Salons / Classes

Angeles Flight • literary west Salons

We hold monthly literary salons at Clifton’s in downtown Los Angeles. Salons are held once a month on a Sunday, from 4-6 p.m., with exceptions for holidays and special events. Most salons are held in Clifton’s historic ballroom and are free and open to the public. All guests are invited to dine, drink and socialize with us after the salon in Clifton’s Redwood Room.

Upcoming 2017 salons:

June 18
Annabelle Gurwitch and Heather Havrilesky (at The Last Bookstore)

July 30
Julia Fierro and Anthony Breznican

Let us know you’re coming. RSVP!


Past salons featured:

Meredith Maran and Daisy Tong

Lilliam Rivera and Siel Ju

Chiwan Choi and José Luís Peixoto

Matthew Specktor and Tyler Malone

Wendy C. Ortiz and Eileen Cronin

Dana Johnson and David Kukoff


Past events included:

Wall of Resistance: A Post-Inauguration Rising Up & Reading

We held an epic post-inauguration event, in collaboration with David Rocklin’s Roar Shack Live Writes, to come together as a community and share contributions from our “Wall of Resistance” issue, on Jan. 22, 2017, at Clifton’s. Readers: Dana Johnson, Samantha Dunn, Chris Morris, Robin Rinaldi, Rich Ferguson, Désirée Zamorano, Lauren Eggert-Crowe, Daniel Antonio Barron, Eirene Donohue, Haneen Oriqat, Erica Blumfield, John Balma and Paradigm.


We will be offering writing classes taught by our contributors.

Our first series of classes will be given by acclaimed authors Eileen Cronin, Deanne Stillman and Alan Rifkin. Class size will be limited to 10 students and rates will vary from $25-$35 per student depending on session size. Class location and date TBD. The classes will focus on fiction and non-fiction, with emphasis on using life experience to develop stories. Please send inquiries to