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Next Meeting: Thursday, 18 OCTOBER 2018 at 6:30 PM

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

6 Sep meeting notes; 13 Sep reading list

September 8, 2018

6 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Six people attended: Burt (read seven chapters from what’s now called Blood on the Sun), Casey (read 1.5 chapters from Super Duper Love Story), Joanne (read her very short story, “Things That Are Not New”), Lance (read a chapter from Hot Pots), Leighanne, and Rosie.

News and Notes

The 18 September LIT UP! will introduce a new location: Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real in Tustin. It’s one stoplight south of Kean near 6th Street and El Camino in Old Town 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 meeting, and for details on past authors and programs.

 

13 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

Jo (8/30)
Glenda (8/30)
Maddie (8/30)
Rosie (9/6)
Donna (8/23)
P.J. (8/9)
Steve J. (8/16)
Shari (8/30)
Leighanne (9/6)
Joanne (9/6)
Burt (9/6)
Casey (9/6)
Lance (9/6)

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LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 18 Sep 2018

September 3, 2018

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 18 September 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!

SCWA: Caitlin Rother, “Wrestling Any Story Into Narrative Structure,” 15 Sep 2018

September 3, 2018

SCWA logoThe 15 September Southern California Writers Association meeting features NYT best-selling true-crime author and LIT UP! alum Caitlin Rother speaking about wrestling any story into narrative structure.

Caitlin Rother has written or co-authored twelve books and several Kindle ebooks. A Pulitzer-nominated investigative journalist, Caitlin worked nearly twenty years for daily newspapers. She now writes books full-time, appearing regularly on TV and radio as a crime expert. She also helps aspiring authors as a writing/research coach and consultant, and teaches narrative non-fiction and other classes at San Diego Writers, Ink.

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.

30 Aug meeting notes; 6 Sep reading list

September 1, 2018

30 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended: Burt, Casey (read two half-chapters from Super Duper Love Story), Glenda, Jo, Lance (read a chapter from Hot Pots), Maddie, and Shari.

News and Notes

The September LIT UP! will introduce a new location: Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real in Tustin. It’s one stoplight south of Kean near 6th Street and El Camino in Old Town 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 meeting, and for details on past authors and programs.

 

6 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

Jo (8/30)
Glenda (8/30)
Maddie (8/30)
JoAnne (8/16)
Burt (8/30)
Rosie (8/23)
Donna (8/23)
P.J. (8/9)
Steve J. (8/16)
Shari (8/30)
Leighanne (8/23)
Casey (8/30)
Lance (8/30)

23 Aug meeting notes; 30 Aug reading list

August 25, 2018

23 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Burt, Casey (read 1.5-ish chapters from Super Duper Love Story), Donna, Glenda, Lance (read two chapters from Hot Pots), Leighanne (welcome back!), Maddie, Rosie, and Shari (read a revised first chapter from Raised to Win).

News and Notes

Lance will be the moderator for the OCPL Foothill Ranch Library’s writers’ retreat on 6 October at 10 a.m. Also, Burt is scheduled to speak to the library’s book club in May of next year.

The final Kean Coffee LIT UP! happened on 21 August. The short story-oriented program featured PFL’s Steve Jackson, Anne Moose, and long-time PFL member and LIT UP! impressario Maddie Margarita. Many thanks to Kean Coffee for their four years of support for LIT UP!

The September LIT UP! will introduce a new location: Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real in Tustin. It’s one stoplight south of Kean near 6th Street and El Camino in Old Town Tustin. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for the next meeting, and for details on past authors and programs.

 

30 AUGUST READING LIST

Jo (8/9)
Glenda (8/23)
Maddie (8/23)
JoAnne (8/16)
Burt (8/23)
Rosie (8/23)
Donna (8/23)
P.J. (8/9)
Steve J. (8/16)
Shari (8/23)
Casey (8/23)
Lance (8/23)
Leighanne (8/23)

16 Aug meeting notes; 23 Aug reading list

August 17, 2018

16 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Burt, Casey, Glenda, Joanne, Lance (read 1.5 chapters from Hot Pots), Maddie, Rosie, and Steve J. (read two revised chapters from The Lamia).

News and Notes

[NOTE: Corrected to connect writer presentations to the writers’ retreat vs. Talk it Up.] Maddie alerted us to two different programs sponsored by the OCPL Foothill Ranch Library:

  • Talk it Up! lets readers and authors get together to talk about the books they’ve read and to meet other readers. No reservations are required. This event runs at 1-2:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month.
  • A monthly writers’ retreat meets at 10-4 on the first Saturday of every month. It provides a comfortable, calm space with available wifi and refreshments for writers to work away from distractions. An author is invited each month to give a presentation about writing to other attendees. For more information, contact Stella Carruth.

The Foothill Ranch Library is located at 27002 Cabriole in, natch, Foothill Ranch. Visit the library’s website for schedules and more information.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 21 August 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.

 

23 AUGUST READING LIST

Jo (8/9)
Glenda (8/16)
Maddie (8/16)
JoAnne (8/16)
Shari (8/2)
Burt (8/16)
Rosie (8/16)
Donna (8/9)
P.J. (8/9)
Casey (8/16)
Steve J. (8/16)
Lance (8/16)

9 Aug meeting notes; 16 Aug reading list

August 10, 2018

9 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Casey, Donna (read a chapter from Running with Hounds… and an English Degree), Glenda, Jo, Joanne, Lance (read 2-ish chapters from Hot Pots), P.J. (read a short story, “Upholder”), and Glenda’s son Taven, who was in town for Glenda’s birthday (happy birthday!).

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 21 August 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.

 

16 AUGUST READING LIST

Jo (8/9)
Glenda (8/9)
Casey (8/9)
Maddie (7/12)
JoAnne (8/9)
Shari (8/2)
Burt (7/26)
Rosie (8/2)
Steve J. (7/26)
Donna (8/9)
P.J. (8/9)
Lance (8/9)

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