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Next Meeting: Thursday, 15 NOVEMBER 2018 at 6:30 PM

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

LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 20 November 2018

November 9, 2018

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 20 November 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: Wendall Thomas, “You Talkin’ to Me?” 17 Nov 2018

November 8, 2018

SCWA logoThe 20 October Southern California Writers Association meeting features NYT mystery author Wendall Thomas speaking about creating your characters’ voices.

Wendall teaches in the Graduate Film School at UCLA, lectures internationally on screenwriting, and has worked as an entertainment reporter, development executive, script consultant, and film and television writer. Her novel Lost Luggage was nominated for Lefty and Macavity Awards for Best Debut Mystery of 2017. Using examples from both novels and film, she’ll break down the elements to consider when creating your characters’ voices, offering practical advice on constructing rhythm, banter, and subtext in your dialogue.

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.

8 Nov meeting notes; 15 Nov reading list

November 8, 2018

8 NOVEMBER MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Burt, Casey (read a chapter from Super Duper Love Story), Donna, Lance (read a chapter from Hot Pots), and Rosie.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 20 November 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.

We’re rapidly running out of year. The last PFL meetings for 2018 will be on 15 and 29 November and 6 December. The holiday party will be on 13 December at Maddie’s place in Mission Viejo. More details to follow.

 

15 NOVEMBER READING LIST

Jo (11/1)
Glenda (10/11)
Maddie (11/1)
Leighanne (10/25)
Shari (10/25)
Donna (11/8)
Steve J. (10/11)
Burt (11/8)
Rosie (11/8)
PJ (10/25)
Joanne (11/1)
Casey (11/8)
Lance (11/8)

Upcoming Author Events, Book Carnival, Orange, Nov 2018

November 2, 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 November:

  • Sunday, Nov 4, 3 p.m.: Joe Ide, Wrecked
  • Saturday, Nov 10, 2 p.m.: Lisa Brackmann, Black Swan Rising; Timothy Hallinan, Night Town
  • Saturday, Nov 17, 3 p.m.: Diane Vallere, Lover Come Hack -and- I’m Your Venus
  • Sunday, Nov 18, 3 p.m.: Ellen Byron, Mardi Gras Murder; Sybil Johnson, Designed for Haunting; Nancy Cole Silverman, Reason to Doubt
  • Wednesday, Nov 28, 7:30 p.m.: Mike Lupica, Robert B. Parker’s Blood Feud

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, Nov 2018

November 2, 2018

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

  • Sunday, Nov 4, 4 p.m.: Jeri Westerson, Deadly Rising (launch party)
  • Saturday, Nov 10, 11 a.m.: Lisa Brackmann, Black Swan Rising; Timothy Hallinan, Night Town
  • Sunday, Nov 11, 2 p.m.: Matt Coyle, Wrong Light; Gary McPhearson, Joshua & The Shadow of Death
  • Saturday, Nov 17, 4 p.m.: Ellen Byron, Mardi Gras Murder; Sybil Johnson, Designed for Haunting; Nancy Cole Silverman, Reason to Doubt

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.

1 Nov meeting notes; 8 Nov reading list

November 2, 2018

1 NOVEMBER MEETING NOTES

Six people attended: Burt, Casey (read two chapters from Super Duper Love Story), Jo, Joanne (read a short story, “Nights with the Men”), Lance (read a chapter from Hot Pots), and Maddie.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 20 November 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.

We’re rapidly running out of year. The last PFL meetings for 2018 will be on 8, 15, and 29 November, and 6 December. The holiday party will be on 13 December at Maddie’s place in Mission Viejo. More details to follow.

 

8 NOVEMBER READING LIST

Jo (11/1)
Glenda (10/11)
Maddie (11/1)
Leighanne (10/25)
Shari (10/25)
Donna (10/11)
Steve J. (10/11)
Burt (11/1)
Rosie (10/25)
PJ (10/25)
Joanne (11/1)
Casey (11/1)
Lance (11/1)

25 Oct meeting notes; 1 Nov reading list

October 26, 2018

25 OCTOBER MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Burt (read six chapters from Blood on the Sun), Casey, Jo, Joanne, Lance, Leighanne, Maddie, PJ (read a short story, “Deva”), Rosie (read two chapters from The Lion and the Eagle), and Shari.

News and Notes

The 23 October LIT UP! was a rousing success, with thirty people hearing readings from Mary Castillo, Christina Hoag, and PJ Colando. Be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for the next event date and for more details on past authors and programs.

NaNoWriMo is at our throats once again. The festivities begin midnight on Wednesday, 31 October, with a Halloween “Midnight Oil” session at the Sand Canyon Denny’s in Irvine. Both Rosie and Leighanne are municipal liaisons this year. For more details, go here for North OC and here for South OC.

 

1 NOVEMBER READING LIST

Jo (10/25)
Glenda (10/11)
Maddie (10/25)
Leighanne (10/25)
Shari (10/25)
Donna (10/11)
Steve J. (10/11)
Joanne (10/25)
Casey (10/25)
Lance (10/25)
Burt (10/25)
Rosie (10/25)
PJ (10/25)

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