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Next Meeting: Thursday, 26 APRIL 2018 at 6:30 PM

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

19 Apr meeting notes; 26 Apr reading list

April 19, 2018

19 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Four (!!) people attended: Casey (read the first half of a chapter from Revolver), Jo, JoAnne (read a chapter from Musings of an Unreliable Narrator), and Lance. This was the sixth recorded meeting with so few attendees since 2007, and only the second since 2009.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will happen on 24 April 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.

 

26 APRIL READING LIST

Jo (4/19)
Leighanne (4/12)
Maddie (4/5)
Shari (4/12)
Sarah K. (4/5)
Glenda (4/12)
Burt (4/12)
Lance (4/19)
P.J. (4/12)
Donna (3/29)
Steve J. (4/5)
Rosie (4/12)
Casey (4/19)
JoAnne (4/19)
Bob R. (3/15)

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12 Apr meeting notes; 19 Apr reading list

April 13, 2018

12 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Burt, Casey, Glenda, Jo, JoAnne (read a chapter of Musings of an Unreliable Narrator), Lance, Leighanne, P.J., Rosie (read a new chapter from On Thin Ice), and Shari.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will happen on 24 April at Kean Coffee in 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 APRIL READING LIST

Jo (4/12)
Leighanne (4/12)
Maddie (4/5)
Shari (4/12)
Sarah K. (4/5)
Glenda (4/12)
Casey (4/12)
Burt (4/12)
Lance (4/12)
Bob R. (3/15)
P.J. (4/12)
Donna (3/29)
Steve J. (4/5)
JoAnne (4/12)
Rosie (4/12)

SCWA: Angela Bole, “Independent Book Publishing,” 21 Apr 2018

April 6, 2018

SCWA logoThe 21 April Southern California Writers Association meeting features Angela Bole, CEO of the Independent Book Publishers Association, speaking on “Independent Book Publishing.”

Prior to becoming IBPA’s new executive director, Angela served as deputy executive director (since 2009) of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG), which “fosters conversation and consensus across all sectors of the book business.” Before that, Bole served for two years as BISG’s associate director and two years as its marketing and communications manager. BISG generates standards for the book industry, such as BISAC Subject Headings, creating efficiencies, structure, and electronic data formats.

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, 24 April 2018

April 6, 2018

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 24 April 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, Book Carnival, Orange, April 2018

April 6, 2018

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:

  • Sunday, April 8, 2:00 p.m.: Ann Parker, A Dying Note; M. Louisa Locke, Pilfered Promises
  • Saturday, April 14, 2:00 p.m.: Gordon McAlpine, Holmes Entangled
  • Saturday, April 21, 2:00 p.m.: Neal Griffin, By His Own Hand; K. J. Howe, Skyjack

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.

5 Apr meeting notes; 12 Apr reading list

April 6, 2018

5 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Eleven people attended: Casey, Glenda, Jo, JoAnne (read the second chapter of what may become a novel, Musings of an Unreliable Narrator), Lance, Leighanne, Maddie, Rosie, Sarah K., Shari, and Steve J. (read four chapters from ).

News and Notes

Steve J.’s “One Hour MFA in Professional Writing” at the Dana Point Library’s Community Room was a success, with fifty people in the audience.

Rosie was selected by Author Mentor Match to be mentored by published YA romance author Tiana Smith.

Leighanne has received scholarships to study in Paris in July.

Casey’s website has gained a blog. The first episode: “Outlining Your Novel the Screenwriting Way,” aimed at writers who may not be thrilled with the usual way of outlining their work. Check it out at FugitiveJuiceMedia.com.

The next LIT UP! will happen on 24 April at Kean Coffee in 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.

 

12 APRIL READING LIST

Jo (4/5)
Leighanne (4/5)
Maddie (4/5)
Shari (4/5)
Sarah K. (4/5)
Glenda (4/5)
Casey (4/5)
Burt (3/29)
Lance (4/5)
Bob R. (3/15)
Rosie (4/5)
P.J. (3/22)
Donna (3/29)
Steve J. (4/5)
JoAnne (4/5)

29 Mar meeting notes; 5 Apr reading list

April 1, 2018

29 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Burt, Casey, Donna (Read a chapter from Running with Hounds…and an English Degree), Jo, JoAnne (Read a short story, “Alzheimer’s Retrospective”), Lance, Leighanne, and Shari.

News and Notes

Steve J. will be presenting the “One Hour MFA in Professional Writing” at the Dana Point Library’s Community Room on Tuesday, 3 April, at 5:00 p.m. Check the library’s website for more information.

Casey’s website has gained a blog. The first episode: “Outlining Your Novel the Screenwriting Way,” aimed at writers who may not be thrilled with the usual way of outlining their work. Check it out at FugitiveJuiceMedia.com.

The next LIT UP! will happen on 24 April at Kean Coffee in 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.

 

5 APRIL READING LIST

Jo (3/29)
Leighanne (3/29)
Maddie (3/15)
Shari (3/29)
Sarah K. (3/22)
Glenda (3/22)
Casey (3/29)
Burt (3/29)
Steve J. (3/15)
Lance (3/29)
Bob R. (3/15)
Rosie (3/22)
P.J. (3/22)
JoAnne (3/29)
Donna (3/29)

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