Glassell Park Writers Group

We’re ready to inspire you.

Writers Group LogoIn this creative writing workshop you will create new writing via inspiring creative writing prompts as well as participate in a structured and supportive critique session where you can get feedback on any project. Writers can bring in up to 20 pages every week for feedback.

This was the first writers group we started in 2003.  Our co-founder, Sanora Bartels, has led this group from its inception, more than 10 years ago.  Our groups are a unique combination of writers groups, creative writing workshops, and writing critique groups.  We are very excited to have this as a continuing and popular creative writing workshop.  Our Glendale / Glassell Park area writers group is our longest running workshop.

Writers of all skill levels and genres come to this group for the constructive, supportive critique on their current writing projects in a safe environment from a qualified group leader and from fellow group members. Our guided critique process has firm rules established through years of experience that helps keep the critique both constructive and supportive. Critique should help elevate your writing and get you excited about the possibilities, not leave you feeling dejected and discouraged.

This workshop remains open to all writers and is not limited by genre nor by experience level.  Everyone needs inspiration.  And story is story, regardless of genre or format.  Poets, screenwriters, essayists, sci-fi writers, aspiring TV writers, no matter what you write, you are welcome here.  This workshop is not appropriate for kids.

What will you get out of our groups?

  • Get constructive, supportive critique on your current writing project in a safe environment from a qualified group leader and your fellow group members, regardless of the type or genre of the project
  • Leave the group with a notebook filled with new stories and story ideas
  • Reignite your passion for writing
  • Connect with other writers in your area
  • Create new stories; generate new ideas every week through improvisational creative writing exercises
  • Elevate your writing
  • Experiment with different voices, different genres 

Current Schedule

To see if we have any currently scheduled workshop, check out our current workshop schedule.  To receive first notification of all upcoming classes and workshops, join our mailing list.

This group serves the following areas:

We have several groups throughout the greater Los Angeles area.  This group is most convenient to the following locations:

  • Glendale
  • Burbank
  • Pasadena
  • La Canada
  • Eagle Rock
  • Los Feliz
  • East Los Angeles
  • Atwater Village
  • Hollywood
  • Silverlake
  • San Fernando Valley
  • Encino
  • Woodland Hills
  • Reseda
  • Van Nuys
  • Sherman Oaks
  • North Hollywood
  • Sierra Madre
  • Universal City
  • Studio City
  • Toluca Lake
  • Arcadia
  • San Gabriel
  • El Monte
  • La Crescenta
  • Montrose
  • La Canada Flintridge
  • Sunland
  • Panorama City