Ventura County satellite meetings for writers

IWOSC’s monthly drop-in satellite sessions are free and open to all Los Angeles writers — both members and non-members. (Out-of-town guests are welcome too.)

We have several satellites to cover the various areas of Southern California or the Greater Los Angeles area. You’ll find them all under the Upcoming Events menu.

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Ventura County Satellite Group

Kathleen Kaiser, leader of this Ventura-based group for writers in California

Host: Kathleen Kaiser

Hosted by: Kathleen Kaiser

IWOSC’s Ventura County satellite for LA area writers is joined by SPAWN — Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers Network.

Meetings are typically (but not always!) on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and are $5 at the door.  Many months we feature a guest speaker and special topic. You are also welcome to join our speaker for dinner!

Next meeting

February 4, 2019, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Our Speaker will be Diana Raab, MFA, Ph.D., a memoirist, poet, essayist, blogger, thought-provoker, and speaker

Topic: “Writing a Compelling Memoir”

RSVP to any meeting with this link.


Goebel Senior Adult Center
1385 E Janss Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
The fee is $5 at the door. Refreshments available so plan to stay and meet other area writers.


Upcoming Meetings:

March 25 – Kathleen Kaiser: “Social Media for Writers”
May 6 – Jerry Dunn: “Travel Writing for fun and profit”


Please contact host Kathleen Kaiser, Kathleen at for more details about this writers’ group.

Some of our past speakers and meetings for writers

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    Publishing and Writing Law with Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018:
    Patricia Fry, on her journey from decades of writing nonfiction to suddenly becoming a hit cat mysteries writer.
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018:
    Speaker: Connie Hood, author of Islands of Deception.
    Topic: How Ventura author Connie Hood became an Amazon bestseller
  • Monday, February 26, 2018:
    Are you writing what 21st Century readers crave?
    Shelly Lowenkopf and Toni Lopopolo