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Next Meeting: Thursday, 25 APRIL 2019 at 6:30 PM

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

Upcoming Author Events, Laguna Beach Books, Apr 2019

March 30, 2019

Laguna Beach Books signIndependent bookstore Laguna Beach Books will be hosting the following events this April:

  • Sunday, April 7, 4 p.m.: Ann Mah, The Lost Vintage
  • Sunday, April 14, 4 p.m.: David Gardner, Duncan’s Boots and the Field of Broken Dreams

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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28 Mar meeting notes; 4 Apr reading list

March 30, 2019

28 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Twelve people attended: Burt (read five chapters from what’s now called Shadows), Casey (read two chapters from Super Duper Love Story), Glenda, Jo, Lance, Leighanne, Leslie P., Lily, Lisa W., Marianna, Rosie, and Sherry C. (read the continuation of her short story, “The Chalice of Parichlock”).

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 23 April 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.

 

4 APRIL READING LIST

Leighanne (3/28)
Maddie (3/14)
Joanne (3/14)
Rosie (3/28)
Jo (3/28)
Lisa W. (3/28)
PJ (3/14)
Shari (3/21)
Dennis P. (3/21)
Marianna (3/28)
Lily (3/28)
Lance (3/28)
Glenda (3/28)
Burt (3/28)
Casey (3/28)
Sherry C. (3/28)
Leslie P. (3/28)

21 Mar meeting notes; 28 Mar reading list

March 23, 2019

21 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Thirteen(!) people attended: Casey, Dennis P., Glenda (read the end of a short story, “The Secret of Red”), Jo, Lance (read a chapter from Hot Pots), Leighanne, Lily (read a short story, “Her Last Day”), Lisa W., Marianna (read the first chapter of a new novel, Mushrooms), Rosie, Shari, Sherry C., and potential new member Leslie P.

News and Notes

The 19 Feb LIT UP! was a great success, with a standing-room-only crowd hearing from Naomi Hirahara, Brett Battles, and Dot Caffrey.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 16 April at Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real, Tustin. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for details on past authors and programs.

Bookman, OC’s largest used bookstore, has reopened in its new digs at 320 East Katella Av. in Orange. They’re open Monday-Friday 10-8, Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 12-5.

 

28 MARCH READING LIST

Burt (2/28)
Leighanne (3/21)
Maddie (3/14)
Joanne (3/14)
Rosie (3/21)
Jo (3/21)
Lisa W. (3/21)
PJ (3/14)
Casey (3/21)
Sherry C. (3/21)
Shari (3/21)
Dennis P. (3/21)
Marianna (3/21)
Lily (3/21)
Lance (3/21)
Glenda (3/21)

14 Mar meeting notes; 21 Mar reading list

March 15, 2019

14 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Eleven people attended: Casey (read a chapter from Super Duper Love Story), Glenda (read the beginning of a short story, “The Secret of Red”), Jo, Joanne, Lance, Leighanne, Lily, Lisa W., Maddie, PJ, and Sherry C. (read a prologue from The Chalice of Parichlock, and the first chapter of Time’s Up for Father Time).

News and Notes

LIT UP! alum Sarah Chen turned the tables and wrote a nice interview with Maddie on The Thrill Begins, one of the International Thriller Writers’ websites. Check it out.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 19 March at Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real, 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 details on past authors and programs.

 

21 MARCH READING LIST

Burt (2/28)
Leighanne (3/14)
Maddie (3/14)
Joanne (3/14)
Marianna (3/7)
Lily (3/14)
Rosie (3/7)
Jo (3/14)
Lance (3/14)
Lisa W. (3/14)
PJ (3/14)
Glenda (3/14)
Casey (3/14)
Sherry C. (3/14)
Donna (1/31)
Shari (1/31)

7 Mar meeting notes; 14 Mar reading list

March 7, 2019

7 MARCH MEETING NOTES

A bumper twelve people attended: Casey, Glenda, Jo (read 1.5 revised chapters from Moonspell), Joanne, Lance (read 1.5 chapters from Hot Pots), Leighanne, Lily, Lisa W. (read two revised chapters from Roundabout), Marianna, Rosie, Sherry C., and potential new member Dennis P.

News and Notes

The Foothill Ranch Library is looking for authors to speak at its Writers Retreat on the first Saturday of each month. The speaker has the floor for half an hour to talk about any writing-related subject; s/he can stay afterwards to work with the writers or pound out some words. If you’re interested, contact Stella Carruth.

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

 

14 MARCH READING LIST

Burt (2/28)
Leighanne (3/7)
Glenda (3/7)
Maddie (2/28)
Joanne (3/7)
Marianna (3/7)
Lily (3/7)
Casey (3/7)
Rosie (3/7)
Sherry C. (3/7)
Jo (3/7)
Lance (3/7)
Lisa W. (3/7)
PJ (1/31)
Shari (1/31)
Donna (1/31)

28 Feb meeting notes; 7 Mar reading list

March 1, 2019

28 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Eleven people attended: Burt, Casey (read a chapter from Super Duper Love Story), Glenda, Jo, Leighanne, Lily, Lisa W. (read two chapters from Roundabout), Maddie, Marianna, Rosie (read 1.5 chapters from The Lion and the Eagle), and Sherry C.

News and Notes

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

 

7 MARCH READING LIST

Jo (2/28)
PJ (1/31)
Shari (1/31)
Donna (1/31)
Burt (2/28)
Leighanne (2/28)
Glenda (2/28)
Maddie (2/28)
Joanne (2/21)
Lance (2/21)
Marianna (2/28)
Lily (2/28)
Lisa W. (2/28)
Casey (2/28)
Rosie (2/28)
Sherry C. (2/28)

21 Feb meeting notes; 28 Feb reading list

February 23, 2019

21 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Casey (read a chapter from Super Duper Love Story), Joanne (read a very short story, “Allegory”), Lance (read a chapter from Hot Pots), Leighanne, Lily, Lisa W., Maddie (read a reworked chapter from Earth Angel), Marianna (welcome back!), Rosie (read a chapter from The Lion and the Eagle), and potential new member Sherry. The last time we managed five readings was in July 2009.

News and Notes

The special Valentine’s Day Murder edition of LIT UP! on 19 February was a success, with three accomplished crime/mystery writers (Matt Coyle, David Putnam, and Patricia Smiley) reading from their most recent works and playing a quiz about the love lives of their series characters.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 19 March at Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real, Tustin. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for details on past authors and programs.

 

28 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Jo (2/14)
PJ (1/31)
Shari (1/31)
Donna (1/31)
Burt (1/31)
Lisa W. (2/21)
Leighanne (2/21)
Glenda (2/14)
Maddie (2/21)
Joanne (2/21)
Casey (2/21)
Rosie (2/21)
Lance (2/21)
Marianna (2/21)
Lily (2/21)

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