Independent Writers of Southern California
IWOSC Welcomes you
If you’re a writer in the Los Angeles area or Southern California, at any level of your writing career, writing for yourself, for magazines or ezines, working a screenplay or editing copy, or working on a book — writing in any genre, we welcome you.
IWOSC, now celebrating our 35th anniversary year as one of LA’s longest-running professional writers’ organizations, provides writers of the greater LA or Southern California area with many opportunities to get together: seminars, panel and more! Our About page has more about the educational and informational events we offer for writers…
Our Upcoming Writers’ Events
Annual Agents Panel for Writers
Monday, May 21, 2018
7:30 to 9:15 p.m.
(networking follows the program)
Free for IWOSC members
We’ll cover practical pointers for writers, from what each agent is (and isn’t) looking for, to general tips on how writers can get an agent’s attention. Cover/query letters. What an agent can do for authors. How writers can find the right representation and steps to take to create a strong author-agent relationship. We’ll also look at ebooks, transitioning from self-publishing to traditional publishing, book-to-film deals, and apps.
Our previous Panel…
In May, please stop by and see us at the…
805 Writers’ Conference
May 19, 2018
May 20, 2018
Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library
1401 E Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
We are proud to be a sponsor of this conference.
For info please visit 805writersconference.com.
Our March Seminar was…
Free Promotional Ideas for Writers:
easy, creative, productive ideas from Joan Stewart, the Publicity Hound
A recording of this panel is available for purchase.
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:
- Orange County — currently on hiatus
- Pasadena/Altadena Satellite – meets in Altadena
- South Bay – meets in El Segundo
- Valley Satellite (San Fernando Valley) – meets in Woodland Hills
- Westside (Los Angeles) — currently on hiatus
- Ventura County satellite – meets in Thousand Oaks