We are one of twenty-two branches throughout California organized and operating under the auspices of The California Writers Club.

We are a non-profit professional organization whose goal is to provide a friendly and inclusive environment for members to meet and network; to provide professional speakers who will aid in writing, publishing, and marketing members’ endeavors; and other writing-related opportunities that will further members’ writing enjoyment and careers.


The Valley Scribe is published monthly by the San Fernando Valley Writers and provided to its members at no charge. This digital newsletter is full of branch news, program announcements and highlights, emerging markets, articles on writing and editing, poetry and short fiction from our members, and much, much more.

As yet untitled, the latest in our series of anthologies of our members' prose and poetry is now in production and scheduled for publication in early 2017.

For pre-publication orders, contact the Editor-in-Chief:

Rita Brown

CWC Publications

The Literary Review is a juried collection of superior poems, stories, fiction, and nonfiction by members of the California Writers Club statewide.

The Bulletin is the official publication of California Writers Club. It contains news of the statewide branches, including awards and presentations, plus upcoming events and publications.

Critique Groups

Membership in one or more critique groups is open to any member of the San Fernando Valley Writers, subject to group size limitations. Presently active groups are as follows:

Tuesday Group
Open format, including poetry, novels

Meetings held 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 1 PM until critiques are completed.

Wednesday Group
Open format, including poetry, memoir, short story and childrens' mystery.

Meetings held 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 1 to 4 PM.

Thursday Group
Open format, including children’s fantasy, short stories, memoir or life stories.

Meetings held at least once a month on Thursday from 1 to 4 PM.

Friday Group
Short fiction/non-fiction format, including memoir, short story, novel, science fiction and essay.

Meetings held on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 1 to 4 PM.

Saturday Group (1)
Open format, including poetry, essay, short story and long prose, fiction and non-fiction.

Meetings held 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

Saturday Group (2)
Long fiction/non-fiction format

Meetings held 2nd Saturday of the month from 1 PM until critiques are completed.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, including whether group is accepting new members, contact Critique Group Coordinator:

Dave Wetterberg

Meetings and Events

April 1, 2017
"Writing Dazzling Dialogue"

May 6, 2017
"WRITING NAKED-Techniques to Help You Write With Heart and Soul"

June 3, 2017
"Let Your Life Experiences Lead to Writing Success"

FOR INFORMATION AND REVIEWS ON PRIOR SPEAKERS: Click here for the monthly editions of the Scribe, which contain articles on each speaker

Time and Location

The public is cordially invited to attend any of our general meetings or special events listed above. A $5.00 tax-deductible donation per guest is requested for general meetings; special events are at no charge unless otherwise indicated.

First Saturday of the month unless otherwise indicated in the meeting listing. No meeting is held in July; the August meeting is for members only.

1:00 PM
(Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.)

Motion Picture Television Fund
Villa Katzenberg
23388 Mulholland Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Not required.

President: Andrea Polk

From the 101 Freeway, go south on Mulholland Drive and turn right at Spielberg Drive, the second gate into the Motion Picture Fund facility. Advise the gate guard that you will be attending a California Writers Club meeting.

After you drive through the entry gate, follow the road as it curves right. At the stopsign go left, and continue straight ahead.

At the next stopsign go left into the parking lot. The Villa Katzenberg meeting room is the first building on your right as you enter the parking lot, behind the dog park and next to the snack bar.