Annual Holiday Bash! We’re back at the Biltmore! Celebrating the season and our 30th year!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Kick off the season and commemorate our 30 years at the IWOSC Annual Holiday Bash at the Biltmore! Follow the tradition of presidents, celebrities, dignitaries, and IWOSC writers by celebrating history, architectural splendor, and creativity at the beautiful downtown Millennium Biltmore Hotel!

Join fellow scribes and guests in the heart of downtown Los Angeles at the historic, elegant, architecturally striking Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

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IWOSC ALL-STARS 1: A Hot Half-Dozen Authors Tell How They Write, Publish, and Promote

Monday, November 19, 2012

From Memoir to Mystery, Peanut Butter to Charley Parkhurst, Filmmaking to Therapy, You’ll Learn and be Entertained by These Authors.

The first “IWOSC ALL-STARS” panel discussion! Six authors, all members of the 30-year-old writers’ organization, will share stories of how they wrote, published, and promoted their new books. Fiction, nonfiction, biography, how-to, mystery: it’s a mixed bag, and these stars will shine.

We’ll learn…

Moderator: Flo Selfman
Sylvia Cary
Karen Kondazian
Jon Krampner
Ester Benjamin Shifren
Joe Wallenstein
Marvin J. Wolf

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Social Media Gold Rush: Mining Pinterest and Google+

Saturday, November 17, 2012

What if you could travel back in time to the gold rush era, and go right to where massive amounts of gold was just waiting for you to go get it? How about getting in FRONT of the next Facebook or Google and cash in on their meteoric growth?

Well, how’d you like to get in front of the next two fastest growing social media opportunities before everyone else figures out how to be really big there?

Pinterest has more than 10 million monthly unique visitors and is now the third most popular social networking site behind Facebook and Twitter. Google+, barely 1 year old, is now home to more than 400 million members and attracts 100 million active monthly users.

Steven Sanchez will show us why these two special new social media outlets are so popular and growing so fast. During our workshop we’ll cover…

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IWOSC Reads Its Own – March 2012

IWOSC Reads Its Own
Sunday, March 4, 2012

Twice a year IWOSC holds a special FREE event — “IWOSC Reads Its Own” — a spellbinding afternoon of eclectic, eccentric, and exemplary works — from poems to true stories to hilarious monologues and beyond, read aloud by distinguished IWOSC scribes. We’ll be regaled with their wit, have our emotions stirred, or be plunged into deep thought at the beautiful independent bookstore, Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena.

Some IWOSC’s talented member writers will read short excerpts from their published, unpublished, or in-progress works.

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