PV Writes Together

PV Writes Together October 1 - November 22, 2023

Welcome to PV Writes Together!

Calling all writers! PVLD's annual Writing program is back in full swing! Join us for inspirational writing events throughout the months of October/November.

Attend a series of writing events, lectures and workshops at PVLD Libraries.  Events will culminate in an Anthology where participants who attend four (4) writing events can submit a 1,500 word project to be published.

How To Participate

  • PV Writes Together encourages writers to work on all types of writing—novels, poetry, nonfiction, memoirs, etc.
  • Beginning October 1st, register and pick up your information packets from any PVLD Service Desk.  Registration ends November 18, 2023
  • Get your brochure stamped at the end of each event you attend.
  • Brochure (included in your packet) with at least four (4) stamps must be turned in to the reference desk by November 22, 2023 to participate in the Anthology.
  • Published participants will be given one (1) complimentary copy of the Anthology and may participate in a live reading on January 24, 2024.  You may purchase additional copies.  Details TBD.


An Evening with Julia Lee Q and A - Author Talk Friday, October 06, 2023 6 PM - 7 PM Offsite Palos Verdes Art Center

An Evening with author Julia Lee - Author Talk and Q&A
Friday, October 6, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Palos Verdes Art Center Atrium

Click on an event graphic below for more info!

Write-in Program Tuesday, October 10, 2023 5 PM - 7 PM Peninsula Center Library Community Room

Teen Writing Workshop Wednesday, October 18, 2023 4 PM - 6 PM Peninsula Center Library Community Room

An Insider's Guide to Writing Picture Books Wednesday, October 25, 2023 5 PM - 6:30 PM Peninsula Center Library Community Room

Write- in with Peer Feedback Saturday, October 28, 2023 2 PM - 4 PM Malaga Cove Library Gallery and Garden

The Beauty of Fragments: A Writing Workshop Wednesday, November 01, 2023 5 PM - 7 PM Peninsula Center Library Community Room

Write-in Saturday, November 4, 2023 4 PM - 6 PM Miraleste Library Main Floor

My Writing Process w/David Calloway Local Author Wednesday, November 08, 2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Peninsula Center Library Community Room

Write-In Thursday, November 09, 2023 6 PM - 8 PM Malaga Cove Library Community Room

Virtual - Author Talk and Conversation with Lysley Tenorio Wednesday, November 15, 2023 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Write-in with Peer Feedback Saturday, November 18, 2023 11 AM - 1 PM Peninsula Center Library Community Room

Writing Program- Anthology Submission Help Wednesday, November 29, 2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Peninsula Center Library Purcell Me

PV Writes Together - Live Anthology Reading Wednesday, January 24, 2024 6 PM - 7:30 PM Peninsula Center Library Community Room

For a complete list of 2023 PV Writes Together events, download our events flyer.

Teen Writing Contest

Join us for the 5th annual Teen Writing Contest! Throughout November, participants in grades 6-12 can respond to a prompt and have a chance to win $100, be published on our website, and have their work read by celebrated YA author Rena Barron. A new prompt will be posted every Monday in November. . Email MDurazo@pvld.org with any questions.  CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE DETAILS!

Live Anthology Reading

Participate in the reading of your selected writings at the Live Anthology Reading reception. Where you can invite friends and family.  

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Peninsula Center Library
701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates

Rules For Participation

1. Register at any PVLD Service Desk and pick up an information packet, October 1st - November 18, 2023. Packet includes brochure of events, brochure and a notebook. You must sign up in person.

6. The submission form will include your writing material for the anthology, along with a 40 word max author biography, uploaded to the form by Saturday, December 2, 2023.

2. Participants must have their brochure stamped at the end of each event they attend in order to qualify for publication in the anthology.

7. PVLD reserves the right to refuse inclusion of materials for publication in the anthology at the discretion of the District Director. Illustrations, photographs and concrete or visual poetry will not be accepted.

3. Participants who attended at least four (4) events will have the option to submit their work to be included in the PVLD Anthology book. Stamped brochure are due at the Peninsula Center Reference Desk by November 22, 2023.

8. Material will be published as submitted - there will be no further editing for typos, etc. Have a colleague proofread it before submitting.

4. Only material written during the writing month events will be considered for inclusion in the anthology. Only works with a 1,500 word limit (or 4 pages of poetry) will be accepted.

9. Published participants will be given one complimentary copy of the anthology at the reading on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 event. Pre-ordered copies will be available for purchase at the anthology reading event. 
5. Participants who submitted their brochure in time will get a submission form via email. If you need assistance uploading your submission attend the Submission Help event on Wednesday, 11/29/23 6:30pm - 7:30pm (does not qualify for a stamp). Questions? Email or call Leti Polizzi 310-377-9584 ext. 210, lpolizzi@pvld.org 


Still have questions?

Contact Leti Polizzi, 310-377-9584 ext. 210