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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.


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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 with any questions.  Visit the Teen Writing Contest page.

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, from 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 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (does not qualify for a stamp). Questions? Email or call Leti Polizzi 310-377-9584 ext. 210, 

Still have questions?

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