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Celebrate our 35th anniversary at our annual holiday party

Celebrating 35 years of our writer’s group with this year’s holiday party at the Biltmore We will put our writing aside as scribes and guests socialize downtown at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel!  Frescos, murals, embroidered tapestries, carved marble fountains and columns, lead crystal chandeliers, cast bronze stairwells and doorways — and history. The Biltmore, designated as a California historic-cultural landmark in 1969, is centrally located in downtown Los Angeles across the street from Pershing Square and is all this and more. You’ll get to meet our Board of Directors, network, schmooze, have a lavish dinner, win prizes, and more. Date and Time […]


Summer party 2017

Summer Party in the Heart of Hollywood This summer our party is in the heart of Hollywood, at the second oldest eatery on Hollywood Blvd. We’re also touring the historic Egyptian Theater located right next door. Come early to meet with friends and catch up on news. Our back room will be ready by 12:30. If you come earlier look for people with name tags at the bar. We’ll then gather in the back room and spill over into the patio. Oh, and we’ll have a few prizes to be won, too. Sorry, reservations are now closed. Date and Time […]


Winter party 2016


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Join us in the lap of architectural splendor as we get to know one another better and celebrate the holidays at the beautiful downtown Millennium Biltmore Hotel!

Sitting on half a city block right across the street from Pershing Square, it is centrally located in downtown Los Angeles.

We love its frescos, murals, embroidered tapestries, carved marble fountains and columns, lead crystal chandeliers, cast bronze stairwells and doorways and more.

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Smeraldis

Annual Holiday Party

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Jingle bells are ringing at the Biltmore. Follow the tradition of presidents, celebrities, dignitaries – and IWOSC writers – by kicking off the holiday season and celebrating history, architectural splendor, and creativity at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel!

Once again, we’ll enjoy a lavish custom pasta bar, with chefs cooking up pasta dishes with all the trimmings. Dinner includes salad, dessert and beverages. No-host bar. After dinner, we’ll toast this year’s IWOSC dignitaries with special service awards. You can join the fun with raffles and door prizes.

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Annual IWOSC Summer Party

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Don’t miss the opportunity to rub elbows with some of Southern California’s most interesting writers while enjoying a light repast and quenching drinks in a unique historic setting — the Heritage Square Museum in Highland Park. We will also toast IWOSC’s 25th Anniversary with champagne and a special celebration cake.

Heritage Square is a unique collection of eight historic structures, all constructed during the Victorian Era, and all saved from demolition and moved to this site to create a living history museum reflecting the settlement and development of Southern California. Today, the Heritage Square Museum offers visitors a look into the everyday lives of Southern Californians at the close of the 19th Century.

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IWOSC writers’ group summer party in San Pedro

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Sunday, August 27, 2016

We enjoyed an afternoon/evening in the fresh ocean air as we mingled in the garden of MaGriffe, across from the Korean Friendship Bell.

Why? Becuase you never know what great ideas will come from a social conversation with a fellow creative, what tips you’ll glean, what inspiration you’ll find — but that good stuff always comes from such downtime and relaxing conversations.

Socializing and conversation was the call of the day.

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Annual Holiday Bash at the Biltmore

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Let’s meet for no-host cocktails in the gorgeous Rendezvous Court or take an escorted tour of this historic hotel (optional), including the elegant ballrooms and indoor pool.

Then in Smeraldi’s Restaurant, we’ll have dinner with all the trimmings – soup or salad, entrée and sides, dessert selection, and beverages (non-alcoholic included with dinner; no-host bar available).
Awards and drawings follow, and we’ll have some nice surprises for you!

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Marianne Muellerleile

IWOSC’s Sumer Party!

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Location:
Carla’s Cafe
CBS STUDIO CENTER

This summer season we returned to enjoy the hospitality of CBS Studios in Studio City where fellow writers and guests wined, dined and socialized — after seeing the lot and in between being regaled with the personal stories of the fabulous Marianne Muellerleile.

Two years ago our summer party at CBS Studio City was such a hit that we’ve decided to return!

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IWOSC Annual Holiday Bash At The Biltmore

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kick off the season at the IWOSC Annual Holiday Bash at the Biltmore! Follow the tradition of presidents, celebrities, dignitaries, and IWOSC writers by celebrating history, architectural splendor, and creativity at the beautiful downtown Millennium Biltmore Hotel!

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IWOSC’s Summer Party at the CBS Radford lot!

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

For our 2013 summer party, we enjoyed the hospitality of the CBS Radford Studios in Studio City, near Laurel Canyon and Ventura Boulevards.

We wined with the Murphy-Goode Wine’s California Collection.

We dined on the scrumptious buffet dinner at Carla’s Café, by their very own Events d’ Elegance.

And we socialized with fellow writers and guests!

We loved being on this CBS lot.

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Annual Holiday Bash! We’re back at the Biltmore! Celebrating the season and our 30th year!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Kick off the season and commemorate our 30 years at the IWOSC Annual Holiday Bash at the Biltmore! Follow the tradition of presidents, celebrities, dignitaries, and IWOSC writers by celebrating history, architectural splendor, and creativity at the beautiful downtown Millennium Biltmore Hotel!

Join fellow scribes and guests in the heart of downtown Los Angeles at the historic, elegant, architecturally striking Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

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IWOSC’s Summer Party!

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

We wined, dined and socialized with fellow writers alfresco at a private home in a beautiful tucked-away section of Historic West Adams!

Many of us took advantage of a tour of this historic home as well as escorted tours of the surrounding neighborhood.

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Winter Party at the Biltmore

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kick off the season in style at IWOSC’s annual Holiday Bash at the Biltmore!

Follow the tradition of presidents, celebrities, dignitaries – and IWOSC writers – by celebrating history, architectural splendor, and creativity at the beautiful downtown Biltmore Hotel!

Join your fellow scribes and guests on Wednesday, December 8, at one of Los Angeles’s most beautiful locations: the historic, elegant, architecturally awesome Millenium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

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IWOSC Summer Party!

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Wine and dine with fellow writers at San Antonio Winery, the last producing winery in LA!

Enjoy an antipasto bar followed by a buffet dinner with entrees, pasta, salad, vegetable, dessert and unlimited iced tea

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Annual Summer Party!

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Rub elbows with some of Southern California’s most interesting writers while you dine and drink lavishly in a unique historic setting.

This year’s party is at the historic Zane Grey Estate on “Millionaire’s Row” in Altadena.

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Annual IWOSC Winter Party — IWOSC Holiday Bash at the Biltmore!

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Kick off the season in style at IWOSC’s annual Holiday Bash at the Biltmore! Follow the tradition of presidents, celebrities, dignitaries – and IWOSC writers – by celebrating history, architectural splendor, and creativity at the beautiful downtown Biltmore Hotel!

Join your fellow scribes and guests on Thursday, December 4, at one of L.A.’s most beautiful locations: the historic, elegant, architecturally awesome Millenium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

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IWOSC Summer Party!

Seminar
Saturday, August 25, 2007

This year’s party is being held at the landmark stone residence of John Steven McGroarty, a playwright, Los Angeles Times columnist, author, historian, elected Congressman, and Poet Laureate of the State of California from 1933 until his death in 1944.

Nestled in the Verdugo foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Tujunga, this impressive stone structure was built in 1923 and is also known as “Rancho Chupa Rosa.” Like many nearby homes constructed in the period, much of the property was constructed with rocks found in the soil or from the nearby Tujunga Wash. The home features a large veranda with a spectacular view of surrounding oaks, the sprawling city below, and the majestic San Gabriel Mountains to the north.

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IWOSC Annual Winter Party

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Monday, December 5, 2006

Sugar Plum Fairies are already dancing in our heads! On Monday, December 5, we kicked off the holiday season by returning to the beautiful and historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles for IWOSC’s annual winter party. Drinking and dining at Smeraldi’s, the Biltmore’s main-floor restaurant just off the old lobby, with a lavish buffet.

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Annual Summer Party — Farnsworth Park

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Sunday, August 6, 2006

Spend a leisurely summer afternoon mingling with fellow writers, feasting on Mediterranean food, sipping wine and sangria, and taking in a panoramic view of the San Gabriel Valley and beyond.

We’ll be at the Depression-era William O. Davies Memorial community building at Farnsworth Park. The historic stone building reveals the influence of the naturalistic trend of the California Arts and Crafts period and the handmade, careful construction of local artisans. If it’s a clear day, we’ll be able to see the downtown Los Angeles skyline and the Pacific Ocean. The building is both cooland cooled. It’s historic, beautiful, easy to locate, and the parking is free.

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