Founded in 2010, the Los Angeles Poet Society, (LAPS), was by raised by East LA born Poet, Jessica M. Wilson. The mission of the LAPS is to create a bridge, fusing the communities of Los Angeles and Southern California Poets, poetry organizations, Writer groups, booksellers, publishers, literary enthusiasts and supporters into a unified social and literary network.
The focal point of LAPS is to network and publicize the events and achievements of its members. LAPS also organizes and promotes events, pulling from within its own community, to create and sustain Los Angeles’ literary anchor.
The founder, Jessica M. Wilson, is a poet from East Los Angeles, CA. Jessica holds her Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Otis College, and a BA in both Creative Writing and Art History from UC Riverside. She is the Founder of the Los Angles Poet Society, Writers’ Row (a showcase of Writers during the downtown Art Walk), Writer Wednesdays, and SoapBox Poets which is a collaborative group of artists delivering their work to masses.
If you live in or around Los Angeles, you might want to become a member and take advantage of all this organization has to offer.