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Next Meeting: Thursday, 9 APRIL 2020 at 6:30 PM

online in the PFL Slack workspace

2 Apr meeting notes; 9 Apr reading list

April 2, 2020

2 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended: Casey (a chapter from Nouveau Trashy Vampire Romance), Glenda, Joanne, Lance (a chapter from Zrada), Leslie P., Lisa W., and Sherry C. Burt and Rosie critiqued offline.

News and Notes

We’ll continue with the 6:30 meeting start next week.

Please put in your bids to read in the #9april-meeting Slack channel by 8 p.m. Friday night. The two bidders highest on the list will be selected as readers, and the third highest will be a backup. The backup will step in if (a) one of the primaries doesn’t upload a reading to #9april-readings in time (noon Monday) or if one or both primary readings are very short.

Leslie P. put together very thorough how-to instructions. They’re in #00_procedures_how-tos. Please review them if you have any questions about the process.

 

9 APRIL READING LIST

Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Glenda (4/2)
Leslie P. (4/2)
Leighanne (3/26)
Sherry C. (4/2)
Dennis P. (3/5)
Joanne (4/2)
Lisa W. (4/2)
Rosie (3/26)
Casey (4/2)
Lance (4/2)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

26 Mar meeting notes; 2 Apr reading list

March 27, 2020

26 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Eleven people attended: Burt, Casey, Glenda, Joanne, Lance (one chapter from Zrada), Leighanne, Leslie P., Lisa W., Marianna, Rosie (two chapters from Farbourne Manor), and Sherry C.

The modified Slack-centric online process worked relatively well.

News and Notes

We’ll return to a 6:30 meeting start and three readings with the 2 April meeting.

Two minor changes will come into effect during the next meeting:

  • When authors post their readings, they should say in the messages they attach their files to whether they want comments only or the full Track Changes treatment.
  • When members are pasting pre-written text into a Slack message box, they should drop in no more than one paragraph at a time to keep the text from lurching.

Revised how-to sheets will be posted on Slack in #2april-meeting by the end of the weekend. We hope they’ll make things easier for everyone. Please review them.

We discussed the possibility of using Zoom for video teleconferencing. Zoom would pose various difficulties for several members, so we’ll put that off for now.

 

2 APRIL READING LIST

Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Maddie (2/27)
Glenda (3/26)
Leslie P. (3/26)
Leighanne (3/26)
Sherry C. (3/26)
Dennis P. (3/5)
Joanne (3/26)
Casey (3/26)
Lisa W. (3/26)
Lance (3/26)
Rosie (3/26)
PJ (2/27)

Events Cancelled

March 20, 2020

All the events listed on the Events page have been cancelled due to the various state and county restrictions on public gatherings.

Keep watching this space for announcements of new events once the current situation is resolved.

Thank you and be safe.

19 Mar meeting notes; 26 Mar reading list

March 20, 2020

19 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended PFL’s first virtual meeting: Casey, Glenda, Joanne, Lance, Leslie P., Lisa W., Marianna, and Sherry C. (one chapter from Time’s Up for Father Time).

The online process sketched out for this meeting had some successes (notably using Slack) and some challenges (Google Drive/Google Docs). Because this was an experiment, Sherry keeps her place in the list as a thank-you for being the guinea pig. Many thanks to Casey for working out the nuts-and-bolts of the system.

News and Notes

New instructions went out in email on 19 March for a revised meeting process based entirely in Slack. We hope it will be easier for everyone. Please review the instructions. How-to sheets will likely come out in the next few days.

The 24 March LIT UP! has been cancelled, as has every event on the PFL Events page. Be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for news about LIT UP! and any planned future meetings.

 

26 MARCH READING LIST

Marianna (3/19)
Burt (2/20)
Maddie (2/27)
Glenda (3/19)
Leslie P. (3/19)
PJ (2/27)
Leighanne (3/12)
Sherry C. (3/19)
Lance (3/19)
Dennis P. (3/5)
Rosie (3/12)
Joanne (3/19)
Casey (3/19)
Shari (2/6)
Lisa W. (3/19)

12 Mar meeting notes; 19 Mar reading list

March 13, 2020

12 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey, Leighanne, Leslie P., Lisa W., and Rosie. No one brought readings.

News and Notes

The group discussed a possible backup plan for virtual meetings in case we can’t continue to gather physically. This may involve using Google Docs as a place to make readings available for comment and using Slack for discussions and other communications. Leslie and Sherry will conduct a test of the former; Casey will look into the latter. More info to follow.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 24 March 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 more details on the authors.

 

19 MARCH READING LIST

Marianna (2/13)
Burt (2/20)
Maddie (2/27)
Glenda (2/20)
Leslie P. (3/12)
PJ (2/27)
Leighanne (3/12)
Sherry C. (3/5)
Lance (3/5)
Dennis P. (3/5)
Rosie (3/12)
Joanne (3/5)
Casey (3/12)
Shari (2/6)
Lisa W. (3/12)

LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 24 Mar 2020

March 8, 2020

LIT UP logoThe next installment of LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers happens at 7:00 p.m. on 24 March 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!

Muzeo Open Book Author Series: LIT UP! North, 28 Mar 2020

March 8, 2020

Muzeo Museum & Cultural CenterThe Muzeo Open Book Author Series will feature the first official LIT UP! brand extension on 28 March, moderated as always by Maddie Margarita.

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

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; the program runs 1-3 p.m. Admission is free, but please RSVP to Carol Latham at clatham@muzeo.org.

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