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

LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 21 Aug 2018

August 10, 2018

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 21 August 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!

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Muzeo Open Book Author Series: Brian Fitzpatrick, 23 August 2018

August 10, 2018

Muzeo Museum & Cultural CenterThe 23 August Muzeo Open Book Author Series event will feature author Brian Fitzpatrick discussing his new YA science fiction novel Mechcraft Synopsis.

Mechcraft Synopsis stars Jake London, a teen who discovers he has the power to control shape-shifting nanotechnology. Dark forces want to gain control of him for their own sinister ends. Author Fitzpatrick was born and raised in southern California and still resides here. His early exposure to horror and science fiction films influenced his writing from the beginning.

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.

SCWA: Antoinette Kuritz, “Building a Public Presence and PR For Your Book,” 18 August 2018

August 10, 2018

SCWA logoThe 18 August Southern California Writers Association meeting features literary publicist and book-project manager Antoinette Kuritz speaking about building public awareness for your books.

Antoinette founded the La Jolla Writers Conference, one of the first writers’ conferences to cover the art, craft, and business of writing, now in its seventeenth year. She’s also the founder of Strategies Book Development & PR, a company devoted to helping both aspiring and successful authors define and reach their goals. She has taught at BEA, Publishing University, and in countless other venues. Antoinette has hosted her own radio show, Writers’ Roundtable, for over eight years, and has been a feature on San Diego’s KUSI-TV Good Morning San Diego for more than fifteen years.

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.

9 Aug meeting notes; 16 Aug reading list

August 10, 2018

9 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Casey, Donna (read a chapter from Running with Hounds… and an English Degree), Glenda, Jo, Joanne, Lance (read 2-ish chapters from Hot Pots), P.J. (read a short story, “Upholder”), and Glenda’s son Taven, who was in town for Glenda’s birthday (happy birthday!).

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 21 August at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Av. #14, Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for the next LIT UP, and details on past authors and programs.

 

16 AUGUST READING LIST

Jo (8/9)
Glenda (8/9)
Casey (8/9)
Maddie (7/12)
JoAnne (8/9)
Shari (8/2)
Burt (7/26)
Rosie (8/2)
Steve J. (7/26)
Donna (8/9)
P.J. (8/9)
Lance (8/9)

Upcoming Author Events, Book Carnival, Orange, August 2018

August 3, 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 August:

  • Saturday, August 4, 2:00 p.m.: Carola Dunn, The Corpse at the Crystal Palace
  • Thursday, August 16, 7:30 p.m.: Joe Start, French License & The Chairfather
  • Saturday, August 18, 2:00 p.m.: Michael Brandman, One on One
  • Friday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.: T. Jefferson Parker, Swift Vengeance

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.

Upcoming Author Events, Mystery Ink Books, August 2018

August 3, 2018

Independent bookstore Mystery Ink will be hosting the following author events through the end of August:

  • Saturday, August 4, 5 p.m.: Carola Dunn, The Corpse at the Crystal Palace

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.

2 Aug meeting notes; 9 Aug reading list

August 3, 2018

2 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended: Casey, Glenda, Jo, Lance (read 1.5 chapters from Hot Pots), P.J. (read a writing experiment, “Random Acts of Badness”), Rosie, and Shari.

News and Notes

Glenda shared her notes and observations on Baron Birtcher’s talk at the July SCWA meeting.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 21 August at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Av. #14, Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for the next LIT UP, and details on past authors and programs.

 

9 AUGUST READING LIST

Jo (8/2)
Glenda (8/2)
Casey (8/2)
Maddie (7/12)
JoAnne (7/19)
Shari (8/2)
Donna (7/12)
Burt (7/26)
Rosie (8/2)
Steve J. (7/26)
P.J. (8/2)
Lance (8/2)
Leighanne (6/14)

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