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 August Event is a Party!

IWOSC writer's group summer 2019 party location, Whiskey Red'sSocializing and conversation is the call of the day as we’re seaside at Whiskey Red’s in Marina del Rey. Good food, lots of chuckles, some nice door prizes, and direct contact with your fellow writers and publishers.

Sunday, August 25, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner starting at 5:00 p.m.

Learn more …

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Wondering about our July Panel?

Our July Panel was Kidlit – Writing & Publishing Literature for Kids.
This Panel has passed but you may purchase a recording of it if you’d like.

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Wondering about our July Seminar?

Our July Seminar was an online webinar: Screenwriting & TV Writing with Pilar Alessandra: 90-minute Q&A

We don’t typically make our Seminars available for purchase but this Webinar audio recording may be purchased.

Additionally in July we had a Members-only Brainstorming Session.

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:

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