BOARD OF Directors

Amy Francis Dechary, president

Rina Palumbo, vice-president

Jennifer Griffiths, secretary 

Victoria Kertz, treasurer

Steve Fayne                                  Christine Fugate

Theresa Keegan 

Dennis Pizkiewicz

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Fostering the art of writing in Laguna Beach and beyond


Third Street Writers, based in Laguna Beach California, is dedicated to fostering the development of new and veteran writers by providing opportunities to study, produce, and showcase literature. In addition to individual projects, Third Street Writers sponsors writing workshops, public reading events and community outreach. Further to supporting and promoting these individual and group endeavors, Third Street Writers strives to create a dynamic center to link with other artistic communities in Laguna Beach and Orange County.

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On October 24, Third Street Writers and friends gathered at the LCAD Gallery for a spooky evening of secret and sinful writing.

See our Events page for info our next reading event.


Our weekly meetings are open to all experienced writers. The gatherings include writing exercises, motivational tools and an opportunity for writers to receive feedback on their work in a structured, supportive setting from veteran writers. 

Laguna Beach Public Library  

Mondays, 10 am - 1 pm

Free - Every Monday unless the library is closed

Please contact Amy Dechary at for more information.


Submissions for our fourth anthology Beach Reads: Adrift are now closed. Click on the submission page above for more info.

Judging takes place in October. Selected writers/artists will be notified in November, with payments being sent in April.