Here, we are all writers.
Sevilla Writers House is a donation-based Los Angeles literary community created to inspire established, emerging, and (most of all!) enthusiastic writers. We do not discriminate between professional and reluctant writers; rather, we believe that all voices, now more than ever, should be lifted and heard. We value imagination and risk-taking, vulnerability and transparency. We offer creative writing workshops, community writing events, weekend retreats, developmental editing, salons, readings, and very soon, an online literary journal.
Our community survives because of our loyal, generous monthly donors. Donations go toward keeping Sevilla Writers House workshops, salons, readings, and other community events free for its participants. You may make a donation by visiting this page.
We believe in the value of storytelling. We also believe many stories will never be published and read because the writer cannot afford or does not have access to the writing community. Graduate school. Workshops. Retreats. Conferences. Editors. Submitting to literary journals. All of this costs money. Being a writer is neither cheap nor lucrative. And writers who do not have the resources for these opportunities may not hone his/her/their craft to its fullest potential.
We believe everyone should be afforded equal opportunity to live out their dreams. We believe fiction novels do a better job teaching empathy than anything else. We believe our world would be more connected if our most vulnerable and wounded neighbors had a chance to share their stories.
Lyndsay Hall earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, and she works as a creative writing instructor with the nonprofit organization Writopia Lab. Her writing has appeared in Little Fiction | Big Truths, Lunch Ticket, b(OINK), juked, The Avalon Literary Review, xoJane, and elsewhere. She has held various editor roles: she was the executive editor of Writopia Lab’s 10 year anthology; the first reader of manuscript submissions for Union Literary, an agency in NYC; and the managing editor of the literary journal Lunch Ticket. She will soon be the managing editor for Lunch Ticket‘s first alumni edition. In addition to her master’s degree, she has attended Bread Loaf in Sicily (2016), New York University’s Writers in New York program (2012), the Slice Literary Conference (2013), and she’s taken writing workshops through Sackett Street in New York. She writes the blog Sunday Whiskey.