The Ventura County Writers Club is an active group of more than 100 novelists, short story writers, journalists, memoirists, screenwriters, playwrights, poets, and humorists. Founded in 1933 by a group of Ojai writers, VCWC is a not-for-profit organization run exclusively by its members. Our mission is “To Encourage the Craft,” and we extend support, guidance, and a networking opportunity to our members, at all levels of expertise, both published and unpublished. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in or a passion for writing.

Speakers at our monthly meetings explore all phases of the writing process: motivation, creativity, publicity, publication, and more.  These meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month, except December.

The club assists members in forming critique workshops and generates opportunities for publication and publicity through several sources: our bimonthly newsletter; annual short story, memoir, and poetry contests; and our biannual anthology. All club activities are designed to assist our members expand their creativity through their writing.