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Next Meeting: Thursday, 1 JUNE 2017 at 6:30 PM

at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Road (at Irvine Blvd), Tustin, 6:30 p.m.

Muzeo Open Book Author Series: Peggy Constantine, 15 Jun 2017

May 26, 2017

Muzeo Museum & Cultural CenterThe 15 June Muzeo Open Book Author Series event will feature Peggy Constantine, the author of The Reluctant Volunteer, a story of personal growth and the power of love.

Peggy and her husband Tim enter Peace Corps training three weeks after their marriage. Peggy is immediately thrown into a state of depression and homesickness that only worsens as time goes on. Once in Brazil, culture shock exacerbates the situation. The outlook for the marriage and their Peace Corps service is grim until something unexpected happens.

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center sponsors the monthly Open Book series at the Carnegie Gallery on 241 S. Anaheim Blvd. in Anaheim. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but the museum asks you to RSVP.

25 May meeting notes; 1 June reading list

May 26, 2017

25 MAY MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Burt (read the first two chapters of a new but as-yet untitled Tony Bravo novel), Casey, Lance, Leighanne, Lisa W., Maddie, Rosie, Sarah K., Shari (read a revised chapter from Raised to Win) and Steve J. (read two chapters from ).

News and Notes

At the 23 May LIT UP!, another full house listened to authors Peter Dingus, Diana Pardee and Eric Peterson. The next LIT UP! will be on 20 June at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for more details on the authors.

 

1 JUNE READING LIST

Donna (4/27)
Glenda (5/4)
JoAnne (3/30)
Casey (5/25)
Jo (5/18)
Lisa W. (5/25)
Leighanne (5/25)
Maddie (5/25)
Sarah K. (5/25)
Rosie (5/25)
Lance (5/25)
Bob R. (5/18)
Burt (5/25)
Shari (5/25)
Steve J. (5/25)

18 May meeting notes; 25 May reading list

May 18, 2017

18 MAY MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Burt, Casey, Jo, Lance (read a chapter from Stealing Ghosts), Leighanne, Lisa W., Rosie (read a chapter of The Lion and the Eagle) and Bob R.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will be on 23 May at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). This month’s lineup:

  • Physicist and science-fiction author Peter Dingus.
  • Mystery writer  Eric Peterson.
  • Poet and short-story writer Diana Pardee.

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

 

25 MAY READING LIST

Donna (4/27)
Burt (5/18)
Glenda (5/4)
JoAnne (3/30)
Casey (5/18)
Shari (5/11)
Jo (5/18)
Lisa W. (5/18)
Leighanne (5/18)
Maddie (5/11)
Sarah K. (5/11)
Steve J. (5/4)
Rosie (5/18)
Lance (5/18)
Bob R. (5/18)

Lit Up! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 23 May 2017

May 18, 2017

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 23 May at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Ave #14, Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up).

Three local writers will present excerpts of their latest works and discuss their work, writing, and whatever else the audience wants to talk about. This month’s lineup:

  • Physicist and science-fiction author Peter Dingus.
  • Mystery writer  Eric Peterson.
  • Poet and short-story writer Diana Pardee.

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

11 May meeting notes; 18 May reading list

May 16, 2017

11 MAY MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Burt, Casey, Lance (read two chapters from Stealing Ghosts), Leighanne, Lisa W., Maddie, Rosie (read the first chapter of The Lion and the Eagle), Sarah K. and Shari.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will be on 23 May at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for more details on the authors.

 

18 MAY READING LIST

Donna (4/27)
Burt (5/11)
Glenda (5/4)
JoAnne (3/30)
Casey (5/11)
Shari (5/11)
Jo (5/4)
Lisa W. (5/11)
Leighanne (5/11)
Maddie (5/11)
Sarah K. (5/11)
Steve J. (5/4)
Rosie (5/11)
Lance (5/11)

SCWA: Rachel Howzell Hall, “Life Imitating Art – Writing Inspired Mysteries,” 20 May 2017

May 6, 2017

SCWA logoThe 20 May Southern California Writers Association meeting features mystery author Rachel Howzell Hall speaking on “Life Imitating Art – Writing Inspired Mysteries.”

Rachel Hall writes the Detective Elouise Norton series, including Land of Shadows, Skies of Ash, and Trail of Echoes. She serves on the Mystery Writers of America Board of Directors, and has participated as a mentor in the Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ Writer-to-Writer program.

The 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, $35 for non-members ($30 with a reservation), and include a buffet lunch. Check the SCWA website for more information.

4 May meeting notes; 11 May reading list

May 6, 2017

4 MAY MEETING NOTES

Eleven people attended: Casey, Glenda, Jo, Lance (read two chapters from Stealing Ghosts), Leighanne, Lisa W., Maddie, Rosie (read a query letter for On Thin Ice), Sarah K. (read a short story, “The Queen”), Steve J. (read two revised chapters from ) and potential new member Bob R., who writes SF and thrillers.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will be on 23 May at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for more details on the authors.

 

11 MAY READING LIST

Donna (4/27)
Burt (4/27)
Glenda (5/4)
JoAnne (3/30)
Casey (5/4)
Shari (4/20)
Jo (5/4)
Marianna (2/23)
Lisa W. (5/4)
Leighanne (5/4)
Maddie (5/4)
Sarah K. (5/4)
Steve J. (5/4)
Rosie (5/4)
Lance (5/4)

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