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Next Meeting: Thursday, 31 MAY 2018 at 6:30 PM

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

24 May meeting notes; 31 May reading list

May 24, 2018

24 MAY MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Casey (read the first three chapters from a rebooted SuperDuper Love Story), Donna (read a chapter from Running with Hounds…and an English Degree), Glenda, Jo, Lance, Leighanne, Rosie (read a revised chapter from The Lion and the Eagle), and Shari (read a revised query for Raised to Win).

News and Notes

The 22 May LIT UP! went well, with a full audience enjoying the works of Neal Griffin, Linnea Alexis and Karen Sue Walker. Be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for more details on the authors and the next program.

 

31 MAY READING LIST

Jo (5/24)
Leighanne (5/24)
Maddie (4/26)
Glenda (5/24)
Burt (5/10)
P.J. (5/10)
Lance (5/24)
JoAnne (5/17)
Steve J. (5/17)
Shari (5/24)
Rosie (5/24)
Donna (5/24)
Casey (5/24)
Sarah K. (4/5)

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Upcoming Author Events, Mystery Ink Books, May 2018

May 18, 2018

Independent bookstore Mystery Ink will be hosting the following author events through the end of May:

  • Saturday, May 19th, 11 a.m.: Wendy Hornsby, Number 7, Rue Jacob; Janet Dawson, Ghost in Roomette 4

Events are free, but it would be nice if you bought a book. Mystery Ink is located at 8907 Warner Ave. #135 in Huntington Beach. Get more information on their website or Facebook page.

Muzeo Open Book Author Series: Matthew Arnold Stern, 24 May 2018

May 18, 2018

Muzeo Museum & Cultural CenterThe 24 May Muzeo Open Book Author Series event will feature award-winning public speaker and author Matthew Arnold Stern, discussing his new non-fiction book Mastering Tables.

Matthew Arnold Stern earned the Distinguished Toastmaster award and was named a Top Two Area Governor by Toastmasters Founder’s District. He won a Distinguished Technical Communications award from the Orange County Society of Technical Communication, and an Award of Excellence in the International Online Communications Competition.

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 6:00 p.m. Admission is free, but the museum asks you to RSVP.

17 May meeting notes; 24 May reading list

May 18, 2018

17 MAY MEETING NOTES

Five (!) people attended: Casey (read part three of a chapter from Revolver), Jo, JoAnne (read the first part of a chapter from Musings of an Unreliable Narrator), Lance (read a chapter from Hot Pots), and Steve J. (read the final three chapters of )(congratulations, Steve!).

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will happen on 22 May at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). The lineup:

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

 

24 MAY READING LIST

Jo (5/17)
Leighanne (5/10)
Maddie (4/26)
Shari (5/10)
Glenda (5/10)
Rosie (5/10)
Donna (5/10)
Burt (5/10)
P.J. (5/10)
Sarah K. (4/5)
Casey (5/17)
Lance (5/17)
JoAnne (5/17)
Steve J. (5/17)

SCWA: Eric Beetner, “How To Be A More Prolific Writer,” 19 May 2018

May 17, 2018

SCWA logoThe 19 May Southern California Writers Association meeting features Eric Beetner, hardboiled-crime author and podcaster, speaking on “How To Be A More Prolific Writer.”

Eric’s been nominated for two Anthony awards, an ITW award, and a Derringer, and won the 2012 Stalker award for Most Criminally Underrated author. In addition to writing or co-writing at least sixteen novels, a short-story collection and at least four novellas, he co-hosts the Noir at the Bar reading series and the Writer Types podcast.

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.

LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 22 May 2018

May 11, 2018

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 22 May at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Av. #14, 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!

Upcoming Author Events, Laguna Beach Books, May 2018

May 11, 2018

Laguna Beach Books signIndependent bookstore Laguna Beach Books will be hosting the following author events through the end of May:

  • Thursday, May 10, 6 p.m.: James Utt, Laguna Tales and Boomer Wails
  • Sunday, May 20, 4 p.m.: Eileen Padberg, Out of My Lane: Leveling the Playing Field for Iraqi Women

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.

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