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Next Meeting: Thursday, 23 FEBRUARY 2017 at 6:30 PM

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

16 Feb meeting notes; 23 Feb reading list

February 18, 2017

16 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Casey, Donna (read three chapters from Running with Hounds… and an English Degree), Glenda, Jo (read a revised chapter from Moonspell), Lisa, Maddie (read two revised chapters from Hit Me), Rosie and Steve J. (read three chapters from Lamia).

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will take place on Tuesday, 21 February, at Kean Coffee in Tustin. This month’s lineup:

  • Crime writer David Putnam.
  • PFL member and contemporary women’s fiction author Donna Roberts.
  • Debut contemporary fiction writer Annie Moose.

You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for more details.

 

23 FEBRUARY READING LIST

JoAnne (2/2)
Marianna (1/26)
Lisa W. (2/16)
Ava (1/26)
Burt (2/9)
Glenda (2/16)
Rosie (2/16)
Lance (2/9)
Casey (2/16)
Donna (2/16)
Jo (2/16)
Maddie (2/16)
Steve J. (2/16)
Shari (12/8)

Lit Up! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 21 Feb 2017

February 14, 2017

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

  • Crime writer David Putnam.
  • PFL member and contemporary women’s fiction author Donna Roberts.
  • Debut contemporary fiction writer Annie Moose.

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

9 Feb meeting notes; 16 Feb reading list

February 12, 2017

9 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Six people attended: Burt, Casey (read two chapters from World War Girl Soldier), Glenda (read the first half of a short story, “Just For Fun”), Lance (read two chapters from Stealing Ghosts), Maddie and Rosie (read three chapters from On Thin Ice).

News and Notes

Maddie will be moderating a mystery panel in the upcoming Literary Orange. If you’re planning to go, talk to Maddie — she may be able to wrangle a discount for you. Watch for an event post with more details.

SCWA is planning to compile and publish an anthology of California-themed short fiction. D.P. Lyle will be the editor. Stories may be 1500-3000 words of any genre, as long as they pertain somehow to California. There’s a $55 submit fee for non-SCWA members; the deadline is on 15 April. See Maddie’s FB post for more details.

The next LIT UP! will take place on Tuesday, 21 February, at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for more details.

 

16 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Jo (2/2)
Maddie (2/9)
Donna (2/2)
JoAnne (2/2)
Marianna (1/26)
Lisa W. (12/8)
Shari (12/8)
Steve J. (1/26)
Ava (1/26)
Burt (2/9)
Glenda (2/9)
Rosie (2/9)
Lance (2/9)
Casey (2/9)

Literary Orange, Newport Beach, 1 Apr 2017

February 3, 2017

Literary Orange 2017 logo

 

The 2017 Literary Orange festival will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, 1 April, at the Newport Beach Marriott, 900 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach.

Since 2007, OC Public Libraries has hosted Literary Orange, Orange County’s premier literary event, bringing authors, readers and libraries together for a celebration of literature. Over 450 readers and over 30 authors will gather for over four hours of author talks, panel discussions and three keynote speakers.

Admission is $70 until 1 March, $80 from 1 March to 27 March, and $85 on the day of the event. The admission fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and dessert, as well as entry to all events. Registration is available online until 27 March.

Upcoming Author Events, Laguna Beach Books, Feb 2017

February 3, 2017

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

  • Thursday, February 9, 6:00 p.m.: Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche, Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness
  • Sunday, February 12, 4:00 p.m.: Reading with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett’s Writing Groups

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

SCWA: Jan Burke, “Learning to Love Revision,” 18 Feb 2017

February 3, 2017

SCWA logoThe 18 February Southern California Writers Association meeting features critically acclaimed and national bestselling author Jan Burke speaking on “Learning to Love Revision.”

Jan has written fourteen books -— twelve of crime fiction, a supernatural thriller, and a collection of short stories. She won one of crime fiction’s top honors, the Edgar® Award for Best Novel, for Bones. Her short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and numerous anthologies and other magazines. Her books and stories have garnered Edgar, Agatha, Macavity, EQMM Readers and RT Booklovers awards, and nominations for the Anthony, Barry, Nero, and others.

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.

Upcoming author events, Book Carnival, Orange, Feb 2017

February 3, 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 February:

  • Thursday, February 2, 7:30 p.m.: Jeffrey Siger, Santorini Caesars
  • Sunday, February 12, 2:00 p.m.: Robert Knott, RBP’s Revelation
  • Thursday, February 16, 7:00 p.m.: Betty Webb, Desert Vengeance
  • Saturday, February 25, 11:00 a.m.: Scott MacDonald, Saving Investa (non-fiction)
  • Saturday, February 25, 2:30 p.m.: Joanne Fluke, Banana Cream Pie Murder

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.

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