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Next Meeting: Thursday, 23 September, at 6:30 p.m.

at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin

16 Sep meeting notes; 23 Sep reading list

September 17, 2021

16 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended our largest meeting since 23 July 2020: Burt (Act II, Scene 1 of When the Shvitz Hits the Fan), Donna R., Glenda, Joanne (a very short story, “Tidbits from an Occasional Believer”), Lance (a chapter from the still-untitled historical adventure), Leighanne, and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 23 September at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

Don’t forget the monthly author events post two slots below this.

23 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

Glenda (9/16)
Rosie (9/16)
Donna R. (9/16)
Ken S. (8/26)
Dan O. (8/26)
Leighanne (9/16)
Lance (9/16)
Burt (9/16)
Joanne (9/16)

9 Sep meeting notes; 16 Sep reading list

September 13, 2021

9 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Five people attended an abbreviated meeting: Burt (Act II, Scene 1 of When the Shvitz Hits the Fan), Glenda, Lance, Leighanne, and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 September at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

16 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

Glenda (9/9)
Rosie (9/9)
Donna R. (9/2)
Ken S. (8/26)
Dan O. (8/26)
Lance (9/9)
Leighanne (9/9)
Burt (9/9)
Joanne (7/22)

Upcoming author events, September 2021

September 3, 2021

The following author events will take place online in August. Click on the venue links for more information and for registration or access codes. Events pop up unpredictably, so return to your favorite venues during the month to see if anything new has surfaced.

BOOK CARNIVAL

  • Wednesday, Sep 8, 7 p.m.: Gaby Allan, Much Ado About Nauticaling; Carol J. Perry, Be My Ghost (virtual)
  • Sunday, Sep 12, 4 p.m.: Margaret Mizushima, Striking Range; Scott Graham, Canyonlands Carnage (virtual)
  • Saturday, Sep 18, 4 p.m.: Matt Witten, The Necklace (virtual)
  • Saturday, Sep 18, 7 p.m.: Alyssa Maxwell, Murder at Wakehurst; Dianne Freeman, A Fiance’s Guide to First Wives and Murder (virtual)
  • Sunday, Sep 19, 2 p.m.: Warren Easley, No Witness (virtual)
  • Tuesday, Sep 21, 6 p.m.: Craig Johnson, Daughter of the Morning Star (live, ticketed event at the Frida Cinema, Santa Ana)
  • Saturday, Sep 25, 2 p.m.: Ellen Byron, Cajun Kiss of Death; Dennis Palumbo, Panic Attack; Tori Eldridge, The Ninja Betrayed; Margot Kinberg, A Matter of Motive (virtual)
  • Sunday, Sep 26, 12 p.m.: Stuart Neville, The House of Ashes

HUNTINGTON BEACH FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

  • Thursday, Sep 9, 4 p.m.: Robert Fegers, Grant Justice

MYSTERY INK

  • Saturday, Sep 18: Matt Witten, The Necklace (launch party)

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA OC

  • Saturday, Sep 11, 10 a.m.: Celeste Barclay, “Wordsmithing Your Work-in-Progress: An Interactive Workshop”

SISTERS-IN-CRIME ORANGE COUNTY

  • Sunday, Sep 26, 3 p.m.: a conversation with literary agents Vicky Bijur and Elizabeth Kracht

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WRITERS ASSOCIATION

  • Saturday, Sep 18, 10 a.m.: David Corbett, “Compelling, Emotional Character Motivation: Defining It. Believing It. Writing It!”

2 Sep meeting notes; 9 Sep reading list

September 3, 2021

2 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Burt (the revised final scene of Act I of When the Shvitz Hits the Fan), Donna R., Glenda, Lance (the first chapter of an untitled historical adventure), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 9 September at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

9 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

Glenda (9/2)
Rosie (9/2)
Donna R. (9/2)
Ken S. (8/26)
Dan O. (8/26)
Burt (9/2)
Lance (9/2)
Leighanne (7/29)
Joanne (7/22)

26 Aug meeting notes; 2 Sep reading list

August 27, 2021

26 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Dan O. (the first third of a short story, “The Earth and Sky”), Donna, Glenda, Ken S., and Lance (two chapters from Engaño).

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 2 September at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

The chapters from Engaño that Lance read at this meeting will be the last he brings to PFL. He has to prepare the novel for its release on 30 Sep.

The Southern California Writers’ Conference will take place 17-19 September at the Sonesta Irvine Hotel in, natch, Irvine. Registration is $325 for Saturday and Sunday only, or $425 for the full conference. Check the event website for more information, a schedule, and registration links.

2 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

Glenda (8/26)
Leighanne (7/29)
Joanne (7/22)
Rosie (8/19)
Burt (8/5)
Donna (8/26)
Ken S. (8/26)
Dan O. (8/26)
Lance (8/26)
Casey (6/10)

19 Aug meeting notes; 26 Aug reading list

August 20, 2021

19 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Dan O., Glenda, Ken S., Lance (two chapters from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 26 August at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

The Southern California Writers’ Conference will take place 17-19 September at the Sonesta Irvine Hotel in, natch, Irvine. Registration is $325 for Saturday and Sunday only, or $425 for the full conference. Check the event website for more information, a schedule, and registration links.

26 AUGUST READING LIST

Glenda (8/19)
Leighanne (7/29)
Joanne (7/22)
Rosie (8/19)
Burt (8/5)
Donna (8/12)
Ken S. (8/19)
Lance (8/19)
Dan O. (8/19)
Casey (6/10)

12 Aug meeting notes; 19 Aug reading list

August 13, 2021

12 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Six people attended: Donna R. (a revised query letter for Running with Hounds…and an English Degree), Glenda, Ken S., Lance (a chapter from Engaño), Rosie, and potential new member Dan O. (welcome!).

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 19 August at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

19 AUGUST READING LIST

Glenda (8/12)
Leighanne (7/29)
Joanne (7/22)
Rosie (8/12)
Burt (8/5)
Donna (8/12)
Lance (8/12)
Ken S. (8/12)
Casey (6/10)

5 Aug meeting notes; 12 Aug reading list

August 6, 2021

5 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Burt (the first chapter of The Spirit of 1942), Donna R., Lance (a chapter from Engaño), Rosie, and potential new member Ken S. (welcome!).

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 12 August at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

Season 2 of Casey and Marianna’s podcast Deep State Dossier has begun to drop on Radio Juice Media, Apple Podcasts, Audible, and a bunch of other places. Check it out on the podcast’s Facebook page.

12 AUGUST READING LIST

Glenda (7/29)
Donna R. (8/5)
Leighanne (7/29)
Joanne (7/22)
Rosie (8/5)
Burt (8/5)
Lance (8/5)
Casey (6/10)

29 July meeting notes; 5 Aug reading list

July 31, 2021

29 JULY MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Glenda, Lance (two chapters from Engaño), Leighanne, and Rosie (three revised chapters from an untitled adult fantasy).

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 5 August at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

5 AUGUST READING LIST

Glenda (7/29)
Donna R. (7/15)
Leighanne (7/29)
Joanne (7/22)
Burt (7/22)
Rosie (7/29)
Lance (7/29)
Casey (6/10)

22 July meeting notes; 29 July reading list

July 24, 2021

22 JULY MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Burt (the end of A1S3 and start of A2S1 of When the Shvitz Hits the Fan), Glenda, Joanne (a short story, “Cat Napping”), Lance (three chapters from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 July at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

The 20 July virtual edition of LIT UP! was a success, with Maddie grilling authors Anne Moose and Brian Fitzpatrick on their work. The recording is now available on the LIT UP Facebook page.

29 JULY READING LIST

Glenda (7/22)
Donna R. (7/15)
Rosie (7/22)
Leighanne (7/8)
Joanne (7/22)
Burt (7/22)
Lance (7/22)
Casey (6/10)

LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 20 July 2021

July 19, 2021
LIT UP logoThe next virtual installment of LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers happens at 6:30 p.m. on 20 July, on Facebook Live. Two featured authors will read from their works and discuss them with Maddie. The lineup: To attend, check in at the event posting on the LIT UP Facebook page. See you there!

15 July meeting notes; 22 July reading list

July 17, 2021

15 JULY MEETING NOTES

Six people attended: Burt (the start of A1S3 of When the Shvitz Hits the Fan), Donna R., Glenda, Joanne (a short story, “Quarantine Crackup”), Lance (a chapter from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 July at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

22 JULY READING LIST

Glenda (7/15)
Casey (6/10)
Donna R. (7/15)
Rosie (7/15)
Leighanne (7/8)
Joanne (7/15)
Burt (7/15)
Lance (7/15)

8 July meeting notes; 15 July reading list

July 9, 2021

8 JULY MEETING NOTES

Six people attended: Burt (the rest of A1S1 of When the Shvitz Hits the Fan), Glenda, Joanne, Lance (2 chapters from Engaño), Leighanne, and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 15 July at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

The next Muzeo Open Book Series hosted by LIT UP! will take place on Sunday, 11 July, at 1-2 p.m. Nancy Klann will be the guest moderator. Two featured authors will discuss their works with the audience. The lineup:

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center sponsors the Open Book series. This event will take place on Zoom and requires pre-registration. The program runs 1-2 p.m.

15 JULY READING LIST

Glenda (7/8)
Casey (6/10)
Donna R. (7/1)
Rosie (7/8)
Leighanne (7/8)
Joanne (7/8)
Burt (7/8)
Lance (7/8)
PJ (3/11)

1 July meeting notes; 8 July reading list

July 2, 2021

1 JULY MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Burt (the first scene of his semi-autobiographical play, When the Shvitz Hits the Fan), Donna R., Glenda, Lance (2.5 chapters from Engaño), and Leighanne.

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 8 July at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

The next Muzeo Open Book Series hosted by LIT UP! will take place on Sunday, 11 July, at 1-2 p.m. Nancy Klann will host distinguished authors Tami Shaikh and Dr. Mary Hill-Wagner to discuss their process and current works. Please register in advance for this event at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yAFOpnmpRDO1egZ_e3o9ag.

8 JULY READING LIST

Glenda (7/1)
Casey (6/10)
Donna R. (7/1)
Rosie (6/17)
Leighanne (7/1)
Burt (7/1)
Lance (7/1)
PJ (3/11)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

24 June meeting notes; 1 July reading list

June 27, 2021

24 JUNE MEETING NOTES

Four people attended the first in-person PFL meeting since March 2020: Donna R., Glenda, Lance (2.5 chapters from Engaño), and Leighanne.

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 1 July at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

The 22 June LIT UP! was a success, with Maddie talking with two bestselling authors, Amy Stewart (historical crime) and Jonathan Santlofer (crime). The replay will be posted eventually on Facebook. For more details, check the LIT UP OC Facebook page.

The next Muzeo Open Book Series hosted by LIT UP! will take place on Sunday, 11 July, at 1-2 p.m. Nancy Klann will host distinguished authors Tami Shaikh and Dr. Mary Hill-Wagner to discuss their process and current works. Please register in advance for this event at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yAFOpnmpRDO1egZ_e3o9ag.

1 JULY READING LIST

Glenda (6/24)
Casey (6/10)
Donna R. (6/24)
Rosie (6/17)
Leighanne (6/24)
Lance (6/24)
PJ (3/11)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

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