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Join SCWA on the third Saturday of each month for an exciting opportunity to learn about the writing industry. Novelists, screenwriters, journalists, agents, and marketing experts provide information on the art, craft, and business of writing.

Download the SCWA Membership Form

A buffet lunch is included and served by the Claim Jumper Restautant.

Non-members and walk-ins are welcome and pre-paid RSVPs are especially appreciated.

  9:30 a.m. - Registration and Networking
10:00 a.m. - Morning Program
11:30 a.m. - Buffet Lunch
12:30 p.m. - Afternoon Program
  1:30 p.m. - Adjourn

Payment Method Member Price Non-Member Price
Pay in advance by check $25.00 $30.00
Walk-in (with reservation) $25.00 $30.00
Walk-in (without reservation) *$30.00* $35.00

RSVP 5 days in advance to:
SCWA V.P. of Meetings

Make checks payable to: Southern California Writers Association

Mail to:
P.O. Box 47
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Past speakers include:

Ray Bradbury, icon, author, screenwriter
Stephen J. Cannell, NY Times bestselling author
Lew Hunter, author, teacher and screenwriter
Robert McKee, creative writing instructor, author, and Hollywood Inspiration
Martin J. Smith, author, journalist
Jacqueline Marcell
BJ Robbins, literary agent
Helie Lee, bestselling author
Joyce Chapman, author, psychologist
Keith Sharon, journalis, screenwriter
Barbara Potter, award-winning journalist
Mike Foley, writer, editor, and writing coach
Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, journalist, author
Earlene Fowler, mystery series novelist.
Erich Hoeber, screenwriter
Ralph Wetterhahn, travel writer.
Michael Hauge, script consultant
Suzanne Forester, mystery author
Sherri Board, mystery author.
Elizabeth Yost, Director of Programming for the Hallmark TV and Hallmark Movie Channels
Dean Devlin, Screenwriter, executive producer, and director
Mark Sevi, Screenwriter, producer
Harry Turtledove, novelist in alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction
Steven R. Boyett, fiction, fantasy, and horror author
Denise Hamiltion, award-winning author and former LA Times journalist
Sheila Finch, Nebula award winning science fiction author, creative writing teacher


SCWA meets in the banquet room (around back) at the Claim Jumper restaurant, stratigically located on the corner of Brookhurst and Talbert, just south of the 405 freeway.

Claim Jumper Restaurant
18050 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708-6739
(714) 963-6711.

For directions, call the restaurant at (714) 963-6711.