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Next Meeting: Thursday, 21 JUNE 2018 at 6:30 PM

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

14 June meeting notes; 21 June reading list

June 14, 2018

14 JUNE MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Burt, Casey, Donna (read a chapter from Running with Hounds… and an English Degree), Glenda, Joanne (read a chapter from Musings of an Unreliable Narrator), Lance, Leighanne (read a chapter from The Karma List), and Rosie.

News and Notes

Casey mentioned that Binge Mode, a podcast on The Ringer website, is deconstructing the plot mechanics of the entire Harry Potter series of novels, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Binge Mode has recently given this treatment to Game of Thrones, Solo, and other recent films.

Glenda said that two complete podcasting suites will be given away during this Saturday’s SCWA meeting featuring Mark Sevi. This includes a USB audio interface, mixer, microphone, headphones, professional audio software (downloadable) and more.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 19 June at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Av. #14, 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 the next LIT UP, and details on past authors and programs.

 

21 JUNE READING LIST

Jo (6/7)
Glenda (6/14)
Burt (6/14)
P.J. (6/7)
Steve J. (5/17)
Shari (6/7)
Rosie (6/14)
Casey (6/14)
Lance (6/14)
Leighanne (6/14)
JoAnne (6/14)
Donna (6/14)

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LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 19 June 2018

June 7, 2018

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 19 June 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!

7 June meeting notes; 14 June reading list

June 7, 2018

7 JUNE MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Burt, Casey, Jo, Joanne, Lance (read one revised and one new chapter from Hot Pots), Leighanne, P.J., Rosie, and Shari.

News and Notes

P.J. has signed a two-book deal with Acorn. The Winners’ Circle, part of her Midwest domestic comedy series, will be the first of the novels released under this contract, in February 2019. Congratulations, P.J.!

Burt shared with us a “show, don’t tell” cheat sheet from Writers Digest.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 19 June 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.

 

14 JUNE READING LIST

Jo (6/7)
Leighanne (6/7)
Glenda (5/31)
Burt (6/7)
P.J. (6/7)
Steve J. (5/17)
Shari (6/7)
Rosie (6/7)
Casey (6/7)
Sarah K. (4/5)
JoAnne (6/7)
Donna (5/31)
Maddie (4/26)
Lance (6/7)

Upcoming Author Events, Book Carnival, Orange, June 2018

June 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 June:

  • Saturday, June 9, 2 p.m.: Lida Sideris, Murder Gone Missing; Gregory Harris, The Framingham Fiend
  • Saturday, June 23, 2 p.m.: Anne Cleeland, True Pretender
  • Tuesday, June 26, 7:30 p.m.: Matt Goldman, Broken Ice; Paddy Hirsch, The Devil’s Half Mile

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.

SCWA: Mark Sevi, “Podcasts,” 16 June 2018

June 1, 2018

SCWA logoThe 16 June Southern California Writers Association meeting features professional screenwriter Mark Sevi speaking about podcasting for authors.

Mark has sold over 30 scripts, 19 of which were made into feature films, including Devil’s Knot, starring Academy Award-winning actors Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth. He’s a co-founder of the Orange County Screenwriters Association and teaches screenwriting at Irvine Valley College.

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.

Upcoming Author Events, Mystery Ink Books, June 2018

June 1, 2018

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

  • Saturday, June 10, 4 p.m.: Betty Webb, The Otter of Death
  • Saturday, June 16, 5 p.m.: Craig Owens, Haunted by History
  • Saturday, June​ 30, 4 p.m.: Cara Black, Murder on the Left Bank

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.

Upcoming Author Events, Laguna Beach Books, June 2018

June 1, 2018

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

  • Sunday, June 3, 4 p.m.: Gordon McAlpine, Holmes Entangled

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.

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