Once a month, IWOSC hosts a panel to discuss writing and publishing topics.

How to Write Funny 2020

“Dying is easy; comedy is difficult,” especially these days. But we persist because we can. From the farces of Feydeau, Baudelaire, and Wilde, on to George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Larry Gelbart, Terry Southern, Paddy Chayefsky, and Norman Lear, right on through to Dave Chappelle, Mindy Kaling, and Stephen Colbert today, blistering social satire and, yes, even a few organic laughs are necessary for our sanity.
How do we incorporate humor and zest to spice up our memoirs, novels, and screenplays (especially if they AREN’T straight up comedies)?

Conversation with Distinguished Author T.C.Boyle

We have the honor of hearing from and speaking with T.C. Boyle one of the most prolific and decorated writers among us.
He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California, so he has a world of sharable knowledge for you. T.C. is not the shy, retiring type, so fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a thrilling ride.
He will discuss his writing, his challenges, surprises, advice.

Websites for Writers – 2020

It’s time to get serious about your Author Website. In the spirit of the Agents Panel, we’ve invited 4 website developers to answer any website or WordPress technical question you may have. They are also coming willing and able to be hired to consult or actually develop your website for you.
No more excuses. You KNOW you need a website in 2020 that does the following…

Legal Issues for Publishers & Writers

Monday, September 23, 2019

Jonathan Kirsch, a publishing and intellectual property attorney based in Los Angeles, updates LA publishers on the profound changes that are taking place in the publishing industry and what they mean for your publishing business.

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Annual Agents Panel for Writers

Monday, May 21, 2018 

Join IWOSC for our annual Literary Agents Evening, with an author’s dream panel of top literary agents who are “actively looking” for new manuscripts and/or screenplays. These agents will discuss what writers need to know to navigate today’s publishing world.

We’ll cover practical pointers for writers, from what each agent on our panel is (and isn’t) specifically looking for, to general tips on how writers can get an agent’s attention.

Dana Newman
Jane Cowen Hamilton
Michelle Zeitlin
Steve Hutson
Oliver G. Latsch
Alex Czuleger

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