Ventura County satellite meetings for writers

IWOSC’s monthly drop-in satellite sessions are free and open to all Los Angeles writers — both members and non-members. (Out-of-town guests are welcome too.)

We have several satellites to cover the various areas of Southern California or the Greater Los Angeles area. You’ll find them all under the Upcoming Events menu.

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Ventura County Satellite Group

Kathleen Kaiser, leader of this Ventura-based group for writers in California

Host: Kathleen Kaiser

Hosted by: Kathleen Kaiser

IWOSC’s Ventura County satellite for LA area writers is joined by SPAWN — Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers Network.

We meet evenings on the last Thursday each month, except December. Many months we feature a guest speaker and special topic. You are also welcome to join our speaker for dinner!

Next meetings

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017



7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
If dining, please try to arrive by 6:30 p.m.



Mimi’s Cafe
400 N. Moorpark Rd.
Thousand Oaks, California
Phone: 805-373-5922

The restaurant is donating the room so if you do come, consider ordering dessert or a drink.

Next Meeting Topics

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Bestselling author E. Van Lowe on how to wear both the writing and marketing hats required to become a successful author.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Author and book publicist Anthony Mora will speak on: Why Effective PR is Effective Storytelling. Guest authors to speak about their books are Valinda Rothman and Alviin Barnes.


Please visit this group’s dedicated website at for more info.
Please contact host Kathleen Kaiser, Kathleen at for more details about this writers’ group.

Some of our past speakers and meetings for writers

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017
    Growing a Successful Author Website in 2017: Your Questions Answered
    with Steven Sanchez
  • Thursday, September 29, 2016
    Pick the Brain of a Book Publicist
    Kathleen Sexton Kaiser
    , book marketer and new recipient of the “Publicist of the Year” award for 2016 from the Book Publicists of Southern California, takes questions and delivers straight answers to your many concerns.
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016
    Literary agent and writing instructor extraordinaire, Toni Lopopolo, spoke about: Narrative Voice: A great one will sell your book.
    Toni’s most popular lecture is titled The Ten Most Common Mistakes First Novelists Make. Click here to download a quick summary of the ten mistakes.
    Her website:
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016
    Book publicist Darlene Chan: Choosing the Right Promo Service to Sell Your Ebook
    Darlene’s website: