Main Group (RB Library)

Typically conducted on the 1st Saturday of each month, the South Bay Local Writers Group meets at the Redondo Beach Main Library from 10:30am to Noon. It is free and open to the public, constrained only by room size.

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This is an opportunity to get together with like-minded others in a casual setting to maintain motivation and productivity. Explore writing topics that would help further your efforts as an author. Have thoughts on what you’d like addressed during 2016? Feel free to contact the organizer directly:

Past meetings have included both self-published guest authors (Christopher Lynch, Ildy Lee, Stanton Swafford) and traditionally-published authors (Shannon Hammer, Robert Downs, Katharine Blossom Lowrie); editor extraordinaire Stacy Aaronson (; round-table discussions on “Social Media Marketing for Independent Writers” and “Local Authors Share the Real-World Stories of Their Path to Publication”; and presentations on developing an online author platform.

Event Information:

  • Sat

    South Bay Local Writers Group: Guest Speaker Nutschell Anne Windsor, "The Different Paths to Publishing (Yes, There’s More Than One!)"

    10:30 am - NoonRedondo Beach Main Library


    Our main group meeting for May features guest speaker Nutschell Anne Windsor, discussing The Different Paths to Publishing (Yes, There’s More Than One!).

    Writers may think that there is only one road to publication, but the truth is there are many paths to becoming an author. Traditional-publishing with the Big 5 in New York is no longer the only option. Advances in technology, and the expansion of the web and internet, have brought about many changes in the publishing industry. Now more than ever, getting published is a matter of choice, and not of time.

    CBW-LA Founder and President Nutschell Windsor discusses the many different paths to publishing besides Traditional Publishing and Self-Publishing; their pros and cons; and how writers can decide which route to take.

    About the Speaker: Nutschell Anne Windsor is a middle grade/young adult fantasy writer, the Founder/President of CBW-LA (Children’s Book Writers of Los Angeles), and the LA Region's Assistant Regional Adviser of the SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). She is also the Creative Writing (Online) and Events Rep for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

    After earning a BA in Psychology from the University of the Philippines (Diliman), Nutschell became an English teacher at Miriam College High School. Nutschell’s experiences have turned her into a detail-oriented, organized planner, and she uses these skills to teach and facilitate workshops and critique sessions for CBW-LA. She is also an active member of the blogging community, sharing writing tips, techniques, and reports on various writing events at and on Twitter @nutschell.

    Nutschell co-organizes and facilitates the annual CBW-LA  Writing Day Marathon (coming up on May 14), as well as edits and publishes the resulting Story Sprouts anthologies and novels, available on Amazon and at our May 7 meeting.

    Our monthly large-group meeting typically convenes on the 1st Saturday morning of each month at the Redondo Beach Main Library. It is free and open to the public, constrained only by room size.

Creative Writers Workshop

In addition to the monthly South Bay Local Writers Group meeting, smaller groups focused on supportive critique of members’ work are conducted on all remaining Saturdays, from 10:30am to 12:30pm. These are conducted at a private residence and require their own RSVP from the South Bay Creative Writers Group meet-up site.

Creative Screenwriters Workshop

For screenwriters, a companion workshop has been added on Sunday afternoons (currently 1:30-3:30 pm) for members developing screenplays intended for film or television. The Screenwriters Workshop shares similar core values of its Saturday namesake (supportive feedback and small group setting). These are conducted at a private residence and require their own RSVP from the South Bay Creative Writers Group meet-up site.

Also available, “South Bay Screenwriters” is a separate meet-up (distinct from the South Bay Creative Writers Group) whose members share and provide feedback on each other’s screenplays. The format is similar to the Creative Screenwriters Workshop. Conducted weekly on Wednesdays (7:00-9:30pm) near South Bay Galleria at commercial establishments (such as Carrow’s or Total Wine). Requires a separate RSVP from the South Bay Screenwriters meet-up site.


  1. Diane Liberman Diane Liberman
    May 23, 2016    

    Hello Mr. Folsom,

    Are you having any writers groups in July or August?

    Is there a fee for the South Bay Screenwriters group or the Creative Screenwriter group?

    Thank you.

    • Bo Folsom Bo Folsom
      June 1, 2016    

      Hi Diane,

      Yes, we’ll have our monthly Main Group meetings at the Redondo Beach Main Library on July 2nd and August 6th, but the topics haven’t been posted yet (July 2nd will essentially be “The Author as Small Business”). Weekly writers workshops will continue through the Summer.

      There is no fee for the monthly meetings at the library. The weekly workshops hosted by South Bay Creative Writers Group have a suggested donation of $5/session (less on a monthly or multi-session package plan), while the South Bay Screenwriters group has no fees.

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