Saturday, April 18, 2015
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The Ventura County Writers Club was founded in 1933 by four writers in the Ojai, California area. Since then, the club has grown to more than 150 members and holds regular monthly general membership meetings. In these meetings persons prominent in all areas and genres of the literary field speak on sources for ideas, enhancing creativity, and getting your work published.

Membership Application (PDF)

Online Membership Application

Club Brochure (PDF)

There are many benefits to membership. Members may attend, free of charge, a variety of Writers Workshops, groups that meet one or more times a month throughout the county to read and critique manuscripts and discuss many aspects of the business and craft of writing. Members receive reduced contest entry fees. Their work may be published in the club's anthology, issued every other year.

Members also receive "The Write Stuff", our monthly newsletter. The newsletter publishes member articles and excerpts, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, provides information on opportunities for writers, contests and events offered by other writers groups, detailed information on upcoming speakers, as well as other club activities such as our annual short-story and poetry contests, and our all-day writers' conference.

For additional information, contact Club President Rhonda Noda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are having problems accessing the membership links, contact Technology Officer, Barbara Piszczek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meeting Dates: Every second Tuesday of the month, except December

Meeting Times: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

New to the Club?

Check out our Member Benefits HERE

Website Guidebook HERE

Membership application HERE

Club Brochure HERE

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Poet and Writer Philip Schultz

A reading by Pulitzer Prize winning poet and writer Philip Schultz from his recently published novel-in-verse "The Wherewithal" will be held on April 21 at 6 pm at the Corwin Pavilion at the University Center on University of California, Santa Barbara.


Arcade Poetry Series

Join Carnegie Art Museum in welcoming poets Helene Cardona & John Fitzgerald for a poetry reading on Saturday, April 25. Poetry Readings begin at 7 pm. This event is free to CAM Members and $3 for non-members. For more information, call (805) 385-8158 or visit their website HERE

Carnegie Art Museum Address: 424 South C Street, Oxnard CA 93030

805 Writers Conference

Upcoming Literary Conference on Saturday and Sunday, October 31 and November 1 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ventura. Details about the event, organized by the Pacific Institute for Professional Writing (PIPW), will be available June 1 on the website at Contact for the event is Kate Kaiser (