Apply Now for Slake’s Summer Sundays: A Workshop in Narrative, August 19, August 26, and September 9

What is narrative? Why is it the head and heart of vital storytelling? How do you develop it, sustain it, and bring it to a satisfying conclusion? In this inaugural writing workshop from the founders of the groundbreaking Slake: Los Angeles, co-editors Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa will give you the tools to master narrative, develop your writing voice, and bridge the gap between disposable and enduring storytelling.

Workshop days include an individualized editing session for each participant with two of the city’s top editors, group readings and discussion, as well as lunchtime lectures with special guest writers. Advice on how to sell your workshop story will be given, too. The course concludes on a third Sunday with a low-stress public reading of an excerpt of your workshopped story for friends and family on Sunday, September 9. Workshop sessions and reading will take place at Slake’s offices in Atwater Crossing.


Two consecutive five-hour writing workshops
Sunday, August 19, and Sunday, August 26
9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Lunch included


Friends-and-family public reading
Sunday, September 9
4–6 p.m.
Refreshments included

Application Fee: $15

Workshop Fee:  $500