Independent Writers of Southern California
IWOSC Welcomes you

If you’re a writer in the Los Angeles area or Southern California, at any level of your writing career, writing for yourself, for magazines or ezines, working a screenplay or editing copy, or working on a book — writing in any genre, we welcome you.

IWOSC provides writers of the greater LA or Southern California area with many opportunities to get together: seminars, panel and more! Our About page has more about the educational and informational events we offer for writers


Our Upcoming Writers’ Events

Up next…
Marketing Intensive

Saturday, July 15, 2017

An all-day multi-presenter intensive seminar dedicated to the topic of marketing your writing.

Info coming soon.

Just held…
Jump Start Your Book Writing Project This Summer

Saturday, June 17, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Presented by Ina Hillebrandt

  • Have you been thinking about writing a book?
  • Wondering where to start?
  • Or, have you started, but feel unclear about how to organize your writing?
  • Looking for ideas to make your book a better read?

Now’s the time to get feedback and ideas for moving ahead! In this workshop…

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Comedy Writing (and Wronging)

Monday, June 26, 2017
7:30 to 9:15 p.m.

Dying is easy, comedy is hard – but this panel might just make it a little easier.

We’ll discuss multiple comic styles and comedy formats (TV, standup, essay, etc.), how to get more laughs, lighten up, and create comedy on a structural level with topics including…

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Satellites— Informal sessions for writers

IWOSC’s monthly drop-in satellite sessions are free and open to all writers — both members and non-members.

From Orange County to Pasadena to the San Fernando Valley, IWOSC has writers covered. Bring your writing, your ideas, problems, questions, and complaints. Receive support, laughs, juicy controversy, and plenty of networking. If there isn’t a satellite in your area, we welcome having you create one.

Our local area satellite groups for writers are:


Just Happened… Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

This major event for everyone — whether writers or readers — happens once a year, each spring at the USC Campus near downtown.

We were there, of course, at our usual booth, #131.

Read about it…