Past Events

Hispanic Heritage Month – October

A huge thank you to everyone who made it out to our event on Saturday! And a special thank you to @lilliamr @mireyasvela @jennanntorres


Pitch and Query Workshop – A big thanks to literary manager Marilyn Atlas!

Marilyn Atlas

You’ve written a book or a screenplay. Now what do you do? How do you set yourself up so that your book can make it on shelves or for that screenplay to make it to film? You learned how best to present yourself so that you can succeed.

Marilyn R. Atlas is a talent and literary manager and award-winning producer. Among her credits as film producer are “Real Women Have Curves” for HBO, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival; “A Certain Desire,” starring Sam Waterston; and “Echoes,” which won the Gold Award at the Texas International Film Festival.

Highlights from Scary Stories Around the Pitfire Highlights from Scary Stories Around the Pitfire!

Thank you all for joining us! To watch and listen to the readings, check out the Facebook Live videos on our page–there are three parts, and nearly all readings were captured!

Thank you again to all who stood up and shared their story: Laurie Finkelstein Mark J. Rose Mike Robinson Sean Patrick Traver Diana Giovinazzo Tierney Flo Selfman Robin Reed Brad C. Hodson Tori Eldridge Naomi Brett Rourke Vanta M. Black Eddie Louise Robert Yehling.

WNBA-LA National Reading Group Month Event

Celebrating Great Group Reads about women in media with guests @gretchenbonaduce @lauradaveauthor @robinnelee at @skylightbooks. Our panel was moderated by the fabulous @ezinatv.


It’s a beautiful day for a Sunday Tea…Judy Lopez Dinner

We are so pleased to honor Alan Gratz the Judy Lopez Award.

Three children from different time periods embark on a harrowing journey to escape their war ravaged countries to find assylum in the United States. Poignant and timely, we are so pleased to honor Alan Gratz with the 2018 Judy Lopez Award.

A look at some of Judy Lopez past winners:

Women supporting women at our annual Writer’s Voice event


Meet and Pitch an Agent – what a wonderful event!
Thank you to The Lev Bookstore for hosting us!


Our semi-annual Literary Tea Salon!

So much gratitude for these authors spending their Sunday with us and enlightening us with their stories and publishing insight. Diversity focused, strong women characters, bestsellers…you can’t get any better than that! And thanks to members and prospective members for coming out!

Our hashtag: #judylopezaward