Writing class in LA - NOT looking to be next big screen writer
March 14, 2013 12:20 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for something in Los Angeles that is similar to the Loft in Minneapolis - writing classes for all abilities and ambitions. I am not looking to write the next Pulp Fiction, only to have fun and actually write. I've found one potential place so far - this is a big city!! I must be missing something... right?

Are there any generalist creative writing workshops around? I'm actually located in Pasadena, so bonus points for suggestions on this side of town.
posted by munichmaiden to Writing & Language (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I don't know, but if I were you I would head down to Vroman's Bookstore and ask around. I worked there a few years ago and the staff are super super helpful, obsessed with writing, and I bet someone there would point you in just the right direction.
posted by misspony at 3:43 AM on March 14, 2013

UCLA Extension has a pretty broad range of writing classes, including "general interest" ones. It's been a few years for me, but there was a pretty broad range of people and writing skill in my classes. If memory serves, they offer classes downtown and online in addition to Westwood.
posted by serialcomma at 8:17 AM on March 14, 2013

My mom found a writing group through the Arcadia public library, so maybe try Pasadena's?
posted by postel's law at 9:34 AM on March 14, 2013

UCLA is a schlep from Pasadena--I'd try PCC first.
posted by Ideefixe at 10:20 AM on March 14, 2013

Maybe email the Loft and ask them what they know about in other cities/nationally?
posted by loveyallaround at 6:32 PM on March 14, 2013

Seconding Writing Pad.
posted by Unsomnambulist at 7:28 PM on March 14, 2013

Response by poster: Thank you everyone! Sorry, life took me away for awhile. Does anyone have personal experience at the writing pad? That is the one place I came up with in my own searches.
Also, in investigating this, I also discovered that the Loft offers online classes....
posted by munichmaiden at 7:28 PM on April 3, 2013

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