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4 June meeting notes; 11 June reading list

June 4, 2020

4 JUNE MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended: Glenda, Joanne, Lance, Leighanne, Leslie P. (a chapter from Ghost Dog), Rosie (a revised chapter from The Lion and the Eagle), and Sherry C. (a chapter from Time’s Up for Father Time)

News and Notes

Please put in your bids to read in the #jun11-meeting Slack channel by 8 p.m. Friday night. The next meeting will start on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The Muzeo Virtual Open Book Author Series will feature the next virtual LIT UP! on Sunday, 28 June, 1-2:30 p.m., moderated as always by Maddie Margarita. Ivy Pochoda, Rufi Thorpe, and PFL alum Ava Homa will be the guests of honor. The registration link that’s supposed to be on the Muzeo website isn’t up yet, so keep checking back. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for more details on the authors.

The results of the survey are here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-Q5ZKWH8F7/. We got ten responses; unfortunately, only one came from someone who hasn’t attended the virtual meetings.

 

11 JUNE READING LIST

Glenda (6/4)
Joanne (6/4)
Casey (5/14)
Lance (6/4)
Lisa W. (5/21)
Leighanne (6/4)
Rosie (6/4)
Sherry C. (6/4)
Leslie P. (6/4)
Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

21 May meeting notes; 4 June reading list

May 26, 2020

21 MAY MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended: Glenda, Joanne, Lance, Leslie P. (a chapter from Ghost Dog), Lisa W. (two chapters from Roundabout), Rosie, and Sherry C.

News and Notes

There will be no 28 May meeting. Nobody put in a bid to read. The next meeting will be on 4 June.

The results of the survey are here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-Q5ZKWH8F7/. We got ten responses; unfortunately, only one came from someone who hasn’t attended the virtual meetings.

PFL doesn’t censor what its members write. This means that not all of you will be comfortable with all material presented for critique. This is periodically an issue at our in-person meetings when we’re surrounded by people who didn’t sign up for hearing our readings. Because of this, the PFL guidelines say, “Out of consideration for nearby restaurant patrons, if you read a selection with profanity or overtly sexual language, don’t say the ‘objectionable’ language aloud.” (Thus “frack” instead of a certain 500-year-old Germanic expletive.) This infrequently leads to “silent reading” during in-person meetings and serves as a warning of sorts for members who might have issues with the subject matter. Because of our online format, we’ve lost that warning.

  • Authors: As a substitute, please mention in your story-so-far summary if your reading includes material that would cause “silent reading” at Panera (for example, “includes animal cruelty”).
  • Readers: You know your own limits. You’re not required to read every single word. If you don’t want to continue reading, then don’t.

 

4 JUNE READING LIST

Glenda (5/21)
Joanne (5/21)
Rosie (5/21)
Sherry C. (5/21)
Casey (5/14)
Lance (5/21)
Lisa W. (5/21)
Leslie P. (5/21)
Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Leighanne (3/26)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

14 May meeting notes; 21 May reading list

May 14, 2020

14 MAY MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended: Casey (a chapter from Nouveau Trashy Vampire Romance), Glenda, Lance (a chapter from Zrada), Leslie P., Lisa W., and Sherry C.

News and Notes

Please put in your bids to read in the #may21-meeting Slack channel by 8 p.m. Friday night. The two bidders highest on the reading list will be our primaries. The next meeting will start on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The next virtual installment of LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers happens at 6:30 p.m. on 19 May, online on Zoom. Three featured local authors will read from their works and discuss them with the audience. The lineup:

To get your Zoom meeting invite, check in at the event posting on the LIT UP Facebook page.

Lance will be speaking to the Foothill Ranch Third Monday Mystery book group via Zoom on Monday, 18 May, at 2:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, contact Stella Carruth at Stella.Carruth@occr.ocgov.com.

 

21 MAY READING LIST

Glenda (5/14)
Joanne (5/7)
Lisa W. (5/14)
Rosie (5/14)
Leslie P. (5/14)
Sherry C. (5/14)
Casey (5/14)
Lance (5/14)
Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Leighanne (3/26)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 19 May 2020

May 7, 2020

LIT UP logoThe next virtual installment of LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers happens at 6:30 p.m. on 19 May, online on Zoom.

Three featured local authors will read from their works and discuss them with the audience. The lineup:

To get your Zoom meeting invite, check in at the event posting on the LIT UP Facebook page. See you there!

7 May meeting notes; 14 May reading list

May 7, 2020

7 MAY MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended: Casey, Glenda, Joanne, Lance (a chapter from Zrada), Leslie P. (a chapter from Ghost Dog), Lisa W., and Sherry C. (a chapter from Time’s Up for Father Time).

News and Notes

Please put in your bids to read in the #may14-meeting Slack channel by 8 p.m. Friday night. The next meeting will start on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The next virtual LIT UP! is happening at 6:30 p.m. on 19 May on Zoom. DP Lyle, Mary Castillo, and Gayle Carline headline the program. To get the Zoom invite, check in at the event posting on the LIT UP Facebook page.

SCWA holds a weekly Virtual Happy Hour on Zoom every Friday at 4:30. It’s open to non-members. RSVP on the SCWA website to get your invite.

 

14 MAY READING LIST

Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Glenda (5/7)
Leighanne (3/26)
Joanne (5/7)
Lisa W. (5/7)
Rosie (4/30)
Casey (5/7)
Leslie P. (5/7)
Sherry C. (5/7)
Lance (5/7)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

30 Apr meeting notes; 7 May reading list

April 30, 2020

30 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Six people attended: Casey (two chapters from Nouveau Trashy Vampire Romance), Glenda, Lance (two chapters from Zrada), Leslie P., Rosie, and Sherry C.

News and Notes

Please put in your bids to read in the #may07-meeting Slack channel by 8 p.m. Friday night. The next meeting will start on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

 

7 MAY READING LIST

Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Glenda (4/30)
Leighanne (3/26)
Joanne (4/16)
Lisa W. (4/16)
Leslie P. (4/30)
Rosie (4/30)
Sherry C. (4/30)
Casey (4/30)
Lance (4/30)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

23 Apr meeting notes; 30 Apr reading list

April 23, 2020

23 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Six people attended: Casey, Glenda, Lance, Leslie P., Rosie (two revised chapters from Farbourne Manor), and Sherry C. (a chapter from Time’s Up for Father Time).

News and Notes

Please put in your bids to read in the #30april-meeting Slack channel by 8 p.m. Friday night. The next meeting will start on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Sisters in Crime Orange County will hold a Zoom-based meeting on Sunday, 26 April. Forensic specialist Jennifer Graeser Dornbush will talk about forensic myths — how to fudge forensics and how to get away with it. Please RSVP to secretary@ocsistersincrime.org (PFL’s own Sherry C.) by 6 p.m. on Saturday, 25 April, and she will send you the Zoom link.

Maddie’s Character Floss podcast has a new episode, this time with author Andrea Bartz, author of The Herd.

The 19 April Muzeo Virtual Open Book Author Series featuring LIT UP! is available on Muzeo’s Facebook page if you couldn’t catch it live. Caitlin Rother, Lance Charnes, and Liska Jacobs talked with Maddie about writing and such.

 

30 APRIL READING LIST

Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Glenda (4/23)
Leighanne (3/26)
Joanne (4/16)
Lisa W. (4/16)
Leslie P. (4/23)
Casey (4/23)
Lance (4/23)
Rosie (4/23)
Sherry C. (4/23)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

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