Writer’s Resources

Organizations and Conferences in California

Organizations offer writers an opportunity to network, learn the craft and to find critique groups.  Conferences offer writers the same, as well as an opportunity to meet editors and agents face-to-face.  This list is limited to resources in my area.


National Organizations

Author’s Guild (for published authors)  www.authorsguild.org

US Library of Congress, Copyright  www.copyright.gov

Romance Writers of America (chapters in every state)  www.rwa.org

Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators (up to Young Adult)  www.scbwi.org

Writers Guild of America, East (screenplays)  www.wgaeast.org

Writers Guild of America, West (screeplays) www.wga.org


California Writer’s Club (est. 1909) with branches throughout California  http://calwriters.org/

Central Coast Writers’ Conference (San Louis Obispo)  www.communityprograms.net/wc/wcindex.htm

North Coast Redwoods Writers’ Conference (Crescent City)  www.ncrwc.org

San Diego State University (SDSU) Writer’s Conference  www.ces.sdsu.edu/writers  

San Francisco Writers Conference  www.sfwriters.org

Santa Barbara Writers Conference  www.sbwriters.com

Southern California Writer’s Association (monthly meetings the third Saturday each month in Fountain Valley, CA.  Meeting includes lunch and a keynote speaker.  Walk-ins welcome)  www.ocwriter.com

Southern California Writer’s Conference (Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego)  www.writersconference.com