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Random Writing Quote:

A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called ''leaves'') imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time - proof that humans can work magic.

--Carl Sagan

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About Us

The Southern California Writers Association is dedicated to helping writers from all genres hone their skills and advance their careers. Members network and share vital information at meetings on the third Saturday of every month.

SCWA presents expert speakers every month, covering a variety of topics. Speakers present lively, informative lectures and workshops during morning and afternoon sessions. A buffet lunch is included. The meetings are always open to non-members, so make plans to attend next month. For more information, please visit the Meetings page.

SCWA is open to writers at all levels, from all genres. Writers just starting out find the club especially helpful. Members create in many genres and have published in a number of fields including:

  • General Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Nonfiction
  • Journalism
  • Online
  • Web content
  • Advertising and PR
  • Plays
  • Poetry

For more about our members, please visit the Members page.

Board of Directors

  • President - Lorenzo Porricelli
  • V.P. Programming - Maddie Margarita
  • V.P. Membership - Steven G. Jackson
  • Meeting Coordinator - Steven G. Jackson
  • Secretary - Charla Spence
  • Publicity Director - Position Available
  • Treasurer - Charla Spence
  • Newsletter Editor - Steven G. Jackson
  • Webmaster - Brennan Harvey

Non-Voting Board Members

  • Tape Librarian - Position Available
  • Newsletter Speaker Reporter - Glenda Rynn
  • Mailing List Manager - Victory Crayne
  • Good News Volunteer - Position Available
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