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18 August Meeting Notes; 24 August Reading List

August 23, 2011

18 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Glenda, Burt, Rosie (read Chapter 8, On Thin Ice), Jo (read Ch. 1, Moonspell), JoAnne, Melodye, Casey, Jonathan (read Ch. 13, Bummin’ It), Maddie, and Shari.

News & Notes

1) Jonathan recommended a useful writing blog, 4Kidlit, and this link, especially:
http://childrenspublishing.blogspot.com/2010/06/deciding-when-to-show-and-when-to-tell.html

2) Another writing contest, suggested by Glenda:
http://www.bartlebysnopes.com/contests.htm

3) DEAR BULLY: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories (6 Sept., 2011, HarperTeen), is receiving many favorable reviews — including this past Sunday’s issue of the New York Times! You can read the reviews and/or learn more about the anthology at this link: http://dearbully.com/

Several SoCal authors are featured in DEAR BULLY, including PFL’s Melodye Shore. These book-signing events are scheduled; more to follow:

  • Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 pm at B&N Santa Monica (3rd St. Promenade)
  • Wednesday, November 9 at 6:00 pm at Vroman’s in Pasadena
  • OC- and San Diego-area events TBA

4) Reminder: as a result of our 4 Aug discussion, we’ll try an experiment. If only one or two members bring work on a particular night, the first to read will have the option of reading a second time. The following limits apply:

(1) There must be enough time remaining in our normal session.
(2) The member has copies of both readings.
(3) Members will critique each reading seperately in a normal session following the reading.
(4) No member will read a second time in an evening if any other member who has brought material hasn’t yet read a first time.

We’ll try this for a while and see if it works. If so, we can incorporate the practice into our rules. If not, so be it.

23 AUGUST READING LIST

Please review this list for accuracy. If you discover any mistakes or omissions, please let us know in advance of the meeting.

Glenda (8/18)
Burt (8/18)
Stace (8/11)
JoAnne (8/18)
Julia (8/11)
Melodye (8/18)
Lance (8/11)
Marianna (8/4)
Maddie (8/18)
Shari (8/18)
Casey (8/18)
Rosie (8/18)
Jonathan (8/11)
Jo (8/18)

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One Comment leave one →
  1. August 24, 2011 6:23 am

    It should say Jonathan was last at PFL on (8/18), considering he was there to read a chapter. Thanks! 🙂

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