Charity Winiarski

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Writer-Artist-Cosplay Maker


I am the Founder and Event Coordinator for VCWS. I started this group in July of 2017 with my friend Carolyn Williams in hopes of meeting other local writers like ourselves. The group has been successful and we meet several times a month for different events. If you would like to find out more about the group and what we do, click on the photo below. 

Ventura County Writers Salon


VCWS Membership


Meetup is where you can signup to attend our free in-person meetings and have an up to date calendar of events that are happening for the group. Monthly meetings typically include:


-Writing Sprint Sessions

-Critique Sessions (up to 1500 words)

-Special Topic Discussions from Group Members

-Social Gatherings

-Opportunity to submit your writing for publication in our Annual Anthology


***Members must be an active part of the group. Anyone inactive over three months will be removed from the meetup group.


VCWS Membership option is for our active Meetup group members who would like to sign up for exclusive member benefits such as:


--> Writing Help Forums

--> Submitting Your Own Work

--> Online Critiques Outside of Meetup Events

--> Private Messaging Between Members

--> Quarterly Manuscript Submissions for Beta Reading



***Members must be regular attendees and will be verified before gaining access.