Welcome to Southern California
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 >
SCWA Presents Writers Online Check out our new YouTube channel for some of our best and brightest authors and guest speakers. Through this year of challenges SCWA has risen to new heights with a wide range of talented presenters who will inspire, educate and motivate writers and readers alike through our online programs. Our content includes the Hump Day Book Tours, Pub Shops with insights into book publishing and marketing, plus our monthly author spotlights and workshops.Learn More >
Great Beginnings with Bestselling Author Hank Phillippi Ryan Does your first sentence hook the reader? Promise action? Provide a compelling snapshot of the character and/or setting? Without a killer first sentence, paragraph, first page–readers and agents might even skip the rest of your amazing novel. Join bestselling author and Emmy winning investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan as she shares insights into crafting a first page that hooks the reader from the first line!Learn More >
Pub Shop and Craft Chat provide SCWA members with more opportunities to network and learn about writing and publishing.
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 >
If you have questions about our group or membership, please contact us below.