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. Click here for Membership Information...
Short Story Contest Returns October 1
Start the clock. Find those early drafts. Our Short Story Contest will return on October 1.
Renewing Your Membership
September 2016 Meeting
Memories and Celebrations
By Lee Wade
September is always a month of celebration for VCWC. On September 13, at 7:00 p.m., we celebrate our 83rd anniversary with the installation of the executive board for 2016-2017.
The Ventura County Writers Club began in September 1933 as a gathering of five women writers in Ojai who dubbed themselves The Scribblers. In the dark days following the Great Depression, their purpose was to encourage each other in improving their skills in writing, and in finding publication for their work. This coterie soon expanded to include gentlemen.
At one time the association boasted almost a 300-person membership. There were coastal and inland divisions. Today there are more than a hundred “Scribblers” from Ventura County and even from Los Angeles County dedicated to the same early goals: to educate and inform, encourage and inspire writers, and to provide opportunities to present and publish their writings.
Carrying on the legacy of encouraging the craft, we will recognize the winners in our newest writing contest. Added to our popular short story and poetry contest, now in its second year, the Memoir Contest saw a significant bump in the number of submissions. Contest Chair, Shelba Cole Robison will be introducing the winning memoirists who will share their lives’ significant moments, and receive their prizes and recognition.
Please come. Lend your support and encouragement. Let’s just say, “Thanks for the memories.”
Now that we have your attention... The Anthology Committee is now taking submissions.