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Next Meeting: Thursday, 17 OCTOBER 2019 at 6:30 PM

at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Road (at Irvine Blvd), Tustin

LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 22 Oct 2019

October 13, 2019

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 22 October at Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real, Tustin (see the map below).

Map to Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real, Tustin

Map to Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real, Tustin

You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up).

Three featured local authors will read from their works and discuss them with the audience. The lineup:

As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for more details on the authors. See you there!

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10 Oct meeting notes; 17 Oct reading list

October 13, 2019

10 OCTOBER MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Casey, Dana S., Dennis P., Glenda, Lance, Leighanne, Leslie P., Rosie (read two chapters from The Lion and the Eagle), Shari, and Sherry C. (read two chapters from Time’s Up for Father Time).

News and Notes

There will be no 31 October meeting. There will be too many ghosties and ghoulies and long-legged beasties about to make it to Panera.

Dennis P. finished his latest Red Car Noir novel, Frenesí, due for release in Q3 2020.

Dana’s novel Cast in Firelight, due for release in 2020, is now listed in Goodreads, in case you want to add it to your “Want to Read” shelf.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 22 October at Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real, Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for details on past authors and programs.

 

17 OCTOBER READING LIST

Maddie (9/12)
Leighanne (10/10)
Shari (10/10)
Lily (9/19)
PJ (9/12)
Leslie P. (10/10)
Burt (9/26)
Joanne (9/26)
Lance (10/10)
Dana S. (10/10)
Lisa W. (10/3)
Casey (10/10)
Dennis P. (10/10)
Glenda (10/10)
Sherry C. (10/10)
Rosie (10/10)
Marianna (8/29)

Muzeo Open Book Author Series: Nushin Alloo, 19 Oct 2019; Jay Paris, 20 Oct 2019

October 8, 2019

Muzeo Museum & Cultural CenterThe Muzeo Open Book Author Series will feature two events: author Nushin Alloo and illustrator Shadia Kassem on Saturday, 19 October, and author Jay Paris on Sunday, 20 October.

Global strategist, writer and former U.S. diplomat Nushin Alloo and accomplished illustrator, painter, and artist Shadia Kassem teamed to create The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria, a children’s book that follows Laila and Ahmed as they undergo a magical journey through beautiful pre-war Syria, learning important lessons about themselves and the beauty of travel.

Long-time Southern California sportswriter Jay Paris’ third book, Shohei Ohtani: The Amazing Story Of Baseball’s Two-Way Japanese Superstar, tells the incredible story of how a humble player made the journey from Japan to Anaheim while changing the game of baseball along the way.

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center sponsors the Open Book series at the Carnegie Gallery on 241 S. Anaheim Blvd. in Anaheim. Doors open at 12 p.m; both programs run 1-3 p.m. Admission is free, but please RSVP to Carol Latham at clatham@muzeo.org.

Sisters-in-Crime Orange County: Discussion group and author Lisa Morton, 27 Oct 2019

October 8, 2019

Sisters in Crime - Orange County logoThe 27 October Sisters in Crime – Orange County meeting will feature a writers/readers discussion group led by author Pat Broeske and a presentation by author and screenwriter Lisa Morton.

Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of nonfiction books, and award-winning fiction writer whose work was described by the American Library Association’s Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror as “consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening.” She is the author of four novels and nearly 150 short stories, a six-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, and a world-class Halloween expert.

Sisters in Crime – Orange County meets monthly at the Irvine Ranch Water District on 15500 Sand Canyon Av. in Irvine. The meeting starts at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but membership is always encouraged.

SCWA: Jason Samuel Culp, “How to Make a Bestselling Audiobook,” 19 Oct 2019

October 8, 2019

SCWA logoThe 19 October Southern California Writers Association meeting features actor and audiobook performer Jason Samuel Culp.

Jason has been an audiobook performer since 1996. Audiobooks are the fastest-growing segment in the publishing industry today. Learn about what goes into making and narrating an audiobook from one of the best. Be prepared to be wowed!

The meeting takes place at the Claim Jumper restaurant on 18050 Brookhurst Street in Fountain Valley. Doors open at 8:30 and the program begins at 9:00. Tickets are $25 for members, $35 for non-members ($30 with a reservation), and include a buffet breakfast. Check the SCWA website for more information.

Upcoming Author Events, Laguna Beach Books, October 2019

October 8, 2019

Laguna Beach Books signIndependent bookstore Laguna Beach Books will be hosting the following events this October:

  • Monday, October 7, 5 p.m.: Pico Iyer, A Beginner’s Guide to Japan
  • Thursday, October 31, 12 p.m.: Elizabeth Strout, Olive, Again (at the Women’s Club of Laguna Beach; tickets $26)

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Laguna Beach Books is located at 1200 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. Get more information on their website or Facebook page.

3 Oct meeting notes; 10 Oct reading list

October 8, 2019

3 OCTOBER MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Casey (read the back-cover text for The Ginormous Love Life of the Superhero’s Intern), Dennis P. (read a chapter from Winesburg Revisited), Lance, Leighanne, Lisa W. (read a chapter from Roundabout), Rosie, Shari, and Sherry C.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 22 October at Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real, Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for details on past authors and programs.

 

10 OCTOBER READING LIST

Maddie (9/12)
Leighanne (10/3)
Shari (10/3)
Lily (9/19)
PJ (9/12)
Leslie P. (9/19)
Burt (9/26)
Joanne (9/26)
Lance (10/3)
Dana S. (9/26)
Sherry C. (10/3)
Rosie (10/3)
Lisa W. (10/3)
Casey (10/3)
Dennis P. (10/3)
Glenda (8/22)
Marianna (8/29)

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