About the Los Angeles Area Chapter

Welcome to the Los Angeles Area EFA Chapter page. EFA-LA is open to all EFA members in the Los Angeles area. If you fall a little outside the area—from the desert to the sea—consider yourself welcome too.

Happy holidays to everyone! Have a safe and happy one. May 2021 be a better year for all of us free of the pandemic so that we can get back to in-person meetings. Until then, we continue with Zoom meetings.


Our final chapter meeting of the year took place on December 9. EFA member Evelyn Duffy, from Washington, D.C., gave a presentation and answered our questions on her work with author, Bob Woodward. She has also edited six of his books on four presidents and has been involved in all aspects of getting his books to print. Evelyn also spoke about her experiences in nonfiction editing. She stated that she has received many jobs from her EFA profile (a good reason to review your profile and ensure it’s top-notch). We had three polls during the meeting and it was fun to see the results. We didn’t have time for the planned breakouts so the meeting  concluded with a short networking session, with attendees stating what they were most proud of this past year.

SAVE THE DATE: Our first meeting for 2021 will take place on Wednesday, February 24. The planned topic is Emergency Business Planning. We will also try to have breakout sessions. Stay tuned for more details.

Other News:

For 2021, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will take place April 17-18 at USC. If the pandemic is still ongoing, then it will take place virtually.

Once it’s safe to gather in person, we will plan a coffee/lunch gathering most likely in the San Gabriel Valley (maybe Pasadena or Arcadia). Then we’ll rotate back to the Westside and then possibly the San Fernando Valley. This smaller group setting will allow us to get to know one another better and to talk about our challenges and accomplishments in our businesses.


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