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California Crime Writers Conference, Culver City, 6-7 June 2015

March 1, 2015

The biennial California Crime Writers Conference will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles – Westside, 6161 West Centinela Av., Culver City, on Saturday, 6 June, and Sunday, 7 June.

CCWC is sponsored by Sisters in Crime/LA and the Southern California branch of the Mystery Writers of America, and is meant for active mystery/thriller writers. It features four tracks of curriculum; each track includes eight panels and/or workshops. Keynote speakers will be Charlaine Harris (the Sookie Stackhouse paranormal series) and Anne Perry (the William Monk and Charlotte & Thomas Pitt mystery series).

Registration is $300 through 30 April, then goes up by steps. For registration or more information, check the conference website.

Literary Orange, Irvine, 11 April 2015

March 1, 2015

The ninth annual Literary Orange is coming to the Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Av.,  between 9:00 and 4:00 on Saturday, 11 April.

Sponsored by OC Public Libraries, Literary Orange features workshops, book signings and speeches by established authors in many genres. This year’s keynote speakers are Anne Perry (the William Monk and Charlotte & Thomas Pitt mystery series) and Emily St. John Mandel (National Book Award Finalist for Station Eleven).

Entry is $60 in advance and includes lunch. For registration or more information, go to the festival’s website.

26 Feb meeting notes; 5 Mar reading list

February 28, 2015

26 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Twelve people attended: Burt, Casey (read a chapter from The Boy Who Couldn’t Fly), Donna, Jo, JoAnne (read her short story “The Blind Reveal”), Kari, Lance (read a chapter from the Fake reboot), Maddie, Marianna, Richard, Rosie and Steve J.

News and Notes

The 24 February LIT UP! at Kean Coffee was a success, with an audience of 21 hearing readings by Colleen Hannegan, Jim Keck, and PFL’s own Casey Pope. The next LIT UP! is slated for 24 March; watch here for more details.

 

5 MARCH READING LIST

Maddie (2/26)
Richard (2/26)
Glenda (1/22)
Marsha (2/19)
Kari (2/26)
Rosie (2/26)
Burt (2/26)
Steve J. (2/26)
Donna (2/26)
Shari (2/19)
Jo (2/26)
Marianna (2/26)
JoAnne (2/26)
Casey (2/26)
Lance (2/26)
Stace (10/2)

19 Feb meeting notes; 26 Feb reading list

February 20, 2015

19 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Eleven people attended: Casey, Jo (read two partial chapters from Moonspell), JoAnne, Lance, Maddie, Marianna (read a chapter from Tzar Gold), Marsha, Richard, Rosie, Shari (read a revised synopsis for Raised to Win) and Steve J.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is scheduled for Tuesday, 24 February at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Avenue in Tustin. The Facebook event is set up, and you can download the flyers here (1-up and 2-up). See the event listing, or check the Facebook event for more details.

SCWA’s 21 February meeting features returning speaker D.P. Lyle. See the event listing, or go to the SCWA website for details.

 

26 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Maddie (2/19)
Richard (2/19)
JoAnne (2/19)
Glenda (1/22)
Marsha (2/19)
Kari (2/12)
Rosie (2/19)
Casey (2/19)
Lance (2/19)
Burt (2/12)
Steve J. (2/19)
Donna (2/12)
Shari (2/19)
Jo (2/19)
Marianna (2/19)
Stace (10/2)

12 Feb meeting notes; 19 Feb reading list

February 15, 2015

12 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Twelve people attended: Burt (read four chapters from Dead Listing), Casey, Donna (read a revised chapter from Running with Hounds), Jo, JoAnne, Kari, Lance, Maddie, Marianna, Marsha, Richard and Steve J. (read four chapters from The Lust Gambit).

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is scheduled for 24 February at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Avenue in Tustin. The Facebook event is set up, and you can download the flyers here (1-up and 2-up). See the event listing, or check the Facebook event for more details.

SCWA’s 21 February meeting features returning speaker D.P. Lyle. See the event listing, or go to the SCWA website for details.

 

19 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Maddie (2/12)
Richard (2/12)
JoAnne (2/12)
Glenda (1/22)
Marsha (2/12)
Kari (2/12)
Rosie (2/5)
Shari (1/29)
Jo (2/12)
Marianna (2/12)
Casey (2/12)
Lance (2/12)
Burt (2/12)
Steve J. (2/12)
Donna (2/12)
Stace (10/2)

Lit Up! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 24 Feb 2015

February 15, 2015

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 24 February 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:

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!

5 Feb meeting notes; 12 Feb reading list

February 6, 2015

5 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Burt, Casey (read two chapters from The Boy Who Couldn’t Fly), Donna, Kari, Lance (read a revised chapter from the Fake reboot), Maddie, Marianna (read two chapters from Tsar Gold), Rosie and Steve J.

News and Notes

PFL’s own Steve J. will be featured in Camino Real Playhouse’s 24 Hour Creative, in which six writers will each punch out a ten-minute play overnight and bring it to the stage within 24 hours. You can see the results on Saturday, 7 Feb, at 31776 El Camino Real in San Juan Capistrano. See the event web page for more details.

The next LIT UP! is scheduled for 24 February at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Avenue in Tustin. The Facebook event is set up, and you can download the flyers here (1-up and 2-up). More details to follow.

 

12 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Maddie (2/5)
Richard (1/22)
JoAnne (1/29)
Glenda (1/22)
Marsha (1/22)
Kari (2/5)
Rosie (2/5)
Burt (2/5)
Shari (1/29)
Steve J. (2/5)
Donna (2/5)
Jo (1/29)
Marianna (2/5)
Casey (2/5)
Lance (2/5)
Stace (10/2)

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