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Next Meeting: Thursday, 29 July at 6:30 p.m.

at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin

22 July meeting notes; 29 July reading list

July 24, 2021

22 JULY MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Burt (the end of A1S3 and start of A2S1 of When the Shvitz Hits the Fan), Glenda, Joanne (a short story, “Cat Napping”), Lance (three chapters from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 July at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

The 20 July virtual edition of LIT UP! was a success, with Maddie grilling authors Anne Moose and Brian Fitzpatrick on their work. The recording is now available on the LIT UP Facebook page.

29 JULY READING LIST

Glenda (7/22)
Donna R. (7/15)
Rosie (7/22)
Leighanne (7/8)
Joanne (7/22)
Burt (7/22)
Lance (7/22)
Casey (6/10)

LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 20 July 2021

July 19, 2021
LIT UP logoThe next virtual installment of LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers happens at 6:30 p.m. on 20 July, on Facebook Live. Two featured authors will read from their works and discuss them with Maddie. The lineup: To attend, check in at the event posting on the LIT UP Facebook page. See you there!

15 July meeting notes; 22 July reading list

July 17, 2021

15 JULY MEETING NOTES

Six people attended: Burt (the start of A1S3 of When the Shvitz Hits the Fan), Donna R., Glenda, Joanne (a short story, “Quarantine Crackup”), Lance (a chapter from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 July at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

22 JULY READING LIST

Glenda (7/15)
Casey (6/10)
Donna R. (7/15)
Rosie (7/15)
Leighanne (7/8)
Joanne (7/15)
Burt (7/15)
Lance (7/15)

8 July meeting notes; 15 July reading list

July 9, 2021

8 JULY MEETING NOTES

Six people attended: Burt (the rest of A1S1 of When the Shvitz Hits the Fan), Glenda, Joanne, Lance (2 chapters from Engaño), Leighanne, and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 15 July at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

The next Muzeo Open Book Series hosted by LIT UP! will take place on Sunday, 11 July, at 1-2 p.m. Nancy Klann will be the guest moderator. Two featured authors will discuss their works with the audience. The lineup:

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center sponsors the Open Book series. This event will take place on Zoom and requires pre-registration. The program runs 1-2 p.m.

15 JULY READING LIST

Glenda (7/8)
Casey (6/10)
Donna R. (7/1)
Rosie (7/8)
Leighanne (7/8)
Joanne (7/8)
Burt (7/8)
Lance (7/8)
PJ (3/11)

Upcoming author events, July 2021

July 3, 2021

The following author events will take place online in July. Click on the venue links for more information and for registration or access codes. Events pop up unpredictably, so return to your favorite venues during the month to see if anything new has surfaced.

BOOK CARNIVAL

  • Sunday, July 11, 4 p.m.: Gary Grossman and Ed Fuller, Red Deception
  • Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m.: Palm Springs Noir: Ken Layne, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, and Eric Beetner in conversation with Maddie Margarita
  • Tuesday, July 20, 4 p.m.: Brad Thor, Black Ice
  • Sunday, July 25, 4 p.m.: Jason Bovberg, Loser Baby
  • Tuesday, July 27, 7 p.m.: Vicki Delany, Murder in a Teacup; Daryl Wood Gerber, A Glimmer of a Clue

HUNTINGTON BEACH FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

  • Thursday, May 6, 4 p.m.: Susan Meissner (historical fiction)

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA OC

  • Saturday, July 10, 10 a.m.: Piper Bayard, “Spycraft”

SISTERS-IN-CRIME ORANGE COUNTY

  • Sunday, July 25, 3 p.m.: Palm Springs Noir (panel discussion)

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WRITERS ASSOCIATION

  • Saturday, July 17, 10 a.m.: Dalia Dupris, “Writing a Publishable Novel in Ten Easy Steps”

1 July meeting notes; 8 July reading list

July 2, 2021

1 JULY MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Burt (the first scene of his semi-autobiographical play, When the Shvitz Hits the Fan), Donna R., Glenda, Lance (2.5 chapters from Engaño), and Leighanne.

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 8 July at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

The next Muzeo Open Book Series hosted by LIT UP! will take place on Sunday, 11 July, at 1-2 p.m. Nancy Klann will host distinguished authors Tami Shaikh and Dr. Mary Hill-Wagner to discuss their process and current works. Please register in advance for this event at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yAFOpnmpRDO1egZ_e3o9ag.

8 JULY READING LIST

Glenda (7/1)
Casey (6/10)
Donna R. (7/1)
Rosie (6/17)
Leighanne (7/1)
Burt (7/1)
Lance (7/1)
PJ (3/11)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

24 June meeting notes; 1 July reading list

June 27, 2021

24 JUNE MEETING NOTES

Four people attended the first in-person PFL meeting since March 2020: Donna R., Glenda, Lance (2.5 chapters from Engaño), and Leighanne.

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 1 July at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree).

The 22 June LIT UP! was a success, with Maddie talking with two bestselling authors, Amy Stewart (historical crime) and Jonathan Santlofer (crime). The replay will be posted eventually on Facebook. For more details, check the LIT UP OC Facebook page.

The next Muzeo Open Book Series hosted by LIT UP! will take place on Sunday, 11 July, at 1-2 p.m. Nancy Klann will host distinguished authors Tami Shaikh and Dr. Mary Hill-Wagner to discuss their process and current works. Please register in advance for this event at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yAFOpnmpRDO1egZ_e3o9ag.

1 JULY READING LIST

Glenda (6/24)
Casey (6/10)
Donna R. (6/24)
Rosie (6/17)
Leighanne (6/24)
Lance (6/24)
PJ (3/11)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

17 June meeting notes; 24 June reading list

June 20, 2021

17 JUNE MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Donna R., Glenda, Lance (a revised chapter from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

The next PFL meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, 24 June, at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Rd., Tustin (at Irvine Blvd. on the west side of Jamboree). Yes , that’s the place from the Before Times. However, these are now the After Times, and we need to make accommodations for how things have changed. We will be following the California Department of Public Health Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings effective June 15, 2021. Please take a few moments to review the new guidance. If you aren’t vaccinated for any reason, please wear a face covering to protect your own health and that of other members who are still at risk of infection. We’ll also revert to the standard meeting guidelines.

The next LIT UP! will be on Facebook Live at 6:30 on Tuesday, 22 June. Our own Maddie Margarita will talk with two bestselling authors, Amy Stewart (historical crime) and Jonathan Santlofer (crime). For more details, check the LIT UP OC Facebook page.

24 JUNE READING LIST

Glenda (6/17)
Casey (6/10)
Donna R. (6/17)
Rosie (6/17)
Leighanne (5/27)
Lance (6/17)
PJ (3/11)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

10 June meeting notes; 17 June reading list

June 10, 2021

10 JUNE MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey, Donna R., Glenda, Lance (1.5 revised chapters from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #jun17-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 11 June. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 14 June. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 17 June, at 6:30 p.m.

17 JUNE READING LIST

Glenda (6/10)
Casey (6/10)
Donna R. (6/10)
Rosie (6/10)
Leighanne (5/27)
Lance (6/10)
Leighanne (5/27)
PJ (3/11)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

3 June meeting notes; 10 June reading list

June 3, 2021

3 JUNE MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey, Glenda, Lance (two revised chapters from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #jun10-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 4 June. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 7 June. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 10 June, at 6:30 p.m.

10 JUNE READING LIST

Glenda (6/3)
Casey (6/3)
Donna R. (5/20)
Rosie (6/3)
Leighanne (5/27)
Lance (6/3)
PJ (3/11)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

27 May meeting notes; 3 Jun reading list

May 27, 2021

27 MAY MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey, Lance, Rosie (a revised chapter from Well of the Moon), and a special guest appearance by Leighanne.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #jun03-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 28 May. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 31 May. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 3 June, at 6:30 p.m.

3 JUNE READING LIST

Glenda (5/20)
Casey (5/27)
Lance (5/27)
Donna R. (5/20)
Rosie (5/27)
Leighanne (5/27)
PJ (3/11)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

20 May meeting notes; 27 May reading list

May 20, 2021

20 MAY MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey, Donna (a query letter and synopsis for Running with Hounds…and an English Degree), Glenda, Lance, and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #may27-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 21 May. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 24 May. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 27 May, at 6:30 p.m.

The 18 May virtual installment of LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers was a success, featuring authors Caitlin Rother and Alex Finlay. The replay is now available on the LIT UP Facebook page.

27 MAY READING LIST

Glenda (5/20)
Rosie (5/20)
Casey (5/20)
Lance (5/20)
Donna R. (5/20)
PJ (3/11)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

13 May meeting notes; 20 May reading list

May 13, 2021

13 MAY MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey, Donna, Glenda, and Lance (two chapters from Engaño).

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #may20-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 14 May. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 17 May. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 20 May, at 6:30 p.m.

The 18 May virtual installment of LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers was a success, featuring authors Caitlin Rother and Alex Finlay. The replay is now available on the LIT UP Facebook page.

20 MAY READING LIST

Glenda (5/13)
Casey (5/13)
Donna R. (5/13)
Rosie (5/6)
Lance (5/13)
PJ (3/11)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

6 May meeting notes; 13 May reading list

May 6, 2021

6 MAY MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey, Donna, Glenda, Lance (two chapters from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #may13-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 7 May. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 10 May. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 13 May, at 6:30 p.m.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 6:30 p.m. on 18 May on Facebook Live. Caitlin Rother and Alex Finlay are the featured authors. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for upcoming programs and more details on the authors.

13 MAY READING LIST

Glenda (5/6)
Casey (5/6)
Donna R. (5/6)
Rosie (5/6)
Lance (5/6)
PJ (3/11)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

29 Apr meeting notes; 6 May reading list

April 29, 2021

27 MAY MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey, Lance, Rosie (a revised chapter from Well of the Moon), and a special guest appearance by Leighanne.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #jun03-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 28 May. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 31 May. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 3 June, at 6:30 p.m.

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