Sevilla Writers House
Sevilla Writers House aims to broaden access to creative writing education and celebrate great writing online and in Los Angeles.
Photo by TJ Mauck.
Meet Lyndsay Hall.
Lyndsay Hall has taught creative writing to adults and children through Sevilla and a national nonprofit for seven years. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles; while there, she served as managing editor for the program’s literary journal, Lunch Ticket. She attended the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, New York University’s Writers in New York program, and the Bread Loaf Conference in Sicily. Lyndsay has been the first reader of submissions for Slice, Antioch University’s Lunch Ticket Special, and Union Literary, an agency. She served as the executive editor of Writopia Lab’s 10 year anniversary anthology. Her essay, “A Saline Solution,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart Pulp, Little Fiction | Big Truths, juked, xoJane, The Avalon Literary Review, and Lunch Ticket, among others. She is at work on a novel about Miami Beach nightclubs, abusive relationships, and class.
For many years, Sevilla Writers House existed only in name—it comes from one of my past apartments on South Beach (shown here) and the building that houses NYU’s creative writing program. The name first got use in 2015 for a writing workshop I’d organized with a group of my grad school peers, which then evolved into a reading series after our workshop read at the NoHo Lit Crawl (in a sex shop, no less).
When I decided to expand Sevilla into a full-fledged business in mid-2019, I wanted to offer services that focused on what I’m good at and most passionate about: organizing events and making creative writing education accessible to more people. So the reading series remains and has expanded, plus we offer robust online offerings in all genres (typically in the form of one-day events).