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.) 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 a partnership with WPN — the Writers & Publisher Network, a national literary nonprofit based in Ojai, CA.

Upcoming Meetings

We’re taking a break for the summer and will resume with a September meeting.

To learn about each month’s meeting and speaker, any fees, and to register for those meetings, visit

The Zoom meetings are free to both IWOSC members and WPN -members.


IWOSC/WPN Ventura County satellite meets via zoom for 2021.
Starting in 2022, four times a year we’ll meet at the Goebel Center in Thousand Oaks.

Some of our past speakers and meetings for writers

  • Monday, May 6, 2019
    Travel Writing for Fun and Profit: Award-winning journalist Jerry Dunn, author of 11 books, talks about travel writing, story structure, and more.
  • 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