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Next Meeting: Thursday, 25 APRIL 2019 at 6:30 PM

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

18 Apr meeting notes; 25 Apr reading list

April 21, 2019

18 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Eleven people attended: Casey (read two chapters from Super Duper Love Story), Joanne, Lance, Leighanne, Leslie P. (making her PFL reading debut with a short story, “I Remember That Summer”), Lily, Lisa W., Maddie, Marianna, PJ, and Rosie (read a chapter from The Lion and the Eagle).

News and Notes

PJ is headlining a reading of her latest novel, The Winner’s Circle, followed by an interview and book signing at 3 p.m. on Sunday, 28 April, at Book Carnival.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 23 April at Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real, 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 details on past authors and programs.

 

25 APRIL READING LIST

Leighanne (4/18)
Maddie (4/18)
Jo (3/28)
Lisa W. (4/18)
Lily (4/18)
Glenda (4/4)
Burt (4/11)
Sherry C. (4/11)
Marianna (4/18)
Lance (4/18)
Joanne (4/18)
PJ (4/18)
Shari (4/11)
Dennis P. (4/11)
Casey (4/18)
Leslie P. (4/18)
Rosie (4/18)

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LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 23 April 2019

April 14, 2019

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 23 April 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!

SCWA: Joe Clifford, “Injecting Life into Your Writing,” 20 Apr 2019

April 14, 2019

SCWA logoThe 20 April Southern California Writers Association meeting features author and instructor Joe Clifford.

Joe is the author of the well-reviewed Jay Porter series of thrillers. He’s also acquisitions editor for Gutter Books, producer of the “gritty” Lip Service West reading series, editor of two crime/mystery anthologies, and teaches writing for LitReactor.

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.

11 Apr meeting notes; 18 Apr reading list

April 14, 2019

11 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Burt, Casey, Dennis P. (read the start of a novella, Huntington Beach High School Is Going To Need A New Librarian), Joanne (read a short story, “The Petulant”), Leslie P., Marianna, PJ (read an essay, “Every Generation Has Its Entitlements”), Shari (read two revised chapters from Raised to Win), and Sherry C.

News and Notes

PJ is headlining a reading of her latest novel, The Winner’s Circle, followed by an interview and book signing at 3 p.m. on Sunday, 28 April, at Book Carnival.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 23 April 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 details on past authors and programs.

 

18 APRIL READING LIST

Leighanne (4/4)
Maddie (3/14)
Jo (3/28)
Lisa W. (3/28)
Lily (4/4)
Glenda (4/4)
Burt (4/11)
Casey (4/11)
Sherry C. (4/11)
Leslie P. (4/11)
Rosie (4/4)
Marianna (4/11)
Lance (4/4)
Joanne (4/11)
PJ (4/11)
Shari (4/11)
Dennis P. (4/11)

4 Apr meeting notes; 11 Apr reading list

April 7, 2019

4 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Casey, Dennis P., Glenda, Lance (read 1.5 chapters of Chasing Clay, previously Hot Pots), Leighanne, Leslie P., Lily, Marianna (read a chapter from Mushrooms), Rosie (read two chapters from The Lion and the Eagle), and Sherry C.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 23 April 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 details on past authors and programs.

 

11 APRIL READING LIST

Leighanne (4/4)
Maddie (3/14)
Joanne (3/14)
Jo (3/28)
Lisa W. (3/28)
PJ (3/14)
Shari (3/21)
Dennis P. (4/4)
Lily (4/4)
Glenda (4/4)
Burt (3/28)
Casey (4/4)
Sherry C. (4/4)
Leslie P. (4/4)
Rosie (4/4)
Marianna (4/4)
Lance (4/4)

Upcoming Author Events, Book Carnival, Orange, Apr 2019

April 3, 2019

Book CarnivalBook Carnival window, an independent Orange County bookstore dedicated to mysteries and thrillers, will host the following author readings/signings through the end of April:

  • Saturday, April 6, 2 p.m.: Wendy Hornsby, A Bouquet of Rue
  • Sunday, April 7, 3 p.m.: Jeffrey Siger, The Mykonos Mob
  • Sunday, April 7, 6 p.m.: Glen Erik Hamilton, Mercy River
  • Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.: Karin Slaughter, Meet and Greet
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2 p.m.: Betty Webb, Desert Redemption
  • Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m.: Wendall Thomas, Drowned Under
  • Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m.: PJ Colando, The Winner’s Circle

The events are mostly free (unless marked otherwise), although it’d be nice if you buy the featured book. Book Carnival is located at 348 S. Tustin Street in Orange, three-ish blocks south of Chapman Avenue. Look for more information on the store’s website or Facebook page.

Upcoming Author Events, Mystery Ink Books, Apr 2019

March 30, 2019

Independent bookstore Mystery Ink will be hosting the following author events in April:

  • Saturday, April 6, 4 p.m.: August Norman, Come and Get Me (launch party)
  • Wednesday, April 17, 1 p.m.: Betty Webb, Desert Redemption

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.

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