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Next Meeting: Thursday, 29 SEPTEMBER at 6:30 PM

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

22 Sep meeting notes; 29 Sep reading list

September 25, 2016

22 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Summer must be over — eleven people attended: Burt (read three chapters from Dead is Not Enough), Casey, Glenda, Jo, Lance (read two chapters from Stealing Ghosts), Lisa W., Maddie, Marianna, Rosie (read two fragments and two new chapters from On Thin Ice), Shari and Steve J.

News and Notes

The 20 September LIT UP! was another success, with a full house hearing Dana Hammer, Sybil Johnson and Janet Symcic read from and talk about their latest works. The next LIT UP! will happen at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 October at Kean Coffee in Tustin. Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for more details.

Casey called attention to a Book Riot tweet he retweeted to the PFL Twitter feed. The post regards the uses of a recap at the beginning of series books to help catch up new readers, or readers who have forgotten what happened last time. The idea is similar to the recaps we include in our readings.

 

29 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

JoAnne (8/18)
Glenda (9/22)
PJ (8/11)
Donna (9/8)
Mark H. (8/11)
Marianna (9/22)
Shari (9/22)
Maddie (9/22)
Jo (9/22)
Casey (9/22)
Steve J. (9/22)
Lisa W. (9/22)
Burt (9/22)
Rosie (9/22)
Lance (9/22)

15 Sep meeting notes; 22 Sep reading list

September 19, 2016

15 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended: Burt, Casey (read two chapters from World War Girl Soldier), Glenda, Lisa W., Rosie, Shari and Steve J. (read two chapters from Lamia).

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will happen at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 September at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). This month’s lineup:

Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for more details.

 

22 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

JoAnne (8/18)
Glenda (9/15)
PJ (8/11)
Donna (9/8)
Burt (9/15)
Mark H. (8/11)
Rosie (9/15)
Marianna (9/1)
Shari (9/15)
Lance (9/1)
Maddie (9/8)
Jo (9/8)
Casey (9/15)
Steve J. (9/15)
Lisa W. (9/15)

8 Sep meeting notes; 15 Sep reading list

September 11, 2016

8 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Burt, Casey (read three chapters from World War Girl Soldier), Donna, Glenda, Jo (read a chapter from Moonspell), Maddie (read three proposed queries for Hit Me), Rosie, Shari and Steve J. (read four chapters from Lamia).

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will happen at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 September at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for more details.

 

15 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

JoAnne (8/18)
Glenda (9/8)
PJ (8/11)
Donna (9/8)
Burt (9/8)
Mark H. (8/11)
Rosie (9/8)
Marianna (9/1)
Shari (9/8)
Lance (9/1)
Maddie (9/8)
Jo (9/8)
Casey (9/8)
Steve J. (9/8)

1 Sep meeting notes; 8 Sep reading list

September 1, 2016

1 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Casey, Glenda, Jo, Lance (read two chapters from Stealing Ghosts), Maddie, Marianna, Shari (read two chapters from Raised to Win) and Steve J. (read four chapters from Lamia).

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will happen at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 September at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for more details.

 

1 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

JoAnne (8/18)
Maddie (9/1)
Glenda (9/1)
PJ (8/11)
Donna (8/4)
Burt (8/11)
Mark H. (8/11)
Rosie (8/25)
Marianna (9/1)
Jo (9/1)
Casey (9/1)
Shari (9/1)
Steve J. (9/1)
Lance (9/1)

SCWA: Jill Marr, “How to Get and Keep a Literary Agent,” 17 Sep 2016

August 26, 2016

SCWA logoThe 17 September Southern California Writers Association meeting features literary agent Jill Marr speaking on “How to Get and Keep a Literary Agent.”

Jill Marr, a literary agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, has a strong Internet and media background and nearly 15 years of publishing experience. After writing ad copy and features for published books for years, she knows how to find the “hook” and sell it.

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.

Lit Up! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 20 Sep 2016

August 26, 2016

LIT UP logoThe next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 20 September at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Ave #14, Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up).

Three OC 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:

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

25 Aug meeting notes; 1 Sep reading list

August 26, 2016

25 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Casey (read three chapters from World War Girl Soldier), Glenda, Jo (read a rewrite of Moonspell’s penultimate chapter), Lance, Maddie, Marianna (read a chapter from Truth Games), Rosie, Shari and Steve J.

News and Notes

On 29 August, Steve J. will be one of eight competitors in “Long Beach Searches For the Greatest Storyteller” at Malarkey’s Grill, 168 N. Marina Drive in Long Beach. Each performer must tell a six-minute true story. The action starts at 7 p.m.; tickets are $12 at the door.

The 23 August LIT UP! was strongly attended by any measure, but especially so for a summer: ~36 people came to listen to authors Leonard Szymczak, Lisa Brackmann and Rachel Marks. The next LIT UP! will happen at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 September at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for more details.

 

1 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

JoAnne (8/18)
Maddie (8/25)
Glenda (8/25)
PJ (8/11)
Donna (8/4)
Burt (8/11)
Shari (8/25)
Mark H. (8/11)
Rosie (8/25)
Steve J. (8/25)
Lance (8/25)
Marianna (8/25)
Jo (8/25)
Casey (8/25)

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