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The Southern California Writers Association offers both events, information, and networking for writers at all levels. We provide programs and services that support the development of writing craft, as well as publishing, marketing and networking opportunities. Read more at about us
Membership is open to all writers and publishing professionals, working in a wide range of genres. Our annual membership fee offers many benefits, including meetings, seminars, contests, discounts and promotional opportunities. Please view our membership page for details >
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Darlene Quinn—In Memoriam
Novelist, philanthropist, benefactor, friend, wit, Bon Vivant, award winner—Darlene touched so many lives and made us all better—her loss hurts all of our hearts.
Darlene Quinn, a longtime member of SCWA and successful novelist with her series of "Web” books, was a Renaissance woman, a woman who began as a teacher, then a model, led the West Coast fashion icon Bullock’s into becoming a leader worldwide in fashion, and became a hugely successful best-selling novelist.
Darlene was so talented and diverse. She even directed the Miss Universe contest for several years and always assisted the women into getting an education.
Of course it is Darlene’s writing that made her a giant. She wrote Buddy Ebsen’s biography, and also wrote the Barnaby Jones series of novels.
Join us the third Saturday of every month at 10:00 AM, for our SCWA monthly Zoom Meeting, where we enjoy networking, hear dynamic and accomplished speakers that inspire and support our development, and embolden us to face the times we live in, and write! Writers since history began, have been the chroniclers of the times, you are the chroniclers of these times - whether here in the present, or in a historical period, or in a galaxy far, far away, we as writers are the people who have carried the record of our triumphs and our failures, and we continue going forward. Join us and be a part of the noblest of professions, a writer.
We look forward to meeting you and hope you’ll join us! We have an active Facebook group that is open to anyone. Like Us on Facebook >
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