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, for over 35 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 Writers’ Events
January 2019 Panel…
What Kind of Publishing is Right for Me?
Monday, January 28, 2019
7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
(networking follows the program)
Free for IWOSC members
Following our hugely successful November webinar with top New York decision-maker editor Riva Hocherman (Henry Holt / Metropolitan Books) our writers’ group kicks off 2019.
This program is designed specifically to help writers determine which path is the best (and the most profitable) for them in today’s world of traditional publishing, self-publishing, small presses, and online and E-books.
Our previous Panel…
Meet a Major Book Editor, and online webinar with Riva Hocherman
A recording is available for purchase.
Our January 2019 Seminar…
Writing Memoirs that People WANT to Read!
Saturday, January 19, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
We’re sorry but this seminar won’t be happening on this date.
IWOSC members: $15
Writing Tips and Techniques to Bring Your Story to Life
IWOSC kicks off the New Year with a memoir-writing workshop led by our own Ina Hillebrandt.
Using her special provocative techniques in this hands-on writing seminar, you’ll be writing a short tale to immediately get the hang of this new style!
You’ll experience for yourself how fun and cathartic it can be to write stories from your own life.
Our previous Seminar…
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
You just missed…
Party — Our Annual Winter Party
Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2018
About 50 Southern California writers, writers and their friends got together for an afternoon of creative souls. Everyone enjoyed delicious French country cooking and sparkling conversation at TAIX, a great restaurant in the Echo Park area.