMPORARY meeting location: Panera Bread 12131 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 NOTE: this might become our permanent location but that has yet to be determined. It is at the cross streets of Ventura and Laurel Canyon in Studio City. ---------------------------------------------------------- This critique group is great place to get feedback on your work. Bring what you’ve been working on, and you will be given 10 mins (yes, you will be timed) to read aloud. If you want someone else to read it, that’s okay. If you want to print out sheets to be read silently, that’s okay. If you have a script, we’ll do a table read. Poetry, spoken word, short stories, novel excerpts, plays, screenplays-- all welcome within the ten minutes. We only ask that you keep in mind it will be read aloud in a Panera Bread, so use your discretion please. Also, this is a writing group, not a performance group or an open mic. We ask that you use the ten minutes to read something you would like feedback on in an effort to improve your writing. After you read, everyone else is given 2 mins to give feedback. You don’t have to give feedback. You can pass, no questions asked. Feedback should be constructive. We’re here to help each other improve. Goals! At the end of the night we share our writing goals with one another. We brag about our accomplishments, share information about workshops and submission opportunities, and encourage each other to keep doing the great work! All you need to bring is yourself and whatever you’re working on. Wi-Fi and ample power are available for laptops and your iDevice of choice. Not to mention lots of great food and cheap refills from our Coffee Bean hosts.

Saturday NaNoWriMo Year 'round Write-in

Panera Bread - Encino

!! ANOTHER LOCATION CHANGE !! OUR PANERA HAS CLOSED FOREVER. ☹ And the last place was not a good fit. While we search for a new home for the group, the new TEMPORARY meeting location: SATURDAYS: PANERA 16624 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436 NOTE: this might become our permanent location but that has yet to be determined. -------------------------------------------- This is a session to WORK. If you are looking to find some dedicated time to write in your undeniably busy schedule, this is the event for you. Join other like minded writers, find a writing buddy and get some work done. All you need to bring is yourself and whatever tool you prefer to use when writing. There is wi-fi and ample power available for laptops and your iDevices of choice. Not to mention lots of great food and bottomless caffeine from our Panera sponsor.

Thursday Table Read and Critique

Panera Bread (Ventura at Laurel Canyon)

!! ANOTHER LOCATION CHANGE !! OUR PANERA HAS CLOSED FOREVER. ☹ And the last place was not a good fit. While we search for a new home for the group, the new TEMPORARY meeting location: Panera Bread 12131 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 NOTE: this might become our permanent location but that has yet to be determined. It is at the cross streets of Ventura and Laurel Canyon in Studio City. ---------------------------------------------------------- This critique group is great place to get feedback on your work. Bring what you’ve been working on, and you will be given 10 mins (yes, you will be timed) to read aloud. If you want someone else to read it, that’s okay. If you want to print out sheets to be read silently, that’s okay. If you have a script, we’ll do a table read. Poetry, spoken word, short stories, novel excerpts, plays, screenplays-- all welcome within the ten minutes. We only ask that you keep in mind it will be read aloud in a Panera Bread, so use your discretion please. Also, this is a writing group, not a performance group or an open mic. We ask that you use the ten minutes to read something you would like feedback on in an effort to improve your writing. After you read, everyone else is given 2 mins to give feedback. You don’t have to give feedback. You can pass, no questions asked. Feedback should be constructive. We’re here to help each other improve. Goals! At the end of the night we share our writing goals with one another. We brag about our accomplishments, share information about workshops and submission opportunities, and encourage each other to keep doing the great work! All you need to bring is yourself and whatever you’re working on. Wi-Fi and ample power are available for laptops and your iDevice of choice. Not to mention lots of great food and cheap refills from our Coffee Bean hosts.

Saturday NaNoWriMo Year 'round Write-in

Panera Bread - Encino

!! ANOTHER LOCATION CHANGE !! OUR PANERA HAS CLOSED FOREVER. ☹ And the last place was not a good fit. While we search for a new home for the group, the new TEMPORARY meeting location: SATURDAYS: PANERA 16624 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436 NOTE: this might become our permanent location but that has yet to be determined. -------------------------------------------- This is a session to WORK. If you are looking to find some dedicated time to write in your undeniably busy schedule, this is the event for you. Join other like minded writers, find a writing buddy and get some work done. All you need to bring is yourself and whatever tool you prefer to use when writing. There is wi-fi and ample power available for laptops and your iDevices of choice. Not to mention lots of great food and bottomless caffeine from our Panera sponsor.

Past events (810)

Saturday NaNoWriMo Year 'round Write-in

Panera Bread - Encino

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