Annual IWOSC Summer Party
Saturday, August 16, 2008
5 to 8 p.m.
Don’t miss the opportunity to rub elbows with some of Southern California’s most interesting writers while enjoying a light repast and quenching drinks in a unique historic setting — the Heritage Square Museum in Highland Park. We will also toast IWOSC’s 25th Anniversary with champagne and a special celebration cake.
Heritage Square is a unique collection of eight historic structures, all constructed during the Victorian Era, and all saved from demolition and moved to this site to create a living history museum reflecting the settlement and development of Southern California. Today, the Heritage Square Museum offers visitors a look into the everyday lives of Southern Californians at the close of the 19th Century.
- Docent-led tours of several Heritage Square buildings
- A light dinner repast (including vegetarian options)
- Program followed by dessert and champagne
- The party concludes at dusk — there are no electric lights at Heritage Square.
Exit Avenue 43 from the Pasadena/ 110 Freeway. Homer Street is just east of the freeway, running parallel to it. Turn RIGHT (south) on Homer and drive all the way to the end of the very long block, and then turn sharp right into the parking area. Parking is free.
Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles, California 90031
Party with a Purpose — Adopt a book
IWOSC has a longstanding tradition of supporting the Los Angeles Public Library.
In 1986, when an arson fire destroyed 400,000 volumes, and damaged countless more books, periodicals and other materials in Downtown’s iconic 1926 Bertram Goodhue-designed Egyptian Revival-style Central Library, IWOSC members jumped in, rolled up their sleeves, and helped out.
As IWOSC celebrates its quarter century of supporting writers and the writing life in Southern California, we are again calling upon our members and friends to dig in and help the Library, this time by adopting much-needed books.
As part of these annual Summer Party festivities, we are asking you to adopt one or more specific books that the Library Foundation of Los Angeles has identified as needed enhancements by the Central Library and/or its branches. You can make your book donation at the party by sending it to the IWOSC office.