Winter Party at Taix French!

We invite all Southern California writers, writers everywhere and their friends to join us at Taix French Restaurant for an afternoon with other creative souls, as we enjoy delicious French country cooking and sparkling conversation.

We’ll have a private room for our party and several hours to relax and enjoy the Old World charm of this 90-year-old, family-owned restaurant.


Writers Meet a Major Book Editor

Thursday, November 29 , 2018  

6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time (9:00 to 10:30 Eastern Time) — a different time than in-person meetings

Our webinar with Riva Hocherman is accessible to anyone with a computer, and it takes the place of our usual panel in Culver City this month. Enjoy listening in the comfort of your own home, without the hassle of driving at night, looking for a parking spot, or worrying about the weather.

Writers, meet (virtually) an A-list decision-making editor from a Top Five New York publishing house, courtesy of IWOSC!

No matter where you are in your book writing process, you’ll benefit as an author from learning what lies ahead. Our guest will give writers insight into what publishers are looking for, how to improve their book’s chance of being published, and what writers can expect after signing a contract.

This inaugural event stars the legendary RIVA HOCHERMAN, the co-founder (with Sara Bershtel) of Metropolitan Books, and senior editor at Henry Holt Publishing. Working under the greater Macmillan / St. Martin’s banner, Ms. Hocherman has published countless bestsellers and big-name authors. Her specialties are serious non-fiction: history, social sciences, culture, and politics, and she also loves graphic novels. In her capacity at Metropolitan / Henry Holt, however, she has also dealt with commercial and commercial-literary fiction.

The Q&A will be moderated by IWOSC’s own Steven Sanchez and Telly Davidson.

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Sagebrush Cantina, home to our writer party 2018

Summer Party at Sagebrush Cantina!

Summer Party at Sagebrush Cantina! If you’ve already registered we look forward to having you join us for our annual summer blast! Registration is now closed. This year we are venturing to the Wild West and the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas for a sit-down meal inside the air-conditioned restaurant. We’ll each be ordering for a set menu (below) upon arrival to the Sagebrush. However, you’ll be paying for the meal in full when you complete your Reservation. We also invite you to join us for a tour of the historic, interesting, — and allegedly haunted — Leonis Adobe/Plummer House and museum which is […]

IWOSC Reads Its Own – August 2018

IWOSC Reads Its Own Sunday, August 12, 2018 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. FREE! Be prepared to laugh, maybe cry but definitely have a good time. A popular and special IWOSC member event is our biannual Reads Its Own. About a dozen members are randomly chosen to read their literary works of art at Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena. Whether you are a seasoned IWOSC member or a newbie, everyone is welcome. We never know what magic will develop. It may be a poem or a dramatic reading from a short story. All roads lead to Pasadena. If you are looking for […]

Summer party 2017

Summer Party in the Heart of Hollywood This summer our party is in the heart of Hollywood, at the second oldest eatery on Hollywood Blvd. We’re also touring the historic Egyptian Theater located right next door. Come early to meet with friends and catch up on news. Our back room will be ready by 12:30. If you come earlier look for people with name tags at the bar. We’ll then gather in the back room and spill over into the patio. Oh, and we’ll have a few prizes to be won, too. Sorry, reservations are now closed. Date and Time […]