Affiliated Event


805 Writers’ Conference

Outside event
October 31 & November 1, 2015

IWOSC is proud to co-sponsor the 805 Writers’ Conference.

The Craft and Business of Writing. 805 Writers’ Conference delivers the skills and knowledge writers need to succeed. Perfect for novelists, nonfiction, magazine, and screenwriters.

39 professionals to hear and meet, including our own Flo Selfman and Roberta Edgar and IWOSC had a table there as well.

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The IWOSC booth in the center.

The 2015 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Outside event

Saturday, April 18
Sunday, April 19

Every year the Festival emerges bigger, better, and more exciting. This year’s Festival featured lectures and presentations by 540 authors, 8 cooking demonstrations, 11 artists, 3 screenings, 9 stages, 16 musical performances, 34 poets, 13 food trucks. All free!

Thousands attended — with the common goal of mingling in the rarified atmosphere of creativity and knowledge.

We were happy that so many stopped by and the IWOSC booth to meet IWOSC member writers and authors.

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Donation to Sojourn

Donation to Sojourn

The Pam Leven Book Nook
at Sojourn Services For Battered Women And Their Children.

This little library is room where Sojourn clients can select from donated books including many self-help and domestic violence books.

As a tribute to our longtime treasurer, Pam Leven, a supporter of battered women’s shelters, IWOSC donated $2,500 to Sojourn Services For Battered Women And Their Children. Sojourn is a domestic violence program within Santa Monica’s OPCC (Ocean Park Community Center).

We lost Pam when she died from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident December 2013. We love that Pam is now honored by a spot in which women in need can be comfortable as they read and empower themselves.

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