The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society is proud
to present a talented slate of authors in Booths # 1 & 2 at
the Leimert Park Book Fair on June 25th, 2011. 10 am-6 pm Authors
will appear and have their book, DVDs and merchandise available for
sale and autograph to attendees and fans.
to appear (in alphabetical order) include:
Benson is a longtime documentary editor. Benson
made her directorial debut with
Our Sons-Fallen Heroes of 9/11, a
half-hour documentary about the firefighters of color who
died at the World Trade Center.
film was broadcast nationally on PBS in 2003 and 2004, and was
shown at the international filmfestival FESPACO, Burkina
Faso, West Africa, as well as several festivals in the U.S.
All Our Sons - Fallen Heroes of 9/11 tells
the story of the twelve courageous Black firefighters who challenged
the status quo to join the New York Fire Department and who heroically
lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
through firsthand accounts of their mothers, the documentary film
honors the spirit of the twelve firefighters lost, highlights their
achievements, grieves their passing—and inspires future generations
of firefighters to carry on the struggle.
Narrated by Alfre Woodard.
Written by Lillian Benson.
Learn more about the film at www.alloursons.com
taught post-production classes at the University of Southern
California (U.S.C.) School of Cinema & TV and at the U.S.C.
Summer Production Workshop from 1988 to 2003 (various Avid platforms).
He has also taught TV and post-production courses at Loyola Marymount
Univ. (Avid & FCP) and (currently) at Los Angeles City College
School of Cinema-TV. He has served as an Avid consultant to TV
post-production houses and edited short-form and long-form projects
including TV documentaries and independent features. His most
recent film RETURN TO VIETNAM won a 2007 Silver Telly (highest
award) in the feature tv documentary category.
Editing: The Cutting Edge” provides the foundation
for the college-level media student to make the leap into the
world of film and HD-based professional post-production, as
practiced in the Hollywood media community. This soft-cover
text covers basic techniques and generic procedures fundamental
to popular visual non-linear editing software from AVID, ADOBE
and FINAL CUT and PRO TOOLS audio editing software. This book
teaches the basic procedures including synchronization of audio
to visuals, film-to-tape conversion, output to tape, output
to film, standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) conversions,
and everything in between. There is special emphasis given
to sound editing techniques to achieve professional level sound
quality. “Non-linear Editing: The Cutting Edge” has
been chosen to be part of the Los Angeles Public Library film
to NLE: The Cutting Edge: ISBN 1589650212; available from
www.Amazon.com, www.Barnes & Noble.com, and the Garth Gardner
1 866 GO GARDNER or www.GoGardner.com
Christine is the author of Hot Romantic
Escapades for Lovers, 69 Fun and Daring Ways to Keep the Thrill
busy couples that miss the delicious exhilaration of a new love
affair, Christine Dupree has written a self-help book of 69 playful,
romantic, kinky, delicious, daring and intoxicating scenarios for
lust and love.
As a result of her amazing life as a Penthouse
Centerfold, stripper, actress, athlete, Christine describes with
vivid detail just what men and women really want to get them going.
She delivers a pleasure chest of sneaky
seductions, playful perversions and enticing encounters to satiate
your burning desire for agonizing ecstasy and naughty indulgences. Hot
Romantic Escapades provides erotic poetry, sensuous black and white
photography and sets up scenes - like Christmas Rampage, Slave
Days, Show Me Teacher and Pleasure Hunt, to get you
past your inhibitions and into the most fantastic intimate liaisons
you’ve ever had.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gifted with the ability to re-invent herself
several times over, Christine Dupree has done it again- this time
as author of a self help book for couples who want more thrills
and passion in their love life. A natural born entertainer and
lover of adventure, Christine is perfect for the part.
former Penthouse centerfold turned professional boxer was photographed
in Life Magazine as “one of the few fighters who wear makeup
in the ring.” Featured on the cover of Fighting Female’s
and again in Penthouse magazine – with clothes on, is a legend
in the making and is winning in all areas of her life.
It was her survival instincts and a desire
for greater opportunities that took her out of Toledo to San Jose
State on a scholarship where she studied business and acting. It
was the thrill of movie stardom that led her to Hollywood where
she became a strip tease entertainer in order to support her dream.
There she became a centerfold, which helped earn her SAG card and
got a few movie parts. By popular demand she entertained many celebrities
and became an expert at creating sexy fun games in the process.
Since then Christine has worked as a personal
fitness trainer, photographer and computer graphics artist. “I
live for challenge and work hard to bring out the best in myself
and everyone else around me.” Dupree states. Her kickboxing,
wrestling and boxing endeavors, which began as an extension of
her competitive nature has inspired a growing number of fans from
around the world. Her appearances on ABC’s Monday Night Live
and a winning knock out punch on Fox Sports West TV hints of more
excitement to come in the future of Christine Dupree, a “true
woman warrior” as Fighting Females magazine describes her.
Apartheid in South Africa has been
gone more than fifteen years but the heroes of that struggle
are still being revealed. Some individuals toiled publicly, but
most worked tirelessly in the shadows to improve the welfare
of the population that had been so neglected. A white, Jewish,
middle class woman, joined with Tutu, Millie, Ivy, Zora and other
concerned Black women, respectfully called Mamas, helped those
most in need, often risking being beaten and arrested.
Human Spirit is the story of these women and others
who have spent their lives making South Africa a better place
for the country's most disadvantaged.
Carole Eglash-Kosoff lives and writes in
Valley Village, California. She graduated from UCLA and spent her
career in business and in teaching. In 2006 her husband, mother,
and brother died within a month of one another,causing her to reevaluate
her life. She volunteered to work with the American Jewish World
Service and was sent to South Africa to teach. She returned there
a year later, having met an amazing array of men and women who
had devoted their lives during the worst years of apartheid to
helping the children, the elderly, and the disabled of the townships.
These people cared when no one else did and their efforts continue
to this day. It is their stories that needed to be told. They are
apartheid's unheralded heroes and The Human Spirit is their story.
Carole has also completed a historic fiction novel, a pre- and
post- Civil War interracial love story set in Louisiana, 'When
All profits from the sale of this book will
be donated to Ikamva Labantu and other South African charities.
Available from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble,
Booksonboard.com, Authorhouse as either a paperback or hardcover
or e-book and Vroman's Bookstore.
Historical Novel, When Stars Align, Follows Interracial
Louisiana Lovers Through the Carnage of The Civil War and Hopefulness
Carole Eglash-Kosoff’s first novel, WHEN
STARS ALIGN, is set in 19th century Louisiana, at a
time and place where mixed-race relationships are both illegal
and unacceptable. How can these defiant lovers–and their
The time is a crucial period in American
history–the Civil War and the years of Reconstruction following
it–and the characters are Thaddeus and Amy, who share a forbidden
love that can get them both killed. For he is a mulatto ex-slave,
and she is white. In the novel, whenever Amy asks if she and Thaddeus
will ever be together, his answer is “When stars align.”
The place is Louisiana, where Moss Grove,
a large Mississippi River cotton plantation, has thrived from the
use of slave labor while its owners lived lives of comfort and
privilege. Thaddeus, conceived from the rape of a young field slave
by the heir to the plantation, is raised as a Moss Grove house
servant. His continued presence remains a thorn in the side of
the man who sired him.
Deepening divisiveness between North and
South launches the Civil War and changes Moss Grove in ways no
one could have anticipated. With the war swirling, we see the battles
and carnage through Thaddeus’ eyes.
When Stars Align
412 page hardcover, $28.95; ISBN: 978-1-45673-888-4
Paperback, $17.95; 978-1-45673-890-7
Published by AuthorHouse (February 21, 2011)
Available at amazon.com, bn.com, authorhouse.com, and booksonboard.com
Bob Marley And The Golden Age of Reggae [Titan
Books, November 2010, $29.95/£24.99] is a testament in rare,
previously unpublished pictures to some of the greatest years of
Bob Marley’s career, and the history of reggae and dub music.
Through portraits, performance and personal
shots, photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker charts the rise
of reggae with an unparalleled insight into the genre’s most
iconic artists. Captured in Jamaica in the mid 1970s and never
before published, this collection of powerful and pivotal pictures
features Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, Lee “Scratch” Perry,
Hepstones, Inner Circle and Jacob Miller, Jimmy Cliff, Jr Murvin,
Toots and The Maytals, George Harrison, Burning Spear and Third
Featuring a foreword from Hollywood filmmaker
and former Rolling Stone journalist Cameron Crowe, this deluxe
hardback collection also includes commentary from Island Records’ Jeff
Walker, and founding editor of The Beat magazine, Roger Steffens.
“Kim’s pictures not only capture
the humanity of these iconic figures but they also show a sense
of intimacy that only photographs by a true artist can convey” – Steven
Poster, ASC President of the International Cinematographers’ Guild.
Kim Gottlieb-Walker’s incredibly varied
career has covered everything from classic rock and roll, reggae
and politics in the 60’s and 70’s to working on major
motion pictures and television shows. While still at UCLA (where
she received a BA in Motion Picture production) and shortly thereafter,
she shot for underground LA newspapers and magazines like Crawdaddy
and Music World. Her classic portrait of Jimi Hendrix was shot
when she was only 20 and her High Times cover of Bob Marley remains
their most popular cover, ever.
She also shot the stills for John Carpenter’s “Halloween", “The
Fog”, “Christine”, and "Escape from New
York.” She worked at Paramount for nine years as the production
photographer for “Cheers” and five years for “Family
She is one of the elected representatives
for still photographers on the National Executive Board of IATSE
Local 600, the International Cinematographers Guild. Her coffee-table
photo book "Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae" was
published by Titan Press (UK) distributed by Random House (USA)
last November and she recently had her first solo gallery show
of photos from the book in London at the PROUD Camden. Her website
is www.Lenswoman.com <http://www.Lenswoman.com>
About the book:
BOB MARLEY AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF REGGAE
“Kim was the first “outsider” to
photograph Marley and the young Jamaican masters around him”–Cameron
“Herein are stunning images of off-guard
moments that only Bob’s closest friends would have been privy
to.”-Roger Steffens, founding editor, The Beat
Mr. Gulley will appear with three of his
IN YOUR OWN LANE (94 Pages)
Stay In Your Own Lane is a book of confidence with nuggets of direction
and several metaphors. Reading it will heal all of your lost desires
and goals and bring them back to your heart knowing that with focus
you can accomplish anything. When others tell you "No" and
your heart tells you "Yes" know that staying in your
own lane will get you to your destination much faster. Stop allowing
yourself to be driven down too many roads that are crowded with
chaotic traffic that has no purpose! Staying in Your Own Lane is
just a metaphor but arriving to your destiny will be pure reality
and will give you comfort by being where you should have always
NAKED (274 Pages)
“Butt Naked” is the most practical and logical book
of all times. This book deals with you stripping off the burdensome
cares that a marketing society has imposed on you. The harder you
try to overcome in this complex world there are many manipulators
that sit back and watch you destroy yourself as you become a creature
of habit. Being frustrated from mediocre jobs, holidays, unmatched
relationships, forced religious beliefs and neighborhoods that
are unkind. You’ve been conditioned to think you were someone
else. All the while you were feeling uncomfortable because the
real you hadn’t surfaced. Consequently you’ve been
using the right body but clothed with the wrong mind. Once
you have understood what has happened you can make a wise decision
without guilt. Not being afraid of what people think or fearful
of what the outcome might be. You can finally be sure that you
are becoming what you were always meant to be. Your spirit has
always known. It has been working overtime trying to get your physical
body to agree with what you’ve thought about doing over and
IN THE HELL IS THEY? (74 Pages)
Who in the hell is they? This is a question that has been asked
by many, although it may not have been those exact words but definitely
thought about. After reading this book I am sure you will have
a blank statement in your mind. The reason why is because you have
not completed or even started what you were meant to be or called
to do. All because of what “they” said. They
have put a little seed of doubt on your mind and you've watered
the thought and now you have either forgot about your dream or
too fearful to proceed. This book will help you destroy the
seed of doubt and replace it with the seed of faith. It’s
time to get some answers and get busy!
Stewart Marshall Gulley founded and
directed The Gulley Institute of Creative Learning in Meridian
MS. for 10 years. Now located in Los Angeles, California, he will
soon be opening Visions International Center of Excellence (V.I.C.E.)
which will focuses on religious aspects as well as gifts and visions
that are given to everyone. He has spent most of his life in Los
Angeles California where he became highly involved in the arts.
Born in Akron, Ohio, he later graduated
from high school in Newark, New Jersey where his greatest desire
was to be an actor and playwright. He came to find out thereís
a lot of interesting things going on in the world and how talents
are in a person that they donít know about themselves. When you
have a focus and a positive desire, there is no telling where creativity
may take you, but always realize that God is there. Remember that
the earth is the Lordís and the fullness thereof. Understanding
that you may not be able to fight for peace for the world but you
can fight for the personal peace in your own life. With so much
negativity from television and other forms of media, you have to
fight for the more positive things in life, and many times it come
with a cost but youíre free.
His business background, from owning several
salons to his creative side, constantly keeps him busy. Stewart
graduated with an AA Degree in Fashion Design, and is a playwright,
artist, cook, wedding coordinator, choir director, cosmetology
instructor, calligrapher, licensed Auctioneer, mortgage counselor,
modeling instructor, Praise Dance Instructor, and father of two.
Learn more and buy books at: www.stewartmarshallgulley.com
Gloria Shell Mitchell enjoys writing
skits and personalized poems. Her raps, There’s A Time,
I Say and Can You Imagine That, have been presented
in churches, youth rallies and schools. She wrote and directed
church plays Gimme That Old Time Religion and Jesus Is
Alive. An advocate for social justice, she writes about real-life
issues and talks about them every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. on radio
station KTYM AM 1460. Her greatest inspiration for sharing her
thoughts with the world came from reading her first published piece,
a letter to the editor of Ebony magazine, at age 12. Seeing her
first published article, Let Yourself Have Fun, in a youth magazine
inspired her to pursue her passion for writing.
Garbage Man’s Daughter Series,
Gloria, an educator, minister and former certified public accountant,
pleads with readers to let go of the garbage they carry from
childhood into adult relationships. In addition to tutoring
mathematics and teaching social skills, this retired educator
facilitates divorce recovery groups in her efforts to save
the world, one family at a time. She also works with the Los
Angeles Coalition for Protection Against Elder Abuse.
Rev. Dr. Gloria is a 2009 graduate of the
University of Southern California’s Passing The Mantle (PTM)
Program and The Institute for Violence Prevention. Combining her
passion for helping hurting people and using research methods acquired
while completing her dissertation for a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual
Formation, she published Book 1 Letting Go of Shame. Book 2 in
the trilogy, Letting Go of SECRETS, is ready for publication and
Book 3, Letting Go of SCARS, is almost complete.
In the Garbage Man’s Daughter Series, Gloria
Shell Mitchell writes based on true stories about the impact of
family dysfunction and divorce on the inquisitive child, Davida
Kincaid, who struggles to escape impoverished living conditions
in rural America, understand her mother of eighteen children, and
adjust to life without her beloved father, a garbage man. Davida
vividly shares how her teachers throughout her school years and
her faith help her to triumph over every crushing blow to her heart.
“Everyone has trash. It is where
and how you discard it that makes all the difference in your
life and how you continue on. Read this book and your faith and
hope will grow too.” Fran Lewis: Reviewer
For more about Gloria Shell Mitchell
and to purchase the book visit www.encouragemintbooks.com.
John Johnson, Pastor, RAS, CSC is
the author of, Alcoholism, Wrongly Diagnosed.
The book shows how to overcome alcoholism,
and drug addiction, without ever attending a 12-Step meeting, by
learning how to properly approach God, in a way that guarantees
recovery, with everlasting results.
Understanding, the true nature of addiction,
and the 12-step program not-being as effective, as many believe
it to be; is why Triumph House Press author, John E. Johnson set
out to pen a book, on the hidden and disbelieved cause of addiction,
and the 12-step deception, and its ineffectiveness.
Based On A True Story, within the pages
of this eye-opening new title, Alcoholism, Wrongly Diagnosed, The
Real Reason Why Its So Hard To Break The Cycle of Alcoholism & Drug
Addiction, and How to Win With God’s Help, ($15.95, 254pg.
paperback, ISBN 978-0-61541-074-6), John Johnson will show the
reader, the underlying cause of addiction, and how to overcome
addiction, without ever having to attend a single 12-step meeting.
Reader will learn the proper way to approach God to secure recovery.
Grayson, Freelance Editor, says Wrongly Diagnosed is an unflinching
look at the true nature of addiction. Pastor Johnson gives the
reader an inside look at this national tragedy and the path he
has found to healing. The book is the work of a refreshingly honest
and engaging writer who repays the time you invest in him with
John Johnson has extensive knowledge in
demonology and addiction. He is the co-founder and former Director
of the Wings of Healing Alcohol/Drug Ministry in Los Angeles, CA
at Greater Bethany Community Church, from 1993-1999. In 18 years
of counseling, he has helped many addicts to overcome their addiction
to alcohol and drugs. Johnson is now, an Ordained Pastor, HIV Prevention
Counselor, a Registered Addiction Specialist-(alcohol and drug
counselor), from Breining Institute; a Chemical Dependency Counselor
certificate from, Be Well Now Institute.
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Ms. Moore is the author
of Griffin's Daughter, her debut novel and the first in
her romantic fantasy Griffin's Daughter trilogy, was named 2008
IBPA Ben Franklin Award Winner for Best First Fiction. Griffin's
Shadow, the second book in the series, has been officially
endorsed by both Publisher's Weekly and The Library Journal.
Both books are available online at Amazon.com and at local booksellers
A native of Los Angeles,
Ms. Moore received her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from
the University of California at Davis in 1988. Dr. Moore lives
and works in Los Angeles, CA and in her spare time, she practices
the beautiful and ancient art of belly dance.
Destiny, the third and final volume of the Griffin's Daughter
Trilogy is now available in paperback direct from the publisher.
You can order a signed personalized copy by going to www.ridanpublishing.com
Visit Leslie Ann's
website at www.leslieannmoore.com/
Deborah Pratt is
a significant force in Hollywood. She is a five-time Emmy nominee,
a Golden Globe nominee, and the recipient of The Lillian Gish
Award from Women in Film, The Angel Award, The Golden Block Award,
and Six B.E.N. Awards. From the award-winning series Quantum
Leap to the internationally acclaimed Masterpiece Theatre's Cora
Unashamed, Deborah M. Pratt’s vision is an inspiration
to audiences worldwide. A master storyteller with a spiritual
dream for a better world, Deborah M. Pratt breaks the mold of
science fiction and creates a genre of science fantasy with the
soul of the universe and a key to the human heart. Intricately
layered with scientific fact and fascinating detail, The Vision
Quest is a riveting journey.
Quest Trilogy opens when the harmony of Book One’s The
Age of Light is torn into factions of the beings—human
and the array of new species that now share our planet—who
must grapple with forces and technologies at once ancient and
frighteningly new. Here we find seventeen-year-old Cole “Lazer” Lazerman,
a young man bent on both revenge and redemption. With his beloved
father murdered and his Atlantian home under the control of the
biodroid Black Guards and their evil leader, Five, Lazer enters
a series of explosive battlefields—spiritual, virtual and
real. His personal fight to control his own emotions can ultimately
bring salvation or the world’s impending doom.
In Book Two’s The Odyssey Lazer,
along with his friends—and the newfound love of his life—must
master the Visionistic Arts, harness the limitless power of the
human mind and spirit, survive the perilous odyssey to get home
in time to save himself, his mother, his war torn home in Atlantia
and ultimately the world from Five and his biodroid army.
The Vision Quest is an action-packed, Science
Fantasy adventure based on the science and technology of today--projected
into a very probable tomorrow. Get
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Jesse Rhines is
the author of Black Film/White Money and Black
BLACK FILM/WHITE MONEY, Rutgers
University Press, 1996, 2000, Winner, 1997 Gustavus Mayer Human
Rights Award, http://www.amazon.com/Black-White-Money-Algeron-Rhines/dp/0813522676
the questions: Why are there so few Black filmmakers who control
their own work? Why are there scarcely any Black women behind the
camera? What happens to Black filmmakers when they move from independent
production to the mainstream? What does it mean for whites to control
Black images and their distribution globally? And, was it always
so? Could it be different?
BLACK HARVARD/BLACK YALE, Memoirs
of college days. Self-Published, June 10, 2011. Https://www.createspace.com/3615992.
E. B. Du Bois, H'1890--A Negro Student at Harvard at the End
of the Nineteenth Century
- William Pickens, Y'1904--Yale The Henry
James Ten Eyck Oratorical Contest
- Muriel Sutherland Snowden, H'1938The
Right to Participate
- Robert J. Randall, Y'1943--Affirmative
Action And Me
- Charles Payne, Y'1952—Retribution
- John Woodford, H'1963--My Years at Harvard
- Yale Memories: A Look Back, By yolanda
joe,Yale Class of 1984,Trumbull College.
- Ernest L. Wilson, III, H'1970-- The Reform
of Tradition, the Tradition of Reform
- Ronald Machett, Y'1970
- Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Yale, '1973--How
To Join The Black Overclass
- Charles Martin, Y'1974—Tentacles
- Carlton Bush, H'1976—Bicentennial
- Monique Burns, H '1977—Beyond the
- Robin Walker, Y'1984--My Yale Experience
- Brotherman--By David Thomas, Y 1987
- Farah Griffin, H'1985--On Hair and Harvard
- Denise Byrd, Y'1988
- Susan Marie Jenkins, Y'1989--A Part of
the Yale Tradition
- Erica S. Turnipseed, Y’1993--My
first semester as a woman
Born in Washington DC Mr. Rhines graduated
from Coolidge High School then attended Yale University’s
Summer High School and Transitional Year Program after failing
the 12th grade. He worked as first janitor then photography
instructor as he earned a BA at DC based Antioch College-BHP (Center
for the Study of Basic Human Problems) in 1974. He completed
an MA in African American Studies at Yale in 1983 after teaching
English with the YMCA in Asia and leading students in Mali, French
West Africa with Operation Crossroads, Inc., in 1980. While
at Yale he worked as an IBM Systems Engineer before earning a Film
Production Certificate at NYU.
He earned a Political Science MA at UCLA
in 1986 and a UC Berkeley PhD in Ethnic Studies in 1993. He
was Assistant Professor of Political Economy in the African American
Studies Department at Rutgers University-Newark when Rutgers University
Press published his dissertation, BLACK FILM/WHITE MONEY, in 1996
and it won a Gustavus Mayer Human Rights Award in 1997. Since
denial of tenure in 2003, he has been disabled with hip replacements,
heart disease and cancer, which combined strongly encouraged his
return to the warmer, flatter terrain of Los Angeles, CA. He
taught English near Madrid, Spain with Vaughantown in 2006 and
in La Rioja, Spain with Auxiliares Norteamericanos de Conversación
in November 2010.
Although Madeline Sharples worked for most
of her professional life as a technical writer and editor, grant
writer, and proposal manager, she fell in love with poetry and
creative writing in grade school. She pursued her writing interests
to high school while studying journalism and writing for the high
school newspaper, and she studied journalism in college. However,
she only began to fulfill her dream to be a professional writer
later in life.
Madeline’s memoir, Leaving the
Hall Light On (Lucky Press LLC, 2011), is the harrowing
but ultimately uplifting tale of the course of years from her
son Paul’s diagnosis with bipolar disorder, through his
suicide at her home to the present day. It details how Madeline,
her husband and younger son weathered every family’s
addition to Leaving the Hall Light On, Madeline co-authored Blue-Collar
Women: Trailblazing Women Take on Men-Only Jobs (New Horizon
Press, 1994) a book about women in nontraditional professions and
co-edited the poetry anthology, The Great American Poetry
Show, Volumes 1 (Muse Media, 2004) and 2 (2010). Her poetry
accompanies the work of photographer Paul Blieden in two books,
The Emerging Goddess and Intimacy as well as appearing in print
and online on many occasions.
Madeline is now a full-time writer and is
working on her next book, a novel, based in the 1920s. She and
Bob, her husband of 40 years, live in Manhattan Beach, California,
a small beach community south of Los Angeles. Her younger son Ben
lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife Marissa.
more information and to buy books, please visit:
LuckyPress | www.MadelineSharples.com | Book
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The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society
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to meet and discuss their craft and the business of writing. GLAWS
accomplishes this through monthly meetings, discussion forums, critique
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