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

Ageism in Writing: How young do you really HAVE to be

Monday, November 21, 2016
7:30 to 9:15 p.m.
(networking follows the program)
Free for IWOSC members
$15 non-members
Many professions have the burden of the issue of age, defined differently in every profession.

If you are of a “certain age,” you may be passed over because of the perception that your output may be less dynamic, not speaking the language of the time, unable to put the time in due to family concerns.

Younger people often have the “Catch 22” needing to be young, but also needing to have experience in order to get noticed and validated. We are going to deal with both sides of that coin, starting with this month’s panel.

Writers have experienced ageism famously within the TV and Film community, but it also exists in the publishing world and other outlets for our writing efforts.  We will explore some of the pitfalls that our panel have seen, some creative work-arounds that they have discovered, and some thankfully creative oversights that actually opened the door for them.

Join us for a discussion that promises to be lively and perhaps a bit controversial, but not without the promise of hope for all.

Read more and reserve…

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.