Event


Highlights and Lowlifes: An Evening with Marvin Wolf

Special IWOSC Members-only Event
Highlights and Lowlifes: An Evening with Marvin Wolf

Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 pm

Marvin Wolf, one of IWOSC’s most successful writers shares highlights and lowlifes from a career spanning 50 years.

A recovering photojournalist, charter IWOSC member, four-time past president, adjunct college professor, and the author of 17 published books, scores of magazine articles and a feature movie for television, Wolf talks about the pitfalls, pratfalls, roadblocks and rewards of a life in letters in his last IWOSC appearance before departing for a new home in North Carolina.

The author of 17 books…

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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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Literary Agents Panel: What Writers Must Know About Working With Representation

Annual Agents Panel
Monday, April 27, 2015

In a fast-changing marketplace, it’s more important than ever to have an advocate to fight for you when going the route of traditional publishing. Our annual Agent’s program this April 27 will present a panel of stellar Southern California agents who will provide a look at their world today. Topics we’ll be covering (and there will be time for Q&A from the audience) will include:

Do’s and Don’ts — how to get an agent’s attention in a good way, what agents are especially on the lookout for (and what they DON’T want to see) in cover/query letters and proposals.

How to make your cover, query, or proposal irresistible, and how to match yourself with the right agent for your “brand” and interests as a writer.

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2013

Outside event
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books started in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, it attracts more than 150,000 book lovers each year — and IWOSC was proud to once again be a participant.

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IWOSC Reads Its Own – March 2012

IWOSC Reads Its Own
Sunday, March 4, 2012

Twice a year IWOSC holds a special FREE event — “IWOSC Reads Its Own” — a spellbinding afternoon of eclectic, eccentric, and exemplary works — from poems to true stories to hilarious monologues and beyond, read aloud by distinguished IWOSC scribes. We’ll be regaled with their wit, have our emotions stirred, or be plunged into deep thought at the beautiful independent bookstore, Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena.

Some IWOSC’s talented member writers will read short excerpts from their published, unpublished, or in-progress works.

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