Independent Writers of Southern California
IWOSC Welcomes you

If you’re a writer in the greater 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, for over 36 years — 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 events for writers

March Panel

Our meeting on Monday, March 30 has been postponed. We will re-schedule in the near future.Just as so many events have been impacted by the Corona virus, we have decided to take the sensible and cautious approach for March. And we will keep an eye out for further developments in the months to come.

Not to be outdone by the virus, and to keep the writing and publishing information flowing to our members and guests, we plan to present meetings, as needed and as possible, using the Zoom format. This system is relatively easy, but we will provide a free training session for anyone who needs help. We will continue to have the phone option.

Be careful and stay well.

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Our Previous Panel

Our February Panel was How to Join the Podcast Revolution. This Panel has passed but you may purchase a recording of it if you’d like.

March Seminar

As with our Panel, we are not holding a Seminar this month.

Please be on the lookout for a Seminar in April.

Satellite Meetings

We’re also putting our Satellites on hold for now.
Please stay well.






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Wondering about our Previous Seminar?

In February goal coach and project catalyst Debra Eckerling presented Set Yourself Up for Writing Success: Goal-Setting Using The D*E*B METHOD®

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:


Just happened… our winter party


Winter Party at Taix French Restaurant

Wednesday, December 11
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (or later if you’d like)

Our attending members and guests enjoyed getting together in our private room at Taix in Echo Park. Old World charm of this 90-year-old in a family-owned restaurant. Meeting fellow writers and talking about whatever interested them and their fellow scribes.

Beef Bourguignon, Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine, or Vegetarian: Pasta Monegasque…
For pricing and more info, please use the link immediately below.

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