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Next Meeting: Thursday, 25 JANUARY 2018 at 7:00 PM

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

18 Jan meeting notes; 25 Jan reading list

January 18, 2018

18 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

Thirteen people attended: Burt, Casey, Dawn, Donna (read a short story, “Her in the Middle”), Jo, JoAnne, Lance, Leighanne, Maddie, Rosie, Sarah K., Shari (read a revised synopsis for Raised to Win), and Steve J. (read three chapters from ).

News and Notes

P.J. will be appearing at Foothill Ranch Library with author Tami Shaikh on Saturday, 20 January. They’ll be leading “Fulfill Your Promise,” a writing workshop about loglines and elevator pitches. Go here for more information.

Steve J. will once again be a part of 24-Hour Creative at the Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano. In this exercise in literary masochism, six playwrights write six 10-minute plays overnight, which are then staged the next day. Tickets for this 3 Feb event are $20 and are available online.

The next LIT UP! will happen on 23 January at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). The lineup:

As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for more details on the authors.

 

25 JANUARY READING LIST

Sarah K. (1/18)
Jo (1/18)
Leighanne (1/18)
Rosie (1/18)
Casey (1/18)
Bob R. (1/4)
Glenda (1/11)
Lance (1/18)
JoAnne (1/18)
Marianna (1/11)
Maddie (1/18)
Burt (1/18)
P.J. (1/11)
Dawn (1/18)
Shari (1/18)
Donna (1/18)
Steve J. (1/18)
Lisa W. (11/30)

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Lit Up! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 23 January 2018

January 12, 2018

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 23 January at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Ave #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!

11 Jan meeting notes; 18 Jan reading list

January 12, 2018

11 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

Fourteen people attended again: Burt (read five chapters from what was Beyond the Wire, and now is Dead Ahead), Casey, Dawn, Glenda, Jo, JoAnne, Lance, Leighanne, Marianna, P.J. (read a short story, “Trailer Trash”), Rosie, Shari, and Steve J. Also on hand: Glenda’s guest Hunter, on his way back to university.

News and Notes

P.J. will be appearing at Foothill Ranch Library with author Tami Shaikh on Saturday, 20 January. They’ll be leading “Fulfill Your Promise,” a writing workshop about loglines and elevator pitches. Go here for more information.

Steve J. will once again be a part of 24-Hour Creative at the Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano. In this exercise in literary masochism, six playwrights write six 10-minute plays overnight, which are then staged the next day. Tickets for this 3 Feb event are $20 and are available online.

The next LIT UP! will happen on 23 January at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for more details on the authors.

 

18 JANUARY READING LIST

Shari (1/4)
Donna (12/7)
Sarah K. (11/30)
Jo (1/11)
Leighanne (1/11)
Lisa W. (11/30)
Steve J. (1/11)
Rosie (1/11)
Casey (1/11)
Bob R. (1/4)
Glenda (1/11)
Lance (1/11)
JoAnne (1/11)
Marianna (1/11)
Maddie (1/11)
Burt (1/11)
P.J. (1/11)
Dawn (1/11)

SCWA: DP Lyle, “Developing Unique Voice and Unforgettable Characters,” 20 Jan 2018

January 5, 2018

SCWA logoThe 20 January Southern California Writers Association meeting features Macavity and Franklin Award-winning thriller novelist DP Lyle speaking about “Developing Unique Voice and Unforgettable Characters.”

DP Lyle, MD is the author of many non-fiction books as well as numerous works of fiction, including the Samantha Cody, Dub Walker, and Jake Longly thriller series and the Royal Pains media tie-in novels. His essay on Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island appears in Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads, and his short story “Even Steven” is included in ITW’s anthology Thriller 3: Love is Murder. He served as editor for the Southern California Writers Association’s short story anthology, It’s All in the Story, as well as contributing the story “Splash.”

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.

Muzeo Open Book Author Series: Andy Alison, 25 Jan 2018

January 5, 2018

Muzeo Museum & Cultural CenterThe 25 January Muzeo Open Book Author Series event will feature local historian Andy Alison, discussing “Clementine Schmidt Langenberger: Anaheim’s First Pioneer Woman of Scandal and Respect.”

The presentation will include the pioneer story of the woman behind Anaheim’s namesake, the Langenberger love scandal of the 1870s, Clementine Street, the Madame Modjeska letters and ultimately Anaheim’s first lady of strength and respect. Andy is a direct descendant of Theodore and Clementine Schmidt- Langenberger, who are recognized for naming the City of Anaheim in 1858.

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, January 2018

January 5, 2018

Laguna Beach Books signIndependent bookstore Laguna Beach Books will be hosting the following author events through the end of January:

  • Sunday, January 14, 4 p.m.: Carina Chocano, You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Trainwrecks, & Other Mixed Messages
  • Thursday, January 18, 6 p.m.: Dr. Willie Parker, Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice

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.

4 Jan meeting notes; 11 Jan reading list

January 5, 2018

4 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

The first meeting of 2018 started with a bang! Fourteen people attended: Bob R., Burt, Casey, Glenda, JoAnne (read a short story, “Sly”), Lance (read the first chapter of Donetsk Art Walk), Leighanne, Marianna (read a chapter from Truth Games), P.J., Rosie, Shari, and Steve J. Also on hand: prospective new member Dawn, and Glenda’s guest Hunter.

News and Notes

P.J. will be appearing at Foothill Ranch Library with author Tami Shaikh on Saturday, 20 January. They’ll be leading “Fulfill Your Promise,” a writing workshop about loglines and elevator pitches. Go here for more information.

The next LIT UP! will happen on 23 January at Kean Coffee in Tustin. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for more details on the authors.

 

11 JANUARY READING LIST

Shari (1/4)
Donna (12/7)
Sarah K. (11/30)
Jo (11/16)
Leighanne (1/4)
Burt (1/4)
P.J. (1/4)
Lisa W. (11/30)
Steve J. (1/4)
Rosie (1/4)
Casey (1/4)
Bob R. (1/4)
Glenda (1/4)
Lance (1/4)
JoAnne (1/4)
Marianna (1/4)
Maddie (11/9)

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