Welcome to Southern California
Writers Association

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 >

It’s All in the Story: California, The Sequel

It’s All in the Story  California, The Sequel An Anthology Call for Entries Dust off that magnum opus sitting in your desk drawer. Bring on your finest flash. Dazzle us with your prose and world-building. The It’s All in the Story, California, The Sequel anthology is intended to bring recognition and publication to the great … Read more

The Writers’ Hangout

THE WRITERS’ HANGOUT Welcome to SCWA’s newest offering: The Writers’ Hangout. Our mission is a place where SCWA members and people interested in writing can discuss writing and how it is affecting their lives. All are welcome.

The Real Scoop on Successful Independent Publishing, July 20, 2024

The Real Scoop on Successful Independent PublishingJuly 20, 2024 Get the best answers to your publishing questions from five SCWA members with wide-ranging experience at this SCWA Expert Panel event. Each panelist will offer important advice for independent authors in both a group format and separately at their own table, where attendees can ask specific … Read more

SCWA Presents Writers Online

Check out our new YouTube channel for some of our best and brightest authors and guest speakers.

Join us each month at our beautiful new meeting place

19 Restaurant & Lounge
24122 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Woods, CA 92637

Next meeting: July 20, 2024

Join us every month for our SCWA monthly 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.

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A FREE EVENT exclusively for SCWA members:

As an introduction to the Outliers Online Ongoing Writing University, OU is inviting all paid SCWA members to a class by best-selling author Don Bentley. Don writes the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan and the Vince Flynn Mitch Rapp series and is a gifted teacher. https://donbentleybooks.com/

On Tuesday, October 1, 2024 at 4 pm Pacific time Don will present: Adding Intrigue & Action To Your Prose. It’s a ZOOM event and is free for SCWA members.

Sign Up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bestselling-author-don-bentley-teaches-adding-intrique-and-prose-tickets-943135964057?aff=oddtdtcreator

A link will be sent to each person who signs up a week prior to the class

If someone misses the session, or wishes to watch it again, the video will remain available for viewing for 10 days after the class.

Other Upcoming Outlier Writing University Classes:


If you have questions about our group or membership, please contact us below.