Random Writing Quote:

“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a tellar but for want of an understanding ear.”

--Stephen King

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 - Steven G. Jackson
  • 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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