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Next Meeting: Thursday, 19 JANUARY 2017 at 6:30 PM

at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Road (at Irvine Blvd), Tustin, 6:30 p.m.

12 Jan meeting notes; 19 Jan reading list

January 15, 2017

12 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

Once again, we had five attendees: Burt, Casey (read three chapters of World War Girl Soldier), JoAnne, Lance (read 1.5 chapters from Stealing Ghosts) and Rosie.

News and Notes

Remember that we’re now meeting at a different Panera Bread: 13205 Jamboree Road at Irvine Blvd., in the Ralph’s shopping center on the west side of Jamboree. The old one at Tustin Legacy is closed.

The next LIT UP! will take place on Tuesday, 24 January, at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for more details.

 

19 JANUARY READING LIST

JoAnne (1/12)
Glenda (12/1)
Steve J. (12/1)
Jo (12/1)
Lisa W. (12/8)
Maddie (12/1)
Donna (12/1)
Marianna (12/8)
Shari (12/8)
Burt (1/12)
Rosie (1/12)
Lance (1/12)
Casey (1/12)

SCWA: Mariana Williams, “The Art of Storytelling,” 21 Jan 2017

January 9, 2017

SCWA logoThe 21 January Southern California Writers Association meeting features contemporary women’s fiction author Mariana Williams speaking on “The Art of Storytelling.”

Mariana Williams is the author of Happy New Year, Darling, Stars or Stripes Fourth of July, The Valentine State, and Love, Regret, and Accidental Nudity. She also hosts “Long Beach Searches for the Greatest Storyteller.” She will share what makes for a great story, and elicit stories from the audience.

The meeting takes place at the Claim Jumper restaurant on 18050 Brookhurst Street in Fountain Valley. Doors open at 9:30 and the program begins at 10:00. Tickets are $25 for members, $35 for non-members ($30 with a reservation), and include a buffet lunch. Check the SCWA website for more information.

Lit Up! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 24 Jan 2017

January 8, 2017

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 24 January at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Ave #14, Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up).

Three local writers will present excerpts of their latest works and discuss their work, writing, and whatever else the audience wants to talk about. This month’s 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, Jan 2017

January 8, 2017

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 January:

  • Sunday, January 8, 3:00 P.M.: Douglas Preston, Lost City of the Monkey God; at Chapman University, Beckman Hall, Orange CA
  • Tuesday, January 10, 7:30 p.m.: Ingrid Thoft, Duplicity
  • Saturday, January 14, 2:00 p.m.: Terry Shames, The Unsettling Crime of Samuel Craddock
  • Sunday, January 15, 2:00 p.m.: Thomas Perry, The Old Man; Jo Perry, Dead is Best
  • Saturday, January 28, 2:30 p.m.: Lance Charnes, The Collection

The events are free, 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 Jan meeting notes; 12 Jan reading list

January 5, 2017

5 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

The first meeting of 2017 was an… intimate affair of five people: Burt (read the final three chapters of Dead is Not Enough)(congratulations!), Casey (read two chapters of World War Girl Soldier), JoAnne, Lance (read 2.5 chapters from Stealing Ghosts) and Rosie (read a chapter from On Thin Ice).

News and Notes

Remember that we’re now meeting at a different Panera Bread: 13205 Jamboree Road at Irvine Blvd., in the Ralph’s shopping center on the west side of Jamboree. The old one at Tustin Legacy is closed.

The next LIT UP! will take place on Tuesday, 24 January, at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for more details.

 

12 JANUARY READING LIST

JoAnne (1/5)
Glenda (12/1)
Steve J. (12/1)
Jo (12/1)
Lisa W. (12/8)
Maddie (12/1)
Donna (12/1)
Marianna (12/8)
Shari (12/8)
Burt (1/5)
Rosie (1/5)
Lance (1/5)
Casey (1/5)

PFL’s new roost…

December 29, 2016

…is in the Tustin Ranch Plaza Panera Bread at 13205 Jamboree Road in Tustin, at the southwest corner of Jamboree and Irvine Blvd.

This is across the street from the northernmost part of the Tustin Marketplace. A Ralph’s supermarket anchors the southern end of the center, which also includes a Boston Market, Starbucks, Pick Up Stix and First Class Pizza. It’s also within two blocks of PFL’s birthplace in the Marketplace Barnes & Noble.

We’ll meet at 6:30, as usual. See you there!

8 Dec meeting notes; 5 Jan reading list

December 9, 2016

8 DECEMBER MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended the final meeting of 2016: Burt, Casey (read three chapters of World War Girl Soldier), JoAnne, Lance (read a chapter from Stealing Ghosts), Lisa W., Marianna and Shari (read two chapters from Raised to Win).

News and Notes

The last PFL meeting of 2016 will also be the last one at the Panera Bread at Tustin Legacy; the store is closing on 31 December. Casey and Lance will be scouting for a new location during the break. There are two other Paneras nearby: one in the Tustin Marketplace, the other at Barranca and Culver. Stay tuned for further developments. We should’ve bought more cookies…

The next LIT UP! will take place on Tuesday, 13 December, at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). This month’s lineup:

Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for more details.

The PFL Annual Holiday Party will happen at 7:00 p.m. on 15 December at Burt’s house. Burt handed out maps to the venue at this meeting and probably also at the last one.

In 2016, we averaged 9.1 attendees per meeting and 3.1 readings. Keep up the good work!

 

5 JANUARY READING LIST

JoAnne (12/8)
Glenda (12/1)
Steve J. (12/1)
Jo (12/1)
Lisa W. (12/8)
Burt (12/8)
Maddie (12/1)
Donna (12/1)
Rosie (12/1)
Marianna (12/8)
Shari (12/8)
Lance (12/8)
Casey (12/8)

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