About Us

Written By: SSWC Writers

SACRAMENTO SUBURBAN WRITERS CLUB (SSWC), established in 1955, is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving writers in the Sacramento region. The club meets monthly in Fair Oaks. All writers are encouraged to join. Check out our Facebook at Facebook.com/sactowriters.


To foster, encourage, and educate writers and independent publishers of all ages.


SSWC holds monthly meetings featuring workshops and speaker programs. Workshops, usually presented by our members, give helpful insights into the writing and publishing world, often including a five-minute English lesson. Our speakers range from authors, editors, agents, and publishers, to an occasional club member. Handouts and information are available, providing how-to information, suggestions, and motivational methods. Guests are always welcome!

The meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Crossroads Fellowship Christian Church, 5501 Dewey Drive, Fair Oaks. Available to all, members and non-members alike, our meetings include the ability to:

  • Network — Meet with other writers and published authors from all genres.
  • Pick up recent copies of our newsletter The Suburban Scribe — Read insightful news on writing, examples of members’ works, and upcoming information on area conferences, writers events, and other opportunities.
  • Be inspired by educational and inspiring writing workshops and speakers — Authors, editors, agents, publishers, and club members offer their finest how-to advice on writing, publishing, agents, etc.
  • Join us at our Anthology book launch, and Christmas and Spring celebrations.


You are welcome to visit our meetings as a guest, and you do not have to join, but membership does bring privileges. Some advantages to being a member of the club are that you can:

  • Join critique groups targeted to specific or multiple genres: fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, children’s, etc. —  Critique groups allow you to exchange viewpoints and edit each others’ writing, improving all aspects of your craft and teaching you how to tighten and polish your work.
  • Receive a monthly newsletterthe Suburban Scribe. — Recent editions are available on the Newsletter tab. Visitors can sign up to receive the next few editions via email.
  • Check out books from our club Library. — Books, tapes, and CDs available for check out on writing and publishing, plus SSWC authors publications.
  • Participate in Author events — Sell your books and promote yourself along with others doing the same thing.
    (It’s more fun that way.)
  • Submit your work for consideration in both our newsletter and our annual anthology — Must be publisher-ready and accepted by our editors.

Interesting tidbit: A recent survey showed that our members range in age from 14 to 92.


SSWC has begun a new scholarship fund in the belief that helping foster a local senior high school student with generous support will improve his life and enrich our community in return.