Southern California Writers Showcase

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Welcome to the Writers Showcase! We are a regional group of California Writers Club ® branches in Southern California, from Long Beach and Orange County to the Inland Empire and the East Sierra.  This website is a showcase of work by our member authors, including poems, essays, humor, short stories, fiction and memoir to read online. Our member authors share creative writing tips and writing ideas to provide insight and inspiration. You will also find news from our branches, interviews with published authors, and lists of local writing events and conferences to keep you up to date. We change our content regularly, so please bookmark our site and make a habit of coming back. Enjoy!

THE SHOWCASE

THE SHOWCASE

Essays and Nonfiction

Short Fiction

Memoir

Poetry

NEWS & INTERVIEWS

NEWS & INTERVIEWS

News:

“LA Times Festival of Books & Coastal Dunes Hosts Local Authors Fair”

Interviews:

“Publishing Local History,” Showcase interviews Carol Porter
FEATURED

FEATURED

A Writer's Life:

"Looking Back, Looking Forward"

Craft:

The Expirations Dat on Ideas by Daniel Stallings

Q: Will my ideas ever expire?

A: At our “Read the Book, Meet the Author” for March, where we were treated to a lovely talk from Michael Andreasen on his first book, The Sea Beast Takes a Lover and Other Stories, we fell into a discussion about old ideas and previous stories he had that were quietly stored in the back of the proverbial sock drawer. There was general outcry: Surely he didn’t get rid of these old stories and ideas?   MORE
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