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Next Meeting: Thursday, 17 JANUARY 2019 at 6:30 PM

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

LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 22 January 2019

January 13, 2019

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 22 January in its new home 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!

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SCWA: David Putnam, “Dave on Writing,” 19 Jan 2019

January 12, 2019

SCWA logoThe 19 January Southern California Writers Association meeting features crime-thriller author David Putnam speaking about writing basics: the 4 C’s, the five things a scene needs to work, MAR (Motivation, Action Reaction), and the three parts of voice.

Dave is a career law enforcement officer. He has worked in narcotics enforcement, served on FBI-sponsored violent crimes teams, and was cross-sworn as a US Marshal, pursuing murder suspects and bank robbers in Arizona, Nevada, and California. Putnam did three tours on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s SWAT team and also worked for the real Hawaii 5-0. His new novel, The Reckless, is the sixth installment in his Bruno Johnson crime series.

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.

Upcoming Author Events, Mystery Ink Books, Jan 2019

January 12, 2019

Independent bookstore Mystery Ink will be hosting the following author event in January:

  • Saturday, January 26, 2 pm: Howard Michael Gould, Last Looks; Patricia Smiley, The Second Goodbye

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.

10 Jan meeting notes; 17 Jan reading list

January 12, 2019

10 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

That’s more like it… seven people attended: Casey (read two chapters from Super Duper Love Story), Jo, Lance (read one full and two partial chapters from Hot Pots), Leighanne, Maddie, PJ (read the first half of a short story, “Angel Investor”), and Shari.

News and Notes

PJ is hosting a launch party/birthday bash on Thursday, 7 February, at the Back Bay Conference Center, 3415 Michelson in Irvine. The launch party is for her new book, The Winner’s Circle; the birthday bash is for her. Check her website for more information.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 22 January 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.

 

17 JANUARY READING LIST

Jo (1/10)
Maddie (1/10)
Shari (1/10)
Donna (11/29)
Joanne (11/29)
Leighanne (1/10)
Rosie (12/6)
PJ (1/10)
Casey (1/10)
Lance (1/10)
Burt (11/8)

Muzeo Open Book Author Series: Sylvia Chavez and friends, 26 January 2019

January 3, 2019

Muzeo Museum & Cultural CenterThe 26 January Muzeo Open Book Author Series event will feature author Sylvia Chavez presenting an afternoon of poetry.

Sylvia Chavez writes across a variety of genres as a playwright, blogger, poet, fiction and creative non-fiction writer. Her plays have been featured in the Teatro Frida Kahlo Theater 10-Minute Playwriting Festival (2013-2018) and at the Chicanas, Cholas, Y Chisme Theater Festival (2013 – 2015). In 2016, Sylvia joined Las Lunas Locas for their inaugural California Poetry Road Trip, where they were invited to perform poetry readings in San Francisco, Sacramento, Oakland and Fresno.

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.

Upcoming Author Events, Laguna Beach Books, Jan 2019

January 3, 2019

Laguna Beach Books signIndependent bookstore Laguna Beach Books will be hosting the following event this January:

  • Sunday, January 27, 5 p.m.: Megan Griswold, The Book of Help

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.

3 Jan meeting notes; 10 Jan reading list

January 3, 2019

3 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

Yes, we did have a meeting after a fashion. Three people attended the first meeting of 2019: Lance, Maddie, and potential newcomer Tricia. We’ll try again next week.

News and Notes

The PFL holiday party went well. Many thanks to Maddie, who lent us her Winchester Mystery House-sized cottage for the venue.

The final LIT UP! of 2018 on 18 December was well-attended, with an unexpectedly strong crowd hearing work by Belle Cliffe, Paul Charles, and Anne Cleeland. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for details on past and upcoming authors and programs.

 

10 JANUARY READING LIST

Jo (12/6)
Maddie (1/3)
Shari (12/6)
Donna (11/29)
Burt (11/8)
Joanne (11/29)
Leighanne (12/6)
Rosie (12/6)
PJ (11/29)
Casey (12/6)
Lance (1/3)

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