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


Party time!

Winter Party at Taix French Restaurant

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

We invite you to join us in our private room at Taix in the Echo Park area for our party. Come enjoy the Old World charm of this 90-year-old, family-owned restaurant as you meet fellow writers and talk about whatever interests you and your 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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Most months we hold a Panel and you’ll find the info about it here. In December we take a break to enjoy the holiday season.

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Wondering about our Previous Panel?

Our November Panel was Publicity for Books.
This Panel has passed but you may purchase a recording of it if you’d like.

Seminar or Webinar

Most months we hold a Seminar or perhaps an online. As we do, you’ll find the info about it here. In December we take a break to enjoy the holiday season.

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Wondering about our Previous Seminar?

Our November Seminar was a webinar, A Conversation with Daniel Slater, Principal, Independent Publishing, Kindle Global Content.

Our summer party

Here’s a look at our last Summer Party
Socializing and conversation were the call of the day on Sunday, August 25, 2019 as we enjoyed the ocean view 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.

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View from our writer's summer party

Our view as we writers mingled

IWOSC President Gary Young & our First Lady Kathy at our summer party

Pres Gary Young & First Lady Kathy

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: