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Supporting the literary arts in Laguna Beach

About us


LitLaguna is a non-profit group created for the sole purpose of supporting the literary arts in Laguna Beach. Our goal is to encourage the creation and enjoyment of the written and spoken word and to unite the literary community.


Laguna Beach writer, Kate Buckley's short story was published in the "Belmont Story Review." Check it out on Amazon.

Click here for description and excerpt.



Book Review by Laguna Beach Book Blogger Randy Craft

"There There" by Tommy Orange



New Book Review by Laguna Beach Book Blogger Randy Kraft

OC Book Blog: “Asymmetry” by Lisa Halliday



Laguna Beach's Little 

Free Libraries

by Suzanne Redfearn


Find out about Laguna's secret trove of little free libraries: where they are and the people who created them.





Ongoing Workshops


Ongoing (open to public):


Third Street Writers Writing Workshop, Mondays 10:00-1:00 at the Laguna Beach Library

Third Street Writers is dedicated to fostering the development of new and veteran writers by providing opportunities to study, produce, and showcase literature. 


Join us as we work with writing prompts, read and comment on works in progress. For information click here.


Toastmasters of Laguna Beac, Thursdays 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

St Mary's Guild Hall (behind the church) 428 Park Ave​nue

Toastmasters is a non-profit organization devoted to the development of communicatation, public speaking, presentation and leadership skills.


Anyone interested in improving their public speech is welcome to attend. For more information click here.


Laguna Beach Library Poetry Workshop, First and Third Saturdays, 2:00-4:00, Community Room


Participants should bring 10 copies of a poem they wish to have read and workshopped. Each poem will be read by the poet and perhaps by another reader. Participants then respond with emphasis on positive comments and constructive suggestions. Recommended for advanced poets—this is not a workshop for beginners.




Call for Entries


Laguna Beach Catmosphere Kit-Lit Writing and Art Contest

If you’re creative, love cats, and want to help publicize the plight of rescue cats and/or the wonderful world of felines, think about entering nonprofit Catmosphere Laguna Foundation’s Kit-Lit and Fe’Line Art Contests. The deadline of February 21 is coming up soon.

There are great prizes to be had and two opportunities for winners to read their works.

All genres of writing and art are welcome, though Kit-Lit entries should be fewer than 750 words, and all entries must be cat-themed.

Categories are as follows: 12 years and under; 13 – 18; and 18 years and over. There’s no entry fee.

Kit-Lit entries and photos of Fe’Line Art can be emailed to or dropped off at Catmosphere Laguna, 381 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach.

Winners will be announced on March 3 and a Winners’ Celebration/ Reading held on March 18.

Catmosphere Laguna provides a warm, loving setting for rescue cats as they wait to be adopted. Adult visitors are asked to pay $22 an hour to hang out with the up-to-16 cats in residence at any given time and kids 6 -12 are just $12. The money underwrites the housing of the cats and the cost of food, litter, toys, spaying, shots, and other veterinary costs as they await their “furrever” homes.

For more information, visit


Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge

Rattle’s mission is to promote the practice of poetry.​

If you’re a poet, go to this page every month to find a new piece of art to inspire your poetry. You’ll have one month to write and submit your poems. Two winners—one chosen by the artist and the other by Rattle’s editor—will receive online publication and $50 each month.