Welcome to IWOSC
Independent Writers of Southern California

If you’re a writer in the Los Angeles area or Southern California, at any level of your writing career, 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! More about what we offer.


Our Upcoming Writers’ Events


IWOSC is deeply sorry to have to cancel our September 26 panel.

We have rescheduled the event and will present “Ageism in Writing: How Young Do You Really HAVE to Be?” on November 21.

This decision was not taken lightly.

In fact, this is the first time that anyone of us can remember having to cancel a Monday night panel.

But as the hype for Monday’s Presidential Debate escalated, it became very clear that it was not fair to our audience or our panelists to present the panel on the same night as the first presidential debate.

We therefore are rescheduling this panel until November 21.

The valuable insights and commentary of our esteemed panelists deserve a full house, and we hope to deliver that in November.

A full refund will be issued to those who prepaid.

Get on GetPublished! Radio-The Inner-workings of an Actual Podcast

Saturday, October 15, 2016
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
IWOSC members: $15
Non-members: $35

geraldjones_getpublishedBring your most perplexing questions about writing and self-publishing to this on-location recording of an hour-long GetPublished! Radio episode.

Since its launch last April Fool’s Day, GetPublished! has gained listenership steadily.

GetPublished! announcer Bill Navarro quips that host Gerald Everett Jones has the answers – because he’s already made the mistakes himself.

So, bring your questions to this recording session, step up to the mic, and challenge him on the air!

Also calling him out will be the show’s new, we’ll-see-about-that Millennial co-host, Cheyenne Cockrell.

Gerald and Cheyenne will be joined by some special guests who will bring their own surprises.


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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:



Summer Party Fun

On August 27, we had our annual summer get-together. This time, we enjoyed the cooler air of San Pedro.