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.


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
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    Author Mandy Jackson-Beverly
  • Monday, September 18, 2017
    Lee Wind, Director of Marketing and Programming for the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) on the topic: “I Published a Book” is Not a Marketing Plan
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    Naomi Long Eagleson, Editor and President of The Artful Editor about How to Proofread Your Book Like a Pro
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    Author and book publicist Anthony Mora will speak on: Why Effective PR is Effective Storytelling. Guest authors to speak about their books are Valinda Rothman and Alviin Barnes.
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017
    Bestselling author E. Van Lowe on how to wear both the writing and marketing hats required to become a successful author.
  • Thursday, January 26, 2017
    Growing a Successful Author Website in 2017: Your Questions Answered
    with Steven Sanchez
  • Thursday, September 29, 2016
    Pick the Brain of a Book Publicist
    Kathleen Sexton Kaiser
    , book marketer and new recipient of the “Publicist of the Year” award for 2016 from the Book Publicists of Southern California, takes questions and delivers straight answers to your many concerns.
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016
    Literary agent and writing instructor extraordinaire, Toni Lopopolo, spoke about: Narrative Voice: A great one will sell your book.
    Toni’s most popular lecture is titled The Ten Most Common Mistakes First Novelists Make. Click here to download a quick summary of the ten mistakes.
    Her website:
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016
    Book publicist Darlene Chan: Choosing the Right Promo Service to Sell Your Ebook
    Darlene’s website: