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at Panera Bread in the District at Tustin Legacy shopping center, Tustin.

SCWA: Dr. DP Lyle, “Voice: Whose Story Is It?”, 21 Feb 2015

January 30, 2015

The 21 February Southern California Writers Association meeting features DP Lyle speaking on authorial voice. What is voice? How do you find it and what do you do with it? In this class, participants will discover the sound, the rhythm, and the feel of a writer’s most powerful tool, his or her voice.

Dr. Lyle has won the Macavity and Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winning and has been nominatd for the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Scribe, and USA Best Book Awards. He’s the author of many non-fiction books as well as numerous works of fiction, including the Samantha Cody and Dub Walker thriller series and the Royal Pains media tie-in novels.

This meeting takes place at the Claim Jumper restaurant on 18050 Brookhurst Street in Fountain Valley. Doors open at 9:30 and the program begins at 10:00. Tickets are $25 for members, $30 for non-members (but if you’re a recent PFL member, check this week’s meeting notes for a special offer), and include a buffet lunch. Check the SCWA website for more information.

29 Jan meeting notes; 5 Feb reading list

January 30, 2015

29 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Burt, Casey, Donna (read the first two chapters of Running with Hounds…and an English Degree), Jo (read a revised chapter from Moonspell), JoAnne, Kari, Lance, Rosie, Shari and Steve J. (read three chapters from The Lust Gambit).

 

5 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Maddie (1/8)
Richard (1/22)
JoAnne (1/29)
Glenda (1/22)
Marsha (1/22)
Kari (1/29)
Rosie (1/29)
Marianna (1/15)
Burt (1/29)
Casey (1/29)
Lance (1/29)
Shari (1/29)
Steve J. (1/29)
Donna (1/29)
Jo (1/29)
Stace (10/2)

22 Jan meeting notes; 29 Jan reading list

January 25, 2015

22 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Casey (read a chapter from The Boy Who Couldn’t Fly), Donna, Glenda, Jo (read a chapter from Moonspell), JoAnne, Kari, Lance (read a chapter from the Fake reboot), Marsha, Richard and Shari.

News & Notes

The first LIT UP! of 2015 was a great success, with 28 people showing up to hear former PFLer Julia Hirsch, Kathy Porter, and our own Maddie Margarita read from and discuss their work. Many thanks as always to Maddie for making the event go and grow.

LIT UP! North may launch in February. We’re looking at International Coffee in Brea as a possible venue. Stay tuned or further developments.

 

29 JANUARY READING LIST

Maddie (1/8)
Richard (1/22)
JoAnne (1/22)
Glenda (1/22)
Marsha (1/22)
Kari (1/22)
Rosie (1/8)
Marianna (1/15)
Shari (1/22)
Burt (1/15)
Steve J. (1/15)
Donna (1/22)
Jo (1/22)
Casey (1/22)
Lance (1/22)
Stace (10/2)

SCWA: Mark Sevi and “Scriptwriting Fundamentals,” 17 Jan 2015

January 16, 2015

The 17 January Southern California Writers Association meeting features Mark Sevi, who will detail how learning some scriptwriting fundamentals can help any novelist in their pursuit of perfect prose.

Mark is a professional scriptwriter with over 25 scripts sold and 19 movies filmed (the latest being Devil’s Knot with Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth). He has also written novels, articles, short stories and adapted novels to the screen.

This Saturday’s meeting will occur at the Claim Jumper restaurant on 18050 Brookhurst Street in  Fountain Valley. Doors open at 9:30 and the program begins at 10:00. Tickets are $25 for members, $30 for non-members (but if you’re a recent PFL member, check this week’s meeting notes for a special offer), and include a buffet lunch. Check the SCWA website for more information.

15 Jan meeting notes; 22 Jan reading list

January 16, 2015

15 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

Another full house, with twelve people attending: Burt (read five chapters of Dead Listing), Casey, Donna, Glenda, Jo, JoAnne, Kari, Lance, Marianna, Richard, Shari (read a reworked chapter from Raised to Win) and Steve J. (read four chapters from The Lust Gambit).

News & Notes

The first LIT UP! of 2015 will take place on Tuesday, 20 January, at 7:00 p.m. at Kean Coffee in Tustin. The Facebook event is up, and the flyers are here (1-up and 2-up). Watch for the event posting following closely on this post’s tail.

Larry Porricelli, President of the Southern California Writer’s Association, has made a generous offer: any PFL member can attend this Saturday’s SCWA meeting as his guest. Watch for meeting details in the event post following shortly. Steve will be at the door, so don’t try sneaking in if you haven’t been to a meeting since Steve arrived.

 

22 JANUARY READING LIST

Maddie (1/8)
Richard (1/15)
JoAnne (1/15)
Glenda (1/15)
Marsha (1/8)
Kari (1/15)
Jo (1/15)
Casey (1/15)
Rosie (1/8)
Lance (1/15)
Marianna (1/15)
Shari (1/15)
Burt (1/15)
Steve J. (1/15)
Stace (10/2)

Lit Up! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 20 Jan 2015

January 13, 2015

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 20 January at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Ave #14, Tustin.

Three OC writers will present excerpts of their latest works and discuss their work, writing, and whatever else the audience wants to talk about. The lineup:

  • Kathy Porter, reading from her Gray Guardians series (science fiction)
  • Solange Ritchie, reading The Burning Man (legal thriller)
  • PFL’s own Julia Antopol Hirsch, reading White Russian (contemporary fiction)

As always, be sure to sign up on the Facebook event page to ensure your $1 discount on your first drink or food order at Kean. See you there!

8 Jan meeting notes; 15 Jan reading list

January 13, 2015

8 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

2015’s first PFL meeting was a full house, with thirteen people attending: Burt, Casey, Glenda, JoAnne, Lance (read two chapters from the Fake reboot), Maddie, Marcia, Marianna (read a partial chapter from Tzar Gold), Richard, Rosie (read a section from a On Thin Ice prequel), Shari, Steve J., and potential new member Donna.

News & Notes

The first LIT UP! of 2015 will take place on Tuesday, 20 January, at 7:00 p.m. at Kean Coffee in Tustin. The Facebook event is up, and the flyers are here (1-up and 2-up). Watch for the event posting following closely on this post’s tail.

 

15 JANUARY READING LIST

Maddie (1/8)
Richard (1/8)
JoAnne (1/8)
Glenda (1/8)
Marsha (1/8)
Shari (1/8)
Kari (12/4)
Jo (12/4)
Burt (1/8)
Steve J. (1/8)
Casey (1/8)
Rosie (1/8)
Lance (1/8)
Marianna (1/8)
Stace (10/2)

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